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Officiant in Kensington, MD,
(703) 851-5357

About Us

Welcome, congratulations and best wishes on your upcoming wedding.

My name is Michael Rye, an ordained Pastor and licensed Wedding Officiant in Maryland, Washington D.C, Commonwealth of Virginia and West Virginia. I offer unique wedding ceremonies for couples that last between 15 - 30 minutes depending upon if you want a Simple Ceremony or one that is more customized. With my wealth of experience and ideas, I serve all styles of weddings from religious, non-denominational, Military, interfaith, LBGTQ and vow renewals.

I offer a free 60 minute consultation either in person, phone or video conference to get to know you and get a feel for the style of ceremony that you would like for yourselves, family and friends.

My service fee starts at $250 for a simple ceremony up to $450 for a customized ceremony, which includes up to 3 edited versions for you to choose from as we develop a ceremony that is uniquely yours.

I have over 20 years experience in the Wedding Industry here in the United States and Australia, where I come from. So with my Aussie accent and warm inviting personality, my ceremonies include arriving up to 60 minutes before the ceremony to help ease the nerves and afterward to take some photos with the happy couple.

So please reach out to me by phone, text, email or video conference as it would be my honor to be part of your special day together.

Best Wishes

Michael Rye


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  • Michael was great. He had a lot of good advice for our wedding ceremony and did a wonderful job officiating. He was also very flexible to our schedule. I would absolutely recommenced using Michael Rye as your wedding officiant.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 250.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 250.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 100.00

    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

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    DE, DC, MD, VA, WV

    What languages do you speak?


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