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you're having a waterfront wedding on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay or
the Potomac River; you will be allowing the elements of nature to be part of
your new beginning. With the water as your backdrop representing the
purity of life and the cleansing of the old ways. The boats moving
gently out at sea will symbolize your readiness to take sail for those
uncharted areas of your relationship that comes with living together and
staying the course.
My services as a wedding
minister and wedding officiant in the Annapolis, North Beach, Northern
Virginia and Washington DC areas; are designed to help you to
create a ceremony
that symbolizes your love, commitment, and determination to be one.
If you choose not to
participate in the writing of your ceremony, I will create one which
expresses your inner feelings, uniqueness, and beliefs.
Either way, your ceremony will reflect the brilliance of your inner selves.
Waterfront weddings can be:
a traveling minister, I will come to your wedding site. Your site
can be a home, garden, park, banquet hall, country club, ballroom, hotel,
restaurant, yacht, pier, beach, or a hotel suite.
letting me know where, when, and how to get there, will put me at the right
place, at the right time.
Waterfront Weddings on the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, Lakeside
New fees listed below go into effect 1/1/2009
- Small - Large
(Within the Greater Washington DC Area)
$385 to $795 (Outside
the DC Metropolitan Area)
you are planning a wedding, please call for my availability.
10:00 am -
Note: All ceremonies require a valid marriage license or original marriage
certificate (for previously married couples) that must be
presented to me prior to my officiating your wedding ceremony.
licensing procedures, please check with the marriage bureau of the
circuit court in the jurisdiction in which you are planning to get married.
initial consultation. And once booked, you will receive a draft ceremony, workbook with sample ceremonies, and
a premarital questionnaire.
above fees are based on writing and revising the ceremony,
traveling to and from the wedding site, rehearsal attendance, wedding party direction and coordination, my time corresponding
with you, filing the county marriage license, officiating the ceremony,
advertising cost, website hosting, 5% cost of living increase, other
logistics, and (if applicable) a holiday
wedding fee ($60 is added to the base cost).
Starlene Joyner Burns a nondenominational - interfaith wedding minister,
wedding celebrant, and wedding officiant. In addition, I am
the founder and director of SJB Ministries LLC.
Currently, I am a minister in good standing at the National Spiritual
And I studied four consecutive years to become an ordained minister of Spiritual
Prior to that I was ordained in the Christian faith.
With more than six years of experience, I am
ready to perform my duties as an interfaith - nondenominational minister.
In addition, I provide the following services: baby blessings, private baptisms, memorials, funerals (including
pets), and other rites of passage. I am compassionate, ethical, and professional. And
Annapolis officiant, I will work hard with you to ensure that your ceremony is
Furthermore, I am authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in
Maryland. And I am registered in Washington DC and Virginia to
perform marriages. If you are having a waterfront wedding in Maryland,
Washington DC, or a
Virginia; call me (202) 253.3629.
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The territory in which
I will be offering my customized services as a traveling wedding minister and wedding officiant are: parts of Southern Maryland
that includes; Prince Georges County, Calvert County, St. Mary's County,
and Charles County. In addition, I will extend my area of coverage to;
Montgomery County, MD; Howard County, MD; Anne Arundel County, MD; Frederick
County, MD; Carroll County, MD; Baltimore County, MD; Baltimore City; MD;
Arlington County, VA, Fairfax County, VA; Alexandria, VA; and Washington, DC.
coaching is available, but not required. For additional information,
kindly click the coaching link at the top of the page.
reserving your wedding date and time with me, you may secure my services with a
$100 nonrefundable deposit. This payment can be made by check, cash, or money
I normally collect this fee at the
conclusion of our first meeting (whether we meet in person or over the phone).
The balance is due 60 days prior (check or cash) to your wedding. For
short notice weddings, all money is due at the time of booking.
Click here for directions to my home office.