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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
342 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.

Lisa
10/7/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim Burch was outstanding from the moment I choose him to our ceremony, which was just days ago. I am still floating on my cloud from the emotional and meaningful ceremony he did for us. Rev. Jim really made us feel comfortable and performed the service flawlessly-it wasn’t too much, kept people focused on the theme that we wanted and how our family and friends knew us as couple. We were able to customize our ceremony to fit us, he even printed a program for us. Overall Jim made the whole process easy for us and I couldn’t have made a better choice in hiring an officiant. Thanks for making our wedding day memorable!
Kasey
10/2/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was the officiant for our wedding and he was perfect!! He had a variety of options for us to choose from so we could make the ceremony fit to us. We also appreciated that the service was spiritual but not overly religious which is exactly what we were looking for. Jim really made the whole process easy for us and it is clear that he is skilled in his routine. Big thanks for making our wedding day memorable.
Dawn
9/23/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was wonderful! He was super flexible and easy to work with when planning our wedding! We wanted to keep it short & sweet, he did a fantastic job honoring our wishes!
Jenny
9/9/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim Burch is a wonderful officiant, I could not be happier that we chose him to officiate our wedding. My husband is Catholic and I am Methodist. We weren’t getting married in a church but we still wanted a meaningful spiritual/religious ceremony that would please both sides of the family. Jim delivered the sermon flawlessly- It wasn’t overly religious but still had religious undertones and didn’t sway too far into any particular denomination. We met with him two times in his home so I really felt that he got to know us as a couple. We were able to customize our ceremony, even down to the robes Jim wore. He even printed us out a program that we could use if we wished. All in all, I can’t say enough positive things about Jim Burch and I would highly recommend him.
Jenny
9/9/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim Burch is a wonderful officiant, I could not be happier that we chose him to officiate our wedding. My husband is Catholic and I am Methodist. We weren’t getting married in a church but we still wanted a meaningful spiritual/religious ceremony that would please both sides of the family. Jim delivered the sermon flawlessly- It wasn’t overly religious but still had religious undertones and didn’t sway too far into any particular denomination. We met with him two times in his home so I really felt that he got to know us as a couple. We were able to customize our ceremony, even down to the robes Jim wore. He even printed us out a program that we could use if we wished. All in all, I can’t say enough positive things about Jim Burch and I would highly recommend him.
Deborah
9/3/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
What can we say Rev. Jim was amazing! All our guests were so touch my the ceremony and we have to give all the credit to him. He sat with Robert and myself and helped us to write the perfect plan for us and our families. You will not be disappointed should look to have him officiant your wedding. And I am sure that is not all that he is good at doing. We thank him from the bottom of ours hearts and tell you all if you want it to be a special touching day - call on him to help.
Cynthia
8/19/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim Burch is delightful. He officiated at our Wedding in August 2017. He is wonderful professional who made the ceremony joyous, inclusive for our variety of guests and happy. His uplifting, common sense approach made all of us relax and enjoy every minute that he led the ceremony. I am a Catholic and my husband is a Protestant, our guests were a huge variety of faiths - all of them commented on the beauty of the words that Jim spoke to join us and the loving gift of the sermon he delivered. We were so happy to have Jim officiate at our wedding. Every bride and groom who are thinking about asking Jim to marry them should do it! He is wonderful!
Rachel
8/13/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim officiated our wedding this past week on 8-13-17 and we could not have been any happier! From the moment I called and spoke with him on the phone up until the wedding day he was so pleasant to work with. The most important factor to us at our ceremony was that everyone would be able to relate to the message our officiant was saying no matter their personal religious beliefs and Jim achieved that 100%. My husband and I received multiple compliments from our guests about the beautiful words Jim delivered on the day of our wedding. We loved how we basically created our own ceremony with all the different options he had to choose from but at the same time still giving his professional advice on what will work well for us. Anytime I had a question I emailed him and very promptly he would answer everything and anything. Jim is such a warm and welcoming person we would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant in the NOVA area!!!!
Arianna
7/22/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was really thrown the curve-ball with our wedding. My husband and I decided to host a last-minute ceremony, and contacted Jim about a week prior to the date we had booked a venue for. Jim provided a very helpful guide to show us through the process, and was very responsive and reassuring that everything would come together in the end. He was also very understanding of our financial constraints, which we deeply appreciated. He truly showed his expertise in being able to perform as well as he did on the day of the event. We had a total downpour that delayed the ceremony by a half hour as it was an outdoor venue with minimal cover, speaking over two rambunctious children running around our feet with a phone playing distracting noise from a game... but Jim really rose to the challenge, and was cool, calm, collected and professional. He created a beautiful ceremony that was very special and catered to a mixed-belief and very nontraditional couple. Really can't thank Jim enough for being such a trooper! You really worked wonders with us!
malissa
7/22/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was fantastic! We were from out of state and he was very easy to correspond with prior to our wedding and he was very responsive with any questions or concerns we had. Several of our guests commented on how friendly he was and how he made our special day individualized! The day was perfect even in 105 degree heat! Thanks Jim for making our special day so perfect!
Kristin
7/22/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are so very grateful for Reverend Jim Burch. He really listened to our wishes for our ceremony, and it was perfect! Many family members and guests came up to us after the ceremony to compliment Jim. They were all very impressed, as we were too! At the end of the ceremony, it started pouring rain, and my new husband and I had to go outside in the midst of it all. Without hesitating, Jim gave us his only umbrella. I remember him smiling and saying, "You need this more than I do". Jim is truly a wonderful officiant and person. We highly recommend him!
Jennifer
7/7/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
When my now husband first met Jim he felt immediately comfortable with him and called me to say he had found the person to marry us. I was delighted to meet Jim and talk with him. The discussion revolved around what we wanted as a couple not what he thought was best. He makes it all very easy to do by giving options that are really good and suited our needs perfectly. He was open to our ideas also. The day went beautifully. One of our boys fainted during the ceremony and he kept us both calm as other guest attended to him. Then proceeded like nothing had happened. It was a wonderful day we will never forget. We highly recommend him. My most favorite part of our ceremony was when he had us promise to care for our step children as if they were our own. It was a beautiful touch that our friends and family loved. Thanks Jim
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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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