Serving a diverse community since 2004,
with over 700 satisfied couples
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you're having a Maryland Wedding, a Washington DC Wedding, or a Virginia Wedding;
steps to bond your partnership is the beginning of showing your love and
commitment to each other. It is the building blocks of creation that
bonds two souls together for life.
My service as a wedding
minister and wedding officiant, is to help you carve and shape your ceremony
into a reflection of your love. I will work with you to create a
uniquely special celebration that demonstrates who you are today, who you
are becoming tomorrow, and who you where in the past.
Even if you choose not to
participate in the writing of your ceremony, I will create one for you
that's built from our dialogue and reveals to me your inner feelings, uniqueness, beauty, and beliefs.
Either way, your ceremony will show a glimpse into your future.
a traveling minister, I will come to your wedding site. A site
can be a home, garden, park, banquet hall, country club, ballroom, hotel,
restaurant, yacht, 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.
Maryland Weddings, Virginia Weddings, Washington DC Weddings
- Large Weddings
the Washington DC & Baltimore City Areas)
to $895 (Outside
the DC Metropolitan Area)
(same venue as wedding)
the Washington DC & Baltimore City Areas)
you are eloping extemporaneously or planning a wedding, please call for my availability.
10:00 am -
is one way to reduce the stress and cost of a wedding. If money is an
issue for you right now (buying a house more important), advice is coming to you
from everywhere, and you feel the need to escape it all; consider eloping in
Maryland. Elopement ceremonies can still have that personalized
After booking my services you will receive a free
ceremony workbook with sample ceremonies and premarital questionnaire.
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. For
licensing procedures, please check with the marriage bureau of the
circuit court in the jurisdiction in which you are planning to get married, or
click the above link.
above fees are based on my experience, 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; and the founder of God's Center for Divine Healing. The healing center is dedicated to providing distant healing energy and prayer to those
outside the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
four consecutive years to become an ordained minister of
Prior to that I was ordained in the Christian faith.
With more than six years of experience, I am
prepared for the responsibility of an interfaith - nondenominational wedding minister.
In addition, I received further training in the
administration of the holy sacraments, (weddings, baby blessings, private baptisms, memorials, funerals (including
pets), and other rites of passage), under the direction of a well known master administrator of the rites of
passage. I am compassionate, ethical, and professional. As a wedding officiant, I will work hard with you to ensure that your wedding
a licensed minister, I am authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in
Maryland. Finally, I am registered in Washington DC and Virginia to
perform marriages. If you are having a Maryland Wedding, DC Wedding, or a
Virginia Wedding; call me.
a list of recommended vendors, please visit the vendorspage. The vendors listed on that page are only suggestions to simplify
your task. Please feel free to select your own vendor.
Meanwhile, visit my
article's page and learn how to start your
wedding on time.
The territory in which
I will be offering my services as a
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.
Meeting (Initial Consultation)
Once we have agreed on a meeting date and time; kindly confirm it with
me the day before or the morning (after 10:00 am) of our meeting. This way I will know that you are sincere about your
wedding plans and meeting with me. If I do not hear from you, I will
assume that you are no longer interested in my services.
All meetings are held at Panera Bread in the Vista Gardens Marketplace: 10531 Martin
Luther King Jr. Highway, Bowie, MD 20720. This shopping center is
adjacent to my community. And there are
times when I hold meetings in my home or via Skype.
If you would like to reserve my services at the end of our meeting, you will
need and a $100 cash deposit. Checks and money orders are also
Traveling the highways
Northern Virginia, & Washington DC to serve the needs of
a diverse spiritual community
Faiths, All Weddings, All Ethnicities
Rev. SJ Burns is listed on many websites under: Maryland Officiants, MD Officiant,
Maryland Wedding Officiants, Baltimore Officiant, Interfaith Wedding Ministers, Nondenominational Wedding Officiants,
Maryland Celebrants, Justice of the Peace, Marriage
Celebrant, and Clergy.
Rev. Burns (your
minister on call and resident MD Officiant) loves performing
Maryland Weddings, Washington DC Weddings, Baltimore Weddings, Virginia
Weddings, Civil Weddings, Interfaith Weddings, Nondenominational Weddings,
Nonreligious Weddings, Integrated Weddings, Interracial
Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Elopements and Washington DC
Weddings. She travels
up and down the highways from Bowie to Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Annapolis, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg,
Rockville, Alexandria, Fairfax, and Washington, DC
fulfilling the needs of those who call.