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Ceremonies of Celebration

Urbandale , IA

LOCATION

Urbandale, IA 50322 US (map)

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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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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
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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
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Private User
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Dawn has been the best to work with while planning our wedding ceremony. We really felt that the ceremony is the most important part of our wedding day, and we wanted to make it completely personalized to us & what we wanted. Dawn has guided us through the workbook she gives us as a gift (which is phenomenal) to form what will certainly be the ceremony of our dreams ... as we marry the people of our dreams! :) She is friendly, professional, and I know, come August, she will provide the best officiant services around! Book her!
Dawn has been the best to work with while planning our wedding ceremony. We really felt that the ceremony is the most Read more...
Dawn has been the best to work with while planning our wedding ceremony. We really felt that the ceremony is the most important part of our wedding day, and we wanted to make it completely personalized to us & what we wanted. Dawn has guided us through the workbook she gives us as a gift (which is phenomenal) to form what will certainly be the ceremony of our dreams ... as we marry the people of our dreams! :) She is friendly, professional, and I know, come August, she will provide the best officiant services around! Book her! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/15/2015
4.9/5.0
My husband and I agree that our ceremony was one of our favorite components of our wedding. With Dawn's help we were able to personalize it to fit us. Most of our guests commented on how wonderful our ceremony was.

We were planning a wedding remotely, so it was essential for us to find an officiant who was able to work with our schedule. Dawn was not only willing to work with our schedule, but also took advantage of Skype to meet with us face to face rather than on the phone. She constantly put forth extra effort to make our experience with her perfect. She sent us a book to read through to help provoke thoughts and questions about what components and readings we would like to have in our ceremony.

The day of the wedding Dawn made things easy. She was truly a joy to work with, and I am very glad we found her. We highly recommend Dawn.
My husband and I agree that our ceremony was one of our favorite components of our wedding. With Dawn's help we were able Read more...
My husband and I agree that our ceremony was one of our favorite components of our wedding. With Dawn's help we were able to personalize it to fit us. Most of our guests commented on how wonderful our ceremony was.

We were planning a wedding remotely, so it was essential for us to find an officiant who was able to work with our schedule. Dawn was not only willing to work with our schedule, but also took advantage of Skype to meet with us face to face rather than on the phone. She constantly put forth extra effort to make our experience with her perfect. She sent us a book to read through to help provoke thoughts and questions about what components and readings we would like to have in our ceremony.

The day of the wedding Dawn made things easy. She was truly a joy to work with, and I am very glad we found her. We highly recommend Dawn. Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
We cannot offer enough praise for Dawn! We chose her elopement-style ceremony, which means we did not meet her in person beforehand. Yet she was quite responsive to our wishes in our email correspondence. As it turns out, we had no cause for trepidation as Dawn performed the ceremony perfectly to our liking. She hit all the right notes and everything went beautifully. We could not be more delighted with Dawn’s services on our wedding day. Thank you, Dawn!
We cannot offer enough praise for Dawn! We chose her elopement-style ceremony, which means we did not meet her in person Read more...
We cannot offer enough praise for Dawn! We chose her elopement-style ceremony, which means we did not meet her in person beforehand. Yet she was quite responsive to our wishes in our email correspondence. As it turns out, we had no cause for trepidation as Dawn performed the ceremony perfectly to our liking. She hit all the right notes and everything went beautifully. We could not be more delighted with Dawn’s services on our wedding day. Thank you, Dawn! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Dawn help us design the perfect ceremony for our wedding. Her guidance helped us personalize the details from beginning to end and I wouldn't change any part of it. We really appreciated her professionalism during the rehearsal to keep our wedding party moving along. When everything is moving so quickly on your wedding day, it was wonderful to have Rev. Dawn Halstead help direct all of the moving parts (family, DJ, wedding party, etc.) so we could start the ceremony on time. We are very grateful to have had her as our officiant on our wedding day.
Dawn help us design the perfect ceremony for our wedding. Her guidance helped us personalize the details from beginning to Read more...
Dawn help us design the perfect ceremony for our wedding. Her guidance helped us personalize the details from beginning to end and I wouldn't change any part of it. We really appreciated her professionalism during the rehearsal to keep our wedding party moving along. When everything is moving so quickly on your wedding day, it was wonderful to have Rev. Dawn Halstead help direct all of the moving parts (family, DJ, wedding party, etc.) so we could start the ceremony on time. We are very grateful to have had her as our officiant on our wedding day. Read less
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Bailey
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Dawn was amazing and made our day so special. She could not have been more thoughtful, accommodating, professional and kind. She made rehearsal a breeze too!
Thank you, Dawn. You made our BIG day better than we could have ever imagined.
Dawn was amazing and made our day so special. She could not have been more thoughtful, accommodating, professional and Read more...
Dawn was amazing and made our day so special. She could not have been more thoughtful, accommodating, professional and kind. She made rehearsal a breeze too!
Thank you, Dawn. You made our BIG day better than we could have ever imagined. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in a different state than where we currently live. We didn't have our own pastor back in Iowa because we had been gone for so long. We found Dawn online and met her via skype. She made this process easy; it was one less thing to worry about during the planning process. The wedding book gave us many options to plan the perfect ceremony. Everyone loved the ceremony and everything went smoothly. Thank you, Dawn, for making our day perfect!
My husband and I got married in a different state than where we currently live. We didn't have our own pastor back in Iowa Read more...
My husband and I got married in a different state than where we currently live. We didn't have our own pastor back in Iowa because we had been gone for so long. We found Dawn online and met her via skype. She made this process easy; it was one less thing to worry about during the planning process. The wedding book gave us many options to plan the perfect ceremony. Everyone loved the ceremony and everything went smoothly. Thank you, Dawn, for making our day perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dawn was Amazing! Very easy to work with and patient since my husband and I had no idea what we were doing. She offered her ideas and listened to what we had to say and what we wanted. I had several compliments from friends and family about how amazing the ceremony was. Thank you Dawn!!! You made my Day Perfect!!
Dawn was Amazing! Very easy to work with and patient since my husband and I had no idea what we were doing. She offered Read more...
Dawn was Amazing! Very easy to work with and patient since my husband and I had no idea what we were doing. She offered her ideas and listened to what we had to say and what we wanted. I had several compliments from friends and family about how amazing the ceremony was. Thank you Dawn!!! You made my Day Perfect!! Read less
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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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