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Wedding Officiant Dean Merrill


One of Los Angeles and Ventura county's most requested wedding officiants bringing 19 years’ experience creating one-of-a-kind, personalized, meaningful and creative ceremonies with style and panache!



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Wedding officiant in Canyon Country

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I have been presiding over weddings for nearly two decades and I am fully aware of the long road of preparation that stands before you. But be assured, when the Big Day comes all the bullet points will have been checked and your ceremony will be exhilarating and wonderful.


Wedding Pastor Canyon Country, CA

As your wedding officiant, I am certain that you will assign the numerous responsibilities to competent individuals who take it to heart that every project they undertake (Especially a wedding) is excellent. When your team is prepared, excellence will follow. This is specifically the case when it comes to a trusted rapport with your wedding pastor. A memorable wedding is a one-of-a-kind creation that tells a special story of two special people. It is the grand finale of the special road you have traveled that brings you to your wedding day.

It should not be stuffy, boring, and overly traditional. One of my thoughts about tradition is that we respect it, but we don’t worship it. As your wedding pastor I will work closely with you to create a ceremony that will be an expression of your unique relationship. It will be a celebration of what makes you unique and worthy of a lifetime commitment. Be assured, I have no agenda when it comes to creating your wedding. I will listen carefully to your story, desires, and backgrounds, and then follow through and use my experience and do what I do best.


Minister in Canyon Country
 
My job is to create a one-of-a-kind memorable occasion that has your love story and personalities etched in stone. How does this happen?It is a simple process, but one that is often overlooked. A great wedding takes place because we have built authentic relationships.My approach is to invest sufficient time to become your comrade and confidant.I am not a “Hired Gun” wedding officiant.

I have never “appeared” at a wedding in Canyon Country without knowing the couples whom I will be marrying. Preparation requires that we meet and develop a friendship to ensure that your wedding is exactly what YOU desire. A vast majority of wedding ceremonies in this day and age are respectfully impersonal.Your names are plugged into the blank lines and 20 minutes later your wedding is ready to go. With all due respect, I know of many wedding officiants who MAIL separate questionnaires to the bride and groom, then take their answers and write a scripted ceremony.


For couples who don’t know the difference, this person may seem to be the “sufficient-officiant.”However, I know from experience that nothing can replace us meeting face to face or via Skype if we live a distance from each other. I am humbled and gratified that there are usually many guests who approach me after a wedding commenting on how much it meant to them that the ceremony had a personal and meaningful touch.These types of reactions happen because we have taken the time to know each other. We form an authentic connection as we plan for your special moment in time. So my humble advice to you is to not settle for the status quo of scripts and questionnaires. Your wedding can be every bit as personal, meaningful and memorable as your engagement and reception, and I would be honored if you contacted me so we can create a celebration that you, your family, and friends will never forget.

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