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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!’

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$400

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$225

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$50

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

TX

What languages do you speak?

English
Spanish
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Reviews of LoveNotes

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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986 Reviews
99% recommend it
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LoveNotes Weddings has received high praise from reviewers for their officiating services. Marty, Charley, Buster, Chuck, and other officiants are described as friendly, professional, and accommodating. Many couples mention the personalized and meaningful ceremonies that were created, with some incorporating special touches and elements. The officiants are commended for their attention to detail, humor, and ability to make the ceremony enjoyable for guests. Reviewers highly recommend LoveNotes Weddings for their excellent service and the memorable experiences they provide.

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LoveNotes Weddings has received high praise from reviewers for their officiating services. Marty, Charley, Buster, Chuck, and other officiants are described as friendly, professional, and accommodating. Many couples mention the personalized and meaningful ceremonies that were created, with some incorporating special touches and elements. The officiants are commended for their attention to detail, humor, and ability to make the ceremony enjoyable for guests. Reviewers highly recommend LoveNotes Weddings for their excellent service and the memorable experiences they provide.

Nicole
Nicole Sent on 02/24/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience with LoveNotes

Rev. Marty Younkin was our officiant for our wedding and I was able to find him through my wedding vendor and WeddingWire. He is so professional yet personable, you really feel like you have known him for years! He is passionate about his work and it shows, which is so important because we did not want to our ceremony to come across as it being led by a stranger but from someone who cares and knows what they are doing. Rev Marty embodied all of that and more! He took the time to chat with our family and guests as well which I loved, he wasn't only there to do a job, he really is invested in his couples and that made us feel so loved. Thank you Marty for making our day so special, we could not ask for a more lovely ceremony!
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Sarah G. Sent on 04/24/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend

We could not have picked a more perfect Officient for our wedding. Marty provided us with wonderful communication, ease of choosing the right ceremony words that fit our styles and belief system, and provided a touch comic relief instead of a moment of awkward silence. Every thing about our special day was perfect, and he played a big role in that. Thank you, Marty and Love Notes!
Emily
Emily P. Sent on 02/21/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful wedding officiant

Mr. Charley Taylor was a fantastic wedding officiant. Charley was easy to communicate and work with, and the process leading up to the wedding was seamless. After several virtual visits, we (Bride and Groom) felt comfortable with Charley- like we had known him for much longer than we actually had. Our ceremony was beautiful, personal, and so special; multiple friends and family members have commented on how great Charley conducted our wedding ceremony. I recommend Charley to anyone who yearns for a memorable and cherished wedding ceremony!
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Team

Barron  Bell
Barron Bell
Associate Minister

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
Ken Byrd
Associate Minister

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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

78 Endorsements
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By far the best staff of officiants. All of these are a class act!

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Marty is awesome!!

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Awesome!

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