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Joan Phillips is a professional wedding officiant and certified celebrant who has created and conducted hundreds of ceremonies, each one unique, for couples throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia, and beyond. She works closely with each couple to ensure that their ceremony reflects who they are and what they desire, honors and celebrates their love for each other, and conveys what it means to them personally to be making this commitment. Her ceremonies range from completely personal and secular to "spiritual but not religious" to interfaith or faith-inspired, and often include ethnic or cultural traditions in a meaningful way. Whether a ceremony is part of a large celebration or smaller one, or just for the couple, she conducts it expressively, seamlessly, and joyfully!
Joan Phillips, Officiant & Celebrant, offers each couple a complimentary consultation to explore how their ceremony might flow, so that they can get a great sense of whether she is the person they'd like to have as their officiant. Her fee is all-inclusive, covering all her time and services, including rehearsal when desired and submittal of their signed marriage license. Couples who choose may obtain a complete ceremony script for their review, changes, and approval.
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I am a photographer and I photograph weddings all the time, specially small ones. I have seen many officiants and I can say for sure Joan is one of, if not THE best I have ever seen. I am used to see plenty of officiants being impersonal, too fast and even "cold" sometimes. Joan not only tried to connect with us before the ceremony, asking questions, wanting to know how we met, but she also incorporated it all to our ceremony, making us feel special.
My husband and I are so happy with our choice and I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Thank you Joan, you have helped us make our day even more special!
A Heartfelt and Personalized Ceremony with Joan: A Wonderful Officiant
Joan made our wedding day super special!!
I would highly recommend Joan for any wedding or anything at all!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH JOAN!!! We are gonna remember you forever!!
Stephanie and Jose Quiroz!!
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I had the pleasure to work with Joan this past weekend. Joan was very responsive to emails throughout the planning process, attended the walk thru to help guide the bride thru the logistics and delivered an incredibly seamless ceremony. I was most impressed with her cue sheet. As a planner, I love how prepared she was!