The DC Marriage Knot is a fantistic well known wedding officiating company located in our Nations Capital (Washington DC). We specialize in customized ceremonies, elopements, marriage license processing for our DC couples, and elopement photography.
We are inclusive. No couple is turned away.
Founder Starlene Joyner Burns is a trained spiritual science minister and shares her experience and expertise with couples of all faiths, those without a church home, and non-believers. She takes pride serving Christians, Muslims, multi-faith, spiritual and non-religious couples throughout the DMV.
Starlene don't read your ceremony, with her excellent speaking voice, she delivers your cermony in a style perfect for all to hear. She also works in tantrum with your other vendors to ensure a fabulous affair. Her calm nature, attention to details, professionalism, with her uncanny ability to assess your needs; sets her apart from other wedding officiants.
The DC Marriage Knot provides an all-inclusive Winter/Fall Elopement and macro wedding packages for destination events. We also provide customized ceremonies at your location, and much more. We have many packages to choose from and will interpret your wedding vision to help you plan accordingly.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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David · Married on 04/25/2014
Rev. Burns married my partner and me on April 25, 2014 at the Lincoln Memorial. Since we were traveling from Atlanta, we started making plans in November 2013.
I reviewed several Wedding Officiates in the Washington DC area. I gave my partner a preferred sorted listing of Wedding Officiates to review. We do this as a practice to compare our research independently it helped us narrow to begin our calls on securing the most important date of our lives. I ask my partner who was his preferred selection, he picked Rev Burns. I also had picked Rev Burns as well because I felt a connection from her photos in the advertisement. God provides you the right resources, when need it.
Rev. Burns provided all information promptly mailed us a contract so we can provide the deposit to lock in the date. The ceremony was personal and designed for us. Rev. Burns gave us a folder that included our ceremonial vowels and the prayer of blessing for our marriage.
When we meet with Rev Burns it was feeling like a reunion of best friends. To my surprise the week prior Rev. Burns married two of my friends from Birmingham.
We can’t express enough our humble heartfelt gratitude for Rev. Burns. She is divinely gifted, professional, and takes the time to understand your needs.
I encourage you to please consider Rev. Burns for your special day. Thank you Rev. Burns for sealing our day with your blessings, love and inspiration. We will take this special day in our hearts forever.
Cheryl · Married on 09/23/2018
My husband and I had a New Year's Eve (12/31/2017) ceremony at a friends studio. She came highly recommended for this event and I am very thankful for the recommendation. She provided a questionnaire for us to complete and her website answered a lot of my questions ahead of time. We exchanged texts a few times and we also could have Skyped, met in person or talked over the phone, if needed. She provided the ceremony details ahead of time and my family felt the words were exactly meant for us. The delivery of the wedding was superb.
Amy · Married on 09/07/2018
Rev. Burns officiated our simple civil ceremony on September 7, 2018 at the DC War Memorial. She provided a script ahead of time that we were encouraged to edit as desired. She incorporated our edits without question and suggested the placement of two poems that we wished to be read during the ceremony. I spoke with Rev. Burns one time and we met her as a couple the week before the ceremony. She was punctual to our meeting and to the ceremony. She has a great sense of humor and style! The ceremony turned out just as we had planned and it was just what we had intended. Rev. Burns took care of all the official paperwork afterwords. I would highly recommend Rev. Burns.
I have done a few weddings with Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns and she is extremely professional and so easy to work with. I would strongly recommend her services to all of my clients.
I have done countless weddings with Ms. Burns over the years. She is an absolute delight and easy to work with. I recommend her to everyone!
Had the opportunity to be the wedding entertainment for a commitment ceremony that Rev Burns was the officiant of. She organized the couple's entrance with their attendees and made the guests feel like family. She was absolutely great fun and personable. I look forward to working with her in future ceremonies.