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Maryland Affairs of the Hearts

Voted by our peers as Maryland's Best Wedding Officiant and Celebrant Service in 2013 and 2014

Maryland Affairs of the hearts has been serving Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania and surrounding communities since 1996. The team of professional wedding officiants is specialized in personalized non–denominational or spiritual wedding ceremonies. Your custom marriage ceremony can be at a wedding location of your choice.

One of our team of professional, licensed, bilingual, male and female wedding officiants will meet with you to discuss and implement YOUR vision of your wedding ceremony. We will send you a sample wedding ceremony to work with, and you may personalize the wedding ceremony to reflect your own style, values, and personal spirituality as they are reflected in your wedding vows. You may craft your own wedding vows, and include others in the wedding ceremony. One of our specialties is involving children in the wedding ceremony in very memory making ways.

In addition, we will share our wedding experiences, resources and ideas with you so that together we can build a wedding ceremony you will remember and treasure forever and your family and friends will adore. From experience we know that your goal is to have a memorable and stress free ceremony. Our teams of selected professional officiants know this, and are focused to support you, and help you and your guests experience your perfect day your way.

Please look at our reviews. I am sure you will be glad you did. We prize their valued opinions and enjoy working with each wedding couple.

An Invitation
Maryland Affairs of the Hearts Invitation We invite you to browse our web site for more information and we look forward to participating in your special day. If you have immediate questions or need information and pricing on our various wedding packages, please contact us via our web form.

Actual Testimonials 

Dear Bishop Joe,
Bishop Joe was nothing short of amazing, not only on our wedding day, but throughout the entire process. My husband and I had an interfaith ceremony, as I am Catholic and he is Jewish. Bishop Joe blended both faiths in a beautiful and respectful way. The ceremony was very meaningful for both of us and our families. He was always available by phone or email whenever I had any questions and put us both at ease and really listened to what we wanted our big day to be like. Both my husband and I hope to keep in touch with him long after our wedding and to baptize our future children.


Dear Reverend Joe,
Thank you again for everything you did to add so much depth, warmth and personal meaning to what was a terrific marriage ceremony for Tom and me. I was just watching the video footage, and saw almost with fresh eyes how really special your officiating was. And so personal and thoughtful. You rule.

Elisa + Tim

Simon and I agree…October 23 was by far the best day of our lives. We’ve never seen so much laughter and tears come from the ones who are close to us. You touched upon emotions we did not even know existed. We owe you our hearts, and for that we promise to enjoy our life together forever more!
Thank you!!!!
Britany Johnson

Rev. Joe,
I wanted to thank you for your amazing ceremony you put together for Robert and I. It was perfect!

Things are great for us! We really appreciate the preparation you put into our ceremony. You were terrific – adding humor to sincerity! All the best,
Mike (and Julie)

And others:
We can’t thank you enough for your ceremony, it was perfect for us and
flowed so much better than I thought possible.  

Thank you so so so much for everything! The ceremony was wonderful and I am so glad you were able to make it to the rehearsal dinner as well- the personal touches you made to the ceremony were priceless.  

Thank you for participating in our wedding last week; you really helped make it special.  So many people commented on how lovely your words were…Everything was just the way I wanted it to be.  

We had such a great time with you at the wedding and you did such a great job! Thank you for making our ceremony so special.  

Thank you so much for yesterday! We really appreciate you coming out to New York and being part of our marriage celebration. I apologize that it took longer than we anticipated to get started, but in the end, I think it worked out perfectly.  

Well, How about that, the wedding was great. We couldn’t be happier. Just beautiful…We received many comments that everyone thought you were great. Thank you so much. Another thing very appreciated was the recognition part you suggested…Lesley and I loved the vows and all of your presentation.  

Thank you for making our day so special. Your thoughtful and touching words filled us with joy…Thank you for taking time, thank you for putting in the effort. It was better than I could ever imagine.  

It was truly our pleasure; I had many of my closest friends agree on how great of a job you did. So thank you sir.  

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