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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 Long Beach

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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 I want to give you assurance that everything WILL come together and your wedding will be fantastic!


Wedding Pastor Long Beach, CA

As your wedding pastor, I am confident of this fact because you have delegated the specifics to caring people who are steadfast in wanting every wedding in which they serve to be well-executed and memorable.Quality is assured when preparation is present. 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 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. As we prepare for your wedding day, I want there to be a growing confidence and excitement about your ceremony because it will be is more special than you could have imagined.


Minister in Long Beach
 
My job is to create a one-of-a-kind memorable occasion that has your love story and personalities etched in stone. How does all of 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 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 Long Beach without knowing the people 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.


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. 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 a friendship that is “real” as we approach your wedding day. Your wedding ceremony can be the momentum that will allow your reception to be 10 times better than it would have been had you settled for less than best, and I would be thrilled to speak with you and create a wedding day that you and your guests will always remember.

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