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Out of the Box weddings
Out of the Box weddings

Out of the Box weddings

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Introduction: I have been an Ordained Minister (Protestant) for over 30 years, performing weddings on and off throughout all that time. I joined the Thumbtack team 4 years ago. During that time, I have performed 40-50 weddings a year and been awarded Top Pro status for 4 years running for my outstanding reviews. I am Vietnam Nam era Navy Veteran and am fully in tune with meeting the needs of young military couples. I currently work as a job coach/trainer with disabled adults at United Cerebral Palsy, North County here in San Diego. Out of the Box Weddings is a part-time endeavor, which allows me to offer a great deal of flexibility in scheduling and lower fees, in general. As semi-retired minister, I am not obligated by any particular church or denomination, and am free to structure wedding ceremonies that meet the needs of the couple, rather than any particular organization or institution. At some point, I began to realize that the older a minister gets, the more funerals they're asked to do. While I have done (and still do) my share of this important function in everyone's life, I just didn't want to find myself buried in things that respresented the end of life. Most of my work in 'ministry' has involved young people and rock-roll music, with all its life, joy, and exciting energy.....so I choose to focus on the love and joy of those special moments called weddings. Although weddings are often about young people just starting out in life, I am actually meeting people of all ages, races, and religious backgrounds. (In my career, I have done weddings for bikers, metal-heads, and even goths!) Meeting so many interesting new people makes life more exciting and hopeful. I also find it liberating to help each couple choose a variety of ceremonies to construct a wedding that is tailored to reflect their individual relationship. I also enjoy sharing and exploring the special spirituality that weddings produce. While I am a committed Christian minister, I understand that spirituality is not limited to a particular denomination or practice. So I enjoy meeting couples on common ground, from agnostics to evangelicals. Ultimately, all weddings share a common spirituality, because they involve that magnificent intangible called Love.
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Denise N.

Wedding Officiant

What a wonderful experience working with David! We had an unexpected cancellation with our first officiant just a few days before our wedding and David responded quickly and swooped in to save the day! Had a wonderful conversation prior to our event and got a chance to learn more about his colorful and exciting background. We were completely grateful for David’s organized professionalism and highly recommend him for your event!
Apr 13, 2021
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Janet C.

Wedding Officiant

David was absolutely integral in helping us create the small, personal wedding we had envisioned. He was easy to communicate with and helped make what can be a stressful day less stressful. David has a great sense of humor and ease about him and was very encouraging of us and helped make our wedding day very special. I would ask David to be our wedding officiant again in a heartbeat!
Mar 3, 2021
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Kristina M.

Wedding Officiant

Dave did an amazing job with officiating our wedding 😊 I was laughing and crying the whole time because he did a great job with leading the whole ceremony. He also was very quick to respond whenever I reached out to him for any questions or changes that I wanted to be made for our ceremony. 10/10 would recommend working with him if you’re looking for an officiant. Thank you so much Dave!
Sep 21, 2020
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Dave c.

Wedding Officiant

Amazing experience with out of the box weddings. Very professional and took the time to help us perfect the script and made the process very smooth. I would absolutely recommend out of the box weddings to any friend or family member looking for an officiant that cares about making your day special. Thanks again for the beautiful ceremony.
Sep 9, 2020
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Christian Q.

Wedding Officiant

My and my wife were unsure if we were going to keep our wedding date due to the pandemic. The court houses opened up the week before our date and as we scrambled to put a small ceremony together, we found Dave who was one of the only officiants offering his services at the time. We are very grateful that Dave was able to put together and conduct our ceremony in such a short notice. He did a great job and without him, we would still be waiting to get married. Even with a short notice, Dave still took the time to get to know us as a couple so that he could personalize it to what we wanted. He was very flexible and accommodating to what we wanted in our ceremony. Dave has been an officiant for decades and it shows through his professionalism and the effort he puts into conducting a ceremony. Highly recommend Dave's services to engaged couples of all ages!
Jun 23, 2020
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