• About Dean Merrill •
Hi, I’m Dean! Nice to meet you! I am all about developing relationships so I sincerely hope we can become friends. I am always excited when couples are going through the process of preparing for a wedding. I know it may seem stressful at times, but I can give you a guarantee that all of the seemingly endless details will come together and you will have an incredible day. I promise!!
I first fell in love with this endeavor over 28 years ago when I attended dozens of weddings as I was the leader and mentor for a singles group of well over 300 people. After attending about 10 weddings a year, I was disappointed that too many ceremonies were a bit “Dry” and respectfully, boring. The focus seemed to be on the history and importance of marriage instead of the two special people who were getting married!!
After a few years, I became a licensed wedding officiant and set out to change the approach to weddings to make them 100% tailored to the personalities and uniqueness of the bride and groom. Your ceremony should be engaging, creative, thoughtful, authentic, un-scripted, and most of all . . . FUN!!
So my humble advice to you is to not settle for the status quo. Your wedding can be every bit as 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. Check out videos from recent weddings below.
• Ashley & Blake •
“From the very first time we met Dean, my husband and I knew that this is the guy that we want to wed us. We loved the fact that he took the time to meet with us a few times to get to know us and our story. His timeline and composition were great. He is also flexible with the content of the ceremony and will do what you want, but will also have useful suggestions. The way he told told our story during the ceremony made all the guests come up to us and say that it was the best ceremony they have ever witnessed. We highly recommend Dean!”