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Defining Moments Ministries

Dandridge , TN
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LOCATION

P. O. Box 1740
Dandridge, TN 37725 US (map)

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865-256-9137

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ABOUT US

Reverand Don Anderson has been a licensed and church ordained minister for over 25 years. He has worked as a church pastor, a hospital and a hospice chaplain, a children's specialist... Read more
Reverand Don Anderson has been a licensed and church ordained minister for over 25 years. He has worked as a church pastor, a hospital and a hospice chaplain, a children's specialist with hospice, and a counselor with families and individuals.

Rev. Don will provide a personalized wedding ceremony that is both memorable and meaningful for the two of you. You may choose a more traditional ceremony or include your own elements, such as vows, ring exchanges, prayers, poetry, and scripture into the service. Unity candles, sand, or other creative elements may be included, as well. Choose from a variety of options to create your perfect wedding!

Weddings can be hosted at the location of your choosing. With the beautiful mountains, rivers, and lakes in our back yard, there are many lovely outdoor locations, such as community parks, lakes, or near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Rev. Don is available to come to your rental cabin or home to perform your dream ceremony. Out-of-state locations are welcomed.

Additional services include premarital counseling, relationship counseling and enrichment, ceremonies for vow renewals, baby dedications, and other special occasions.

"I am privileged to spend much of my time working with couples who are beginning the marriage journey for the first time, or maybe again. From premarital counseling to officiating the wedding ceremony to conducting a Marriage Checkup around the first anniversary, I work to create a unique and personalized experience that empowers a couple to begin with a strong foundation and the necessary tools to create a healthy and successful marriage. Of course, they supply the love." -Rev. Don Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
No Denomination

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Courtney
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don Anderson did a wonderful job for us at our wedding. We really needed someone who could understand my husband and I in order to provide what we were looking for during our ceremony. He was extremely flexible, walked us through the in's and out's of the day while keeping things brief as we requested given the small amount of time allotted. We could not be happier with our choice and appreciate how special he made our day. Thank you Rev. Anderson!
Rev. Don Anderson did a wonderful job for us at our wedding. We really needed someone who could understand my husband and Read more...
Rev. Don Anderson did a wonderful job for us at our wedding. We really needed someone who could understand my husband and I in order to provide what we were looking for during our ceremony. He was extremely flexible, walked us through the in's and out's of the day while keeping things brief as we requested given the small amount of time allotted. We could not be happier with our choice and appreciate how special he made our day. Thank you Rev. Anderson! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We actually didn't meet Don until our wedding day. We planned the wedding while living in WA state. From the start Don was a pleasure to talk to and excited about a few off the wall requests I had. I had a few things I requested to incorporate into the ceremony. Although it was his first time with additions like this while officiating he worked them in with ease.

Prior to your wedding Don will send you a questionnaire, both partners will have to complete the same questions with there own answers. This helped Don get to know us and gave a great personal touch to the ceremony. Afterwards, I had friends and family coming up to me and talking about how wonderful the ceremony was and referred to Don's words.

Don is a wonderful man and I'm happy he joined us in sharing our day. Not only will I recommend him but he comes highly recommended by my venue.
We actually didn't meet Don until our wedding day. We planned the wedding while living in WA state. From the start Don was Read more...
We actually didn't meet Don until our wedding day. We planned the wedding while living in WA state. From the start Don was a pleasure to talk to and excited about a few off the wall requests I had. I had a few things I requested to incorporate into the ceremony. Although it was his first time with additions like this while officiating he worked them in with ease.

Prior to your wedding Don will send you a questionnaire, both partners will have to complete the same questions with there own answers. This helped Don get to know us and gave a great personal touch to the ceremony. Afterwards, I had friends and family coming up to me and talking about how wonderful the ceremony was and referred to Don's words.

Don is a wonderful man and I'm happy he joined us in sharing our day. Not only will I recommend him but he comes highly recommended by my venue. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Vanessa
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Don was our answer to prayer! Deadlines were approaching and I still had not found anyone willing to travel to a remote destination to marry us. Don came to my rescue with a sense of calmness and reassurance, and a genuine caring attitude. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and far beyond what I had dreamed or imagined it would be thanks to Don. Everyone involved was very impressed with him and his beautiful wife, who worked behind the scenes to make our special day just perfect! Thank you so very much and we are eternally grateful!!!
Don was our answer to prayer! Deadlines were approaching and I still had not found anyone willing to travel to a remote Read more...
Don was our answer to prayer! Deadlines were approaching and I still had not found anyone willing to travel to a remote destination to marry us. Don came to my rescue with a sense of calmness and reassurance, and a genuine caring attitude. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and far beyond what I had dreamed or imagined it would be thanks to Don. Everyone involved was very impressed with him and his beautiful wife, who worked behind the scenes to make our special day just perfect! Thank you so very much and we are eternally grateful!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Unique Services
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Tyler
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Don did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was very accommodating, met all our needs, and did a great with our ceremony. We were thrilled to have him be a part of our special day!
Pastor Don did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was very accommodating, met all our needs, and did a great with our Read more...
Pastor Don did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was very accommodating, met all our needs, and did a great with our ceremony. We were thrilled to have him be a part of our special day! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We found Rev. Anderson via this website and from the very first contact were treated with the utmost kindness and professionalism. Our ceremony was personalized to our love story and we got many compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. One guest even said it was the first ceremony that she actually wanted to listen to the entire thing as it gave great advice that everyone could relate to. We felt very cared for during the entire process and would definitely make the same choice all over again.
We found Rev. Anderson via this website and from the very first contact were treated with the utmost kindness and Read more...
We found Rev. Anderson via this website and from the very first contact were treated with the utmost kindness and professionalism. Our ceremony was personalized to our love story and we got many compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. One guest even said it was the first ceremony that she actually wanted to listen to the entire thing as it gave great advice that everyone could relate to. We felt very cared for during the entire process and would definitely make the same choice all over again. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Lucy
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Don was wonderful to work with. Our ceremony was so special and he helped make it so personal and exactly how we hoped it would be. Highly recommend!
Don was wonderful to work with. Our ceremony was so special and he helped make it so personal and exactly how we hoped it Read more...
Don was wonderful to work with. Our ceremony was so special and he helped make it so personal and exactly how we hoped it would be. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Maghen
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We LOVE Don! He is such a kind man and truly loves what he does. He was very flexible in making plans in order to really get to know us as a couple. He takes plenty of time to help us know what to expect and also to answer all of our questions and settle our nerves. I appreciated that he wanted to get to know us because he really made our ceremony personal and intimate while adding just the right amount of humor to provide a memorable experience! He provides the option of pre and post marital counseling, which I think is nice. Especially since he has made a point to keep in touch with us after the wedding. I like that he didnt just officiate our wedding and then "fall off of the face of the earth." He really seems invested in the success of our marriage and wants to be there in any way for us. He has absolutely exceeded our expectations and we have and will continue to recommend him to everyone we know.
We LOVE Don! He is such a kind man and truly loves what he does. He was very flexible in making plans in order to really Read more...
We LOVE Don! He is such a kind man and truly loves what he does. He was very flexible in making plans in order to really get to know us as a couple. He takes plenty of time to help us know what to expect and also to answer all of our questions and settle our nerves. I appreciated that he wanted to get to know us because he really made our ceremony personal and intimate while adding just the right amount of humor to provide a memorable experience! He provides the option of pre and post marital counseling, which I think is nice. Especially since he has made a point to keep in touch with us after the wedding. I like that he didnt just officiate our wedding and then "fall off of the face of the earth." He really seems invested in the success of our marriage and wants to be there in any way for us. He has absolutely exceeded our expectations and we have and will continue to recommend him to everyone we know. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Thea
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Don did such an amazing job! He was exactly what we were looking for! He was extremely flexible and punctual. The words he spoke at our wedding were beyond perfect for us. We both loved everything he said. He really helped out when it came to coordinating the wedding and making sure everyone was in their place. He was so awesome and perfect for us!!
Don did such an amazing job! He was exactly what we were looking for! He was extremely flexible and punctual. The words he Read more...
Don did such an amazing job! He was exactly what we were looking for! He was extremely flexible and punctual. The words he spoke at our wedding were beyond perfect for us. We both loved everything he said. He really helped out when it came to coordinating the wedding and making sure everyone was in their place. He was so awesome and perfect for us!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jeremy
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I have to be honest, I was a little unsure about hiring an "officiant" for our wedding instead of a pastor/reverend that already knew us, but now I can't imagine NOT having Don for our ceremony! He really took the time to get to know us as individuals beforehand, and was very flexible with our meeting sites for our premarital counseling. Just like at least one other review said, some of our customized questions he had us answer as individuals and discuss as a couple had us both in tears because he has a way of bringing out true feelings between you and your future spouse, and showing you what marriage SHOULD be about. He is very genuine in wanting you to succeed in your marriage and does customize your counseling and ceremony to you as a couple. I am so glad we found Don for our wedding and would highly recommend him to anyone else!
I have to be honest, I was a little unsure about hiring an "officiant" for our wedding instead of a pastor/reverend that Read more...
I have to be honest, I was a little unsure about hiring an "officiant" for our wedding instead of a pastor/reverend that already knew us, but now I can't imagine NOT having Don for our ceremony! He really took the time to get to know us as individuals beforehand, and was very flexible with our meeting sites for our premarital counseling. Just like at least one other review said, some of our customized questions he had us answer as individuals and discuss as a couple had us both in tears because he has a way of bringing out true feelings between you and your future spouse, and showing you what marriage SHOULD be about. He is very genuine in wanting you to succeed in your marriage and does customize your counseling and ceremony to you as a couple. I am so glad we found Don for our wedding and would highly recommend him to anyone else! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sorry for the late review. Don & his wife were awesome. They were very helpful before the ceremony answering the many, many questions my fiance (at the time) had. He offered to meet with us basically anytime we needed. The ceremony was very professionally done. He even incorporated some of our answers to his questionaire into it, which added a unique touch. Don's wife even took pictures during and after the ceremony at no extra charge. He took care of all the paperwork after we got the original marriage license. The money was very very well spent. Thank you Don.
Sorry for the late review. Don & his wife were awesome. They were very helpful before the ceremony answering the many, Read more...
Sorry for the late review. Don & his wife were awesome. They were very helpful before the ceremony answering the many, many questions my fiance (at the time) had. He offered to meet with us basically anytime we needed. The ceremony was very professionally done. He even incorporated some of our answers to his questionaire into it, which added a unique touch. Don's wife even took pictures during and after the ceremony at no extra charge. He took care of all the paperwork after we got the original marriage license. The money was very very well spent. Thank you Don. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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