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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 Grenada Hills

It’s Great to Meet You!! Welcome!!

After 19 years of officiating 100s of weddings I understand that the seemingly endless details in preparing for your BIG DAY are overwhelming. But take heart, as the saying goes: “Don’t worry – Be Happy!” I have never been involved in a wedding-day disaster. Your wedding will be GREAT!


Wedding Pastor Grenada Hills, CA

As your wedding minister I have confidence that you will trust caring individuals to take responsibility of the SMALL and BIG “stuff,” which will ensure that your wedding day will go off without a hitch. Preparation always equals excellence. This is especially true of your relationship with your wedding officiant. A memorable wedding is a one-of-a-kind creation that tells a special story of two special people. It is a tribute that reflects the journey that has brought you to this day.

It should not be described as monotonous, long, and dreary. One of my thoughts about tradition is that we respect it, but we don’t worship it. As your wedding officiant we will develop a personalized wedding that will be appealing and touching. It will be a celebration of what makes you unique and worthy of a lifetime commitment. My responsibility is to understand your vision and expectations for your wedding, which is 100% about YOUR dreams and desires.


Minister in Grenada Hills
 
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. Friendship-building with your wedding ministers is the key to a wonderful wedding. My desire is to spend quality time with you and become your friend and guide. As I approach 20 years of performing weddings, I make it a point to get to know a bride and groom as much as possible.

I have never “appeared” at a wedding in Grenada Hills without knowing the brida and groom whom I will be marrying. Preparation requires that we meet and develop a friendship to ensure that your wedding is exactly what YOU desire. 90% of all weddings performed by officiants these days are scripted.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.


If you are a bride or groom who doesn’t know the difference, this approach to wedding preparation is acceptable. 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. When friends and family approach me after the wedding commenting how much they appreciated the personal touch, I know we have reached our goal. 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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