Hello! My name is Merrie and I am a Wedding Officiant based in Southern California. I believe that weddings should be as special as the couple celebrating them. Couples will appreciate my personal approach to crafting ceremonies that reflect the personalities of those stepping down the aisle.
Silver and Sage Weddings By Merrie doesn’t believe in cookie-cutter weddings. I strive to let couples celebrate their own way, and take the time to get to know to-be-weds. I have been officiating ceremonies for over 10 years and happily welcome couples from all walks of life and beliefs to declare their love to one another. When not helping couples to tie the knot I love to spend time with my family, take road trips, read great books and listen to amazing music.
I enjoy getting to know every couple I work with before beginning to plan their ceremony in collaboration with them. This is because I believe that forming a good relationship with to-be-weds is essential. I also offer ceremony coordination on the day of events and I love sharing interesting ideas that couples can incorporate into their vows. Leading up to the event I also offers pre-marriage counseling sessions.
Silver and Sage Weddings By Merrie offers personalized ceremony services for partners celebrating their commitment to one another. She provides consultations to get to know the happy couple and incorporate their stories, traditions, and values into the wedding. This experienced officiant can write custom vows or integrate couples’ vows. Merrie also creates bespoke ceremonies for elopements and vow renewals. Soon-to-be newlyweds can book premarital counseling sessions to prepare for their new lives together as spouses.
All who love are welcome! ( LGBTQ friendly )
11 Reviews for Silver and Sage Weddings By Merrie
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jessie · Married on 05/02/2021
She was 'The One' !
Merrie is such a blessing! My wife and I decided on a private elopement with zero guests other than a photographer and officiant. We knew we didn't want just any random person to marry us, so searching online for someone to officiate our marriage was a bit daunting. We came across Merrie's website during our planning, and we're so glad we found her! Merrie is everything you want in an officiant. She is caring, eloquent, and wise. (She also spent some time as a wedding coordinator and is very knowledgable, which was a nice bonus!) We arranged a Zoom call and she took the time to get to know us so that she could write our ceremony from the heart. She certainly does not do "cookie cutter" weddings, and she crafted such an articulate, personalized ceremony for us even after only meeting us for a short period of time. Merrie has a lovely energy, calm voice, and kind heart. We loved having her play such an important role in our big day, and we think you will too. Five stars.Sent on 05/08/2021
Sonia V. · Married on 06/23/2021
Officiant Merrie Provided the Prefect Experience
Merrie was the perfect officiant for our wedding. We appreciated her efforts in personalizing our ceremony and in being adaptive with changes that occurred. Merrie set a positive and loving tone throughout the entire experience. We feel fortunate to have had her perform our ceremony.Sent on 07/21/2021
Samantha W. · Married on 05/01/2021
Amazing Officiant, Exactly What We Were Hoping For
Merrie was our officiant for our May 2021 wedding. She's very professional, she wrote a perfect ceremony, she did an incredible job during the day of our wedding, and was super helpful and supportive throughout the whole process in the months leading up to our wedding. Merrie is just a very nice and easy going person in general, so working with her is very stress free and easy. She took the time to get to know us and understand our relationship, and put together a ceremony script that did a good job reflecting who we are as a couple. In addition, she has lots of helpful advice when it comes to writing vows and practicing the ceremony. Planning a ceremony and writing vows is obviously a stressful/nerveracking task, but Merrie takes quite a bit of the stress out of the occasion. And on top of all that, Merrie gave us a very affordable rate. I'd recommend Merrie to anyone who is looking for an officiant.Sent on 07/15/2021
Active military and veterans recieve a 10% discount.