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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 Palos Verdes

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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 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 Palos Verdes, 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. Quality is assured when preparation is present. This is especially true of your relationship with your wedding officiant. The finest wedding ceremonies are a unique creation that reflect the personalities of the bride and groom. Your Big Day is a celebration of a relationship that is making the commitment for a lifetime.

Your wedding should not be a “yawner,” dull, or outdated. One of my thoughts about tradition is that we respect it, but we don’t worship it. As your wedding minister I will collaborate with you and your fiancé to design a wedding that perfectly reflects your personalities. 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 Palos Verdes
 
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 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 Palos Verdes 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.


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 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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