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  • Q. Do I have to be a resident of Maryland in order to get married there?
  • A. It is not necessary for you to be a resident of Maryland, however, you must be married in the county where you obtained your marriage license.

  • Q. Can we get married without a marriage license?
  • ​A. We will not perform a marriage without a valid marriage license, unless you are already legally married and are renewing your vows.
  • Q. How much does a marriage license cost?
  • A. Charges for your marriage license may vary depending on the county. Contact the Court Clerk in your local Circuit Court in MD and VA and Superior Court in DC.

  • Q. Do you perform ceremonies in MD, DC and VA?
  • A. YES! We are licensed and authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in MD, DC and VA.

  • Q. Is same sex marriage legal in MD and DC and VA?
  • A. Great news!  Same sex marriage is legal everywhere in the US.
  • Q. Do you perform same sex marriages?
  • A. Yes, we do! #lovewins



Our Wedding Officiants have performed ceremonies in several local beautiful venues, such as University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, Newton White Mansion, Marietta House Museum, Bowie West Village Hall, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, PG Ballroom, Cherry Hill Park Ballroom, Dorsey Chapel, Mrs. K's Toll House, Blue Dolphin, Camelot, Busboys & Poets, The Odyssey, Lafontaine Bleu, Silver Swan Bayside, Old Town Hall, Baldwin Hall, The Cherry Blossom, Lloyd House, The Carlyle Club, and Columbus Club Union Station to name a few!

Our most popular service areas in include: Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Calvert County, Charles County, Howard County, Baltimore City, Fairfax County, City of Alexandria, Arlington County, and Washington, DC. 

After You Exchange Vows


Unity Ceremony

The Unity Ceremony is an optional portion of a wedding ceremony.  With the exception of jumping the broom, it typically occurs after the exchange of the wedding rings and before the pronouncement of commitment.  Here are a few ideas:

Sand Ceremony - The couple each pour different colored sand into one glass/vessel symbolizing how their lives have become intertwined.  Children can also be included in this portion.

Unity Candle - The couple each take a lit candle and simultaneously light a third larger "unity candle." They may blow out their individual lights, or leave them lit, symbolizing that they have not lost their individuality in their unity.

Tasting of the 4 Elements - The couple taste four flavors that represent different emotions (the highs and lows) within a relationship, typically sour, bitter, hot and sweet.

Jumping the Broom with a modern twist - An African-American tradition that has its roots in slavery times when slaves couldn't marry. Typically the couple places the broom on the ground, and the couple jumps over it together. The broom can then decorate a place of honor in their home.

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Sweetheart Wedding Vows

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