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Officiant in Indianapolis, IN,
(317) 446-2666
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    Aaron Godby

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  • Dan was our only choice when it came to getting an officiant for our wedding! He helped us narrate and add personal touches to the ceremony that we didn't know how to include. He was also very flexible and able to addend the script with a week's notice due to some sudden event! Didn't receive a bad word about the ceremony!

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    Thanks, Aaron! You and Tracy cared deeply about your ceremony, and were willing to put in the work to make it special. Thanks for the kind words.

    Marcia Hall

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  • We can't imagine our wedding without Dan. He came highly recommended, and the first time we spoke with him we could tell that his focus was on making our ceremony completely our own. When our wedding was postponed due to COVID, Dan was a great source of information, ideas and reassurance. And when we rescheduled with relatively short notice, he was so easy to work with, and so accommodating. Dan brought warmth, humor, solemnity and polish to our ceremony, and made it an ever-memorable event for us and our guests. I highly recommend Dan if you are interested in crafting a highly meaningful event that is completely your own!

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    Thanks, Marcia. It was so poignant to have a wedding during the pandemic. Even though it was scaled down--and long postponed--from your original plans, I thought your ceremony was personal, warm and authentic. Thank you for being so good to work with, and for bringing me in to your most special of times.

    Marah Haley

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  • WOW! I was on a search for an officiant that would take the time to customize a ceremony that highlighted a variety of aspects that were important to us. We wanted someone that knew us, that could really bring our story to life. From the moment I met Dan, he was amazing. He took the time to learn about us as a couple, our journey, and our next chapter. He truly cares about the people that he is marrying, and puts a lot of work into making it perfect. Many compliments followed about how we were able to express ourselves, and our love in our ceremony. I couldn't be more appreciative of the one of a kind experience we got to have.

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    Marah, thanks so much. Your ceremony was truly special, because we worked together to tell your story and have your guests understand what makes you tick as a couple. Thanks for being so great to work with, and for assembling a team of top-flight wedding pros to bring your dream wedding to life.

    Laurie Sites

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  • We feel so lucky that we had Dan officiate our wedding! Finding an officiant was one of the most challenging parts of wedding planning. They are such a crucial part of the wedding and entrusting that to a stranger is scary. We didn't feel scared once we met Dan and knew our wedding was in good hands. He's extremely professional and kind took the time to help us create a ceremony that fit with our vision for the day. He's a natural public speaker and knows how to command the audience but not distract attention away from the bride and groom. I would highly recommend you work with him for your wedding!

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    Laurie, I'm so grateful you took time to share your thoughts with other couples, and for the faith you and Derek put in me to create your ceremony. You both took it seriously, and I think we were able to convey to your guests what makes you special as a couple. Stay safe, and let's keep in touch.

    Andrea Katherine Pierson

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  • Dan was a delight! He was available on my husband's birthday! He was very positive and jovial! And I would definitely recommend him to officiate your wedding! He even played our select song from his cellphone for us! Great experience all around!

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    Andrea, you and William are an inspiration. I love your love story--sweethearts since middle school, married once, and now joined forever. Thank you for bringing me into your world for a sweet, happy elopement. And thanks for the glowing comments! It's been a pleasure to connect with you both. Best wishes for a long, happy life together.

    Melinda Modesitt

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  • Dan was fantastic and absolutely the best person to work with and made our day perfect. We can whole-heartedly recommend him as an Officiant! We met Dan at a Bridal Fair just a few months before our wedding. We were unfamiliar with the concept of an Officiant and listened to a presentation by him describing his services. As we are in our mid-sixties, we did not want a traditional religious ceremony, although he often conducts them as well. We were looking for an "Island Breeze" wedding and he was incredibly helpful. With only three months to prepare, he was there to guide us through the process. He gave us suggestions for our vows and many other aspects of the ceremony that we had not considered, including incorporating our theme into his words of wisdom. All of our guests were also very impressed with the ceremony. Dan was always very professional, non-judgemental, supportive, gave us the time to get to know us as individuals, responded quickly to every request, and showed personal in... Read more

    Michelle Adler

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  • Dan and Beth Henkel officiated me and my wife's wedding on June 14, 2019 and they were both amazing. Our ceremony was unconventional and they made it perfect. They truly care about the couples they are marrying and put their whole selves into the ceremony. It was amazing and perfect and I would recommend Dan and Beth to anyone who wants a meaningful and unique ceremony.

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    How sweet! Thank you, Michelle. You and Jocelyn put a lot of thought into your one-of-a-kind wedding, and it showed. We loved having your guests in a circle, sharing the heart-felt readings you chose, and ending in the song you taught us!

    Ashlee

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  • Dan helped us write our ceremony for our destination wedding in the Dominican Republic. We knew we wanted the ceremony to be performed by a close friend and personal to us and Dan was so helpful every step of the way to make sure we achieved that. Our ceremony was not the most traditional and Dan was open to all of the ideas we had. Not only did he provide structure to make sure our ceremony was cohesive, he answered all of our questions, helped us fill out the paperwork to ensure we were legally married in the States, and had a phone meeting with our friend/officiant to go over the finer points of performing a wedding ceremony. His insight and experience was invaluable to us! We highly recommend Dan to anyone looking for a professional touch to their wedding ceremony.

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    I'm so pleased it worked out for you, Ashlee. I would have LOVED to go with you and Greg to the Dominican Republic for your wedding, but it was a pleasure to help you create your dream wedding. I also enjoyed working with Stryder so that he'd be confident in officiating. Thanks for bringing me into your world!

    Emily Mccuskey

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  • Dan was wonderful as our officiant! It was important to my husband and I that we find someone who married everyone! It was important to us to find someone who made sure we were comfortable and let us be a part of the ceremony writing process. We ended writing most of our ceremony with Dan's input and frequently asking for his advice! He insisted on meeting us for a dinner with he and his wife before we started so he had a better since of us and what we wanted included so he was very insightful. He also offered plenty of previous ceremonies for us to have a good starting place as well different ideas. He was warm and endearing throughout the process and had perfectly relaxed and comfortable delivery during our ceremony. I can't say enough good things about Dan and the entire year we spent planning with him and our beautiful ceremony because of him! We were so, so very blessed and grateful to find him!

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    Thanks, Emily! We all put in a lot of preparation for your ceremony, and I think it showed. Your ceremony felt personal, special and warmly inclusive--just like your family and guests! I appreciate being entrusted with your amazing wedding ceremony.

    Jessica

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  • As a lesbian couple we were so relieved to find such a caring and helpful individual to perform our wedding. He was responsive, flexible to our schedules and very understanding for all the aspects that we wanted to include in our wedding. We were so happy we chose him and highly recommend him, you won't regret it!

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    Wow, Jessica--thanks! Getting to know you and April and your friends and family was a gas. I left your wedding thinking, "If I never officiate another wedding, I want to end with the best. This was it." I had such a good feeling about you two and about how it all worked. Let's stay in touch!

    Yvonne

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  • Dan was helpful in every aspect of a beautiful wedding. A sunken garden venue to the beautiful ceromony. He truely was there every step of the way. Thank you Dan!!!! You are the best!!!

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    Yvonne, it was a great pleasure to meet you and David for your private ceremony in that beautiful setting. Thank you for that privilege, and best of luck to you both.

    Krystal

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  • Choosing Dan as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning journey. He was genuinely interested in getting to know us as a couple and creating the ceremony we envisioned. We specifically requested a secular ceremony that included readings, our love story, and a few different rituals. Dan accommodated all of our requests with no issue and wove them into a beautiful, cohesive ceremony that was uniquely ours. He presented us with a first draft well in advance, responded very quickly to all of our messages, and continued to work with us on drafts until we had our perfect script. Dan was also a big help in leading our rehearsal and made sure that there were no questions left unanswered by the end. His performance on our wedding day was great and we heard from several of our guests that he'd left an impression on them. For the reasons above and more, we would definitely recommend Dan to any couple looking for an officiant in the Indianapolis area or beyon... Read more

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    You deserve a lot of the credit, Krystal, for being so good to work with and for working so hard to create the ceremony that you and Ben wanted. Thank you for the kind thoughts. I'm glad it all worked out so well, and I wish you the best for your life together.

    Nick and Mimi

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  • Dan did an amazing job with our wedding ceremony. We met with him prior to our wedding to discuss his approach and to learn more about each other. We then worked with him to write our vows and he provided great support and guidance. He met with us for our wedding rehearsal and spent time getting to know our family during the rehearsal and at dinner afterwards. On our wedding day Dan arrived early and was very prepared. He has a calming approach and took control of the ceremony and it was flawless. He was professional but also very warm and welcoming to all of our guests. We would highly recommend Dan and consider him a friend. If you use Dan you can be assured he will do a professional job and your wedding ceremony will be something you remember the rest of your life. Mimi and Nick M.

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    Nick and Mimi: Thank you for the warm thoughts! It was a pleasure to get to know you both and to work with you on your memorable ceremony. (A high point was Vinny the mini schnauzer as ring boy.) I'm so pleased that you were happy with how everything turned out. Let's stay in touch. Meanwhile, best of luck for your life together!

    Katrina

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  • Dan would be the perfect officiant for any ceremony! From the beginning, Dan was very warm, welcoming, and responsive. He took his time getting to know me and my husband and our wishes for the ceremony. Dan also offered unbiased insight towards our ceremony. Our friends and family loved Dan’s energy on our wedding day! We could recommend him to anyone.

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    How kind of you, Katrina! You and Kam were great to work with and I thought the ceremony came off well. It was a treat to get to know your attendants, families and guests. Thanks for asking me to officiate!

    Susan

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  • We would highly recommend Dan. He was very intuitive and created a beautiful ceremony that felt authentic to us while also respecting the various beliefs of our guests. He was also very flexible despite our busy schedules and responded quickly to emails. He offers a selection of his previous ceremonies, which was extraordinarily helpful with planning our own. He is kind, genuine, and was a delightful presence to have on our wedding day.

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    Susan, you and Robby were delightful to work with and I enjoyed meeting your families. Thank you for the kind words--and for inviting me to be part of your lovely wedding.

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