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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 Manhattan Beach

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After 19 years of officiating 100s of weddings I understand that the seemingly endless details in preparing for your BIG DAY are overwhelming. But I want to give you assurance that everything WILL come together and your wedding will be fantastic!


Wedding Pastor Manhattan Beach, 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. Preparation always equals excellence. This is specifically the case when it comes to a trusted rapport with your wedding pastor. The finest wedding ceremonies are a unique creation that reflect the personalities of the bride and groom. 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 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 Manhattan 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. An awesome wedding happens because of honest relationship-building. 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 Manhattan Beach 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.


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. After most weddings I perform, at least five or more guests come to me and say, “How long have you known the bride and groom? I think it was great how you made it personal and shared their story.”These types of reactions happen because we have taken the time to know each other. We develop a relationship of integrity as we prepare for your wedding. Your wedding ceremony can actually be the catalyst for an amazing reception-celebration. With that thought in mind, I would be thrilled to speak with you and begin the journey to creating a wedding of a lifetime.

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