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Officiant in Herndon, District Of Columbia,

Rev. Louis V. Schwebius

626-C Grant Street Herndon Consulting Group
Herndon, District Of Columbia, VA
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(703) 593-2837
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  • 60 Reviews


    Meagan

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  • We are eternally grateful to Rev. Louis for his time and guidance leading up to the wedding. His officiating services on the big day were truly beyond our expectations. His delivery, his connection to our guests, and the thoughtfulness in his personalized message to us brought both us and our guests to tears. He put our guests at ease and set a tone that allowed people to feel connected to us, and also allowed us to feel connected to our guests - it made the whole ceremony extremely memorable for all involved. We would recommend him without hesitation. He cares about what he does, and it shows in his work ethic and performance. We had total trust in him throughout this process. Can't wait to grab sushi with him and his wife once we're back from our honeymoon. Thank you so much, Rev. Louis.

    Erick

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  • Rev. Lou did a great job officiating our wedding. He also helped us plan out the ceremony, provided some pre-marital counseling, and also helped with organizing on the day of. We had 5 meetings with Rev. Lou which included both relationship counseling, and a lot of help with organizing our ceremony. We really did not know how to go about planning a ceremony and he was very helpful with providing structure, advice, and unique and varied suggestions for readings. We did our wedding without a planner, so Rev. Lou was invaluable when it came to getting people in order and making sure the ceremony went smoothly.

    Samantha

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  • Rev. Lou was truly a blessing for our wedding day. From our first meeting, I knew that he would have the energy to keep up with the type of ceremony we wanted to have. And while my DH was hesitant to participate is pre-wedding counseling sessions, they were insightful and not too heavy. Rev. Lou was very respectful of our wishes for our ceremony, and our guests adored him. We couldn't have asked for a better match and appreciate all the hard work he put in. If you're looking for a high-energy, joyous occasion, Rev. Lou is your man.

    Josh

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  • Rev Lou exceeded our expectations of an officiant in every way! He made our ceremony go exactly as we wanted and we are so thankful for him being a part of our big day!

    Chris

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  • If you're looking for a memorable wedding, Reverend Lou is the one for you! Reverend Lou made a personalized ceremony for us that really told our audience who we are. I can't recommend him enough! We had so many people ask us where we got him and how much they loved his service. His big personality was perfect for us, and he was able to leave our guests feeling great. Reverend Lou was able to meet with us at our best conveniences, despite our crazy schedules. He was also willing to travel. After the ceremony, I will say that I don't think we could have made a better decision for our wedding than to go with Reverend Lou. Everyone absolutely loved him! He was more than an officiant to us; my wife and I both agree that we feel more of a connection with him and would like to keep in contact with him in the future. We both feel truly grateful that he came into our lives. Reverend Lou was able to offer us so many options for our wedding. I can't stress enough how much work he put into the... Read more

    User6251826

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  • Rev. Lou was extremely responsive and professional and was a big hit at our wedding! When looking for an officiant I really didn't know what to look for or what to expect but Rev. Lou was very informative yet not pushy at all. After our first meeting with him, my husband and I knew right away that he would be a good fit for our wedding. We did pre-marital counseling sessions with him and through the meetings became so comfortable with each other that we even invited him to stay and enjoy the reception at our wedding! The guests all loved him and his energy and we are very glad we decided to go with him.

    Carly

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  • Rev. Lou was great! We had four meetings / counseling sessions before the wedding, so we really got to know each other beforehand. Rev. Lou definitely helped us feel calm and relaxed on the wedding day. He customized the ceremony just the way we wanted. The ceremony was fun and engaging, and we received many compliments on it.

    Jessica

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  • Book Rev. Schwebius - I know his last name might be hard to pronoun, but he goes by Rev. Lou and will be worth your time. After spending weeks trying to get an officiant that would know our names, have our wdding date open and was affordable he stumbled upone Rev. Schwebius and never looked back. He is fun to work with, very upbeat and over all a great guy. He has great attention to detail. From the day we met with him for our first meeting, he was punctual, remembered our names and was very easy to talk to and get along with. From there forward, he always ensured all details were the same each time we met and adjusted timing and details for wedding day as needed. He was professoinal and accomodating given my now husband and I have two different religious backgrounds. His service was out of this world. He helped bring us clsoer together through exercises we did each time we got together. They were fun and sparked great conversation. By wedding day, I felt very comfortable with Rev. Sch... Read more

    Rose

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  • So many of our family and friends said "this is the best wedding I have ever attended." It was definitely the best wedding for US! -- personal, touching, warm, beautiful, and spiritual all at once. Rev. Lou gave new meaning to words and phrases we have heard before, and engaged the entire audience in witnessing and participating in our event. My cousin, following the ceremony, asked if he would please officiate at her wedding on the west coast next year! The fact that Rev. Lou is also family (my cousin) is just icing on the proverbial cake. I could not recommend him more highly. (P.S. He is also fantastic about letting brides be brides and assuring them that he has everything well under control so they can relax and enjoy their day. A tremendous gift!)

    Lindsay

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  • Rev. Lou is a great officiant! My husband and I were looking for an officiant early on in our engagement when we went to a friends wedding that he was officiating - and we knew during that ceremony that we wanted him to be our officiant! He does not have any religion requirements, which was important to us as we are different religions and neither of us are converting (nor are we very religious people), and he still takes the take to get to know you BEFORE the ceremony, so he is not a stranger officiating your ceremony! Rev. Lou will do 4 meetings with you prior to the wedding (one a month up to the wedding), for typically 1.5 or 2 hours each session. For the first two, we focused primarily on what we wanted in our ceremony, and he gives you workbooks to help you choose things -- or you can bring in your own readings/traditions (as we did that and used his!), and he will accommodate whatever you want. The last two sessions are based around pre-marital counseling, so just discussing ... Read more

    Sarah

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  • Rev. Lou worked with my husband and I over Skype as we live out of town, but were planning a wedding in Virginia. Rev. Lou was very flexible in scheduling our meetings, was always available to answer questions, and we were even able to plan some in person visits that fit with our visits to VA. Lou's friendly and bright personality is what initially drew us to him as our choice for officiant, and this trait carried through all of our interactions with him. Through our pre-marital sessions with him, he was able to get a good idea of who we were as a couple to help him guide us in our development as well as for him to develop our ceremony. He was able to develop a ceremony that fit us as a couple and had the right mix of religious and spiritual content to make us comfortable and happy. It was a pleasure to work with him as we prepared for our big day, and he was prompt in submitting our marriage license, as we received a certified copy in the mail as soon as we returned from our honeymoon... Read more

    User6774889

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  • We cannot say enough good things about Rev. Lou! Rev Lou officiated our wedding 2 years ago and we have since kept in touch. When we welcomed our first child and chose to have him baptized, it was obvious who should perform the ceremony. We like to do things a bit non-traditional and Rev. Lou happily worked with us to customize the baptism to our wants and beliefs. He truly is one of a kind - When you hire Rev. Lou, you aren’t just getting an officiant for your event, you get someone who truly cares about you and your family!

    Ryan

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  • From the moment we met Rev. Lou, we knew he would be our officiant. It is instantly apparent that he has a love for what he does. After the conclusion of our ceremony, we knew we were correct from the beginning. Lou takes the time to get to know the couple through a few meetings. During this time, he counsels you in a way that is truly beneficial but also helps develop your ceremony. We always left stress free and more in love than when we entered. After conclusion of our ceremony, several of our friends asked how we found him and said what an integral part he played in a fantastic ceremony. Our parents commented that they immediately knew why we were so fond of him. Rev. Lou is an excellent officiant and brings a ceremony together. We are happy we found him on weddingwire, and are blessed to have had such a beautiful ceremony.

    Ashley

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  • The minute we met Rev. Lou we knew he would our officiant. Rev. Lou was worth every meeting we attended! We even invited Rev. Lou to our rehearsal dinner after rehearsal, as well as inviting him and his wife to stay and attend the reception. I am so grateful for his service, he gave such a phenomenal ceremony and engaged all of our guest which was awesome! Rev. Lou and his wife were apart of our family the day of the wedding and we wouldn't want it any other way. Thank you again Rev. Lou! I would recommend him to anyone needing officiant services.

    User5003722

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  • We didn't meet Rev. Lou until a few days before the wedding. All our meetings were done over Skype, which really worked really well. The greeting and the charge was a hair too long for our liking (we found it hard to focus on each other in the beginning) but otherwise everything was delivered so nicely and loved that we were able to pick and choose all the passages.

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