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Capital Ceremonies as seen on @offbeatbride

At Capital Ceremonies our motto is “Your Ceremony; Your Voice”. We are dedicated to creating and officiating wedding ceremonies that true reflections of you – no matter who you are. Simple or elaborate, traditional or cutting-edge, formal or casual, religious or not, your ceremony should be an expression of your hearts, your souls and your personalities. No cookie-cutter ceremonies here — each one is different.

I am A.C. Warden, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® and owner of Capital Ceremonies. I have been officiating weddings, commitment ceremonies, hand-fastings, vow renewals and more for over ten years and am licensed all over the DMV (DC, MD and VA). This is a second career for me. I have also worked as a documentary filmmaker for over 35 years (yes you can Google or IMDB me). I look forward to working with you to create an experience that will resonate with you and your guests for years to come.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

Most of the couples I work with consider themselves to be offbeat in one way or another. You might share a particular interest like rock climbing or classic computer games. Perhaps you are Trekkies or environmentalists or political junkies. You might want a Glam wedding or a Rustic one or to include all the members of your family including that special pet. You might want to honor one or several systems of belief or cultural backgrounds. I have helped couples put many of these things into their wedding ceremonies and I can help you too. I love including humor (after all, weddings are joyous occasions – or should be) and adapting or updating traditional rituals – or even creating new ones with you. Do I even need to mention that I work with straight and LGBTQ couples? I’ve been proudly gay-friendly from the beginning.

"Our guests commented on the beautiful ceremony and how perfectly it expressed who we are. “Batman” even walked me down the aisle! When a car drove by and shouted, “Kiss her!” A.C. did not miss a beat and said, “We’ll get to that in a minute!” It was a fabulous day!" – Kathleen & Jim Hill


Examples of my work


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