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Officiant in Washington, DC,
(202) 253-3629
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    Cathy Glenz

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  • Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns was considerate and assisted us in deciding the type of wedding that would work for us. She took time to ask pertinent questions that made our ceremony feel as though she knew us for years. That special touch made all the difference. She made all of us feel at ease even though we were from out of state and our guests were from Europe. Rev. Starlene handled the marriage license and literally everything went off without a hitch! (Well, we were now hitched, but wasn't that the goal !?!) Thank you for a perfect wedding!

    Cedric

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  • Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns was amazing to work with from the pre-wedding consultations all the way to our special wedding day! She was always available to answer any questions that we had about our ceremony and communication on the day of (she had two weddings to officiate) was perfect. She provided everything we needed to plan our ceremony with several options to chose from and allowed us to customize some sections as well. Rev. Burns was extremely professional but also very fun to be around and kept us relaxed throughout the process. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to have a memorable wedding ceremony!

    Alex Seery

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  • Rev. Burns was extremely professional and very pleasant to work with. She worked with us to make the ceremony exactly how we wanted it and was very open to making any adjustments we requested. We received numerous compliments on the ceremony, and people specifically mentioned how great Rev. Burns was. Highly recommend!

    Nat Mnz

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  • Starlene is an absolute professional and we are glad she performed our ceremony. She was very responsive (through email/ text/ phone call), was there on time and even gave us suggestions about the traffic (DC was crowded) for that day. The ceremony was beautiful and she is very personable and sweet. A+ officiant, thank you very much Starlene for being part of our special day!

    Aleisha Mullen

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  • My husband and I were married on 3/16/2019, and we both loved working with Rev. Burns. We had actually scheduled with her a few months prior, but decided to hold off for a while. When we were finally ready, we provided a short week-of notice for our wedding date, then had to change the date again because we wanted to include photography and needed a date that it would not rain. Rev. Burns was friendly and professional even with our last minute adjustments. I still do not know why my husband was so anxious to be married so soon, but in any case, Rev. Burns worked with us as we let her know what we envisioned for our private elopement at Union Station, and she provided suggestions for a couple of props that would look amazing in our photos. Working with Rev. Burns on the day of was actually a really fun experience. She is a real, down-to-earth person and is very easy to talk to. She made us feel at ease every step of the day, from our ceremony to our photography session. She made us ... Read more

    Cheryl

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  • My husband and I had a New Year's Eve (12/31/2017) ceremony at a friends studio. She came highly recommended for this event and I am very thankful for the recommendation. She provided a questionnaire for us to complete and her website answered a lot of my questions ahead of time. We exchanged texts a few times and we also could have Skyped, met in person or talked over the phone, if needed. She provided the ceremony details ahead of time and my family felt the words were exactly meant for us. The delivery of the wedding was superb.

    Amy

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  • Rev. Burns officiated our simple civil ceremony on September 7, 2018 at the DC War Memorial. She provided a script ahead of time that we were encouraged to edit as desired. She incorporated our edits without question and suggested the placement of two poems that we wished to be read during the ceremony. I spoke with Rev. Burns one time and we met her as a couple the week before the ceremony. She was punctual to our meeting and to the ceremony. She has a great sense of humor and style! The ceremony turned out just as we had planned and it was just what we had intended. Rev. Burns took care of all the official paperwork afterwords. I would highly recommend Rev. Burns.

    Dione

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  • We lived in Nashville, and we always wanted to get married to DC and Starlene made everything so easy to plan and process. Thank you so much! You made our DIY wedding experience amazing!!! -Dione & Chris

    Liliana

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  • Spectacular. Starlene provided us with a very professional and prompt service, helped us thru the process until everything was perfect. 100% recommended!!

    Alejandro

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  • Had an awesome experience with Rev. Burns. She was extremely accommodating of our needs and interests. The ceremony prepared and officiated by her was simple and beautiful. Highly recommended!

    Monica

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  • Rev. Burns was excellent! She was attentive and thoughtful. She helped us design a ceremony that was perfect for us. She also was a great help during the rehearsal and we were to stay on point and finished on time.

    Liz

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  • Rev. Burns was absolutely amazing. She was such a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding and surpassed all expectations for the ceremony itself! She worked with us to make it “our ceremony”. Her presence is both confident and caring and put us both at ease. So many of our guests came up to us during the reception and since the wedding asking about her and commenting on her wonderful ceremony. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

    Ben

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  • Reverend Burns was absolutely amazing. Not only did she help us to craft a beautiful ceremony, but she was phenomenal to work with and the guests even commented on how great she was afterwards. You can't go wrong with her. Highly recommended!

    Sylvia

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  • We picked the To The Moon package which included DC marriage license by proxy service and an hour of after-ceremony photo shoot. My husband and I are very grateful for the service DC Marriage Knot offered. Sweet simple mini wedding (or elopement). We wouldn't have wanted it any other way. We also looked at other services online and found that DC Marriage Knot has the best value for money. We ended up getting married on 7/7/17 at 7pm by Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The process was completely painless. We filled in the enquiry form online and Rev. Burns contacted us very promptly. We met via Skype (because I was overseas) to discuss the wedding. We only had to give her the necessary paperwork for the marriage license and everything went very smoothly. All this was done with a short notice (less than 2 weeks). She was fun, friendly, flexible, and professional. We had so much fun during the ceremony and photo shoot.

    Chelle

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  • Rev burns was a preferred vendor for Newton White and also highly reccomended by a schoolmate of mine. Initially I wasnt interested in having a minister that I didnt know but after numerous schedule conflicts, distance and a few crazies I decided I better consider it with four month to go. Im really glad I did, working with Rev. Burn was a breeze and comfortable experience. I like that she was personable and real. She also had a sense of humor that reminded me of some of the elders in my family lol . What I really loved about her was that she pretty much allows you to piece your ceremony together yourself with her guidance and book samples. Making your ceremony as personal as possible. Alot of ministers dont do that so it was really comforting to know exactly what was going to be said and when. I also added a few things that were important to us, like a moment of silence for our grandparents. The only thing i would say negative is that she isnt always quick to respond but she does,... Read more

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