Dr. Emily Cook, LCMFT is a counseling wedding officiant for couples marrying in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This exclusive wedding officiant limits the number of weddings performed to 10 or 12 every year, in order to fully be devoted to each couple. Emily helps couples through premarital counseling and by officiating their weddings. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, this officiant serves couples in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas.
This officiant is licensed to perform marriages in the Maryland and D.C. area. She understands the difference between planning a marriage and a wedding, and helps couples prepare for both. Emily is a minister for the American Fellowship Church and has experience officiating same-sex and heterosexual couples. She is also a licensed counselor in Maryland.
Ceremonies officiated by this officiant typically last less than 30 minutes. As a licensed officiant and counselor, Emily Cook helps couples with counseling and customized vows. She officiates any type of wedding, including civil unions, interfaith, non-religious, rehearsal, single religion, and vow renewal. She can serve non-denominational couples as well as a range of religions and beliefs, such as:
Recommended by 98% of couples
Jean · Married on 10/14/2017
I think another review has already said this, but working with Dr. Cook was literally the best money and time we spent on our wedding, because we were able to focus on why we were doing all of this in the first place: the marriage and the relationship.Sent on 11/15/2017
Dr. Cook is both a licensed therapist and a licensed officiant. This dual service is pure gold. She offers a variety of packages that are flexible and accommodating. We chose to complete a series of pretty intense pre-marital counseling sessions loosely following a curriculum, plus Dr. Cook's officiating services at our wedding. The sessions helped tremendously, and it was very meaningful and calming to have her present on the wedding day. She worked with us to craft an entire ceremony that felt meaningful and balanced to both of us, took care of some of the details I never even considered (printing out vows and readings in large type on heavy card stock, for example, so we didn't have to carry anything) and was a lovely presence the day of.
Dr. Cook helped us make some big decisions about merging our lives together. She is not overly directive, but I really appreciated that she was able and willing to give our conversations and decisions some direction when needed.
HUGE bonus that she offers a variety of weekend appointments. It really helped us tremendously to avoid rush-hour traffic and be calm and focused when we got to her office.
We have no regrets and a lot of benefits from working with Dr. Cook. Truly the best money spent.
Jenny Kane · Married on 02/22/2019
Emily is wonderful!
Emily is wonderful! We would highly recommend her as an officiant. We had worked with Emily previously in couples therapy and we decided to work with Emily for pre-marital sessions as well as choosing her as our officiant. At first, we thought we would have a friend marry us for free, but we are so glad we decided to go with Emily instead--well worth her reasonable fees! She is caring, thoughtful, and strong as a therapist. As an officiant, she worked with us to plan a beautiful ceremony. She is very professional and easy to communicate with throughout the process. On our wedding day, she was early and prepared, and it was so reassuring to have her play such a special role in our ceremony. From her appearance to the readings, she was exactly on point and exceeded all expectations we had discussed. It could not have been more perfect as an experience! Thank you, Emily!Sent on 04/09/2019
Melissa · Married on 09/29/2018
Emily is an amazing listener - she was able to hear what my partner and I were interested in during our first meeting, and turn that into a deeply personal, intimate and beautiful ceremony that fit us just right. There wasn't a dry eye in the gathering. Emily is very professional - she had everything prepared for the rehearsal, including having our readings and vows printed out and mounted on nice cardstock. Full of resources, books and ideas for readings and wording, she is a fountain of knowledge about family and marriage. Highly recommend!Sent on 10/06/2018
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Emily is a fantastic therapist! She will help you prepare for a wonderful wedding and happy marriage.