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WeddingCeremony.org, Jim Burch

"The most beautiful wedding I have ever seen!"
Clifton, VA 20124
703-818-8080
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4.9
359 Reviews

YOUR love shines through my ceremony.  Spiritual ... not religious. Non-denominational, different religions, Catholic, Christian and/or spiritual ... from the heart. My ceremony reflects and honors YOU as you are. The love you feel for each other really comes through in my carefully-crafted ceremony ... both for you and for your guests - that is what I have been told is what distinguishes my ceremonies from what people are usually expecting.  The really remarkable feature is that your family and guests actually feel the love you share and are gripped in the moment, consciously participating.  I often see couples in the audience reach out to hold each other's hands as the ceremony unfolds, so lots of good things happen here!  Most people today are not overly religious, but want a beautiful and meaningful ceremony ... not just a run-of-the-mill, as-expected repeat of something they have seen many, many times. My wedding ceremonies are definitely spiritual.  They have to be when you think about it: marriage is much more than a kiss and a binding contract. Mineoffends no one, honors everyone (no matter their religion or lack of it), and joins our common humanity in its universal trait, love.  At your wedding, you will have family and friends of every eclectic sort: very pious and wouldn't-set-foot-in-a-church-if-you-paid-them, Jews, Muslims, Christians and atheists.  Universally, they all come out saying to each other, "That was the best wedding I ever saw!" I will go anywhere, indoors or outdoors ... in Washington, DC, suburban Virginia (inner suburbs out to Winchester and Fredericksburg, especially Hunt Country), Maryland (inner DC suburbs, plus all of the wonderful locations in Baltimore, up to Frederick and to Harve de Grace).  If you like, call and tell me what you want your wedding to be like.  We'll talk, and, if that sounds initially attractive, we'd meet and get to know each other, and we would go over the ceremony I use.  You take it home after our meeting and read it over.  If you like it, you then call back and confirm, and we go from there.

Stephanie
4/21/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I got married on 04.21.18. Jim was the best officiant I could ask for, he was very friendly and personable, and was flexible in altering the nuptial to match our spiritual views. Jim also provided a program to use for our wedding which saved me time near the wedding date. We got compliment after compliment on Jim's style. Very professional would definitely recommend.
Megan
3/21/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
James was a great officiant. We had the pleasure of meeting with him twice prior to our wedding providing comfort and confidence the event would go smoothly. His itinerary really helped when it came to my chronological organizing of how the day would go. He helped us along the way and performed a great ceremony. It was just light hearted enough to keep people engaged but sentimental enough to make a lifelong lasting impression.
Katie
12/30/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was very flexible when meeting with us during our engagement. We liked how we were able to select many aspects of our ceremony to make it more personal. He offered advice on the different ceremony selections which made it much easier. Jim was very easy-going and made the planning of a wedding ceremony a breeze. We couldn't have been happier with how our ceremony turned out.
Taylor
12/9/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was a true pleasure to work with. He was super friendly, professional and followed through on everything to the very last detail. We would recommend him to anyone- and thank you very much for giving us the perfect wedding ceremony. We really enjoyed being able to make it our own!!
Jennifer and Doug
11/24/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We were married on Friday, November 24. We contacted Jim only a month before our wedding (which is really short notice) and he was more than willing to officiate our wedding. My husband and I are both Catholic, second marriages, and we both have children and wanted them to be a part of the ceremony. Jim helped us to plan a religious ceremony and made sure that the day was exactly what we wanted. He provided us with an outline of the ceremony in advance to look over and we decided to write our own vows which was very special to us. Jim was very helpful the day of the ceremony and made sure that everyone who had a special role in the wedding knew what to do. We received many complements after the ceremony of how nice it was and how special it was that the kids were included and did vows as well. I would definitely recommend Jim to anyone who is getting married. He was nice, flexible, helpful, and seems to really love what he does.
Ashley
11/22/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was a very professional and heart felt person who was perfect for marrying me and my significant other! He was so personable and explained how everything would happen a few minutes before the ceremony which put my mind at ease. His words and way of officiating the wedding was perfect. I felt like he was a part of our family! I would recommend him to anyone that may need him!
Sihyun
11/5/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was great to work with throughout and we felt very comfortable from our very first meeting. He helped us design a ceremony and delivered a beautiful homily that I'm still thinking back on from time to time. Could not be happier. Thanks!
Jeff
11/4/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim is a true professional that orchestrates an amazing ceremony. We heard about Jim from a friend who is a wedding photographer. My friend told me, "Jim is the best". I contacted Jim and he was everything we were told and more. We now consider Jim a friend. On time, responsive to any questions we had, and was flexible with our work schedule. We could not be happier, it was an amazing day thanks to Jim.
Manila
11/4/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Jim Burch was perfect! He has a calm, soothing, demeanor. He understood exactly what we meant when we said "God lite." We didn't want a ceremony that was too religious, nor did we want it to be devoid of God. Jim hit the nail on the head. It was sweet, thoughful and very, very, well delivered. He even looks the part! He is one of the most polished officients I have ever seen! So glad he performed our services! (Side note - One of my coworkers was going through our social media photos and saw Jim in the pics. Turns out Jim performed their wedding services last year too!) Cheers to Rev. Jim Burch!
Charity
10/22/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was our officiant for our fall wedding back in October 2017. We are so glad we chose him. He is very professional and quick to reply to emails or calls. He wanted to make the ceremony our own but guided us all the way. It turned out to be a spiritual celebration emphasizing the couple’s love for each other. I highly recommend him.
Michael
10/21/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Thank you for a beautiful service that we will never forget. We knew from the first time we spoke to you that you were the perfect fit to officiate our wedding. You carefully listened to what we were looking for in a service and delivered perfectly. You were able to make our guests feel the love that we have for each other and how that made this day special. Lao and Michael
Kayla
10/14/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We could not have asked for a better officiant than Jim Burch. We traded countless face to face meetings, e-mails, phone calls and even FaceTime calls because he truly cares that much about giving his couples their ideal wedding ceremony. I still have family members contacting me to let me know how much they enjoyed Jim as an officiant and as a person. Thank you so much, Jim. We'll never forget our perfect ceremony!
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, KY, LA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV
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