Denise Adkins Weddings is a non-denominational wedding officiant based in Carmel Valley, California. The officiant specializes in personalized meaningful wedding ceremonies. Denise Adkins has performed numerous wedding ceremonies in the areas of Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, California, for over 19 years. She provides a package of information for every couple, including sample ceremonies, additional readings and ideas, and wedding license information.
Denise Adkins Weddings officiates various wedding types, including civil unions, non-religious, single religious, interfaith ceremonies, rehearsals, and vow renewals. Denise will blend together the couple's selections to create a beautiful, warm and joyful wedding service. She does speak some Spanish as well and has incorporated that into several ceremonies
47 Reviews for Denise Adkins Weddings
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sarah · Married on 11/28/2019
Wonderful in every single way!
Denise made our somewhat last-minute COVID-related elopement perfect in every way, magical, and completely stress-free. After our traditional wedding plans were dashed this year, my now-husband and I decided to elope, just the two of us in Big Sur. Denise helped us plan the perfect ceremony and had the most wonderful ideas on ways to incorporate our family and friends who could no longer physically be with us on our special day. She took the time to get to know us and our story before the big day via phone, and was flexible and responsive, since we changed our minds about the ceremony flow a few times. On the big day, she honestly felt like both a friend and maternal figure-- she showed up early, helped us get set up, and provided a calming presence to our jitters. She is a true pro, and a wonderful person!
WE LOVE DENISE!!!! Thank you for making our Big Sur elopement dreams come true! JP and I will forever be thinking about the huge role you played in our perfect day (especially since you were 50% of our guest list)!Sent on 07/14/2020
Denise Adkins Weddings's reply:Sarah and JP.
Cassi Mckean · Married on 10/19/2019
Love, love, love her!
If you are looking for an officiant to be sweet, lively, organized, timely, and tailor your ceremony to truly reflect you and your soon to be spouse, than Denise is your gal! She had so many great examples to pick and choose from, quotes and poems if we so chose and even, with our permission, wove our introduction on our wedding website of our love story into the ceremony, which was a beautiful and personal touch that made it all our own. Denise was very open to skyping and emailing to communicate and even offered to meet up for coffee if we'd like! She was a real joy to work with; her personality is infectious! Would recommend her without a doubt!Sent on 11/08/2019
Denise Adkins Weddings's reply:Blake and Cassi... You are awesome.. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this beautiful review... .made me smile with my morning coffee :). big hug to you both
Monica Seaney · Married on 10/05/2019
Warm, personable officiant helped create ceremony of our dreams!
We loved having Denise as the officiant for our ceremony. She was so warm and personable and helped us to make our ceremony very personal to us. Several people told us it was their favorite wedding ceremony ever. She really spent the time to get to know us and understand what we wanted, and gave great suggestions for content of the ceremony while at the same time being flexible to let us do exactly what we wanted. She also helped with the logistics of getting the license signed and mailing it so we didn't have to worry about that the day of the wedding!! She truly made our wedding so amazing!!Sent on 11/13/2019
Denise Adkins Weddings's reply:Monica and Sergey, You both were so delightful to work with and get to know and I was honored to be a part of your lovely joyful day.
Denise really gets to know her couples well. She offers a very professional service with just the right amount of humor and authenticity.
I've photographed many, many weddings with Denise. She takes each assignment seriously and with great care. Her words and presentation speak to the sacredness of the day. She is full of joy in her task and makes the clients feel unique and special. She is a total pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her!