Rev. Mercy - Bilingual Wedding Officiant

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About Rev. Mercy - Bilingual Wedding Officiant

Rev. Mercy - Bilingual Wedding Officiant is a wedding officiant based in Los Angeles, California. Company founder and lead officiant Mercedes Ibarra is a bilingual Interfaith and Interspiritual Minister who is fluent in both English and Spanish. Ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2016, Rev. Mercy specializes in creating unique ceremonies for couples who don't fit the traditional mold. Whether couples come from multi-faith households or identify as spiritual rather than religious, Rev. Mercy can customize a ceremony that gives them a sense of tradition and community. She also believes that Love is Love and Black Lives Matter. Rev. Mercy is currently providing COVID-safe weddings.

Services Offered

  • Personalized and meaningful ceremonies
  • Bilingual Spanish and English ceremonies
  • All-Spanish or all-English ceremonies
  • Interfaith or Multi-faith ceremonies
  • Single-faith ceremonies
  • Spiritual but not religious ceremonies
  • Secular ceremonies
  • Civil Unions
  • Vow renewals
  • Planning meetings
  • Rehearsals
  • Pre-marital/spiritual counseling
  • Signing and returning the marriage license to the appropriate county clerk
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned
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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Erik D. · Married on 08/08/2020

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    Couldn’t have been happier!!!

    Reverend Mercy came through with a beautiful and touching ceremony despite the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis. We had planned on a big “normal” wedding when Covid-19 suddenly disrupted our plans (and alas, everyone’s lives). Nevertheless, Rev. Mercy helped us continue to get married on our original date with a stunning and intimate Covid-safe beach ceremony. She gave us tons of generous time getting to know us before the wedding and giving us sage advice and priceless marriage counseling. She perfectly handled our less religious and more spiritual inclinations and had a beautiful and professional delivery of the ceremony. We are very grateful that we found and chose Rev. Mercy!

    Sent on 11/15/2020

    Rev. Mercy - Bilingual Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Hi Erik,

    Thank you so much for such a beautiful review! It was so lovely working with you and Ericka and meeting your families. You're a beautiful couple who is committed to the work it takes to build a loving and lasting marriage. I wish you all the happiness in the world; you deserve it.

    With love and gratitude,

    Mercy
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    Ceci · Married on 03/01/2020

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    Beautiful Personal Wedding Ceremony

    Mercedes was so amazing! My two favorite parts of wedding planning were cake tasting and meeting with her in advance of our wedding. During that meeting she asked about our relationship, listened to our stories and asked about how much religion or spirituality we wanted incorporated into the ceremony. The ceremony was perfect and was very personal. My mom who has a hard time hearing has told me multiple times how clearly she could understand everything said in both languages. So many wedding guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was. Mercedes made our ceremony truly special!!

    Sent on 04/16/2020

    Rev. Mercy - Bilingual Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Hi Ceci,

    Thank you so much for such a glowing review! It was an honor to officiate your and Mitchell's ceremony. It was also a lovely experience to do a second wedding in the same family. I really enjoyed talking to both your parents and Mitchell's grandmother. I'm glad to hear your mom could hear everything clearly! It was a beautiful day. I wish you both all the happiness in the world!

    With love and gratitude,

    Mercy

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Rev. Mercy - Bilingual Wedding Officiant FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 400
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 75
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 75
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
    Licensed
    Premarital Counseling
    Bilingual
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Hindu
    Islam
    Jainism
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    Mormon
    No Denomination
    Orthodox Christian
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
    30-60 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    CA
  • What languages do you speak?
    English
    Spanish

Team of Rev. Mercy - Bilingual Wedding Officiant

Mercedes Ibarra

Mercedes Ibarra

Owner/Officiant

Hello, I'm Mercedes, a.k.a, Rev. Mercy! I'm the daughter of Cuban immigrants, born and raised here in the Los Angeles County area (specifically in Hawthorne and Inglewood). My first language was Spanish and I speak Spanish and English fluently.

I grew up Catholic, but I was always surrounded by what author Luisah Teish calls the "whispers" of the Afro-Cuban Lukumí tradition. When I got to college, I discovered yoga, which led me Hinduism. When I was 25, I married an atheist-Muslim who introduced me to Buddhism. Eventually all of this spiritual seeking led me to One Spririt Interfaith Seminary, where I was ordained as an Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister in 2016.

The day of my ordination, one of my old friends sent me a message asking me to officiate his wedding because he could not find a bilingual officiant who understood his Dominican culture nor his and his fiancee's non-religious spirituality. I said yes to officiating their wedding and fell in love with the entire process, so much so, that I've been officiating weddings ever since.

Another big thing to know about me? I'm also a professional Flamenco dancer and teacher. That's why you see me here in polka-dots.

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