Booking now for 2017. Call Now: (805) 300-4955 

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!



See My Google Reviews



Wedding officiant in Ventura

If you are here and planning a wedding, you are my special guest!! C’mon in!!

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


Wedding Pastor Ventura, CA

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 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. Your Big Day is a celebration of a relationship that is making the commitment for a lifetime.

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 Ventura
 
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. A great wedding takes place because we have built authentic relationships.My goal is to get to know you as a couple so your ceremony will be personalized and appealing.I am not a “Hired Gun” wedding officiant.

I have never “appeared” at a wedding in Ventura 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. 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.


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. 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 an authentic connection as we plan for your special moment in time. 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.

©2015 Dean Merrill WeddingsNavigation