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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
350 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.

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!
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!
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.
Jannen
9/30/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was such a pleasure to work with! He was kind and professional and put me at complete ease from the first time I talked with him. He made meeting with him very convenient-- we actually had all our meetings via FaceTime which helped my fiancé and me save time (so appreciated!) He worked with us to develop our perfect ceremony. As he says, he wants to create ceremonies that "sound like you as a couple." On the day of the wedding, he put my husband and me at ease and guided us through the whole ceremony. His message was appreciated by everyone from the Catholic family members to those who are non-religious. He spoke of love in such an elegant way that really moved everyone there. He was an incredible part of our special day and I am very grateful to have had Jim as our officiant. I absolutely recommend him to everyone!
Rachel
9/30/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jim was absolutely wonderful to work with. My husband and I are not religious, though my parents and grandparents are, and I was originally worried that a “spiritual” or “non-denominational” ceremony would be a turn off for them. This couldn’t have been further from the truth! Jim’s style perfectly blended our more “spiritual” style in a way that everyone at the ceremony, religious or not, could appreciate. I really enjoyed the way that he made religion approachable but did not come off as preachy. We got so many compliments on his laid-back, joyful style. I would highly recommend contacting Jim for any type of ceremony you may need!
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!
Anastasia
9/16/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Working with Jim was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Multiple guests remarked on the quality of his speech, and we both thought it was wonderful. It's the ceremony that makes the party a wedding, and Jim made it one to remember! Thank you Jim, you're the best!
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.
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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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