Rev. Marty Younkin, Executive Director of LoveNotes~DFW Clergy Services, is nationally recognized as ‘Pastor to America’s Brides.’ Locally, he is affectionately known as ‘Minister Marty, the Marryin’ Man.’ Serving Dallas / Ft. Worth brides for more than 42 years, Rev. Marty has tied the knot for thousands of couples from all walks of life–sports personalities, celebrities, talk show hosts, a Middle Eastern princess, national and international, famous and unknown, white collar and blue collar, city folk and country folk alike. Marty recognizes that 2 people just fell in love and want to get married, so he gives ALL his couples the same care, attention, and respect they deserve as they prepare for the most important day in their lives. His best selling book, A Wedding Ceremony to Remember ~ Perfect Words for the Perfect Wedding, has helped couples personalize and design the wedding ceremony of their dreams and is used by Ministers and Officiants all across America. Click below to see what other Officiants have to say about Rev. Younkin's book:
Everybody loves Marty! Why? Because he has dedicated his life to making happy memories for couples in love. He genuinely cares for each couple as though they were his family. As one mother of the bride wrote, ‘He was like an old family friend in our midst.’ Marty is just a simple preacher who loves what he does – tying the knot for people who fall in love.
There’s a reason Marty Younkin has received the ‘Favorite Minister’ award for the past 5 years from the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners. They know he will take care of their brides as well as their vendors. And they trust him to ‘always give the bride a day to remember, not a nightmare to forget.’
Rev. Marty Younkin and the LoveNotes Associates are dedicated to making your ‘happily ever after’ chapter come true with these 3 little words… ‘As you wish!’
To make your wishes come true, call LoveNotes at (817) 917-5540! Talk with Minister Marty or one of his ‘Marryin’ Men’ about your special day.
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Daren D. · Getting married on 05/08/2022
LoveNotes and Buster Noah were excellent!
We had to reschedule our wedding due to COVID. unfortunately our original minister was not available for the new date. We came across LoveNotes and were blown away! We had no idea a company like this existed.. but we picked our officiant, did a Zoom Call to learn more about him and way he loves weddings so much, then had a few check ins and met Buster at the rehearsal. It was everything we wanted and then some. fully customizable, Buster was extremely responsive and the price was very fair. Buster and the rest of the crew at LoveNotes genuinely enjoy presiding over weddings, and you can tell he just feels comfortable at the alter which made up comfortable. We would absolutely recommend this service, and Buster Noah in particular!.Sent on 09/08/2020
Larry T. · Getting married on 03/06/2022
Professional & Fun
Marty Younkin was great to work with, we met him for the first time in February and it was like we had known him our entire lives. He spent time to get to know our families and the entire bridal party and even did some mingling with the guest prior to the ceremony. We chose to do a relatively traditional service, but Marty was able to add some funny comments and moments so our guest enjoyed it more. We would highly recommend Marty for friend’s events..Sent on 07/14/2020
Brad F. · Getting married on 01/02/2022
Our Special Day
Earlier this February my wife and I were married, this was a day that we will remember and cherish for the rest of our lives. I can not express the gratitude that we share for Marty Younkin and Love Notes Weddings, they made our day special and Marty spoke incredible words that we will always cherish.Sent on 02/21/2021
Marty was able to deliver the most kind words as well as words of faith through scripture, that was a must during our ceremony. His warm heart and kind spirit shined through before, during and after the ceremony, and it was like he had known us for years.
We strongly recommend Marty and Love Notes Weddings. They made our dreams come true and we can not thank them enough.
B & N
LoveNotes's reply:Brad - your review truly moved me and touched my heart. I was so blessed to share in such a wonderful moment in your lives. May each day you share be as precious to you as it was on that day when you said, "I do."
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Barron Bell is a Texas boy through and through. He is a native of Dallas, TX, a graduate of Texas A&M (Gig ‘em Aggies!) and he completed graduate studies at Austin Presbyterian Seminary. Barron has spent 42 years providing ministerial services to people from all walks of life. His experience includes assisting couples in achieving their goals and dreams for their big day. He believes every bride and groom should be able to say ‘that’s exactly what I wanted’ at the end of their ceremony. He has learned it takes both creativity and sensitivity when working with couples, their families, and their vendors in order to give brides and grooms the wedding of their dreams and ‘keep the peace’ at the same time. Barron says, ‘The wedding lasts for a day, but relationships last forever…if people are considerate of one another. It’s important to keep that in perspective when planning a wedding.’
Ken Byrd, aka ‘the Byrdman,’ has been married for 50 years to…‘the lovely Byrdwoman.’ As a minister for more than 30 years, his favorite job has been working with student and young adult ministries. He also has a degree in communications from the University of Texas (Hook ‘em horns!) and has an extensive background in broadcasting. But of all the scripts he has been required to learn, he says there’s nothing quite like the joy of saying the words ‘I now pronounce you husband and wife.’ He enjoys it every single time! Ken received the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Favorite Minister award from the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners.
By far the best staff of officiants. All of these are a class act!
Marty is awesome!!