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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 Stevenson Ranch

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 Stevenson Ranch, 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 particularly true of your friendship with your wedding minister. 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.

Your wedding should not be a “yawner,” dull, or outdated.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 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. 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 Stevenson Ranch
 
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 Stevenson Ranch 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.


Sadly, too many couples have no idea that their wedding ceremony preparation could be so much more professional.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 form a friendship that is “real” as we approach your wedding day. 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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