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Marilyn Dennis

Sorrento , LA
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LOCATION

Sorrento, LA US 70778 (map)

PHONE

504-236-0622
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ABOUT US

Welcome to Weddings by Marilyn!

I am a non-denominational ordained Minister who officiate weddings in New Orleans, Gonzales, Sorrento, Baton Rouge and the surroundings areas.... Read more
Welcome to Weddings by Marilyn!

I am a non-denominational ordained Minister who officiate weddings in New Orleans, Gonzales, Sorrento, Baton Rouge and the surroundings areas. My husband and I have been married for 37 years.

We understand how important your special day is to you and are committed to offer service for public or private, large or small weddings at the location of your choice.

Our desire is to continue our commitment of quality service to our couples as we have for the past 9 years. Please feel free to contact us and we will be honored to help make your day a “Special Day”.

(504)236-0622 cell

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Normally black suit, robes white or black by request.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
yes
How long are your ceremonies?
15-20minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, if needed

REVIEWS

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Kelly
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I just got married this Saturday and could not wait to get on here and write a review about Marilyn..I really couldn't have picked a better wedding officiant..She did such a great job..She made everyone there feel the love with her beautiful words..She was so easy to work with and made my day so special..I would recommend her to everyone looking for someone to make their big day special.
I just got married this Saturday and could not wait to get on here and write a review about Marilyn..I really couldn't Read more...
I just got married this Saturday and could not wait to get on here and write a review about Marilyn..I really couldn't have picked a better wedding officiant..She did such a great job..She made everyone there feel the love with her beautiful words..She was so easy to work with and made my day so special..I would recommend her to everyone looking for someone to make their big day special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was our officiant in May 2014. She was recommended by our wedding planner in our search for a non-denominational wedding officiant, She was flexible as we navigated thru the wedding planning process and she made it very easy for us to craft our own ceremony - she sent us a few different ceremony outlines for us to pick and choose from.

We were able to add the things we wanted, adjust the wording to better suit our needs and to let her be the expert on the best way to meet our wishes.

We added a unity candle to our outdoor ceremony. This turned out to be a comical moment during our ceremony when my husband and I picked up the two candles to light the unity candle and realized the two candles were joined at the wick. To compound the humor the wind picked up and we had problems lighting the candles. However, Marilyn was able to roll with the situation and handled it like a pro.

It was the moment that people talked about and made the ceremony unique.

This woman is the real deal - We highly recommend working with her if you want your wedding to be special, spiritual and memorable.
Marilyn was our officiant in May 2014. She was recommended by our wedding planner in our search for a non-denominational Read more...
Marilyn was our officiant in May 2014. She was recommended by our wedding planner in our search for a non-denominational wedding officiant, She was flexible as we navigated thru the wedding planning process and she made it very easy for us to craft our own ceremony - she sent us a few different ceremony outlines for us to pick and choose from.

We were able to add the things we wanted, adjust the wording to better suit our needs and to let her be the expert on the best way to meet our wishes.

We added a unity candle to our outdoor ceremony. This turned out to be a comical moment during our ceremony when my husband and I picked up the two candles to light the unity candle and realized the two candles were joined at the wick. To compound the humor the wind picked up and we had problems lighting the candles. However, Marilyn was able to roll with the situation and handled it like a pro.

It was the moment that people talked about and made the ceremony unique.

This woman is the real deal - We highly recommend working with her if you want your wedding to be special, spiritual and memorable. Read less
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Melissa & David
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Marilyn is fantastic. She really puts her heart into making your wedding truly special. She is an absolute joy to work with. The love she has in her own marriage is evident the first time you meet her.
Mrs. Marilyn is fantastic. She really puts her heart into making your wedding truly special. She is an absolute joy to Read more...
Mrs. Marilyn is fantastic. She really puts her heart into making your wedding truly special. She is an absolute joy to work with. The love she has in her own marriage is evident the first time you meet her. Read less
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Toto Wrangler
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was a "destination wedding" for us as we live two states over from New Orleans. So after searching reviews and checking websites, we found Marilyn Dennis. Other officiants came across cold and robotic, but when we chatted with Marilyn on the phone we knew she was the person to unite us on our wedding day. Marilyn is a peaceful and pleasant person. Her mannerisms are genuine and true. As our ceremony was non-religious but we knew we wanted many of the "stereo-typical" items to be said. Mailyn was wonderful working with us as we "cut and paste" items from many different types of ceremonies. We hope to be able to renew our vows in years to come and have Marilyn there to "join us as one" again. If you are looking for a pleasant person and someone who truly loves the love around her, Marilyn Dennis is whom you need to precide over your ceremony.
Our wedding was a "destination wedding" for us as we live two states over from New Orleans. So after searching reviews and Read more...
Our wedding was a "destination wedding" for us as we live two states over from New Orleans. So after searching reviews and checking websites, we found Marilyn Dennis. Other officiants came across cold and robotic, but when we chatted with Marilyn on the phone we knew she was the person to unite us on our wedding day. Marilyn is a peaceful and pleasant person. Her mannerisms are genuine and true. As our ceremony was non-religious but we knew we wanted many of the "stereo-typical" items to be said. Mailyn was wonderful working with us as we "cut and paste" items from many different types of ceremonies. We hope to be able to renew our vows in years to come and have Marilyn there to "join us as one" again. If you are looking for a pleasant person and someone who truly loves the love around her, Marilyn Dennis is whom you need to precide over your ceremony. Read less
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Marilyn Dennis responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I truly enjoyed every minute of your beautiful ceremony and also working with you both. You two are the "Perfect Match".
You wedding was Perfect!!
I look forward to hearing from you next year.
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Patty
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiance' and I wanted a small, simple ceremony and Marilyn was so great!! She made our ceremony so special and we were so impressed with her!! She is an amazing person and made our day so special!! Highly recommend her!!! Thank you so much Marilyn!!!
My fiance' and I wanted a small, simple ceremony and Marilyn was so great!! She made our ceremony so special and we were Read more...
My fiance' and I wanted a small, simple ceremony and Marilyn was so great!! She made our ceremony so special and we were so impressed with her!! She is an amazing person and made our day so special!! Highly recommend her!!! Thank you so much Marilyn!!! Read less
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Marilyn Dennis responded with the following comments:

I truly enjoyed being a part of your "Special Day" you two are a beautiful couple with a "Bright" future!. Thanks for having me.
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Kenneth
Wedding:
12/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Marilyn Dennis performed a beautiful service for me and my wife Sema, a native of Turkey, at our home in New Orleans. We waited for over year to obtain permission from the U.S. government so that we had to organize a wedding quickly once permission was granted if we were to marry this year. Marilyn graciously agreed to perform service on a Monday evening. She has a sonorous voice and beautiful manner that filled our guests and our house with love and joy. We could not have selected anyone better. Kenneth and Sema Harl
Marilyn Dennis performed a beautiful service for me and my wife Sema, a native of Turkey, at our home in New Orleans. We Read more...
Marilyn Dennis performed a beautiful service for me and my wife Sema, a native of Turkey, at our home in New Orleans. We waited for over year to obtain permission from the U.S. government so that we had to organize a wedding quickly once permission was granted if we were to marry this year. Marilyn graciously agreed to perform service on a Monday evening. She has a sonorous voice and beautiful manner that filled our guests and our house with love and joy. We could not have selected anyone better. Kenneth and Sema Harl Read less
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Julianne
Wedding:
12/27/2013
4.9/5.0
Marilyn performed our December 27th wedding in the French Quarter. We could not be happier with the service she provided! She was sincere, heartfelt, genuine, and made everyone feel like they were a part of the wedding. She gave us suggestions on what vows to say based on our beliefs and helped us modify the vows to fit our personalities. She had all the paperwork ready for us to sign afterwards, and had the form to waive the 72 hour waiting period. She was very reliable and easy to communicate with in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I would recommend Marilyn to anyone looking for someone to officiate! Thanks so much, Marilyn! - Julianne and Bryan
Marilyn performed our December 27th wedding in the French Quarter. We could not be happier with the service she provided! Read more...
Marilyn performed our December 27th wedding in the French Quarter. We could not be happier with the service she provided! She was sincere, heartfelt, genuine, and made everyone feel like they were a part of the wedding. She gave us suggestions on what vows to say based on our beliefs and helped us modify the vows to fit our personalities. She had all the paperwork ready for us to sign afterwards, and had the form to waive the 72 hour waiting period. She was very reliable and easy to communicate with in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I would recommend Marilyn to anyone looking for someone to officiate! Thanks so much, Marilyn! - Julianne and Bryan Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was a great person to work with for my wedding. She was able to understand the Filipino traditions that I wanted to incorporate in my ceremony, even though she had never done it before. She made us really feel the love throughout the ceremony and is very passionate with her words. Even though I am an out of town bride from New Jersey, she was very easy to communicate with. I highly recommend working witih Marilyn.
Marilyn was a great person to work with for my wedding. She was able to understand the Filipino traditions that I wanted Read more...
Marilyn was a great person to work with for my wedding. She was able to understand the Filipino traditions that I wanted to incorporate in my ceremony, even though she had never done it before. She made us really feel the love throughout the ceremony and is very passionate with her words. Even though I am an out of town bride from New Jersey, she was very easy to communicate with. I highly recommend working witih Marilyn. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Marilyn was kind, friendly and very professional. I would definitely recommend her services to any bride. She made us feel comfortable and she arrived on time and dressed for the occasion. Very very very professional.
Mrs. Marilyn was kind, friendly and very professional. I would definitely recommend her services to any bride. She made us Read more...
Mrs. Marilyn was kind, friendly and very professional. I would definitely recommend her services to any bride. She made us feel comfortable and she arrived on time and dressed for the occasion. Very very very professional. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in New Orleans last month coming all of the way down from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Marilyn was the perfect fit from day 1, she was so kind and helpful with the numerous questions we had due to the fact of not being from New Orleans. She was very quick with responses in email as well as text from the first day I wrote her up to an hour before the wedding.
We changed our ceremony around a bit, and she had no problems with it at all.
I cannot say enough great things about her, I would reccommend her to anyone I know as an officiant.
She has a kind soul and wants to make sure your day goes off perfectly.

Thank you so much Marilyn!! We appreciate everything you did for us and helped us with, you completed our special day!

Jess & Alex MacKenzie
My husband and I got married in New Orleans last month coming all of the way down from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Marilyn Read more...
My husband and I got married in New Orleans last month coming all of the way down from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Marilyn was the perfect fit from day 1, she was so kind and helpful with the numerous questions we had due to the fact of not being from New Orleans. She was very quick with responses in email as well as text from the first day I wrote her up to an hour before the wedding.
We changed our ceremony around a bit, and she had no problems with it at all.
I cannot say enough great things about her, I would reccommend her to anyone I know as an officiant.
She has a kind soul and wants to make sure your day goes off perfectly.

Thank you so much Marilyn!! We appreciate everything you did for us and helped us with, you completed our special day!

Jess & Alex MacKenzie Read less
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Sansanee
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Marilyn is a treasure and we are so grateful for her service! She was able to fit us into her schedule with about two weeks' notice. She provided a template for a civil ceremony which we were able to revise and include our own personal vows as well. We communicated mainly via email and she was responsive to any questions we had. This was the weekend that Tropical Storm Karen was a possible threat, but in the end we were all able to come together and the elements were no longer a concern.

We had our ceremony right by the river near the French Quarter; her husband served as one of our witnesses and even took some photos for us. Marilyn spoke with such warmth and enthusiasm and made our simple wedding so grand and moving under the open blue New Orleans sky.

We could not have hoped for a better blessing on our marriage than by having Marilyn preside over our ceremony. She has our highest recommendation.
Marilyn is a treasure and we are so grateful for her service! She was able to fit us into her schedule with about two Read more...
Marilyn is a treasure and we are so grateful for her service! She was able to fit us into her schedule with about two weeks' notice. She provided a template for a civil ceremony which we were able to revise and include our own personal vows as well. We communicated mainly via email and she was responsive to any questions we had. This was the weekend that Tropical Storm Karen was a possible threat, but in the end we were all able to come together and the elements were no longer a concern.

We had our ceremony right by the river near the French Quarter; her husband served as one of our witnesses and even took some photos for us. Marilyn spoke with such warmth and enthusiasm and made our simple wedding so grand and moving under the open blue New Orleans sky.

We could not have hoped for a better blessing on our marriage than by having Marilyn preside over our ceremony. She has our highest recommendation. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was our officiant at our New Orleans wedding, and we couldn't have chosen a more special person. She was helpful in her suggestions, she was flexible, and she was so sweet and happy for us on the day of our ceremony. Please do yourselves a favor and stop researching others - USE MARILYN, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!
Marilyn was our officiant at our New Orleans wedding, and we couldn't have chosen a more special person. She was helpful Read more...
Marilyn was our officiant at our New Orleans wedding, and we couldn't have chosen a more special person. She was helpful in her suggestions, she was flexible, and she was so sweet and happy for us on the day of our ceremony. Please do yourselves a favor and stop researching others - USE MARILYN, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED! Read less
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Marilyn Dennis responded with the following comments:

Hi Shannon, thanks so much for the wonderful review. I truly enjoyed being a part of your "Special Day" and it was truly special!
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Makiya
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was the sweetest lady ever. She was on time and professional. She was very receptive of the changes that I wanted to make to her speech so that it was catered to my husband and I. Even afterwards she went out of her way to make sure everything was squared away.
Marilyn was the sweetest lady ever. She was on time and professional. She was very receptive of the changes that I wanted Read more...
Marilyn was the sweetest lady ever. She was on time and professional. She was very receptive of the changes that I wanted to make to her speech so that it was catered to my husband and I. Even afterwards she went out of her way to make sure everything was squared away. Read less
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Adr
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Quinton and I were blessed to have Marilyn officiate our wedding! She was so helpful in providing us details on how to obtain our marriage license being that we were from out-of-town. She was also very flexible in working our friend (who was recently ordained as a Deacon) and us writing our own vows into our ceremony. She helped soothe both Quinton and I's nerves before our ceremony and everyone complimented the sweetness and specialness of our ceremony. We highly recommend Marilyn - you will NOT be disappointed!!!
Quinton and I were blessed to have Marilyn officiate our wedding! She was so helpful in providing us details on how to Read more...
Quinton and I were blessed to have Marilyn officiate our wedding! She was so helpful in providing us details on how to obtain our marriage license being that we were from out-of-town. She was also very flexible in working our friend (who was recently ordained as a Deacon) and us writing our own vows into our ceremony. She helped soothe both Quinton and I's nerves before our ceremony and everyone complimented the sweetness and specialness of our ceremony. We highly recommend Marilyn - you will NOT be disappointed!!! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Minister Marilyn was wonderful. I am so glad we chose her to do our ceremony, she did a beautiful job. From our first meeting till the day of our wedding, she was very professional & always gave a prompt response whenever I emailed her. Such a kind & caring person. I would recommend her 100%! Thank You so much!

Angela & Jimmy Clayton, Jr.
Minister Marilyn was wonderful. I am so glad we chose her to do our ceremony, she did a beautiful job. From our first Read more...
Minister Marilyn was wonderful. I am so glad we chose her to do our ceremony, she did a beautiful job. From our first meeting till the day of our wedding, she was very professional & always gave a prompt response whenever I emailed her. Such a kind & caring person. I would recommend her 100%! Thank You so much!

Angela & Jimmy Clayton, Jr. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was a dream come true! She has a gift for communicating with you, and understanding your wishes, and possesses a passionate and loving demeanor. She seemed genuinely excited to marry us, and made us feel very comfortable during the whole process. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an officiant.
Marilyn was a dream come true! She has a gift for communicating with you, and understanding your wishes, and possesses a Read more...
Marilyn was a dream come true! She has a gift for communicating with you, and understanding your wishes, and possesses a passionate and loving demeanor. She seemed genuinely excited to marry us, and made us feel very comfortable during the whole process. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an officiant. Read less
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Marilyn Dennis responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, I truly enjoyed every minute working with you both.
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Muffy
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was AMAZING! My husband (thanks to Marilyn) and I live in Austin, Tx and decided to get married in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. We found Marilyn online as we had to pull off our wedding in 30 days. We did this "site unseen" you can imagine me being nervous day of since I have never met the women would be officiating my wedding. Marilyn was PERFECT. During our email correspondence she made me feel so comfortable, she was flexible, and made the ceremony so special. She is truly passionate about what see does and I hope couples to come get to experience her joy during their ceremony. Hands down she is the one to have officiant your wedding. Honestly we want to renew our same vows with her every year it was that great.
Marilyn was AMAZING! My husband (thanks to Marilyn) and I live in Austin, Tx and decided to get married in New Orleans Read more...
Marilyn was AMAZING! My husband (thanks to Marilyn) and I live in Austin, Tx and decided to get married in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. We found Marilyn online as we had to pull off our wedding in 30 days. We did this "site unseen" you can imagine me being nervous day of since I have never met the women would be officiating my wedding. Marilyn was PERFECT. During our email correspondence she made me feel so comfortable, she was flexible, and made the ceremony so special. She is truly passionate about what see does and I hope couples to come get to experience her joy during their ceremony. Hands down she is the one to have officiant your wedding. Honestly we want to renew our same vows with her every year it was that great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Minister Dennis is a wonderful, positive, supportive, knowledgeable person. She was always very responsive to my calls and emails. From my first conversation with her on the phone, I knew I had found the right person to perform our ceremony. We had to change venues and Minister Dennis was completely flexible even though the new venue turned out to be one that was new to her as well. She was professional, well-dressed, dignified, well-spoken and beautiful. Her voice was full of conviction and we feel our union was blessed by having her perform the ceremony! Her belief is palpable. Minister Dennis has a gift. I strongly recommend her and believe that she is outstanding in her calling.
Minister Dennis is a wonderful, positive, supportive, knowledgeable person. She was always very responsive to my calls and Read more...
Minister Dennis is a wonderful, positive, supportive, knowledgeable person. She was always very responsive to my calls and emails. From my first conversation with her on the phone, I knew I had found the right person to perform our ceremony. We had to change venues and Minister Dennis was completely flexible even though the new venue turned out to be one that was new to her as well. She was professional, well-dressed, dignified, well-spoken and beautiful. Her voice was full of conviction and we feel our union was blessed by having her perform the ceremony! Her belief is palpable. Minister Dennis has a gift. I strongly recommend her and believe that she is outstanding in her calling. Read less
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Marilyn Dennis responded with the following comments:

Thank you and may God continue to bless you both.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was such a pleasure to work with. From the very beginning of the entire process, she was helpful, poignant, and very flexible, allowing us to write our own vows for no additional costs. We researched several other wedding officiants in New Orleans, and they all seemed to offer generic, inflexible, and lack-luster ceremonies. Marilyn, however, offers tailored services and a heart-felt ceremony. We are so happy we chose Marilyn!
Marilyn was such a pleasure to work with. From the very beginning of the entire process, she was helpful, poignant, and Read more...
Marilyn was such a pleasure to work with. From the very beginning of the entire process, she was helpful, poignant, and very flexible, allowing us to write our own vows for no additional costs. We researched several other wedding officiants in New Orleans, and they all seemed to offer generic, inflexible, and lack-luster ceremonies. Marilyn, however, offers tailored services and a heart-felt ceremony. We are so happy we chose Marilyn! Read less
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Shellie
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Marilyn is truly a Louisiana gem. Having her as our officiant was really memorable and valuable at the same time. She communicates wonderfuly via email or phone and is quick in her response time. She makes any edits, changes that you need with no problem and will read any verse, poem, etc.

She is fun and light-hearted and you can tell she loves what she does! She hardly reads the verses, she knows them so well!

She will also travel anywhere and is flexible if you have a change in venue at the last minute (as we did).

Her price - very reasonable. She also helped us with our waiver! Which was a huge plus, being that we were not from LA.

Marilyn is a beautiful woman who represents her profession perfectly. The best part of our ceremony was how she presents the ceremony - she speaks with conviction, emotion and passion, making us feel, as a couple, extra special!

If you are getting married in Louisiana or in New Orleans, we would recommend Marilyn.
Marilyn is truly a Louisiana gem. Having her as our officiant was really memorable and valuable at the same time. She Read more...
Marilyn is truly a Louisiana gem. Having her as our officiant was really memorable and valuable at the same time. She communicates wonderfuly via email or phone and is quick in her response time. She makes any edits, changes that you need with no problem and will read any verse, poem, etc.

She is fun and light-hearted and you can tell she loves what she does! She hardly reads the verses, she knows them so well!

She will also travel anywhere and is flexible if you have a change in venue at the last minute (as we did).

Her price - very reasonable. She also helped us with our waiver! Which was a huge plus, being that we were not from LA.

Marilyn is a beautiful woman who represents her profession perfectly. The best part of our ceremony was how she presents the ceremony - she speaks with conviction, emotion and passion, making us feel, as a couple, extra special!

If you are getting married in Louisiana or in New Orleans, we would recommend Marilyn. Read less
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Aquieta
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Very sweet person and was a pleasure being able to meet her, on our very special day... Thanks Mr & Mrs Wroten
Very sweet person and was a pleasure being able to meet her, on our very special day... Thanks Mr & Mrs Wroten
Very sweet person and was a pleasure being able to meet her, on our very special day... Thanks Mr & Mrs Wroten Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough kind words about Marilyn. I first emailed her a few months before our wedding, and explained our complicated story - I am from the UK, and was entering the US on a fiancee visa, which has various stipulations that make it very hard to plan a large wedding. Therefore my partner and I had chosen to have a small legal ceremony first, and then to hold a larger family celebration/blessing in 2013. The date for this first ceremony that Marilyn was to officiate changed several times due to visa issuing delays, but throughout it all Marilyn stayed calm and in touch! As we arrived closer to the date we exchanged emails about the license process, the venue and many other things - Marilyn answered all my questions immediately and went above and beyond her duties as an officiant to make things easy for someone new to the state (and in fact, new to the United States!).
On the day, Marilyn arrived early at our remote spot in Audubon Park, looking smart and helping us quickly get started. She had allowed us to take out religious references beforehand, and keep it a strictly civil ceremony, each adding a poem of our own choice. She performed our short ceremony with warmth and gravitas, and seemed as genuinely delighted for us as our close friends present!
Overall, Marilyn was flexible, organized, funny and so so kind. She clearly takes a huge amount of pride and joy in her work, and had great advice for us. You would be crazy to have anyone else standing beside you on your wedding day!

Kate & Andrew
I cannot say enough kind words about Marilyn. I first emailed her a few months before our wedding, and explained our Read more...
I cannot say enough kind words about Marilyn. I first emailed her a few months before our wedding, and explained our complicated story - I am from the UK, and was entering the US on a fiancee visa, which has various stipulations that make it very hard to plan a large wedding. Therefore my partner and I had chosen to have a small legal ceremony first, and then to hold a larger family celebration/blessing in 2013. The date for this first ceremony that Marilyn was to officiate changed several times due to visa issuing delays, but throughout it all Marilyn stayed calm and in touch! As we arrived closer to the date we exchanged emails about the license process, the venue and many other things - Marilyn answered all my questions immediately and went above and beyond her duties as an officiant to make things easy for someone new to the state (and in fact, new to the United States!).
On the day, Marilyn arrived early at our remote spot in Audubon Park, looking smart and helping us quickly get started. She had allowed us to take out religious references beforehand, and keep it a strictly civil ceremony, each adding a poem of our own choice. She performed our short ceremony with warmth and gravitas, and seemed as genuinely delighted for us as our close friends present!
Overall, Marilyn was flexible, organized, funny and so so kind. She clearly takes a huge amount of pride and joy in her work, and had great advice for us. You would be crazy to have anyone else standing beside you on your wedding day!

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Services Used: Officiant
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Shelley
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Marilyn Dennise is truly a beautiful spirit...You made our day a one to live over every day..Your words and the way you worked with us on such short notice and always quick to reply via email/phone...Your beautiful daughter took such wonderful pictures and just her presence there made our day even more special..We would highly recommend you to anyone who wants their day to be very special,non stress, special add ins and to have a great lady marry you, She's the best in what she does and always makes you feel special on your specail day..Thank you so very much Mrs. Marilyn and may you continue to bless other unions with your special gift.
Sincerly,
Mr.and Mrs.Penzes
Mrs. Marilyn Dennise is truly a beautiful spirit...You made our day a one to live over every day..Your words and the way Read more...
Mrs. Marilyn Dennise is truly a beautiful spirit...You made our day a one to live over every day..Your words and the way you worked with us on such short notice and always quick to reply via email/phone...Your beautiful daughter took such wonderful pictures and just her presence there made our day even more special..We would highly recommend you to anyone who wants their day to be very special,non stress, special add ins and to have a great lady marry you, She's the best in what she does and always makes you feel special on your specail day..Thank you so very much Mrs. Marilyn and may you continue to bless other unions with your special gift.
Sincerly,
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Rashida MacMurray
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Rev. Marilyn Dennis! She served as our officiant for our multi-faith wedding. From our first conversation, we knew that she would be the perfect person to conduct our ceremony. She was extremely rersponsive and showed up early for our rehearsal and wedding day. She helped us organize our order of events, presented suggestions for scripture, and provided suggestions to help us make our wedding ceremony intimate and personal. Within a few hours of our first discussion, she sent us a draft of our ceremony script based upon our phone discussion. It was so easy working with Rev. Marilyn Devnnis! She has a great presence and having her serve as our Officiant made our special day perfect!
We highly recommend Rev. Marilyn Dennis! She served as our officiant for our multi-faith wedding. From our first Read more...
We highly recommend Rev. Marilyn Dennis! She served as our officiant for our multi-faith wedding. From our first conversation, we knew that she would be the perfect person to conduct our ceremony. She was extremely rersponsive and showed up early for our rehearsal and wedding day. She helped us organize our order of events, presented suggestions for scripture, and provided suggestions to help us make our wedding ceremony intimate and personal. Within a few hours of our first discussion, she sent us a draft of our ceremony script based upon our phone discussion. It was so easy working with Rev. Marilyn Devnnis! She has a great presence and having her serve as our Officiant made our special day perfect! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
7/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Marilyn was the most wonderful choice we could have ever made for our small ceremony. We are an older couple and went to NOLA for a small wedding by ourselves in the city park. We had no witnesses, or anyone to help with photos. She brought her husband and daughter to help out and thanks to them we have photos of our ceremony. Marilyn was just perfect in every way. Her smile lights up the sky and her personality is so encouraging and beautiful. She is the kind of person you would want for a friend as well as the person who unites you in marriage. My husband and I think the world of her and I highly recommend this precious sweet lady for your ceremony. She made our day perfect and complete. With much love and respect for a dear dear lady, we recommend Mrs. Marilyn for any all weddings as she will be the icing on the cake of a beautiful day. Peace and love to all! Tom & Tracy W.
Mrs. Marilyn was the most wonderful choice we could have ever made for our small ceremony. We are an older couple and went Read more...
Mrs. Marilyn was the most wonderful choice we could have ever made for our small ceremony. We are an older couple and went to NOLA for a small wedding by ourselves in the city park. We had no witnesses, or anyone to help with photos. She brought her husband and daughter to help out and thanks to them we have photos of our ceremony. Marilyn was just perfect in every way. Her smile lights up the sky and her personality is so encouraging and beautiful. She is the kind of person you would want for a friend as well as the person who unites you in marriage. My husband and I think the world of her and I highly recommend this precious sweet lady for your ceremony. She made our day perfect and complete. With much love and respect for a dear dear lady, we recommend Mrs. Marilyn for any all weddings as she will be the icing on the cake of a beautiful day. Peace and love to all! Tom & Tracy W. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
After we obtained our marriage licence, we contacted Min. Marilyn to be our wedding officiant. This was our first time in New Orleans, and Min. Marilyn was extremely helpful. She was able to conduct the ceremony the same day we spoke. She was kind, helpful, on time, and thoughtful. She is highly recommended.


Mr. & Mrs. McCoy
After we obtained our marriage licence, we contacted Min. Marilyn to be our wedding officiant. This was our first time in Read more...
After we obtained our marriage licence, we contacted Min. Marilyn to be our wedding officiant. This was our first time in New Orleans, and Min. Marilyn was extremely helpful. She was able to conduct the ceremony the same day we spoke. She was kind, helpful, on time, and thoughtful. She is highly recommended.


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Heather
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was wonderful. She was very flexible and understanding when we had to change our wedding date because our original hall double booked. She provided us with a wonderful spiritual ceremony that we will never forget.
Marilyn was wonderful. She was very flexible and understanding when we had to change our wedding date because our original Read more...
Marilyn was wonderful. She was very flexible and understanding when we had to change our wedding date because our original hall double booked. She provided us with a wonderful spiritual ceremony that we will never forget. Read less
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Sknockum
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was May 18, 2012 I found Mrs. Dennis on Wedding Wire. From the first email to the day of the wedding she was awesome. I called her in March looking for officant. Our wedding was taking place in Congo Square in Armstong Park. Mrs. Dennis was so helpful, she sent me samples of the flow of the ceremony and gave me great ideas. My soon to be husband and I wanted a "jumping of the broom" ceremony after we were named husband and wife it was no problem for Mrs. Dennis to incorprate into the ceremony. She was early for the ceremony very professional. After the wedding I emailed her to thank her for the great job she did. I will definately keep in touch with her she is now a family friend.
My wedding was May 18, 2012 I found Mrs. Dennis on Wedding Wire. From the first email to the day of the wedding she was Read more...
My wedding was May 18, 2012 I found Mrs. Dennis on Wedding Wire. From the first email to the day of the wedding she was awesome. I called her in March looking for officant. Our wedding was taking place in Congo Square in Armstong Park. Mrs. Dennis was so helpful, she sent me samples of the flow of the ceremony and gave me great ideas. My soon to be husband and I wanted a "jumping of the broom" ceremony after we were named husband and wife it was no problem for Mrs. Dennis to incorprate into the ceremony. She was early for the ceremony very professional. After the wedding I emailed her to thank her for the great job she did. I will definately keep in touch with her she is now a family friend. Read less
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Rosalyn & Nick
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
After calling numerous officiants for our New Orleans destination wedding, the moment we talked to Marilyn we knew she was the perfect fit!  Our first impression was that she was warm, kind, and that she really cared.  In fact, she was the only officiant we spoke with that congratulated us on our engagement and impending nuptials.  

Marilyn impressed us even more when we met her in person.  She showed up early for the ceremony and was prepared, organized, and efficient.  Though she was open to performing the ceremony according to our own preferences, we were actually glad that she also had several options already prepared for us to choose from.  We actually went with one of her templates and it was amazing.  Her readings were beautiful and she impressed not only us, but our guests as well, with how much she captured our personalities and the vibe of our ceremony with her words.  I am so glad Marilyn was there to officiate our ceremony- she definitely made our special day even more special!

Rosalyn & Nick Iovieno
After calling numerous officiants for our New Orleans destination wedding, the moment we talked to Marilyn we knew she was Read more...
After calling numerous officiants for our New Orleans destination wedding, the moment we talked to Marilyn we knew she was the perfect fit!  Our first impression was that she was warm, kind, and that she really cared.  In fact, she was the only officiant we spoke with that congratulated us on our engagement and impending nuptials.  

Marilyn impressed us even more when we met her in person.  She showed up early for the ceremony and was prepared, organized, and efficient.  Though she was open to performing the ceremony according to our own preferences, we were actually glad that she also had several options already prepared for us to choose from.  We actually went with one of her templates and it was amazing.  Her readings were beautiful and she impressed not only us, but our guests as well, with how much she captured our personalities and the vibe of our ceremony with her words.  I am so glad Marilyn was there to officiate our ceremony- she definitely made our special day even more special!

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Services Used: Officiant
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tmdd
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was so great and we were so happy to have her be our officiant! She was always very quick to respond to e-mails, was very timely on our wedding day and was a wonderful speaker-- and nice as can be!
Marilyn was so great and we were so happy to have her be our officiant! She was always very quick to respond to e-mails, Read more...
Marilyn was so great and we were so happy to have her be our officiant! She was always very quick to respond to e-mails, was very timely on our wedding day and was a wonderful speaker-- and nice as can be! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were referred to Marilyn Dennis on very short notice we were in need of someone to officiate our very simple wedding ceremony and she bent over backwards to help us make it perfect. Not only did Marilyn make herself available early on the morning after Christmas but she did it with a weeks notice. She was also willing to preform the ceremony on a public ferry in the middle of the Mississippi river. She not only made this amazing day possible for us but she was kind, genuine and nothing but positive. We would recommend her to anyone.
My wife and I were referred to Marilyn Dennis on very short notice we were in need of someone to officiate our very simple Read more...
My wife and I were referred to Marilyn Dennis on very short notice we were in need of someone to officiate our very simple wedding ceremony and she bent over backwards to help us make it perfect. Not only did Marilyn make herself available early on the morning after Christmas but she did it with a weeks notice. She was also willing to preform the ceremony on a public ferry in the middle of the Mississippi river. She not only made this amazing day possible for us but she was kind, genuine and nothing but positive. We would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Marilyn Dennis responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much, you both are such a wonderful couple!
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Dee C
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Marilyn Dennis was the officiant at our wedding in New Orleans last November. I cannot begin to tell you how kind, efficent, and professional Marilyn is. We wanted our wedding to be sweet & simple, and Marilyn did just that plus adding a beautiful touch of elegance that made us both feel very special. We arrived in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 26th at 3:00pm, our ceremony was scheduled for 4:00pm. I still had to order flowers and get them delivered to the hotel, our ceremony was going to be outdoors and it had began to rain in torrents! I contacted Marilyn she suggested we move the time back an hour in order for me to have time to relocate the venue inside the hotel and still have time to actually get dressed! Whew!! That was a day! Marilyn could not have been more accomadating or kind. I left that experience having gained a new found friend in Marilyn. Professional? You bet! Yet she makes you feel like a bride should feel on her wedding day...special! Thank you Marilyn for helping me pull it all off and still be able to enjoy my wedding!!
Marilyn Dennis was the officiant at our wedding in New Orleans last November. I cannot begin to tell you how kind, Read more...
Marilyn Dennis was the officiant at our wedding in New Orleans last November. I cannot begin to tell you how kind, efficent, and professional Marilyn is. We wanted our wedding to be sweet & simple, and Marilyn did just that plus adding a beautiful touch of elegance that made us both feel very special. We arrived in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 26th at 3:00pm, our ceremony was scheduled for 4:00pm. I still had to order flowers and get them delivered to the hotel, our ceremony was going to be outdoors and it had began to rain in torrents! I contacted Marilyn she suggested we move the time back an hour in order for me to have time to relocate the venue inside the hotel and still have time to actually get dressed! Whew!! That was a day! Marilyn could not have been more accomadating or kind. I left that experience having gained a new found friend in Marilyn. Professional? You bet! Yet she makes you feel like a bride should feel on her wedding day...special! Thank you Marilyn for helping me pull it all off and still be able to enjoy my wedding!! Read less
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Marilyn Dennis responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Dee Dee, the review is wonderful! I really appreciate that. You and Don have a special place in my heart. I love you both.
I you would Like you can cut and paste the same review to wedplan.net. If not that is ok. Again, I love you both and pray God's choice blessings upon your lives.
Love Marilyn
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Gran1ame
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was the officiant for my wedding. She has a genuine spirit, was easy to get in contact with and was very professional. I would recommend her to anyone having a destination wedding in the New Orleans area or eloping. She encorporated all our desires into our religious ceremony. Thanks Marilyn!
Marilyn was the officiant for my wedding. She has a genuine spirit, was easy to get in contact with and was very Read more...
Marilyn was the officiant for my wedding. She has a genuine spirit, was easy to get in contact with and was very professional. I would recommend her to anyone having a destination wedding in the New Orleans area or eloping. She encorporated all our desires into our religious ceremony. Thanks Marilyn! Read less
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Lee Ann Lawhorn
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was so wonderful to work with . She allowed my fiance and I to incorporate our catholic/spiritual/religious views into our ceremony; and allowed us to use non-traditional vows, that were sentimental to us. She was very friendly and we felt we had known her for years. She drove to NOLA to officiate our wedding, provided input to help us and counseled/prayed with and for us. we would definitely recommend using Marilyn to anyone.
Marilyn was so wonderful to work with . She allowed my fiance and I to incorporate our catholic/spiritual/religious views Read more...
Marilyn was so wonderful to work with . She allowed my fiance and I to incorporate our catholic/spiritual/religious views into our ceremony; and allowed us to use non-traditional vows, that were sentimental to us. She was very friendly and we felt we had known her for years. She drove to NOLA to officiate our wedding, provided input to help us and counseled/prayed with and for us. we would definitely recommend using Marilyn to anyone. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Dennis was a god send. I only met with her once before the wedding at the rehearsal and we went over the last minute details and the ceremony was really nice. I wanted something traditional, short and sweet and she was able to pull it off. I even forgot my marriage license at the hall and she mailed it to me. Thanks Mrs. Dennis 11/05/11
Mrs. Dennis was a god send. I only met with her once before the wedding at the rehearsal and we went over the last minute Read more...
Mrs. Dennis was a god send. I only met with her once before the wedding at the rehearsal and we went over the last minute details and the ceremony was really nice. I wanted something traditional, short and sweet and she was able to pull it off. I even forgot my marriage license at the hall and she mailed it to me. Thanks Mrs. Dennis 11/05/11 Read less
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bkoch
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Marilyn did an amazing job! She was professional, friendly, warm and added such a wonderful personal touch. My wife and I feel so blessed to have her in our wedding.
Marilyn did an amazing job! She was professional, friendly, warm and added such a wonderful personal touch. My wife and I Read more...
Marilyn did an amazing job! She was professional, friendly, warm and added such a wonderful personal touch. My wife and I feel so blessed to have her in our wedding. Read less
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athomas
Wedding:
6/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Marilyn;

Aidza & I thank you for number one returning our calls, second, putting us in touch w/the right people for our licensing questions, third, for returning all our paperwork to the courthouse.... I could go on and on, you made things easy for us and we truly appreciate that nice touch. We also appreciate your flexiblity. We wish the best for you and your family. Thanks you!!!!

Anthony & Aidza Thomas
Marilyn;

Aidza & I thank you for number one returning our calls, second, putting us in touch w/the right people Read more...
Marilyn;

Aidza & I thank you for number one returning our calls, second, putting us in touch w/the right people for our licensing questions, third, for returning all our paperwork to the courthouse.... I could go on and on, you made things easy for us and we truly appreciate that nice touch. We also appreciate your flexiblity. We wish the best for you and your family. Thanks you!!!!

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jess1433
Wedding:
6/28/2011
5.0/5.0
We were eloping in New Orleans, and I didn't know who would officiate our wedding. I was referred to Marilyn by a minister I contacted online. Marilyn instantly emailed me and we spoke on the phone the following day. I instantly felt as if Marilyn was an old friend, and her kindness and enthusiasm was genuine. She helped me find the perfect location in City Park for our wedding, away from the hustle and bustle. Two minutes before arriving, there was a tremendous thunderstorm, but Marilyn found a beautiful stone structure with a roof. Her husband held the umbrella over my head while it rained down on his! It was a very comfortable, very light, very intimate, very personal wedding. We were smiling throughout, and her words were beautiful. Although the weather didn't help us capture great photos, the ceremony was exactly what I wanted. I wouldn't change a thing. THank you, Marilyn. These are the type of memories we should have in life.
We were eloping in New Orleans, and I didn't know who would officiate our wedding. I was referred to Marilyn by a minister Read more...
We were eloping in New Orleans, and I didn't know who would officiate our wedding. I was referred to Marilyn by a minister I contacted online. Marilyn instantly emailed me and we spoke on the phone the following day. I instantly felt as if Marilyn was an old friend, and her kindness and enthusiasm was genuine. She helped me find the perfect location in City Park for our wedding, away from the hustle and bustle. Two minutes before arriving, there was a tremendous thunderstorm, but Marilyn found a beautiful stone structure with a roof. Her husband held the umbrella over my head while it rained down on his! It was a very comfortable, very light, very intimate, very personal wedding. We were smiling throughout, and her words were beautiful. Although the weather didn't help us capture great photos, the ceremony was exactly what I wanted. I wouldn't change a thing. THank you, Marilyn. These are the type of memories we should have in life. Read less
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girlintheclouds
Wedding:
7/15/2010
4.9/5.0
Marilyn performed my wedding ceremony in the July heat in Audubon Park! Because my husband and I were from out of town, the only contact we had with her was through e-mail, so I was a little nervous that we wouldn't click. However, once we met, I loved her instantly, and the ceremony was perfect. She was exactly what I wanted.
Marilyn performed my wedding ceremony in the July heat in Audubon Park! Because my husband and I were from out of town, Read more...
Marilyn performed my wedding ceremony in the July heat in Audubon Park! Because my husband and I were from out of town, the only contact we had with her was through e-mail, so I was a little nervous that we wouldn't click. However, once we met, I loved her instantly, and the ceremony was perfect. She was exactly what I wanted. Read less
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