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Officiant in Gaithersburg, MD,
(301) 947-0915
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    Noreen M.

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  • Joan was amazing to work with and was willing to make changes for us when we had to downsize and move our ceremony location due to COVID. Joan made the 3 hour trip from where we were originally supposed to get married to our new venue and we couldn't thank her enough for doing that for us. Joan will go above and beyond for her couples and is super helpful in the process of creating your ceremony script! I'm so thankful for Joan and would recommend her to any couple!

    Macy

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  • Joan helped my husband and I first develop our glass blending ceremony, readings, and the format of our vows. When the virus caused us to redo our whole plan, Joan was super flexible and created a new reading for our micro-wedding! She was so great and helpful that we are going to work with her again next year for our wedding celebration/big wedding with all of our friends and family. I highly recommend her as she is a great communicator and very personable.

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    Macy & Ben - it was a glorious day at the DC waterfront and brought much joy to those who watched you two take your vows. I'm so glad to get to know you and be part of your special day in May and again next year!

    Courtney M.

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  • Joan officiated our legal wedding, and will be our officiant for our actual wedding post-pandemic. She made our 4 minute long legal ceremony feel as important as I would expect our full wedding ceremony to be. We'd recommend Joan, especially for couples looking to make adjustments due to COVID-19!

    Lucy

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  • Joan is such a wonderful and lovely person! She was very patient and understanding throughout the whole process: from our first consultant with her until the wedding day. Her professionalism and kindness really shined through when we had many hiccups on our wedding day, and really made us feel ready when we stood under the altar to get married by her. Bonus: our puppy LOVES Joan, and he never likes to be close or asks for petting by anyone other than family! Joan sure has her magic in keeping everyone around her calm and collected, puppy included. :)

    Calvin F.

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  • Joan was a joy to work with and was really helpful throughout the entire process! We are so happy that we found her because she made everything perfect and exactly how we wanted it! She is so kind, helpful, and understanding and is truly there to make your day special. Even when we were worried about COVID causing issues with the ceremony, she made sure she did everything we needed to make our special day memorable. We are so thankful to have had Joan apart of our wedding and we would recommend her to any couple looking for a stellar officiant!

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    Calvin & Shelby - I am so happy Shelby got her outdoor ceremony. We all kept going despite the strong winds whipping all around us and shared a good laugh together after the ceremony! All the best to you both:)

    Kaitlin S.

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  • Joan was such a pleasure to work with! After our phone consult she was able to get an idea of who we are as a couple, and built our ceremony script from that. My husband loved the suggestion of having a reading of ‘If I Fall Behind’ by Bruce Springsteen since he’s a big fan, and we never would’ve thought to do so ourselves! The ceremony ran so smoothly, and we couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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    Kaitlin & Matt - It was a beautiful day for sure! I loved your idea of including a message to those watching the live stream. I know it made them feel more a part of the experience. Best to you both today & always.

    Christine C.

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  • My husband and I got married on Nov 7, 2020. We didn't really know much about wedding planning or the ceremony details, Joan made us feel much more at ease with putting everything together. Even though we planned everything virtually, she answered all of our questions, hopped on calls with us, and shared a lot of material with us so that we could get a better idea of what we wanted, the flow of the ceremony, and what worked for us. She also helped us write our vows and made sure the vows captured what we wanted to convey. She coordinated with our wedding planner as well to help us pull the day off, to include printing out our vows on beautiful paper which we'll definitely be keeping as memories of the day, and helping us move things along for the marriage license.

    Cheryl W.

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  • Joan was very warm and caring. She helped us plan everything from the theme of the ceremony to our vows. The days prior to the wedding she checked in with us to make sure that we were okay and were ready for our big day. You will not go wrong by having Joan officiate your wedding. She is simply “the best”. Mr.&Mrs. Ronald A. Williams

    Avery

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  • Joan was wonderful to work with! Because of these wild and crazy times we chose to downsize our wedding plans and Joan was able to make our smaller ceremony feel very special. The ceremony was very well written and was easily customized to fit us. Joan is very professional and kind, followed all recommended guidelines, and was flexible with us when plans changed a week before the wedding. We are very appreciative of Joan and would highly recommend her!

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    Avery & Danny - Good things do come in small packages - and this is certainly true with weddings! I'm so glad you were still able to have your special and unique ceremony in spite of the challenges. Thank you for letting me be part of your day.

    Phil P.

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  • Joandid a great job and was very accommodating. She followed all CDC guidelines as for COVID which was great. Also, she makes it so you don't have to lift a finger for the certificate. She is also dog friendly which was a huge plus for us. I have already recommended her to a few friends and will continue to referring her. Thanks Joan! 10/10

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    Isabella & Phil - Yours was a heart-felt day with Phil's parents and Isabella's family via video. Grandma was very excited too! I wish you all the best and send a picture of your new arrival this fall - Thank you, Joan

    Cameron

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  • My husband and I are so happy we found Joan! She was an absolute pleasure to work with, and so much fun. She was more than happy to meet with us a few times before our wedding and get to know us more personally. She helped us have the most perfect ceremony, and we are so grateful. I highly recommend Entwined Vows!

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    Cam & Gabe - What a pleasure your day was! I am so happy that you were able to hold your ceremony as planned & it was beautiful Gabe's idea to add the leave now" objection was fun to say & glad it got a good laugh! Thank you and love & happiness always.

    Jillian W.

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  • Joan did a wonderful job officiating our ceremony! We got married during COVID and Joan was still willing to attend our outdoor ceremony, which was awesome! She took the time to do several phone calls with us and was available via email. Joan was very flexible with how we wanted to structure our ceremony and allowed us to make changes as we went along. She gave us advice when asked but did not pressure us in any way. The readings she shared with us were beautiful and we cherish the great memories that Joan facilitated! Very professional and reliable!

    Christine

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  • We were so lucky to find Joan for our wedding! Due to the pandemic, we had to move the date up much sooner than planned. We contacted her on a Tuesday and were married that very Friday. She was incredibly understanding and accommodating, especially on such short notice. We ended up having a very intimate outdoor wedding with close family and friends attending on Zoom. Joan maintained proper social distance and came prepared with her own mask. Although the ceremony was short and sweet, she made every effort to make the moment very special. We highly recommend Entwined Vows Ceremonies!

    Laura M.

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  • We highly recommend Joan! From day one, she was responsive and helped craft the perfect ceremony for my husband and I. She was always available by either phone or email any time of the day, and we never felt like we couldn't get in touch with her. My husband and I had a non-denominational ceremony, and Joan helped us create a ceremony that fit our personalities and styles perfectly. She truly took the time to get to know us and our history. Do not hesitate to use her for your ceremony!

    Ez Johnson

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  • Joan provided great advice and helped us craft every bit of our wedding ceremony to make it perfectly personalized. Meetings over zoom still allowed us to accomplish everything we needed, and Joan remained flexible to meet with us whenever we felt that we needed to. We never felt pressured to make our day more "formal" or "traditional". Joan was able to keep all of our guests engaged in the moment and even help with some on-site coordination before the ceremony.
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