Weddings by Richard Burton in Charleston, South Carolina is a wedding officiant serving couples in love. Richard Burton describes his services as personable, professional and polished, tailoring each wedding to the couple’s love and personality. This wedding officiant helps to ease the stress of the day with his attentive, detail-oriented and kind manner, allowing you to savor this important life event.
Richard Burton’s background includes a career as a professional hotel concierge before establishing his wedding officiating role in 2007. In both roles he shares his friendly and service-oriented approach to relating to people. He also identifies himself as a spiritual humanist, which is evident in his open and compassionate personality.
Richard Burton extends the services of customized vows to each couple, allowing for a uniquely special experience. This licensed wedding officiant is available to perform civil unions, rehearsals, vow renewals, single religion, non-religious and interfaith ceremonies. He offers wedding packages that include elopements and vow renewal packages, intimate ceremonies and grand celebrations, each with access to possible indoor and outdoor venue options.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Rosanne · Married on 06/28/2017
There are wedding officiants…And then there is Rick Burton (Insert mental image of super-cool fireworks)Sent on 07/05/2017
Rick's attention to detail was nothing short of perfect. Professional, polite, responsive, accommodating, charismatic, enthusiastic. I could keep offering up adjectives for Rick -- I think you get the point.
William and I planned an elopement to the Charleston area. Being from WAY out of town, we found Rick by chance via a simple internet search. From the initial email, we knew Rick was the right man for the job. He had all the answers, organized in perfect checklists. By the second phone call. We knew exactly how the ceremony would go.
We met Rick in person the week of the ceremony. He met us in a quaint little bistro in downtown Charleston. We discussed the details of the ceremony over morning coffee. He even volunteered to pick up our marriage license and my bridal bouquet from the florist! Who does that?
After coffee, Rick took us on a quick tour of downtown and of the lovely Belmond at Charleston Place Hotel (highly recommended you stay there – WOW). We were able get a full 360-degree view of the city from the rooftop pool area.
Wedding day…Perfect. We met Rick at the seaside resort and conducted the ceremony alongside the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
So, the officiant’s job is done, right? Wrong. This is when Rick kicked it into high gear. Since it was just us, Rick stayed with us through all the post-ceremony wedding photography. Carrying my shoes and helping us in any way possible. Just above and beyond expectations.
The next day, he messaged us just to wish us well and assure us that all legal aspects had been filed and taken care of.
BOTTOM LINE: Rick Burton is top-notch. Do yourself a favor and book him as soon as possible! I wish we could get married again!
Colleen Nixon · Married on 04/27/2019
Amazing and so helpful!
Rick was absolutely amazing. He was so helpful and made awesome suggestions for other vendors we used for our wedding. Everything turned our perfectly and was so easy to plan with his help!Sent on 04/29/2019
Jessica Brauer · Married on 04/06/2019
Rick is the absolute best!
Working with Rick for our wedding in April was such a pleasure. After reading countless amazing reviews online, we knew we had to get in touch with him. As soon as we got on the phone (we were planning from out-of-state), it was clear that Rick was a true professional, but he was also warm and kind and seemed like the perfect person to officiate our wedding. We were right!!!Sent on 06/05/2019
Rick truly took the time to get to know us as a couple and paid close attention to how we envisioned our wedding ceremony. He sent us many resources to refer to when thinking about the flow and texts for our non-religious ceremony and was incredibly helpful in the process of acquiring our license.
We only got down to Charleston once before the wedding and were lucky enough to get to meet with Rick to iron out some details. We were a little all over the place in our ideas, but Rick was able to take our thoughts and put them into a perfect execution.
My family is from France and it was important for me to make them feel welcome and included, and Rick took the time to add french flares here and there that were just the cherry on top of a perfect ceremony. It was truly special.
At the rehearsal, Rick made everyone feel so comfortable and made sure everyone involved in the ceremony was prepared and confident. He answered everyone's questions and took the time to get to know the "key players". He is truly the picture of professionalism and such an incredible person to work with.
As we hoped, the ceremony was truly perfect and so meaningful. Our guests are still raving about it, and so much of that is thanks to Rick! We could not recommend him enough!!!!
Richard Burton is in a word the wedding whisperer!
The consummate wedding officiant... With a passion for uniting couples and families through matrimony, Rick delivers very personal and thoughtful ceremonies with utmost style and grace. His attention to detail from the first phone call to the " I do's" is spot on. The best of the best!
I love working with Richard Burton. He is extremely professional, and helpful throughout the entire process. If you're looking for an Officiant in Charleston, I highly recommend Mr. Burton!!