Rev. Aaron

Rev. Aaron French, Northern Virginia Wedding OfficiantRev. Aaron, like many, originally became ordained to officiate a bespoke wedding for two of his best friends. Another ceremony for two more friends followed, and, before he knew it, he fell in love with making sure every couple felt the same way he did on his own wedding day.

By day, Rev. Aaron leads internal communications for a leading global law firm, though he’s had his hands in many things over the years: from finance to social media engagement, podcast production and hosting to acting (he’s still waiting on his Emmy and Golden Globe for HBO’s John Adams, by the way).

It is that very variety of interests that has given Rev. Aaron a distinct appreciation for the sometimes circuitous paths that lead people to one another. From his core, he believes in social and racial justice, and he welcomes the opportunity to join any couple in matrimony. He enjoys all types of ceremonies, but truly loves using his writing and public speaking experience for those couples looking for that special touch.

While Rev. Aaron is a Virginian at heart — he grew up in rural Hampton Roads and attended school in the southwest part of the state, having a slight twang to prove it — he’s been in DC for well over a decade and owns a home with his partner Carolyn in Carver-Langston.

In his free time, he enjoys reading and serving as a literacy tutor, going on long hikes with his hound-lab rescue Peggy Jean, hitting up any gym that has a barbell, and assistant coaching his neighborhood’s summer swim team — the five-time champion Rosedale Tiger Fish.