Rev. Dawn (Pasadena, CA) is a trilingual (English/French/Spanish) motivational speaker, officiant, and premarital counselor who genuinely wakes up every day grateful to get to do what she loves. She is an ordained interfaith minister (The New Seminary '09), with a background in all major world religions. She specializes in working with each couple to craft custom, memorable ceremonies incorporating YOUR unique love story, backgrounds, heritage, and traditions, and does offer non-religious and generally spiritual ceremonies, as well as one incorporating multiple religious rituals and traditions.
Rev. Dawn also offers premarital and relationship-building sessions for couple's in any stage of a relationship in a laid-back setting that focuses on offering couples a safe space to listen to each other and to develop tools for effective communication and conflict resolution. The sessions, while not required, provide an invaluable opportunity to share on foundational topics in a comfortable space with a neutral third party, and to learn tools that have worked for other couples for things like- truly hearing each other out when you're going in circles or not seeing eye-to-eye, making regular quality time for each other, and more.
Dawn also offers career coaching for professionals at a turning point, and serves as a motivational speaker on mastering chaos, making major life changes, radical work-life balance, decision-making, and powerful couples' communication, with recent clients including WIPA, NACE, ILEA, Perfect Wedding Guide, UNICEF, the LAPD, and WeddingWire World. www.WholeLifeSolutions.biz
"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." – Albert Einstein
Recommended by 99% of couples
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John · Married on 08/15/2014
Rev. Dawn guided us through what became an exceptional ceremony. This past spring we started seeing Dawn for pre-marital counseling and it became clear that she is a gifted, caring professional. Through Dawn's counseling sessions, we enhanced our level of communication and understanding, as well as our commitment to do the necessary work to strengthen our relationship. When it was time to select an officiant for our ceremony, the choice to work with Dawn was easy and crystal clear. She designed a ceremony that was authentic and heartfelt, the perfect platform for this celebration with the family and friends that form our community. So many people have asked us, "How did you find Rev. Dawn, she is wonderful?" THANK YOU Dawn for your thoughtful guidance and support, it has been a genuine pleasure! --John & Ryan
kate · Married on 11/03/2018
Kept Us Sane During Some Serious Wedding Crises
I was extremely particular about searching for an officiant for my wedding. I'm Catholic and come from a mixed heritage background and my husband is Muslim. We wanted a balance of spiritualism and tradition that felt right for us. Rev Dawn helped us customize our ceremony, and, more importantly, made it EASY!
Plus on the day of our wedding, we had a couple of incidents (last minute changes, the fire department came right before our start time, and we had an interruption during the ceremony). Rev Dawn kept us calm and collected throughout. She rolled with the punches in such a professional way. While I was in complete shock half the time, she kept the wedding going and smoothed everything over. I had at least 10 different people (bridal party & guests) tell me how awesome and wonderful she was. Seriously, I've had more positive feedback about her than the venue, attire, food, decor, etc. If you already have a vision of your ceremony or if you have absolutely no idea where to start, I highly recommend Rev Dawn. Either way, she'll guide you towards creating the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony.
Brandey Herrera · Married on 10/16/2018
Wedding officiant must have!
Rev Dawn faciliated premarital counseling sessions for us before our big day. She was kind, patient, and positive and we always looked forward to meeting with her. Then, she officiated our wedding and it could not have been more perfect! She offers customized packages so that our wedding ceremony was exactly how we wanted it. We got so many compliments about how personal and romantic our ceremony was. We felt so comfortable with her and it made our day even more special. We cannot thank her enough !!
Rev. Dawn is one of the best wedding officiants in the business. As a wedding planner, I have worked with many officiants. Rev. Dawn never fails to amaze me with her heartfelt personalized ceremonies, her prompt and professional communication, and her friendly, calm and kind personality. She puts couples at ease and skillfully guides them through the process of co-creating a ceremony that is special and meaningful. Her interfaith training and background is a unique benefit for couples of mixed and/or non-religious backgrounds. Plus, she is a joy to work with! Rev. Dawn is always first on my list when I need to recommend an officiant. I wish I had known her when I got married - I would definitely have hired her!
Wonderful! Patient and kind! Open minded and attentive to the details of your ceremony. Soft spoken and intentional. Thank you Rev. Dawn! You put my clients at ease! Hope to have you on board in 2017! HIGHLY recommended!
Rev. Dawn is one of my all-time favorite officiants. She's so kind & open-hearted, and she really treats her couples well. She's extremely well-spoken and crafts ceremonies to suit the couples perfectly, which is so huge.