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 Weddings​  ///  Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland 

USA ///

I am a licensed wedding officiant for the states of Virginia and West Virginia, and I have the ability to also perform ceremonies in Maryland. I offer many different varieties of celebrations, from simple to extravagant. My experience as a published author comes in handy when helping you come up with unique and personalized vows that express your love both to one another and to your guests and family members.


>Baby Blessings /// Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland

Babies are a gift to us! Raising a child is a great joy and responsibility! If you would like your child blessed outside of traditional ways, you may want to consider a more non traditional approach.  In my blessing ceremonies, I work with the parents in creating a meaningful ceremony welcoming the child into the world and into the arms of those who promise to love and take care of them.  

> Last rites /// Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland

When a person comes to the end of their life, it is important to provide an easy transition for both the deceased and for those who love them.  If you are looking for a non traditional but loving way to honor and say goodbye to your loved one, Contact me and we will create a sending off that is meaningful and comforting.









> Testimonials ///

Everything about our experience with Joy was perfect. She quickly, kindly and professionally answered all of my messages. Even with the little bit of info I gave Joy regarding our background and type of wedding we wanted, she preformed a ceremony that spoke to our hearts and souls. I highly recommend Joy as a wedding officiant and can’t thank her enough for performing our ceremony :)  Elizabeth... 2021

Joy was fantastic! From the first email to the wedding day, Joy was patient, kind and an excellent officiant for our special day. She helped us create the perfect ceremony and vows and I couldn't imagine a different person standing up there with us on our day. Thank you again, Joy! ~The Runners~


Joy was the first to call on only one day's notice.  She was at the venue before I was which was a great relief.  Joy did everything we asked of her without a walk through.  The ceremony was perfect. Joy's voice was soothing and her message was from the heart. I truly appreciate her service and all Family and Guests loved her message. Thanks Joy!


                                                                                         Lance.... June 2014


Joy was great to work with!  She was very responsive, friendly, easy to talk to, and had so many great suggestions for our wedding! She really made our ceremony just perfect for us.    


                                                                                          Kristen.... May 2014


From the moment I started to communicate with Joy, I knew that I had chosen the right officiant for the big day.  She was very professional and easy to work with.  She helped us piece together a very memorable ceremony that had some wonderful personal touches. Several people who attended the wedding had nothing but compliments. Most important, she helped make the entire process as stress free as possible and I really appreciated that. Thank you Joy!


                                                          Melanie.... May 2014



What a joy to work with Joy on our wedding! She brought such a special and sincere energy to the ceremony!  We wanted to include elements from Indian wedding vows into a traditional Western wedding,and Joy helped us to weave the different threads into a seamless and integrated sacred ceremony by emailing us with samples from her research. Joy truly has a gift for infusing the ceremony with love and compassion, and she is prompt in addressing all of our questions and concerns. We enjoyed her presence so much, we've already recommended her to several of our friends who are getting married next year. Thank you Joy!


                                                                                       .... Rexx and Valerie, December, 2013


Incredible officiant! My lack of organization left me without an officiant a week before our wedding!  Joy to the rescue! She even moved some things around to be there for us, and helped us put together a perfect ceremony."


                                                     ......Kenny and Robyn October, 2013


" Joy was so wonderful to work with! She suggested the perfect ceremony wording, and vows and worked with us patiently so they were unique to us and just as we wanted them. She is a truly nice person who shared our enthusiasm for our big day! Thanks, Joy!"​

                                                                                ....Chrissi..on April 22,2013​

What a great wedding joy did for us. Everybody still single said it was the best and most enjoyable wedding they have been to.  Great lady."

​                                                   ... Chuck.. on April 19,2013​ 



Joy was so sweet and wonderful! The ceremony speech she came up with was beautiful and so unique to us!


                                                       ........Amber... on May 31st, 2013
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