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Ceremonies of Celebration

Urbandale , IA

LOCATION

Urbandale, IA 50322 US (map)

PHONE

515-249-9663
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ABOUT US

“Rev. Dawn was absolutely awesome! She advised and assisted in every way possible. She made our wedding ceremony and celebration a wonderful and truly memorable occasion. She went above... Read more
“Rev. Dawn was absolutely awesome! She advised and assisted in every way possible. She made our wedding ceremony and celebration a wonderful and truly memorable occasion. She went above and beyond what we could have ever hoped. Rev Dawn is an amazing and wonderful person. If you want an amazingly AWESOME ceremony Rev Dawn should be your choice!”

This is just one of the many, many reviews Dawn has received since she began officiating wedding ceremonies, after graduating from seminary.

Dawn officiates at all styles of weddings: formal, informal, elopement, religious, inter-faith, spiritual, non religious—including same sex marriages. Or, should we just say, that Dawn officiates for all people eligible to marry in the state of Iowa!

She has adapted/adopted her denomination’s (United Church of Christ) motto, “No matter where you are or who you are on life’s journey…” she welcomes you.

Dawn believes that, “… all weddings should be a reflection of the couple’s personality and character. It is my desire to make sure this happens for them. Their ceremony should be as individual and unique as they are.” She will guide you through the entire process, presenting all the materials* she has to help personalize your ceremony. She will share her suggestions, experience and expertise with you, always reminding you that this is your wedding and all decisions made are yours. No two ceremonies are alike, whether it is an elopement or a full ceremony.

*All couples who book with her will receive the workbook, A Wedding Ceremony to Remember--Perfect Words for the Perfect Wedding, as well as other resources she has collected to help your dreams of a perfect ceremony come true.

**Please ask about the military discount she offers to thank the men and women who are currently serving in the military. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling
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., 60+ Mins.

REVIEWS

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Kate
Wedding:
1/20/2017
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn Halstead was instrumental in helping us shape our wedding ceremony. Before meeting her, we had no real concept of what we wanted our ceremony to look like, but with her help we were able to craft the simple, sweet, yet meaningful ceremony we wanted in our hearts all along. Our ceremony was beautiful, and we definitely recommend Rev. Dawn!
Rev. Dawn Halstead was instrumental in helping us shape our wedding ceremony. Before meeting her, we had no real concept Read more...
Rev. Dawn Halstead was instrumental in helping us shape our wedding ceremony. Before meeting her, we had no real concept of what we wanted our ceremony to look like, but with her help we were able to craft the simple, sweet, yet meaningful ceremony we wanted in our hearts all along. Our ceremony was beautiful, and we definitely recommend Rev. Dawn! Read less
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Carmen
Wedding:
1/7/2017
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn was an absolute delight to work with, she helped us through the service and let us add and edit things that we wanted to make it our own. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a non-judgemental officiant. Top notch professionalism and makes sure you are comfortable with everything before the big day. My husband is Hindu & we wanted to add something special for his religion/traditions. It was perfect! Thank you for making our special day wonderful!
Rev. Dawn was an absolute delight to work with, she helped us through the service and let us add and edit things that we Read more...
Rev. Dawn was an absolute delight to work with, she helped us through the service and let us add and edit things that we wanted to make it our own. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a non-judgemental officiant. Top notch professionalism and makes sure you are comfortable with everything before the big day. My husband is Hindu & we wanted to add something special for his religion/traditions. It was perfect! Thank you for making our special day wonderful! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
1/7/2017
5.0/5.0
We could not of been happier with our choice Dawn Halstead to officiate our wedding. If you are looking for someone to make your wedding personal and extra special, we highly recommend Rev. Dawn Halstead.
We could not of been happier with our choice Dawn Halstead to officiate our wedding. If you are looking for someone to Read more...
We could not of been happier with our choice Dawn Halstead to officiate our wedding. If you are looking for someone to make your wedding personal and extra special, we highly recommend Rev. Dawn Halstead. Read less
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jessi
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Dawn was so very pleasant to work with! She is very calming and walked us through creating the ceremony that perfectly fit what our needs and wants we're. She was always responsive, prompt, and very kind. We would highly recommend her to anyone for any ceremony type!!
Dawn was so very pleasant to work with! She is very calming and walked us through creating the ceremony that perfectly fit Read more...
Dawn was so very pleasant to work with! She is very calming and walked us through creating the ceremony that perfectly fit what our needs and wants we're. She was always responsive, prompt, and very kind. We would highly recommend her to anyone for any ceremony type!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Dawn did a beautiful job officiating our wedding. She did a wonderful job helping us to make our ceremony fit us as a couple. She is very compassionate about what she does!
Dawn did a beautiful job officiating our wedding. She did a wonderful job helping us to make our ceremony fit us as a Read more...
Dawn did a beautiful job officiating our wedding. She did a wonderful job helping us to make our ceremony fit us as a couple. She is very compassionate about what she does! Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn Halstead performed an absolutely wonderful ceremony for our wedding!!! We couldn't have wished for anything more perfect. Every detail was customized to us and it was simply unforgettable.
Rev. Dawn Halstead performed an absolutely wonderful ceremony for our wedding!!! We couldn't have wished for anything more Read more...
Rev. Dawn Halstead performed an absolutely wonderful ceremony for our wedding!!! We couldn't have wished for anything more perfect. Every detail was customized to us and it was simply unforgettable. Read less
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Jose
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
The whole ceremony couldn't be any more prefect. At the end we were both very happy for choosing Dawn. My whole family and friends talked about nice she was and her speech felt so warm and welcoming to everyone.
The whole ceremony couldn't be any more prefect. At the end we were both very happy for choosing Dawn. My whole family and Read more...
The whole ceremony couldn't be any more prefect. At the end we were both very happy for choosing Dawn. My whole family and friends talked about nice she was and her speech felt so warm and welcoming to everyone. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Dawn was wonderful throughout the entire process! She always made me feel at ease and has a very calming presence.
Dawn was wonderful throughout the entire process! She always made me feel at ease and has a very calming presence.
Dawn was wonderful throughout the entire process! She always made me feel at ease and has a very calming presence. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Dawn was so great to work with. I can't say enough enough about how professional and knowledgeable she is but also relatable and kind. We came to her only about a month before our wedding but even with the time crunch she was willing and able to work with us. I had thought of using a family friend or something to save money but Dawn is worth every penny. She helped maintain my sanity. The ceremony was one area that I knew Dawn had under control amidst all of the wedding chaos. I was so happy to know this part would be taken care of and I could put my trust in her. She did amazing and really kept everyone in line and on time for the rehearsal and the ceremony. She really did help guide us though and encourage us on how to make our ceremony personalized and perfect for us. She was awesome! Thanks so much Dawn!
Dawn was so great to work with. I can't say enough enough about how professional and knowledgeable she is but also Read more...
Dawn was so great to work with. I can't say enough enough about how professional and knowledgeable she is but also relatable and kind. We came to her only about a month before our wedding but even with the time crunch she was willing and able to work with us. I had thought of using a family friend or something to save money but Dawn is worth every penny. She helped maintain my sanity. The ceremony was one area that I knew Dawn had under control amidst all of the wedding chaos. I was so happy to know this part would be taken care of and I could put my trust in her. She did amazing and really kept everyone in line and on time for the rehearsal and the ceremony. She really did help guide us though and encourage us on how to make our ceremony personalized and perfect for us. She was awesome! Thanks so much Dawn! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/24/2015
4.6/5.0
Dawn was very professional and did a great job customizing our ceremony. We were very pleased. She does take multiple appointments on the same day if time works out (she does also inform you of this) so she may not have the ability to move things around as much because she is try to satisfy the needs of other individuals as well. Overall we were very happy with Dawn and how well she helped make our ceremony more than what we could have hoped for.
Dawn was very professional and did a great job customizing our ceremony. We were very pleased. She does take multiple Read more...
Dawn was very professional and did a great job customizing our ceremony. We were very pleased. She does take multiple appointments on the same day if time works out (she does also inform you of this) so she may not have the ability to move things around as much because she is try to satisfy the needs of other individuals as well. Overall we were very happy with Dawn and how well she helped make our ceremony more than what we could have hoped for. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

DEALS

Discounts for active duty military personnel
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Promo Code: military discount   $400 Value
I offer a $50 discount as a thank you to our active duty military personnel. For elopements by our active duty military personnel, the discount is $25.
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