Same-Sex Marriage / Wedding Officiant in Winchester, VA
Court-licensed wedding officiant and professional photographer serving Winchester, VA who also serves same-sex couples in need of a marriage commissioner.
I am often asked if I perform same-sex marriages for Winchester, VA and the surrounding area. The answer is YES…of course I do!
In Virginia, same-sex marriage has been legally recognized since October 6, 2014. All you need as a couple is your marriage license from any court in Virginia (which is super easy to get), and I can marry you on the same-day!
Gay and lesbian couples will often choose Winchester, Virginia to elope or get married due to how effortless it is to get your marriage license! All you need to do is stop by the Frederick County or Winchester City courthouse (both located at 5 N Kent St, Winchester, VA 22601), show your IDs and pay a small fee and you are ready to get married!
I can then perform a quick marriage ceremony for you at any location you like. You can get married right outside the courthouse, on the Old Town walking mall, at a nearby park or where ever you like! Then, if you like, I can spend some time taking photographs of you to commemorate and document your special day!
After that I immediately file your completed marriage license with the courthouse and you are able to receive a certified copy immediately! Easy, quick and 100% legal!
Dear Aaron - We just got home and are very pleased with your services from start to finish! Beginning with your website, it was very easy to see what services you offer and learn about the steps required to get married. I also want to comment that I personally liked how you addressed the same-sex marriage situation. I liked that you had a dedicated page addressing the question and included some very discreet pictures in some places as well. In the southern accent of Blanche Devereaux (from the Golden Girls), "it was tastefully done!" Your communication was very clear and I appreciated the different acknowledgments and instructions. You are literally a "reserve and just show up" kind of shop. You provided good guidance today and both the simple ceremony and pictures were great! Please, feel free to use us as references in the future, particularly for other LGBT couples. Finally, I really like the pictures and appreciate you including a few of them in both color and black and white. You do beautiful work!!!! Thanks again and much success in your business. – Eric & Jacob
Aaron Riddle is a civil marriage commissioner and photographer in Winchester, Virginia who is court-appointed by Frederick County's presiding Circuit Court Judge to officiate civil marriages in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Before placing an order, please read my Payment and Sales Policies.