Rev. Claire Frances is a wedding officiant based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is an ordained interfaith minister and has proudly officiated more than 1,000 weddings since 2004. Rev. Claire Frances conducts unique and personalized ceremonies throughout central Virginia and is also available to travel to other Virginia locations and Washington DC.
Rev. Claire Frances and her team of passionate ministers provide a number of services to help make couples' big day even more memorable. She begins the process with an initial consultation via email or over the phone, before asking couples to complete a questionnaire outlining their preferences. Claire offers a range of ceremony options that include customizing vows, rituals, and blessings, with the option of honoring family members and ring vows also included. Rev. Claire Frances can perform at a wide range of ceremonies including interfaith, interspiritual, and intercultural weddings. She is also happy to perform at elopements, civil unions, and vow renewal ceremonies. Rev. Claire Frances and the team conduct a full rehearsal prior to the big, allowing to-be-weds to feel prepared and make any final adjustments to the ceremonial itinerary.
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Words ARE the wedding, and Reverend Claire always gives her couples, family and friends the bond of a magical message. Consistently great. Highly recommended.
I've played for dozens of weddings performed by Claire, and it never fails- the atmosphere is always calm yet joyful, and her words are always so moving. She knows how to create a meaningful ceremony sensitively tailored to each couple, yet she really knows how weddings work and how to make things flow smoothly. I always leave feeling better than I came!
We have worked with Claire and her team quite often at our weddings. She listens to the bride and groom's vision and creates a beautiful ceremony that everyone will remember.