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I am a caring, kind, patient, fun, and outgoing ordained minister who officiates wedding ceremonies in the Baltimore area. My background in education helps me to guide clients toward a calm, peaceful, and rewarding ceremony experience, while still keeping things light and upbeat. I strive to help couples create a unique and meaningful ceremony that reflects their individuality, love, and commitment toward one another. In addition, I take great pride in being a detail-orientated professional, and I make every effort toward being an available resource and support system for those that I am consulting with.

I identify and admire the diversity of the world and therefore I perform my ceremonies without prejudice of any kind. Ultimately, I value a sacred union between two people to be one that is reflective of the love and commitment that they share with each other regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or gender.

When I am not conducting weddings ceremonies, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband Ben and I live in the Hereford Zone of Baltimore County and are raising four small girls; Adalia, Piper, Hadie, and Lorelie. We enjoy hiking, playing outside, and taking frequent trips to the river to throw rocks. 

Categories: Wedding Officiant

Regions serviced: Baltimore, Lancaster

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Rachael was great. Very personable. Easy to talk to and was able to provide exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony.

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My wife and I chose Rachael because we had seen her officiate at my wife's niece's wedding and we were very impressed.

Rachael is amazing. She encourages her clients to create their own, personalized ceremony within a structure that flows beautifully. She does this by providing a document that has about five options for each part of the ceremony (e.g. the processional, the vows, the recessional, etc.) and the client chooses what resonates with them. She is open to options not in her document as well. Rachael worked closely with us at first to get a feel for which template document to send us (apparently she has several), then continued to work with us by e-mail until we were sure the ceremony would be exactly what we wanted.

Our wedding was a bit non-traditional. Our grandchildren were the flower girls and ring-bearers; we did not have bridesmaids and groomsmen. Rachael responded to the arrangement with an open heart.
Rachael officiated beautifully, giving us subtle signals as reminders of what to as the ceremony proceeded. She had a strong but very gentle presence, one I believe everyone admired.

Rachael also went out of her way to make our day special. I forgot to bring the marriage license with me to the ceremony, Rather than having me go back to the hotel to get it, Rachael offered to meet us at our hotel after the reception. This meant she had to drive from the Towson area back to downtown Baltimore - something I never would have asked of her.

I highly recommend Rachael as a wedding officiant.

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Cannot say enough great things regarding Rachel. Her extensive preparedness on wedding day is unparalleled. From the written itineraries that she gives to all vendors to talking us through the ceremony, it's clear that she wants everyone to excel for her couples. It's also clear what a great rapport she has with those couples, such an obvious connection. Rachel is simply at the very top of our short list of superior officiants.

It was a real pleasure working with Rachel as she was the Officiant at a Wedding we did together. She was very friendly, personable and in my opinion made the couple relax with her delivery. I most definitely recommend hiring her to officiate your wedding.

We truly enjoy anytime we have the opportunity to work with Ceremony by Rachel! Always professional and attentive to everyone's needs!

Rachael was an absolute pleasure to work with! From the moment we stepped on site, she was already smiling and ready to assist the couple (and us) with our timeline. Rachael went above and beyond when it came to her coordination: She provided us with detailed outline of the ceremony, cue points for the sections of the ceremony when we were to play for our couple, and was just the best overall.

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