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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 Pasadena

Good day!! Welcome to Dean Merrill Weddings!!

Through 19 years of presiding over hundreds weddings, I am keenly aware of the unlimited particulars in getting ready for your HUGE CELEBRATION may seem overpowering. But be assured, when the Big Day comes all the bullet points will have been checked and your ceremony will be exhilarating and wonderful.


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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. When your team is prepared, excellence will follow. 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.

Your wedding should not be a “yawner,” dull, or outdated.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. My responsibility is to understand your vision and expectations for your wedding, which is 100% about YOUR dreams and desires.


Minister in Pasadena
 
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. An awesome wedding happens because of honest relationship-building.My goal is to get to know you as a couple so your ceremony will be personalized and appealing. 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 Pasadena 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. An overwhelming percentage of weddings performed by wedding officiants are scripts.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. 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. 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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