Rev. Heidi creates romantic, fun, stress-free and unique, love story elopements, intimate ceremonies and big weddings. Her couples and their guests love that the ceremonies are never long and boring! She does weddings and elopements in all of Southern California, the Central Coast and destination locations too. Some favorite cities include: Costa Mesa, Laguna, Orange, Irvine, San Diego, La Jolla, Coronado, Redlands, Riverside, Temecula, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Lake Arrowhead and the Big Bear mountains,
Her ceremonies are always inclusive and LGBTQ friendly! They are usually more spiritual and romantic than religious. She will do mildly religious or interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies to vow renewals, and more. Providing services for spiritual, non-religious, non-denominational, Pagan, Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-based, and Unitarian couples. She has officiated hundreds of elopements and weddings: Simple, Elegant, Spiritual, Intimate, Fun or even stunning outdoor adventure ceremonies, all unique! She is a professional and ordained nondenominational wedding officiant.
She loves going on adventures, sharing date day with her husband and spending an amazing day with her couples! She was a wedding planner, so she can make your wedding ceremony stress-free and fun. Her world is filled with love and laughter! Her experiences in theatre since she was 14, doing voice overs for radio and TV, and her love of writing make this the best job ever! Your ceremony should reflect both of you. It should also tell your personal story. Rev. Heidi refuses to do long and boring ceremonies, she loves doing awesome ceremonies!
Heidi's madly in love with her husband, Alan! They just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary June of 2020 with an intimate vow renewal on the beach, on the Central Coast of California! Alan is romantic, brilliant and an award-winning wedding photographer(SimplyPerfectImages.com)! They share their lives with two semi-wonderful kids and too many adorable "furkids". Their family loves hiking in the mountains, cycling, walking on the beach, Game of Thrones, Marvel, DC Superhero's, Star Trek and Star Wars movies (they don't play favorites!) and of course, anything Harry Potter! Heidi's new obsession is Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist!! Our elopement website is AlanandHeidi.com
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Katie Moyza · Married on 01/25/2020
A truly genuine person
Rev Heidi was such a special part of our wedding day. She came recommended by our wedding venue and so she was very familiar with the staff and DJ, which made things extra easy. When we first me Rev Heidi, we met at a local coffee shop, it was as if we were just catching up with an old friend. Her intuitiveness floored us that day, she knew when talking and getting to know us that she was going to have to pay extra close attention to my then fiance. She caught his tone when he was speaking about his late mother, and she knew he'd need extra TLC the big day, which is exactly what she gave him. Her voice was exactly what what we envisioned for our wedding. When we met, we believed her voice was going to be able to portray our love and commitment. There is a part in our wedding video where our videographer edits her voice to narrate us walking through the venue, and it brings me to tears every time I watch it. Heidi did an exceptional job, she asked us so many questions and had us fill out some questionnaires ahead of time, some together and some apart. It was fun getting to hear what we had to say about each other while standing at the alter, it made our reactions genuine. I've been to weddings where people have used people they know to officiate there wedding and I have to say its not my favorite, I understand where you'd want someone who knows you to tell your story, but sometimes I feel they can get off topic or gravitate towards one person rather than speaking to the bride AND groom. Heidi offers the best of both worlds, she does get to know you, she talks to everyone equally without bias, she is a professional at what she does, and best of all you can feel her genuineness in her voice. If you're still looking for an officiant, look no further, you will not be disappointed.Sent on 08/07/2020
Lindsey Howard · Getting married on 12/01/2021
Rev. Heidi married us 1/24/2020 at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA. She was great to work with during the entire wedding planning experience, the day of, and even after the wedding. We chose to add Celtic ribbon hand-fasting during our ceremony and it was so cool! So many of our guests loved this addition to the normal ceremony.Sent on 02/10/2020
Love Story Vows's reply:Thank you so much! I loved working with both of you and your wedding was gorgeous! I'm always here for both of you as Auntie Heidi now!
Brooke Cardenas · Getting married on 05/01/2021
Heidi is amazing
We were so lucky to have Heidi as our reverend. Prior to the day of the wedding, she made an effort to reach out to us on multiple occasions. She didn't just reach out to prepare for the ceremony, she would also just check in to see how we were doing and to make sure we were keeping the romance alive. You can truly tell how passionate she is about her work. Our special day would not have been the same without her and she will forever be a part of our lives. We received so many compliments from our guests about how amazing she was. Thank you so much, Heidi. We love you.Sent on 02/28/2020
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Rev. Heidi Merrigan
Owner and Wedding Officiant/Celebrant
Hey, it’s Heidi…my world is filled with love and laughter! I have been an ordained wedding officiant for many years and have performed over 350 weddings and elopements in California and other states too! Before being an officiant, I was a wedding planner for hundreds of weddings. Keeping you and your loved ones safe during this Pandemic is a top priority for me!
I am very passionate about enjoying life, going on adventures, and sharing a magical day with my couples. I treasure all of my couples and will create an environment where everyone safe and accepted for who they are.
Yes, I am very LGBTQ friendly!
I am going to make this easy and fun for everyone. I’ve been married to the love of my life since June 23, 2000, Alan is an award-winning wedding photographer and is one of the most romantic men I know. We share our lives with two semi-wonderful sons and too many pets. We go hiking, cycling, love reading, watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Mandelorian, Star Trek, Star Wars and Superhero movies and we enjoy hanging out at the beach or the mountains on our day off. Fun fact – I have never met an animal I didn’t instantly love! I have been in theatre since I was 14 and I have done voiceovers for radio and TV, in addition to being a professional writer.
Because of the experiences and passions in my life, I can help you have an awesome ceremony that fits your style, your theme, your family, and both of you.
My wedding ceremonies range from romantic, spiritual, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious to mildly religious, vow renewals, and more. You can see more about me at LoveStoryVows.com. I refuse to do a long and boring ceremony, I want to create a ceremony, you both love!
Simply put, I really enjoy working with Heidi! I've worked with her since 2006 and have always found her to be upbeat and positive, which really helps with weddings as there can be a certain amount of pressure to make sure everything is as close to perfect as you can get. And that's where Heidi shines: she's calm and even-keeled and she listens to your thoughts, concerns, questions, and addresses them in a manner that helps you to feel calm and less stressed about not only the ceremony, but the whole wedding planning process. Just one call to her and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. She's one of the best!
Heidi from Love Story Vows is an exceptional person, colleague, and professional! I have known Heidi for over 20 years! And it wasn't difficult to choose my wedding officiant for myself and my husband. Heidi was our first choice! And what an amazing ceremony it was! She helped us incorporate our kids, make it unique, and certainly brought laughter and tears to everyone! She helped me stay calm during the planning process. She stayed in touch daily. And she even stayed with us all night to celebrate! Thank you Heidi....so so much!
I have worked with many officiants throughout my time as an event coordinator. Heidi with Love Story Vows has been my favorite. She makes it a priority to cater to the couples every need. She is attentive, kind and professional. You can see how passionate she is about what she does from the first conversation. I would highly recommend Heidi to anyone looking for her services. She and her husband are both very involved in this industry and definitely know what they are doing.