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The DC Marriage Knot has the most respected and well trained wedding officiants in the area. We have been creating customized ceremonies since 2004. And we serve all couples equally.
If you want someone that resonates with your style and on your side, call us today. We don't drop the ball after your ceremony is over. We are seminary trained, experience ministers, who do more than weddings, and we take our responsibilities seriously.
We offer a variety of ways to create a customized ceremony that is special and meaningful to you. Our reviews speak volumes of our lead minister, Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns and her approach to serving you.
Couples say wonderful things about her. "Perfect," "you did an awesome job" are words she often hears immediately following many ceremonies she officiates.
We love what we do, and that love is reflected in many ways.
So call today and book your meeting now. Meanwhile continue reading Rev. Burns reviews and learn more about her.
Meeting Day Discussion (not all packages)
Your love story, Venue, Ceremony Types, Workbook Options, Rituals, Children & Pets, Vows, Processional, Attire, Aisle runner, Planner, Name Changing, Marriage License, and other ceremony logistics
Ways to Meet
There are three ways our meeting can take place:
1. In person (Meeting location in Bowie, Maryland); 2. Skype (confirmation needed); 3. Phone (call initiated by the couple)
Meet our lead minister
I am Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns, a nondenominational minister, meditation instructor, artist, photographer, and dedicated servant of Divine Love.
My passion for marriage has placed me on the frontlines of the marriage equality movement in Maryland. And I enjoy working with all couples in creating a ceremony that best reflects their love.
If you're ready to meet, call me today!
Until then, congratulations on making the most important decision of your life. I know you're excited, and I'm excited for you.
And I'm looking forward to being your perfect wedding officiant.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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.