A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings

A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings

9901 Cherry Tree Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20901
A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Choosing the right minister to officiate your wedding or ceremony is very important.  The ordained, non-denomination ministers and officiants believe in your love and that a ceremony should be an expression of your heart and soul, and tailored just for you. Ceremonies are proudly performed for all couples regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, or religious belief. Whether your ceremony is Religious, Spiritual, Native American, Celtic, Pagan, Wicca, Theme, or Same Sex, our goal is to perform weddings and ceremonies that are fun, filled with love, and that will be cherished by you forever.
9901 Cherry Tree Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Choosing the right minister to officiate your wedding or ceremony is very important. The ordained, non-denomination ministers and officiants believe in your love and that a ceremony should be an expression of your heart and soul, and tailored just for you. Ceremonies are proudly performed for all couples regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, or religious belief.

Whether your ceremony is Religious, Spiritual, Native American, Celtic, Pagan, Wicca, Theme, or Same Sex, our goal is to perform weddings and ceremonies that are fun, filled with love, and that will be cherished by you forever. We work closely with our clients to develop custom-designed Weddings, Vow Renewal and Commitment Ceremonies, Baptisms, and Funerals. Additionally, we perform Native American Smudging Ceremonies, Mother "Blessing Way" Ceremonies; Baby Blessings & Namings; Rites of Passage; Rites of Healing and Transition; Divorce, Letting Go, and Moving on Ceremonies; and Blessings for Animals, Houses, and Boats. We travel to all ceremony sites. Ceremonies are available in English and Spanish. Free tips for planning and ideas for music, flower, and food selections and ceremony supplies can be found on our website. Call *NOT DISPLAYED* for a FREE phone consultation.

At A Beatific Union of Two Souls, the following ceremonies are available:
Fast Ceremony: $35.00 scheduled from 9am-5pm during the week in home or garden in Silver Spring; after hours: $45. Weekends and holidays: $65.00. This beautiful ceremony is an alternative to a courthouse wedding, is performed for the couple only, and a Montgomery County Marriage License is required. The officiant conducts the ceremony, signs the official marriage licenses, and mails the official court copy to the appropriate court clerk.

Simple Ceremony: $75.00 scheduled from 9am-5pm during the week in home or garden in Silver Spring; after hours: $85. Weekends and holidays: $100.00. This is a beautiful ceremony for couples who wish to have a ceremony that is inexpensive and private, or where wedding stress may be an issue, guests are strictly limited to eight (8) inside and up to thirteen (13) outside, and a Montgomery County Marriage License is required. Couples may select the Spiritual Ceremony #3, the Religious Ceremony #3, or the Commitment Ceremony #3, which can be seen on our website, and choose either the Unity Candle, the Hawaiian Sand, or the Celtic Hand Fasting Tradition. For the basic fee, the officiant provides the supplies for the ceremony tradition which may be kept as a keepsake, a decorated arch, and bubbles, conducts the ceremony, signs all the copies of the official marriage licenses, and mails the official court copy to the appropriate court clerk.
Budget Ceremony: $175.00 for locations within 10 miles of Officiant's office, and $200 and up for other locations in the Maryland, DC Metropolitan, and Northern Virginia areas. This ceremony is conducted at your chosen location. For the basic fee, the officiant conducts the ceremony, signs all the copies of the official marriage licenses, and mails the official court copy to the appropriate court clerk. The officiant is available for email and phone consultation; provides ceremony samples and vows, recommendations for music, food, and flowers, and provides tips for saving money, planning rehearsals, and planning indoor, outdoor, and beach ceremonies.
Traditional Ceremony: $530 to $645 and up for locations within the Maryland, DC Metropolitan, and Northern Virginia areas. This ceremony is conducted at your chosen location. For the basic fee, everything in the Budget Ceremony is provided. In addition, the officiant prepares a worksheet with samples of readings and rituals; writes the wedding vows; attends the wedding rehearsal, and prepares a bound copy of the ceremony along with a keepsake marriage certificate.
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A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Choosing the right minister to officiate your wedding or ceremony is very important.  The ordained, non-denomination ministers and officiants believe in your love and that a ceremony should be an expression of your heart and soul, and tailored just for you. Ceremonies are proudly performed for all couples regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, or religious belief. Whether your ceremony is Religious, Spiritual, Native American, Celtic, Pagan, Wicca, Theme, or Same Sex, our goal is to perform weddings and ceremonies that are fun, filled with love, and that will be cherished by you forever.
A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Choosing the right minister to officiate your wedding or ceremony is very important. The ordained, non-denomination ministers and officiants believe in your love and that a ceremony should be an expression of your heart and soul, and tailored just for you. Ceremonies are proudly performed for all couples regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, or religious belief. Whether your ceremony is Religious, Spiritual, Native American, Celtic, Pagan, Wicca, Theme, or Same Sex, our goal is to perform weddings and ceremonies that are fun, filled with love, and that will be cherished by you forever.

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A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — This is a Fast Ceremony performed in my home. This beautiful ceremony is an alternative to a courthouse wedding, is performed for the couple only, and a Montgomery County Marriage License is required.  The officiant conducts the ceremony, signs the official marriage licenses, and mails the official court copy to the appropriate court clerk. Fast Ceremony fees: $35.00 scheduled from 9am-5pm during the week in home or garden in Silver Spring; after hours:  $45.  Weekends and holidays:  $65.00.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — This is a Fast Ceremony performed in my home office. This beautiful ceremony is an alternative to a courthouse wedding, is performed for the couple only, and a Montgomery County Marriage License is required.  The officiant conducts the ceremony, signs the official marriage licenses, and mails the official court copy to the appropriate court clerk. Fast Ceremony fees: $35.00 scheduled from 9am-5pm during the week in home or garden in Silver Spring; after hours:  $45.  Weekends and holidays:  $65.00.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Baby Namings - Blessing Ceremony - A Baby Naming or Blessing Ceremony is an event at which an infant is given a name or names. They can occur anywhere from mere days after birth to several months afterwards, and may have religious or cultural significance.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — The Blending of the Sands is a beautiful unifying ceremony from Hawaii that symbolizes the joining of the Bride and Groom or the blending together of their families. There are two versions offered—one for the couple and one for the family. Glass containers are needed for the Bride, Groom, and each child represented (when children are included). Each container is filled with different colored sand, representing each individual’s uniqueness. After the Officiant reads the sand ceremony text, the Bride and Groom (and each child) pour their individual containers of sand into the Unity Sand Bottle simultaneously. They may wish to leave a small amount of sand in each container to symbolize that, although they now are joined as one, they till retain their own individuality. Creative ideas: The Unity Sand Bottle, as well as the individual containers, may be a vase, vial, glass, jar, heart-shaped bottle, or any other glass container. Choose a color of sand that reflects your unique personality.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Life Transition Ceremonies – There Ceremonies are beautiful, intimate and powerful ways of acknowledging and letting go of what has gone before, so that one can move on to the next stage in one’s life. They are also a way to find new, happier perspectives on current circumstances that are causing pain.  Any significant event, milestone, or phase in one’s life can be incorporated into a meaningful blessing ceremony to mark the occasion and create lasting memories.  Events  include:  birth, naming, baptisms, adoption, weaning, potty training, birthdays, coming of age, bar/bat mitzvahs, graduations from kindergarten  to  college, marriage, divorce, new home or car, career moves, starting a business, empty nest, mid-life crisis, menopause, retirement, golden years, and death.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Mother Blessings “Blessing  Way” Ceremony – Modern women have changed the traditional baby shower into a more powerful Mother Blessing or “Blessing Way Ceremony.  A mother blessing is both a celebration of the baby and acknowledgment of the mother vessel which is the awesome power of the creation of mankind in its entirety.  Mother Blessings originated in North America as a Navajo practice called Hozhooji which is loosely translated as "Blessingway". In the Navajo language, the name encompasses all that is good, words such as beauty, success, perfection, well-being, and ideal. The ceremony traditionally lasted two days and nights and the mother was "sung over" to ensure good luck, good health and blessings for mother and baby.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — A themed Celtic Wedding.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — This is a Hand fasting - Celtic Tradition where the Officiant explains the significance of the hand fasting ritual: The expression “tying the knot” refers to the traditional early Celtic marriage ritual of Hand fasting. Hand fasting, the ancient word for wedding, was traditionally recognized as a binding contract of marriage before weddings became a legal function of the government and church. After the wedding vows and ring exchange, the couple’s hands were bound together with a cord tied in a “love knot” to signify the joining of their lives in a sacred union. Today, hand fasting is a symbolic ceremony to honor a couple’s desire for commitment to each other, and to acknowledge that their lives and their destinies are now bound together.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Coming Of Age Ceremony – This Ceremony is a celebration of the passage of a child into a young adult.  For boys, the magical age is usually 13.  For girls, the magical age may come at their first menstruation which can be as early as 9 or 10 and as late as 14 or 15. The la fiesta Quinceañera is a rite of passage full of tradition for 15 y.o. Latina  girls.  Almost as though passing through an invisible door, a Latina enters her Quinceañera as a child but emerges as a young woman with new responsibilities.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Ceremonies are proudly performed for all couples regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, or religious belief. Whether your ceremony is Religious, Spiritual, Native American, Celtic, Pagan, Wicca, Theme, or Same Sex, our goal is to perform weddings and ceremonies that are fun, filled with love, and that will be cherished by you forever. 

Starting 3/3/2010, same sex couples can get a marriage license, and get officially married in the District of Columbia beginning 3/9/2010 by contacting the Marriage Bureau, D.C. Superior Court, H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 4485, Washington, D.C. 20001.  Office Hours:  9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday - Friday (except legal holidays) Information line: (202) 879-4840.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — A Western Themed WeddingA Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Funeral services can be non-denominational, interfaith or civil, simple or elaborate, traditional or non-traditional, and may include ash-scattering, stories, anecdotes, music, readings, poems and songs.  They may be held inside of a home, a church, a chapel, a funeral home, a hall, or a crematoria, or they may be held outside at the graveside, or a favorite location such as a garden, in the desert, or at the beach.  Each ceremony is filled with grace, dignity, depth, reverence, compassion, and with creativity, lightness and humor when needed.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — A White Dove Release WeddingA Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Boat Blessing & Christening Ceremonies –The Blessing of the Fleet is an annual event that is practiced world-wide in fishing communities and areas with a strong sea-faring heritage.  An officiant performs the actual blessing while fishermen gather in their newly outfitted boats to receive the blessing, and family members unite in making whatever preparations are dictated by local tradition. By extension, some families will ask a blessing of a new tractor, car, truck, or other large piece of equipment.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — n the midst of the tender time of grieving for a recent loss of a loved one, many decisions must be made.  One of the most important decisions is the creation of a well-planned farewell funeral service, memorial service, or an end of life ceremony that is a tribute to the one who has passed on.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — This is a Budget Celtic Ceremony at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland.  This ceremony is conducted at your chosen location.  For the basic fee, the officiant conducts the ceremony, signs all the copies of the official marriage licenses, and mails the official court copy to the appropriate court clerk.  The officiant is available for email and phone consultation; provides ceremony samples and vows, recommendations for music, food, and flowers, and provides tips for saving money, planning rehearsals, and planning indoor, outdoor, and beach ceremonies. Fees: $175.00 for locations within 10 miles of Officiant's office, and $200 and up for other locations in the Maryland, DC Metropolitan, and Northern Virginia areas.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Integrated Healing Ceremonies – Often we carry around the wounds and pains of past relationships such as disputes with members of our family, partners, colleagues and friends.  Integrated Healing Ceremonies are used by persons having issues or problems in their life that are causing them mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual discomfort. The essence of a healing ceremony is to transform the nature of the pain by acknowledging and finding beauty in what was experienced, and to bring closure to the issues which in turn can lead to personal healing, growth, strength, and learning.  These Ceremonies, depending on the issues and circumstances of individual situations, may require one or multiple consultations, and may take various forms to include the integrated use of spiritual meditation, relaxation, family and individual counseling techniques, prayers, candles, and chanting.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Home Blessings – Cleansing Ceremonies - The home has long been the center of our family lives; we gather there to create memories with family and friends and to find comfort and solace for ourselves. Home blessing use used to fill a new home with good vibrations, to cleanse it of any lurking old vibes, and to invite friends to help make it truly your home.  House Cleansings – Did something bad happen in your home?  A house cleansing ceremony with salt, water, citrus and fire (candles) can make it fresh and new again.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Native American Smudging Blessing Ceremony is a ritual way the Native Americans used to cleanse a person, a place or an object of negative energies, spirits or influences. The smudging ceremony involves the burning of special, sacred plants and herbal resins, then, either passing an object through the resulting smoke, or fanning the smoke around a person or place. The spirit of the plant then purifies whatever is being smudged.  Dr. Martin is a native of Mississippi and her Grandfather was of the Choctaw Nation; she is well versed in herbal healing and SmudgingA Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Ceremonies are proudly performed for all couples regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, or religious belief. Whether your ceremony is Religious, Spiritual, Native American, Celtic, Pagan, Wicca, Theme, or Same Sex, our goal is to perform weddings and ceremonies that are fun, filled with love, and that will be cherished by you forever.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Jumping the broom is a ritual that goes back in time to the ancestral roots African Americans who wanted to honor their unions when they could not afford to legally marry.  This ritual symbolizes the sweeping away of old former single lives, past problems, and previous cares.  Jumping the broom symbolizes the crossing of a threshold and the leaping of faith into a new relationship.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support and unconditional love to their owners; people love their pets and consider them members of their family.  Dr. Martin has the companion of five wonderful Yorkshire Terriers and understands the bonds and love that exist between a person and pet.   When a beloved pet dies, its owner can feel overwhelmed by sorrow, have a need to express grief and expect support and comfort from friends and family members.  Elizabeth Kubler Ross wrote in her book "On Death and Dying" that "Your loss stands alone in its meaning and uniqueness. Your loss is deep and deserves personal attention without comparison"A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — A memorial service is a service without the body present and can vary in ceremony and procedures according to the community and religious affiliations.  You can hold a memorial service instead of a funeral, or in addition to it.  Because the body is not present at a memorial, disposition may take place either before or after the service.  For instance, you might conduct a funeral in a town where the deceased lived and died, and a memorial service at a later date in the town where the deceased was raised.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver SpringA Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — A memorial service for a loved one.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Many Fast, Simple and Budget weddings are performed for military personnel by Reverend Georgia Martin who retired with 28 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Nurse Corps and from Civil Service with the Army JAG Corps.  In the D.C. Metropolitan area, there are many military chapels located in military hospitals and posts available for ceremonies free of charge to Active duty military personnel, dependants, retired military personnel and reserve component personnel.  Chapels can be reserved by contacting the Chapel NCOIC.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Mother Blessings “Blessing  Way” Ceremony – Modern women have changed the traditional baby shower into a more powerful Mother Blessing or “Blessing Way Ceremony.  A mother blessing is both a celebration of the baby and acknowledgment of the mother vessel which is the awesome power of the creation of mankind in its entirety.  Mother Blessings originated in North America as a Navajo practice called Hozhooji which is loosely translated as "Blessingway". In the Navajo language, the name encompasses all that is good, words such as beauty, success, perfection, well-being, and ideal. The ceremony traditionally lasted two days and nights and the mother was "sung over" to ensure good luck, good health and blessings for mother and baby.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — A Budget Wedding in the Maryland mountains. This ceremony is conducted at your chosen location.  For the basic fee, the officiant conducts the ceremony, signs all the copies of the official marriage licenses, and mails the official court copy to the appropriate court clerk.  The officiant is available for email and phone consultation; provides ceremony samples and vows, recommendations for music, food, and flowers, and provides tips for saving money, planning rehearsals, and planning indoor, outdoor, and beach ceremonies.  Budget Ceremony fees: $175.00 for locations within 10 miles of Officiant's office, and $200 and up for other locations in the Maryland, DC Metropolitan, and Northern Virginia areas.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver SpringA Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — Traditional Ceremony with the Unity Candle Tradition. This ceremony is conducted at your chosen location. For the basic fee, everything in the Budget Ceremony is provided.  In addition, the officiant prepares a worksheet with samples of readings and rituals; writes the wedding vows; attends the wedding rehearsal, and prepares a bound copy of the ceremony along with a keepsake marriage certificate. Fees: $530 to $645 and up for locations within the Maryland, DC Metropolitan, and Northern Virginia areas.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — The lighting of the Unity Candle is a ritual that symbolizes the joining together two individuals into a married couple in a harmonious relationship.  It also symbolizes the illumination of the souls of the bride and groom, and the flames of their love for each other. Lighting the Unity Candle normally takes place after the Bride and Groom exchange vows and rings. The Officiant will share a few thoughts about the unity that exists between a husband and wife when they enter into marriage, after which the couple will take their respective candles and light the center candle.A Beatific Union of Two Souls- $35 Weddings, Silver Spring — A Budget Wedding in couples home. This ceremony is conducted at your chosen location.  For the basic fee, the officiant conducts the ceremony, signs all the copies of the official marriage licenses, and mails the official court copy to the appropriate court clerk.  The officiant is available for email and phone consultation; provides ceremony samples and vows, recommendations for music, food, and flowers, and provides tips for saving money, planning rehearsals, and planning indoor, outdoor, and beach ceremonies.  Budget Ceremony fees: $175.00 for locations within 10 miles of Officiant's office, and $200 and up for other locations in the Maryland, DC Metropolitan, and Northern Virginia areas.
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11/10/2009

"Perfect Commitment Ceremony", An Eventective User from Prince Georges County, Maryland
Thank you very much you done a wonderful job!

I was very satisfied with her work. Rev. Martin is very good at what she does, and it isnt just money for her...... SHE CARES!

You did a beautiful job. My ceremony went exactly the way I wanted it to and you were a huge part of it going so well. I cannot thank you enough. Marvin and I will always be greatful.

Reverend Martin is the best! Even though we only had a few weeks to prepare for the wedding, it was beautiful! Thank you again! Karla

My husband, David, and I were VERY pleased with Reverend Martin's services. The wedding exceeded our expectations. We are forever grateful for having her as a part of our wedding day.

Debby Arnold. Rev. Martin, Thank you so much for a lovely ceremony. We felt very fortunate to have someone so kind and caring perform our wedding! You made the service perfect for us - not too much, not too little - and for that we cannot thank you enough!

Reverend Martin accommodated our request on a very short notice. She patiently provided and suggested options and guided us through the procedures. The ceremony was simple and sincere as we wished. She was very thoughtful and pleasant throughout the ceremony and made us feel extremely happy on our special day. We just wanted to say thanks.

Dear Rev. Martin, Thank you so much for our simple, yet meaningful and beautiful ceremony. We're very happy we found you! Katrina

Rev Martin put such feeling into every word, it was like she had known us for forever. We could not have asked for a better ceremony.
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