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Officiant in Upper Marlboro, District Of Columbia,
(301) 574-4778
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    Kaila

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  • My husband and I, and our families, cannot say enough wonderful things about Rev. Martin Lavery. From initial contact right up until our wedding day, Rev. Martin was an invaluable resource for all things wedding ceremony. A response to the very first point of contact included a massive document of different ceremony ideas, including readings, vows, and ceremonial pieces. From there on out, he was incredibly accommodating to all of our (slightly off-the-wall) ideas and edits. He was always there to calm nerves, answer questions, or even just to chat, and we always received an incredibly quick reply. Circumstances did not allow him to attend our rehearsal, but he extended about an hour long courtesy FaceTime call with us to explain all of the details of our ceremony, including giving us all of his best advice for conducting rehearsal by ourselves. This was SO appreciated and SO helpful!!! I had attended so many weddings where the officiant went completely off track and lef... Read more

    Melissa

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  • Rev. Martin is so accommodating, sweet, and professional. I would hands-down refer him to anyone. You can count on him delivering a wonderful ceremony

    Ilea

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  • Reverent Martin it is awesome..!!our ceremony was simple and perfect just the way i wanted !. He is attentive and kept my spirit happy ...he will forever be part of our lives!❤❤❤

    Lydia

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  • Reverend Martin was absolutely amazing to work with. He was professional, prompt, and knew exactly how to put us at ease. This was the one aspect of our wedding I was not worried about one bit and we will absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.

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    Thank you Lydia, for the very kind words. Your ceremony was so romantic, and the two of you make such an awesome couple! I just loved the beauty of the baloons sailing off to the mountains during your love lock ceremony!!

    paige

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  • Martin was so helpful from beginning to end. He responded quickly, sent examples, readings, quotes, videos, and really wanted my husband and I to have the best ceremony. He was very flexible on a place and time for meeting and the week before the wedding we even video chatted to confirm and go over everything, including how to pronounce names. I got SO many compliments after the ceremony about how perfect and beautiful it was. I highly recommend him!!

    Priscilla

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  • Professional/ easy to work with/ organized Happy to have chosen Rev Martin Lavery for my wedding

    Shelby

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  • Reverend Martin was absolutely amazing for our wedding. He was compassionate, responsive and reassuring when we requested his help to get married in only 2 months before my husband's overseas deployment. I was a very nervous bride with condensed planning time and Rev Martin made it so easy for me to not worry about our officiant and ceremony. His ceremony was beautiful and had our 175 person guest list in tears. He met with us via video conference, in person and at our rehearsal to do whatever it took to ensure our wedding was perfect. We are forever grateful. Love, Shelby + Connor

    Melissa

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  • Rev. Martin was super helpful and very quick to respond to any questions we had. He did a great job the day of. He was on time. Overall, super nice man with a great personality. I would recommend to everyone!

    Lorraine

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  • Definitely do a run through but if not Martin will save the day

    Kelsey

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  • Reverend Martin was absolutely amazing. From the moment we decided to use his services he was super friendly, helpful, understanding, and sweet. Reverend Martin and I communicated mainly through emails (solely because I was so busy with wedding planning/life) where we decided step by step how the ceremony would go and it was EVERYTHING i was hoping for. Rev Martin was there for me when I needed to call or email, he was super quick to respond and made sure everything was perfect for our day. He truly puts you and your fiance first and makes sure everything is exactly what you're looking for. Our ceremony was gorgeous. I would recommend Rev. Martin to all that are looking for someone helpful, thorough, and kind.

    Amy

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  • Rev. Martin was such a great officiant! He took the time to learn what we wanted and gave us so many options for our ceremony. He was very professional and answered all of our questions in a very timely manor. He was able to give us a personalized ceremony that people still talk about today. It was a very beautiful ceremony and we couldn't have asked for a better officiant. I highly recommend Rev. Martin to everyone!

    Courtney

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  • Rev. Martin was wonderful!! He worked with us throughout the process of putting together our ceremony, sent us helpful materials and truly made it about us without making us feel rushed. We tweaked it up until the very end and he was always super responsive, getting back to us almost immediately! Rev. Martin came to our rehearsal as well and arrived well in advance to both the rehearsal and wedding day. We would absolutely recommend him!

    Erin

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  • Reverend Martin was a pleasure to work with in the months approaching our wedding in September. He was super responsive to email and sent tons of options for our ceremony. In all of the hectic planning that goes into a wedding, getting answers and information from Martin was very easy and the least stressful part of the event. We spoke over the phone the day before our wedding and he gave us some great advice that put us at ease. Our guests thought the ceremony was very sweet and went off without a hitch! I strongly recommend Reverend Martin for anyone's big day!

    Sophie

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  • We loved Rev. Martin! He was great to work with and made the process so easy. At the wedding he was professional and fun and we couldn't have asked for anything better!

    Zach

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  • Rev. Martin was great! He was incredibly responsive to all of our questions, concerns and requests. I don't know why, but he even responded to some emails in the middle of the night, which was great! Although we would have completely understood if he waited until morning to respond. He was flexible with meeting times and even Skype'd with us when to go over our ceremony procedures when we couldn't make time to meet face-to-face. During the ceremony rehearsal, our initial wedding coordinator was a bit unsure of the procedures and Rev. Martin took charge and walked us through the entire ceremony and made us feel very comfortable. During the ceremony he dressed professionally, just as we requested. He also took time to meet with our guests and family and even cracked a few jokes with them - everyone seemed to like him just as much as us. Rev. Martin also put together a short video containing a slideshow of some of our wedding pictures which he put to music. This was completely unexpected ... Read more

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