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Officiant in Silver Spring, MD,

Joan Phillips, Officiant & Celebrant

10150 Sutherland Road
Silver Spring, MD, MD
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(301) 325-4342
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  • 131 Reviews


    Allyson Savin

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  • We held a private ceremony in our home. Joan really listened to us and understood our desire for a short ceremony, yet still filled it with all the love and customization we could have hoped for! She was professional and, in short, the perfect pick. So glad we went with her.

    Remi Maggio

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  • We could not recommend Joan more! She made our elopement ceremony better and more special than we ever could have hoped for. We customized every aspect of it, and the resources she provided beforehand helped us immensely. She was so easy to contact with questions and so easy-going and so well-spoken at the ceremony. She filed our marriage license so quickly the following day and made sure to follow up with us with instructions as we were out of state and mailing the paperwork in for certified copies. All in all you should stop what you're doing right now and hire Joan to be your officiant, you will not regret it!

    Gina Villavicencio

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  • Joan was kind, thoughtful, warm, and made everything seem so easy and just right. She the took time to get to know us in person and by asking insightful questions and beautifully weaved our love story into the wedding script. We were delighted with the outcome and will forever be grateful for all the extra work she did, as we got married during the pandemic. Joan - Please stay lovely and healthy, as we last saw you under that gorgeous cherry blossom tree for our nuptials. Dan & Gigi

    Rachel Henderson

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  • My now husband and I are so happy that we found Joan to officiate our wedding. Before meeting with her, I was feeling very overwhelmed by the prospect of putting together a marriage ceremony (especially since we were wanting something a little different) - I had no idea what all would be involved or where to begin. She made everything so easy and did an incredible job of explaining the process to us and giving us ample resources to use along the way. Also, she's just so sweet! My husband said that she's "absolutely meant to be doing this." We have zero complaints and would recommend her to anyone!

    Chris L

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  • From our first outreach, Joan exuded professionalism, thoughtfulness, and positive energy! She instilled confidence by responding to out questions thoroughly. And based on her own of us, she ensured that she understood our inputs and was focused on making our day “ours”, not a preconceived formality. She really listened, shared resources, and wove our “homework” into a truly beautiful ceremony!!! Ours was a small home wedding and our family and guests were most impressed by Joan’s natural ability to bring people together into the community of our day. Whatever you have planned for your special day, we have confidence that Joan will make you and your day brightly shine!

    J. V.

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  • Joan worked hard to create a ceremony that was extremely personal and extremely touching. It could not have been better. She is one of the biggest reasons why our wedding day was amazing. Highly recommended!!!

    Diana Froehlich

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  • We had a tall task for Joan to officiate our inter-faith wedding in the middle of a global pandemic, on a date that already had special meaning to Joan, and despite all these obstacles, Joan was absolutely fabulous! Without having known us previously, Joan depicted our love story perfectly, as if she knew us from the beginning of our decade long relationship! Our guests were laughing and crying, and overall, left with an overwhelming sense of joy! Our guests all raved about the ceremony, and we couldn't be happier to have had Joan officiate our wedding ceremony!

    William Bressin

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  • Joan was incredible!! We had to delay our wedding due to the shutdown, and when we could finally start planning again it was chaos. We came to Joan last minute and she was outstanding - she helped us realize our vision for the wedding and prepared a beautiful ceremony for us. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

    Bianca Jeanty

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  • Joan is a genuinely kind and wonderful person who also happens to be an amazing officiant. Joan took the time to get to know who we were as a couple in addition to understanding what we wanted out of our wedding ceremony. Joan brings a wealth of past knowledge and experience with her services and uses that information to ensure that everything aligns perfectly on the day. Joan was not pushy about the the flow of the ceremony or the rituals that should be included, but used the information she learned about us to craft a truly unique experience. Our wedding ceremony would not have been as incredible or the same had it not been for Joan!

    Jessica Jeanty

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  • Joan officiated my sister’s wedding in Rockville, Maryland, and was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Joan was organized, generous, and helpful during the planning process and on wedding day. My sister and her now husband told me that planning their ceremony with Joan was one of the things that made them most excited about their wedding day. Joan really tailored the ceremony to the bride and groom and took the time to chat and get to know them in the months leading up to their wedding. Not only is she an experienced and versatile officiant, but Joan also showed herself to be an all-around kind-hearted person.

    Stephany

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  • She’s was Great and made everything easier for us thank you so much and I’m so happy we Chose you for our very special day

    Sarah Reichle

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  • Joan was wonderful as our officiant! She was extremely flexible and made our ceremony very personal, warm and memorable. We had numerous comments from our families about how beautiful the ceremony was. There were tears and laughter and special touches she helped us add. Joan made the whole process easy and straightforward by giving us questionnaires about our lives and relationship, as well as giving feedback on our personal vows. We’re so grateful we hired Joan to officiate on our special day.

    Holly Williman

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  • Joan made our ceremony so special! She took the time to get to know us through her questionnaire and created such a personal ceremony for us with all of the things we wanted. We had a small wedding with our parents, siblings and grandparents. Everyone commented on how great Joan was. I would highly recommend her!

    Brittany Naill

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  • Joan is THE SWEETEST, most professional, easy to work with officiant. We could not have chosen a better person to entrust with our ceremony. We opted to fill out her questionnaire and let her surprise us with the rest, and we couldn't have been happier as a result. She was able to weave together meaningful, intimate details with a little humor - per our request to give a very sweet, light, but romantic ceremony. After meeting with her, having her work with us for the ceremony and rehearsal, she feels more like family to us.

    Johanna

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  • I hired Joan literally like 3-4 weeks before my wedding and I was so happy I was being picky! My husband and I were looking for a non-generic wedding ceremony that really explain us and showed our family and friends the love we share. Joan delivered that! She had each of us fill out a questionnaire asking our point of views in the relationship. She also helped us pick our vows and poems we wanted to include in the ceremony. It was beautiful what she came up with! My family raved about the ceremony and some even said it was the best one they've ever been too. If you want a personalized ceremony, pick Joan!
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