Celebrations Of Marriage
Your Ceremony..........Your Way
I believe every wedding ceremony should be as unique as the couple getting married.  Whether you are traditional or want something different from everyone else, I would be thrilled to work with you to make your wedding ceremony meet your every desire. 

My services begin with a face-to-face meeting to get to know you and discover how YOU envision your ceremony.  Shortly after our meeting I will provide you with a draft of the ceremony for your approval.  I can help with all aspects of planning the ceremony - as much or as little assistance as you want - from vows to music, processional to recessional, I'm here to help with whatever you need. I'm also happy to attend your rehearsal if you'd like.

Quite simply, I LOVE weddings - and I want to share my joy with others by officiating a ceremony that will be memorable and special to the couple getting married, as well as their guests.

Unusual venues not a problem! 

Other services I offer include Vow Renewals, House Blessings, Commitment Ceremonies, and Handfastings. 

ALL Couples Welcome!

Fran Calhoon
Wedding Officiant Serving Maryland & DC


I look forward to hearing from you!!!!!


"I know it's your job and all, but what you did for us at our wedding was ART. We are ridiculously happy with how it went down, and for that we owe you and your patience, guidance and good humor."

"Thank you and your husband so much for everything. You have no idea how much we appreciate you coming on such short notice; you both did such an amazing job, and we will recommend you to anybody we know!"

"I don't think our wedding could have been any better! We met Fran, and from our conversation she created the most personalized wedding ceremony I have ever seen! She took the personalities of my wife and I and put them right into the wedding ceremony. From roses to our mothers,and quotes from the Grateful Dead and a favorite author, our friends and family couldn't stop raving about such a good job Fran had done, and how they thought it was the coolest wedding they have ever been too. A unique wedding ceremony is needed for the unique individuals that are being wed, and Fran has definitely made our wedding day unique and unforgettable! Thank You So Much!"

"From the second we met Fran, we knew she would be perfect in leading our ceremony. She is not only knowledgeable and experienced with conducting ceremonies; she goes above and beyond to make sure that you feel comfortable with everything. From creating the actual content of the ceremony (whatever your views in the words that you choose), to calming you down the day of :), to following up with you afterwards with the final steps of the marriage process. We were so overcome with how well she spoke at our ceremony and how smoothly it went. It's clear that she is genuine and passionate about making sure your day goes well and that this is much more than a "job" to her. For that, we will be forever grateful."

"Fran was absolutely a dream come true when we were searching for an officiant. I I spoke with and met with 4 other officiants before I met Fran, and none of them even came close. And let me just say, I have very high expectations and Fran exceeded all of them! Here's what I love about Fran: 1) she provides great customer service, 2) she's enthusiastic about customizing your ceremony, and 3) she adds in little extras that really illustrate that she loves doing this. You want someone who loves weddings to officiate your wedding.

Some more details:
-Fran was the only officiant who offered to meet us near where we live - everyone else asked us to travel to them. This really illustrates Fran's customer service attitude - A+ in my book!

-Fran is very enthusiastic about helping people get married, and that really shines through as soon as you meet her. She is all about customizing the ceremony. I have an aversion to repeating vows, so Fran helped us choose short and sweet official "I Do" vows that she printed on 5 x 7 cards for us to read to each other (so we didn't have to repeat after her). I really appreciated that! I also liked that she suggested adding in a story that went along with our personalized vows, and we ended up incorporating that story into the final ceremony. I liked that she gave us suggestions - she seemed to really understand what we were looking for. We got so many compliments about the ceremony!

-Fran also adds personal touches that you won't get everywhere. She offers up use of her mic and speaker if you want it for music, she prints out your final ceremony on nice paper, she creates a more attractive version of your marriage certificate so you can display it at home, and she sends you a thumb drive with photos from the ceremony (photos taken by her husband). The photos really got me. Pictures are such a perfect way to remember the day, and the fact that she mails a thumb drive to you is just so sweet - the icing on the cake with Fran!

After all of that, Fran also has very reasonable pricing (bonus!). You can't go wrong going with Fran."

"Thank you so much again for being a part of our special day; the ceremony was beautiful and you did a fantastic job. We will definitely recommend you to anyone else planning weddings in the future."

".....can't thank you enough for the amazing ceremony that you put together. It was truly perfect and represented us as a couple exceptionally. I will never forget it. We truly appreciate all of your help and guidance. We couldn't have done it without you. Everyone complimented you on how well done the ceremony was and they all thought you were just delightful. My Aunt especially wanted to thank you for making it such a special experience."

"Thank you for taking the time to make our ceremony special to us.......You really went above and beyond for us."

"Fran was amazing! The ceremony that she wrote brought everyone to tears! She included everything that we could have ever wanted in our ceremony. We were blown away by the ceremony! Like I said she was amazing!"

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