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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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    User3787480

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  • There is no way to put into words just how pleased we are with our choice to use Reverend Lou to officiate our wedding. My husband and I both come from Catholic families, but with our wedding being out of town, we were unable to find a church that would marry us. Thus began the search. A very LONG search. If you’re in the same boat, hopefully this review can save you some time--- go with Rev. Lou!! There are so many things we loved about Reverend Lou! For starters, he was so easy to get along with, everything in our sessions came so naturally and we never once felt like we couldn’t open up or talk to him honestly about our relationship. He kept us laughing and smiling. Every time we left our meetings we left in great moods and with excitement (rather than stress) for our wedding. Once our wedding day came we realized just how blessed we were to have someone marry us who we felt truly knew both our individual personalities and our relationship together as a couple. His wedding ... Read more

    Liz

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  • I am so glad we chose Rev. Lou! Over the course of 5 sessions with Rev. Lou he really got to know us as a couple and helped make our ceremony special. He provides a workbook of ceremony options to choose from and then works with you to make your ceremony flow best. Rev. Lou is professional, helpful and so funny! We got so much great feedback from friends and family about the ceremony. If you are looking for a fun, unique, and genuine officiant Rev. Lou is for you!

    User5485499

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  • My wife and I could not be happier with the services that we received from Rev Lou! From start to finish he was incredibly personable and professional. The counseling sessions that we attended really brought us closer together and provided us with the opportunity to address topics we hadn't previously discussed. All of the sessions led up to the most incredible wedding ceremony, and our guests are still talking about it! I can't recommend Rev Lou enough!

    User4188969

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  • Rev. Lou was our officiant for our wedding and we can't rave enough about him. He was the hit of the wedding, and numerous guests approached us to tell us how much they loved him during the ceremony. He was the perfect balance between funny, outgoing, yet still romantic and professional. We enjoyed getting to know him during our sessions together prior to the wedding, and we plan to keep in touch with him for a long while. His cost was extremely reasonable for the personal attention and personalized ceremony he puts together. We had a Korean-American wedding and Rev. Lou easily incorporated the Korean traditions into the ceremony. Rev. Lou is great!

    User5312296

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  • Rev. Lou tailored everything you can possibly imagine to make our wedding incredibly personal, powerful, and spiritual. My husband and I wanted to be respectful of our families and their religious views, but we wanted to share something more powerful: love, connection, and deep commitment to each other. Rev. Lou brought that out of us, and in our coaching sessions we were inspired and wrote our own vows based on the feelings that we were able to share as we opened up to him. Rev. Lou is more than an officiant: He is an adviser, a friend, a planner, and an artist. Our only regret is that we booked him 6 months in advance of our wedding: I wish we had known him sooner and could have enjoyed more sessions. We met in person once, and the rest of the meetings were over Skype. By the rehearsal dinner, we were hugging like old friends. We invited him and his wife to the reception, and if you've got good tunes, the dance moves come out! Of course, I have to smile when he whispered, "I do bapti... Read more

    Adella

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  • Rev. Lou is a terrific officiant - he worked closely with us to develop a ceremony that was unique to us as a couple and he's just darn fun to be around! Unlike other officiants we met with, Rev. Lou made it clear that he wanted to get to know us over several counseling sessions so that he could craft a ceremony that was a true reflection of our personalities. Rev. Lou made the sessions enjoyable and they ended up not only helping him get to know us, but my husband and I learned a lot about ourselves in the process. The end result was a wedding ceremony that was unique and joyous. Many of our guests commented that it was the first wedding they've been to that they actually enjoyed. :) In addition, Rev. Lou gave us some excellent foundational skills for building a strong marriage and a true partnership. We can't recommend Rev. Lou enough - he is a wonderful person and an excellent officiant. Thanks to Rev. Lou, our wedding was fun and unique and our marriage has a strong base to... Read more

    Sean

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  • We worked with Rev. Lou for our wedding in Leesburg on November 8th, 2014. From the first interaction we had with him over the phone, he was engaging, knowledgeable and easy to work with. We met with him several times prior to the ceremony and each time allowed him to get a better understanding of us, our vision and personalities. Needless to say, when the ceremony came around it was perfectly designed to exactly what we were looking for! Even before we walked down the aisle, the Rev. was getting the crowd engaged and excited. We heard nothing but good things from our guests about how he handled the entire ceremony and cannot recommend him highly enough!

    Joanne

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  • My wife and I both highly recommend Rev. Lou for your wedding ceremony. He is true to his description in his profile, bringing "warm and distinctive ceremonies" and "compassion, caring, intelligence, and humor." We met with Rev. Lou multiple times before our wedding day, which allowed us to build a strong level of comfort and trust with him. During these sessions he made a genuine (and successful) effort to get to us as people and as a couple, and to understand our relationship together. The end result was a ceremony that was unique to us and customized to reflect our relationship and what is important to us. In a word, it is memorable. To top it all off, Rev. Lou is a wonderful person to be around. We invited him and his wife to our reception and they were both a big hit with all of our guests. If building a relationship with your officiant is important to you, you can't go wrong with Rev. Lou.

    Samuel

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  • My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Rev. Louis Schwebius was phenomenal. He customize our ceremony to fit my wife and I and all of our guest loved it. From day one of meeting Rev. Louis Schwebius we knew we wanted to work with him. He was polite, fun, easy going, and make sure we all were on the same page. My wife and I would recommend Rev. Louis Schwebius to all our friends and family members. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Rev Louis Schwebius and his wife. Thank You all for everything you done for us and being a part of our special day! The Wheelers

    Kristie

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  • Rev. Lou was very fun to work with and made the process smooth and stress free. He worked with us on creating our ceremony so that it represented us as a couple and listened to our suggestions while doing the work to make the ceremony memorable. Our planning and "counseling" sessions were enjoyable to go to and helpful to us as a couple to prepare for our years as newlyweds and all our years to follow.

    User3326885

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  • Rev. Lou was awesome as our officiant. When we first started looking for an officiant, we hit it off with him right away. We told him my mom wanted "someone with enough gravitas" instead of a friend, to which he replied "yes but you also want someone with enough levity because after all it is a celebration!" That was exactly what we wanted to hear. Rev. Lou made the whole ceremony planning process easy and was a joy to work with. We met with him for four sessions before the wedding, during which time we planned the ceremony together and did some relationship building exercises/personality tests kinds of things. For teh ceremony planning, he was great about being flexible with what we wanted and balancing that with providing appropriate guidance. He is clearly very experienced and professional. Since we are from out of town, he was also really easy to meet with on weekends and via skype which was a huge help to us. He told us from the beginning that the best compliment he could hear... Read more

    Monica

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  • Rev Lou was incredible! He's very funny, easygoing, and definitely pays attention to who you are and the kind of wedding you want. He designed a ceremony that was exactly our style. He's punctual and organized and really helpful with all of the little details of the ceremony.

    Katie

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  • I would absolutely recommend Reverend Lou to anyone getting married in the MD/VA area. My husband and I did not attend a church and had different religious backgrounds, so we thought it would be difficult to create a ceremony that would fulfill both of our (and our families') expectations. Reverend Lou alleviated all of that stress. He created a beautiful ceremony that had just the right amount of each of us in it, and allowed us to choose many of the components which really made it personal. We also enjoyed and appreciated the premarital counseling that he provides. Finally, Reverend Lou is very flexible. We got married in Baltimore and he was willing to travel from his home in Northern Virginia (about 1- 1.5 hr drive) right at rush hour to attend our rehearsal and wedding. We are so blessed that we found Reverend Lou to marry us and he will forever be a huge part of our wonderful wedding memories!

    User5537029

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  • We contacted Rev. Lou based on a referral from another officiant and we could not have been luckier. Both of us really took to Rev. Lou's warm personality and style almost immediately during our first meeting (which was via Skype). Rev. Lou was a great guide and resource as we went through the ceremony planning process - his experience and enthusiasm really shined throughout. By the end of our planning sessions, we felt like Rev. Lou had a good sense of who we were as individuals and as a couple. Rev. Lou put together a wonderful ceremony that was both touching and fun for us and the guests. Rev. Lou really took the time to get to know us and seemed to be as excited to finally meet us in person on our wedding as we were to meet him (all prior communication was done via Skype). We highly recommend Rev. Lou for your wedding officiant - we will never our wonderful ceremony.

    Brandy

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  • My fiancé and I met Rev. Lou while searching for an officiant for our wedding. Right away we knew Rev. Lou was the offiant we wished to marry us. He was warm and friendly and took the time to get to know my fiancé and I both individually and as a couple. He provided needed guidance on counsel regarding issues that arose during the wedding preparations. Rev. Lou worked with us to create aceremony that was unique to us a couple. On the wedding day it felt as though our wedding was officiated by a friend rather than a hired service provider. Our wedding guests all commented on how beautiful and meaningful the wedding ceremony was and how much they enjoyed Rev. Lou. We would highly recxomemd Reverand Lou to anyone seeking an officiant for their wedding.

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