Maureen Burke Ceremonies is a professionally trained wedding officiant company servicing the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas. Maureen specializes in creating custom ceremonies for couples from all cultural backgrounds. She is an avid writer, with the ability to help customize and create a ceremony that reflects your beliefs and style. Maureen Burke Ceremonies is happy to perform a wide range of ceremonies, including spiritual, same-sex, non-religious, and multicultural.
Maureen is a professionally trained and highly skilled writer and officiant with over 10 years of experience. She is a celebrant that focuses on the meaning of the ceremony for couples.
Beyond offering officiant services for ceremonies, Maureen is happy to assist with customizing vows for couples. Maureen Burke Ceremonies is also happy to offer:
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Emerson · Married on 04/28/2017
When planning our wedding details we decided one of the most important things was the officiant - because they would be a huge part of the atmosphere of this most special day we wanted to be sure to find exactly the right fit. We struck magic in finding Maureen to be that person standing up with us as our celebrant! From the very first inquiry via email and throughout every step of the process Maureen was accessible and right there for us. Maureen is prompt in replying and clear and thorough in her communication. I fully admit that I was a logistics-minded and overly detail-oriented groom, but I always felt at ease that Maureen was on top of everything for our ceremony.
We had Maureen write a custom ceremony for us and it was worth every penny of her very reasonable fee. Maureen starts her process with an introductory phone call outlining next steps and suggestions to spark thinking on ceremony structure, unity rituals, etc. It was informative and made the task of mapping out these details exciting rather than daunting. She was thoughtful with every word she crafted for us and was open to us collaborating on our vows and some other language in the ceremony. The end result was a ceremony that completely reflected both myself and my wife and we couldn't have been happier! Every single one of our guests commented about the personal feeling that our ceremony brought and that is because of the energy and thoughtful touches Maureen brought to our special day. Maureen is warm, bright and truly embodies her role as celebrant - she truly celebrated with us - before the big day and on it!
Kelsey · Married on 02/04/2017
Choosing an officiant from the internet is not easy. Let me tell you that you need not look any further. Working with Maureen was an absolute pleasure. We felt that she truly took time to get to know us and built a ceremony that was exactly what we had hoped for. Maureen was genuine, kind, and an amazing resource through the entire planning process.Sent on 02/07/2017
From the first Skype call to the rehearsal to the actual wedding, Maureen was professional, heartfelt, and attentive. We could not have asked for a better person to marry us.
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User7504476 · 1+ year ago
Maureen was thorough, knowledgeable, and incredibly helpful to both of us. She helped us from start to finish with crafting a custom ceremony, and executed flawlessly. She was also an incredible resource in terms of helping us with coming up with various custom elements for different parts of our ceremony. We highly recommend her services, and will be referring her to our friends in the future!Sent on 12/19/2016
Maureen Burke Ceremonies's reply:
Maureen is one of the reasons I became a Celebrant. I had been considering getting the certification and was lucky enough to attend a wedding ceremony that Maureen co-created with two friends. It was thoughtful, dear, funny, and deeply meaningful. It was so very moving to me to witness my friends being truly seen and known in this vulnerable and powerful moment and it really inspired me to pursue Celebrancy. Her sense of humor, her timing and pacing, and her ability to hold sacred space are all qualities that make her a wonderful person as well as Celebrant!