Pastor Sarah

Arlington, VA

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About this pro

I am a wedding officiant who will work with you to plan a personalized ceremony and to celebrate. I can also help you prepare for marriage!

I am an ordained United Methodist minister who is registered to officiate in Virginia.

I am honored to be named #1 of Thumbtack's 2015 Best of Wedding Services in Arlington, Virginia!


Arlington, VA 22203

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7 Reviews
  • Joy H. Oct 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Heaven Sent
    Our experience was perfect! Pastor Sarah was very responsive to our request, very accommodating and personable. The ceremony she prepared was tailor made for us. We highly recommend her services!!!
  • Jessica W. Feb 29, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Sarah took the time to help shape our day the way we wante . She was very accommodating and helpful! We highly recommend her! We also took her premarital counseling and loved that also!
  • Jessica N. Jul 27, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wonderful, Pastor Sarah chose a perfect scripture for our wedding! Thank you for all of your hard work in making our day special
  • Smruti D. May 4, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great wonderful experience. Our situation was strange and she was understanding and accommodating.
  • Christine W. Oct 26, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Trude R. Sep 30, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Sarah was available at the last minute to officiate our non-religious backyard ceremony. She sent us her very, very reasonable quote on Monday and married us that Friday. During that time, she went above and beyond to put together a personalized, but simple and brief ceremony. She made it easy for us to choose from a few ceremony and reading options, and welcomed our additions. I wasn't sure what to expect with a religious minister performing our non-religious ceremony, but Pastor Sarah really understood what we wanted. Overall she was very responsive and organized, and a pleasure to work with. She arrived promptly for the ceremony, sent the license in immediately, and even took pictures of us and our three guests. (And she was patient with me on this too, as of course I wanted several do-overs on the photos!) My family commented on her calm, friendly, and celebratory demeanor. I couldn't recommend Pastor Sarah more!
  • Vivian S. May 12, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Sarah is a very responsible and professional officiant. She gave us a solemn and sweet wedding. She made a good remark in ceremony based on our story, it is very special ! I will definitely recommend her to my friend.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First, I will send you some options to review for the various parts of the ceremony. I have tailored my resources to offer both religious and secular options as you select the readings for your ceremony. I also request that you and your future spouse each write me a letter, typically no later than two weeks before your wedding. Please tell me: Why do you love your future spouse? Why do you want to marry this person? It will help me as I prepare for your ceremony. The content of these letters will be a surprise to your spouse, and I will give them to you following the wedding so you can read them in their entirety. Then, once you make your selections and I get your letters I create a ceremony based on your selections, include any additional readings or requests that you give to me, and create a serviced tailored the information you share with me in your letters.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Boston University School of Theology awarded my Master of Divinity degree in 2007. In 2007 I registered with the Arlington County Clerk of Court as a licensed wedding officiant, and am able to officiate weddings in any county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Yes. I charge a flat fee for rehearsal and ceremony. This fee varies depending upon travel required and time of year. I also offer an additional optional service of pre-marital counseling service at my office in Arlington, Virginia. This is a flat fee of $300 for 3 sessions, each lasting 1 hour.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have happily and successfully worked with both religious and non-religious people to create an appropriate and personalized wedding ceremony for them. I look forward to the day when the rules of my church change and I am allowed to officiate weddings for same-sex couples, but sadly at this point I am unable to do so.