With This Ring I Thee Wedd Ceremonies, LLC, is a wedding officiant in Alexandria, Virginia. The officiant, Leora, has been officiating wedding ceremonies for more than 27 years. She always makes sure everything is ready, reaching the venue about 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony to check with the bride and groom, catering manager, photographers, musicians and wedding coordinator as well as the person who has the rings and other props, and most importantly checking for a valid marriage license.
Leora is a licensed officiant in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. She was recently featured in a blog post and a winery weddings magazine. With her years of experience in the industry, she has officiated more than 2,500 weddings at various venues. She is also a proud member of the Association of Wedding Professionals and a Distinguished Toastmaster.
With This Ring I Thee Wedd Ceremonies, LLC, offers officiant services such as guiding couples through the ceremony process, assisting with acquiring marriage license and helping couples write customized vows. The wedding officiant is open to various wedding types including civil unions, vow renewals, interfaith and non-religious ceremonies. If needed, Leora travels for destination weddings.
302 Reviews for With This Ring I Thee Wedd Ceremonies, LLC
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Renita C. · Getting married on 07/12/2022
Very professional and prompt! It felt like we knew each other for years. Thanks againSent on 01/07/2021
With This Ring I Thee Wedd Ceremonies, LLC's reply:Thanks Renita! You were stunning in your gown. I wish you and your husband a blessed life together 😘
Jennifer H. · Getting married on 07/06/2021
Last Minute Nuptials
My now wife and I had planned to wed on a date that fell within the time frame of the Stay at Home orders so we were forced to postpone. As the bans were lifted we began to discuss viable options when on late Sunday evening we decided to marry on June 19, 2020, a mere five days later. We began by immediately emailing all of the officiants (>30) on the list we received from the circuit court when we obtained our first license. We weren't justSent on 06/26/2020
looking for someone who was available on such short notice, but also someone who answered favorably to a few questions we had surrounding the celebration of Pride and the historic date known as Juneteenth. A few were unavailable while others commented in a way that led us to believe they did not support same sex marriage, but were honoring the oath they took to uphold the law. We had narrowed it down to three and on Monday we chose Leora Willis mainly because of her level of engagement
with us, as we had several more questions for the prospects, and also her enthusiasm and appreciation for being considered.
Choosing her ended up being one of the best decisions we made as she turned into a valuable resource, especially when trying to select a venue. She was able to provide insider tips for some of the areas we were contemplating which turned out to be spot on, no doubt attributed to her experience in the business. As the date approached we were monitoring weather patterns and asked if she would be flexible if we needed to change the time in order to avoid the forecasted thunderstorms. She said that would not be a problem and to let her know what we decided. Initially we were targeting a 6pm start which was modified to 7pm, but neither time panned out. She was the epitome of a person exercising patience and flexibility because the day of the ceremony, not only did we ask to push the start time up 2 hours, but also a change in location to an area that would provide shelter from the predicted storm showers for not only us, but our handful of guests and photographers. Leora came through yet again as she made a suggestion of two locations that would provide just that for us to choose from.
Leora was definitely attentive and it was evident in the words she wrote about us for our ceremony. You would not have known that we had only become aware of each other's existence only five days prior. She was the icing on the cake when it came to fulfilling the vision we had for our union. It was a pleasure working with her and we are grateful for the value she brought to the table.
With This Ring I Thee Wedd Ceremonies, LLC's reply:Jennifer I appreciate your kind words, thank you! I believe every couple deserves the best on their wedding day. It's a once in a lifetime experience and there should be full engagement of those you hire to make your day spectacular and legal! Thank you for the honor of standing with you and Starr. I also appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity, I limit myself to one cup of the teas you gifted me. I look forward to celebrating with you all of your joys for years to come!
Melanie D. · Getting married on 07/05/2021
Leora is an amazing person who guided us through the process with kindness, clarity and joy. We would recommend her to anyone. She was an integral part of the day and is a wonderful addition to our memories.Sent on 06/05/2019
With This Ring I Thee Wedd Ceremonies, LLC's reply:Thank you Melanie for your kind words. I enjoyed my time with you and Marianne and your four-legged children. Best always, Leora
I have been partnering with Leora of With This Ring I Thee Wedd for several years, and it is always a joyful and educational experience for me and my team. When I work with Leora she immediately becomes a member of our team, and we collaborate together with one goal in mind - to create a memorable experience for our clients. Leora is knowledgeable in all cultural ceremonies; her flow with the words during the ceremony has all engaged in the love of the couple; and she is compassionate about the details to make sure that it represents the love being shared and reflective of the character of the couple. Leora is my go to Officiant in the Washington, DC area!
Extremely professional and wonderful woman to have worked with on a few occasions! She really personalizes and makes every ceremony special for the couple. It has been a pleasure working with her and hearing her make the day extra special for clients!
If you want a ceremony that is personalize, filled with emotion and memorable - Leora Willis of With This Ring I Thee Wedd is the choice. In the process of wedding planning so many get caught up in the glitz and glamour of the decor and don't give comparable attention to the 'main thing' - the ceremony! Make it memorable, make it yours, make sure Leora Willis is your wedding officiant! Two Thumbs Up!