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Officiant in Washington, DC,
(202) 253-3629

About Us

US Capitol Elopements is a professional wedding officiant and elopement photography company located in Washington, D.C. They specialize in customized ceremonies, elopements, marriage license processing for their D.C. couples, and elopement photography. This company prides itself on being inclusive.


Founder Starlene Joyner Burns is a trained spiritual science minister/photographer and shares her experience and expertise with all loving couples. Starlene takes pride in her work and delivers ceremonies in a style that is suitable for any audience. She also works in tandem with your other vendors to ensure a fabulous affair. Her calm nature, attention to detail, professionalism, and uncanny ability to assess her clients' needs sets her apart from other wedding officiants.

Services Offered
US Capitol Elopements provides all-inclusive wedding packages for destination events. They also provide customized ceremonies on-location and elopement photography. This service has many packages to choose from and will interpret their clients' wedding visions to help them plan accordingly. They provide solutions that include:

  • Customized ceremonies
  • Elopements
  • Marriage license processing for our DC couples
  • Elopement photography & ceremony direction

Beatrice N.

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  • We made the right decision getting Rev. Starlene as our officiant. From the beginning, she was so kind and understanding especially on our wants. She took time to get to know us as a couple before sending us a draft of the ceremony. She also mailed us a copy of her workbook that contains all the information we need along with a guide on how to create personalized vows. My husband and I however decided to just go with one of her pre-made vows since it resonated with us. On the day itself, the ceremony started on time. She conducted the ceremony in such a heart-felt way that even the guests felt it. Most of them approached me during the reception to say that the officiant was so good. She also stayed even after the ceremony and interacted with our guests. I find this to be a nice gesture and also, she didn't make us feel rushed. The marriage license was mailed right away as well. Over-all, such a wonderful experience! I suggest you call her right away and you'll feel the warmness in her... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 495.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 435.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 150.00

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 150.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    DC, MD, NY, VA

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