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Rev. Dawn

Atlanta , GA

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3525 Piedmont Rd. NE, Building 7, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305 US (map)

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ABOUT US

I'm a motivational speaker, officiant, and premarital counselor who genuinely wakes up every day grateful to get to do what I love. It is an honor to co-create ceremonies with unique,... Read more
I'm a motivational speaker, officiant, and premarital counselor who genuinely wakes up every day grateful to get to do what I love. It is an honor to co-create ceremonies with unique, diverse couples- ceremonies that balance personal elements of your love story with ritual and tradition to create something unforgettable.

I'm an ordained interfaith minister (The New Seminary '09), with a background in all major world religions. I specialize in working with couples to develop custom ceremonies that best reflects their unique spirituality, heritage, and love story. Premarital sessions, if you choose to do them, are offered in a laid-back setting that focuses on offering couples a safe space to listen to each other and to develop tools for effective communication and conflict resolution. I don't require counseling, but I'm a BIG fan of it for virtually every couple-- the sessions offer an invaluable opportunity to share on foundational topics in a comfortable space with a neutral third party, and to learn tools that have worked for other couples for things like- truly hearing each other out when you're going in circles or not seeing eye-to-eye, making regular quality time for each other, and more. If you do six hours, you will receive a notarized certificate, and fees will be waived on your marriage license.

In addition to officiating, I have written about relationships and holistic living for various outlets. My work has been featured in Whole Life Times, Awareness Magazine, The Messenger, LA Yoga Magazine and Atlanta's Oracle 20-20, the Rainbow Wedding Network Magazine, and GatheringGuide.com, and I served as the author of the popular weekly column, "Ask the Rev" on GetMarried.com.

Feeling overwhelmed with choices to be made? Not sure how to decide on a next step?

I'm also available for public speaking on mastering chaos, finding radical balance, and powerful couples' communication and offer career coaching for professionals at a turning point-- private and group coaching that focuses on manifesting your goals through a holistic exploration focused on overcoming blocks and challenges personally and professionally. www.WholeLifeSolutions.biz


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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, 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.

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manda487
Wedding:
2/17/2018
5.0/5.0
Reverend Dawn was amazing! My boyfriend and I were looking to have a baby blessing for our 5 month old son and looked at lots and lots of officiants around Atlanta. We emailed a couple, but Rev Dawn responded with the most warmth and kindness. Right from the start, she was willing to go above and beyond, she even found the original Spanish translation of a reading we had! She was wonderful with our son and everyone at the blessing was blown away by how unique and touching our ceremony was. She is organized, friendly and is definitely not a stuffy, by the book Reverend. Rev Dawn was open to any suggestions or thoughts we had, and received all of our changes and questions with grace and always provided a way to work what we wanted into the ceremony. We hope to work with her again someday, and I highly recommend her!!
Reverend Dawn was amazing! My boyfriend and I were looking to have a baby blessing for our 5 month old son and looked at Read more...
Reverend Dawn was amazing! My boyfriend and I were looking to have a baby blessing for our 5 month old son and looked at lots and lots of officiants around Atlanta. We emailed a couple, but Rev Dawn responded with the most warmth and kindness. Right from the start, she was willing to go above and beyond, she even found the original Spanish translation of a reading we had! She was wonderful with our son and everyone at the blessing was blown away by how unique and touching our ceremony was. She is organized, friendly and is definitely not a stuffy, by the book Reverend. Rev Dawn was open to any suggestions or thoughts we had, and received all of our changes and questions with grace and always provided a way to work what we wanted into the ceremony. We hope to work with her again someday, and I highly recommend her!! Read less
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Nellie
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn was the bomb.com! We chose to do the pre-marital counseling through her and have not regret it at all. She was flexible and met us at our loft for the 6 sessions and we were able to learn so much about communicating and tips for our relationship now and in the future. She walked us through the outline for our vows and ceremony setup and was very professional and efficient. We had SOOOO many people compliment us on our vows and ceremony and told us that this was the BEST ceremony they've ever been to (and they've been to a lot - we are 35 yrs old). On the day of our wedding, Rev. Dawn felt like family and we were so happy to be standing at the altar and have her marrying us. It was a perfect ceremony and I cannot wait to see the video footage to relive it all over. I also had a lot of people asking where we found Rev. Dawn after our wedding. Lots of my friends work in the wedding industry and highly recommended her, they also noted that all the people she married are still together. So, that's a great sign!!
Rev. Dawn was the bomb.com! We chose to do the pre-marital counseling through her and have not regret it at all. She was Read more...
Rev. Dawn was the bomb.com! We chose to do the pre-marital counseling through her and have not regret it at all. She was flexible and met us at our loft for the 6 sessions and we were able to learn so much about communicating and tips for our relationship now and in the future. She walked us through the outline for our vows and ceremony setup and was very professional and efficient. We had SOOOO many people compliment us on our vows and ceremony and told us that this was the BEST ceremony they've ever been to (and they've been to a lot - we are 35 yrs old). On the day of our wedding, Rev. Dawn felt like family and we were so happy to be standing at the altar and have her marrying us. It was a perfect ceremony and I cannot wait to see the video footage to relive it all over. I also had a lot of people asking where we found Rev. Dawn after our wedding. Lots of my friends work in the wedding industry and highly recommended her, they also noted that all the people she married are still together. So, that's a great sign!! Read less
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sharon
Wedding:
11/11/2016
5.0/5.0
After talking to other people's experiences with officiants -- I realized how easy Dawn made this whole process. Passages for inspiration for readings. A unique approach to ceremony -- which included not only a way to incorporate a story but also tailor made vows. A quick read through both the bride & groom vows just to make sure they are similar in length + tone without giving away any surprise. Easy online system makes it a breeze to book appointments, which is so much easier to deal with than going back and forth several times trying to book a slot. Ability to choose through the different types of openings/closings, etc to choose from. And a final read through just to make it come together. This was one of the easiest parts of planning, thank you Dawn.
After talking to other people's experiences with officiants -- I realized how easy Dawn made this whole process. Passages Read more...
After talking to other people's experiences with officiants -- I realized how easy Dawn made this whole process. Passages for inspiration for readings. A unique approach to ceremony -- which included not only a way to incorporate a story but also tailor made vows. A quick read through both the bride & groom vows just to make sure they are similar in length + tone without giving away any surprise. Easy online system makes it a breeze to book appointments, which is so much easier to deal with than going back and forth several times trying to book a slot. Ability to choose through the different types of openings/closings, etc to choose from. And a final read through just to make it come together. This was one of the easiest parts of planning, thank you Dawn. Read less
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Carmen
Wedding:
11/7/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn was a key component in our elopement ceremony. We found her via google, reading a blog about another couple's elopement, found her website, and set up an initial consultation. On the phone, my husband and I expressed our unique views and needs in an officiant and Rev. Dawn was so warm, open, and willing to work with us to make our ceremony absolutely perfect. We were able to customize a ceremony that incorporated traditions from our individual ethnic backgrounds and she also didn't push us to include traditional elements that didn't resonate with us. When everything was said and done, I could not have imagined a more beautiful, meaningful, and intimate ceremony ... she really put the icing on the cake. This day wouldn't have been what it was without her, and I'm beyond overjoyed that we went with her services in officiating our ceremony.
Rev. Dawn was a key component in our elopement ceremony. We found her via google, reading a blog about another couple's Read more...
Rev. Dawn was a key component in our elopement ceremony. We found her via google, reading a blog about another couple's elopement, found her website, and set up an initial consultation. On the phone, my husband and I expressed our unique views and needs in an officiant and Rev. Dawn was so warm, open, and willing to work with us to make our ceremony absolutely perfect. We were able to customize a ceremony that incorporated traditions from our individual ethnic backgrounds and she also didn't push us to include traditional elements that didn't resonate with us. When everything was said and done, I could not have imagined a more beautiful, meaningful, and intimate ceremony ... she really put the icing on the cake. This day wouldn't have been what it was without her, and I'm beyond overjoyed that we went with her services in officiating our ceremony. Read less
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Yadira
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn officiated our wedding on June, 2016. She was very helpful and professional throughout the whole process of planning the ceremony. Rev. Dawn included all the elements that we value as people in the ceremony including our different beliefs and philosophies. We chose for our wedding the Global package with ceremonies from different traditions and cultures. It was especially important for us that she performed a bilingual (Spanish/ English) ceremony that made both our families feel included. The ceremony was beautiful and special. All our guests mentioned how much they enjoyed the ceremony and that Rev. Dawn did a wonderful job.
Rev. Dawn officiated our wedding on June, 2016. She was very helpful and professional throughout the whole process of Read more...
Rev. Dawn officiated our wedding on June, 2016. She was very helpful and professional throughout the whole process of planning the ceremony. Rev. Dawn included all the elements that we value as people in the ceremony including our different beliefs and philosophies. We chose for our wedding the Global package with ceremonies from different traditions and cultures. It was especially important for us that she performed a bilingual (Spanish/ English) ceremony that made both our families feel included. The ceremony was beautiful and special. All our guests mentioned how much they enjoyed the ceremony and that Rev. Dawn did a wonderful job. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Wow - I cannot say enough wonderful things about Rev. Dawn! What a lovely person and incredible professional; so understanding and kind. Everyone who attended our wedding loved the ceremony, particularly how personable, sweet and loving it was. We had an interfaith ceremony and Dawn could not have delivered it more respectfully and graciously. So easy to work with; so knowledgable; so creative! Booking Rev. Dawn is an amazing decision!
Wow - I cannot say enough wonderful things about Rev. Dawn! What a lovely person and incredible professional; so Read more...
Wow - I cannot say enough wonderful things about Rev. Dawn! What a lovely person and incredible professional; so understanding and kind. Everyone who attended our wedding loved the ceremony, particularly how personable, sweet and loving it was. We had an interfaith ceremony and Dawn could not have delivered it more respectfully and graciously. So easy to work with; so knowledgable; so creative! Booking Rev. Dawn is an amazing decision! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn was a HUGE hit at our wedding in April 2016. She really set the tone for the entire event, and she blew our guest away with her lovely voice and kind words. She reminded our guest of the importance of being present in the moment. It was truly an incredible day.

We are a lesbian couple. Rev. Dawn made arrangements that fit our beliefs, our relationship, and our love. She worked with us to fashion a ceremony that spoke to our story.

My wife and I absolutely adore her. We live in Maryland, but, if we were local, we would absolutely have participated in premarital counseling she offers. She communicated via Skype and was extremely flexible.

She is brilliant. Very reasonably priced for the fabulous experience enjoyed. She even helped save us money on reversal costs. She is an ATL gem, for sure.
Rev. Dawn was a HUGE hit at our wedding in April 2016. She really set the tone for the entire event, and she blew our Read more...
Rev. Dawn was a HUGE hit at our wedding in April 2016. She really set the tone for the entire event, and she blew our guest away with her lovely voice and kind words. She reminded our guest of the importance of being present in the moment. It was truly an incredible day.

We are a lesbian couple. Rev. Dawn made arrangements that fit our beliefs, our relationship, and our love. She worked with us to fashion a ceremony that spoke to our story.

My wife and I absolutely adore her. We live in Maryland, but, if we were local, we would absolutely have participated in premarital counseling she offers. She communicated via Skype and was extremely flexible.

She is brilliant. Very reasonably priced for the fabulous experience enjoyed. She even helped save us money on reversal costs. She is an ATL gem, for sure. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
How can you not love Rv. Dawn. I feel like she is a part of our family now. We did premarital counseling and used her as our officiant and I would 1000% recommend her to anyone. Since we spent so much time with her, she was able to design our ceremony to reflect a sense of us as a couple. We personalized it some, while also keeping a traditional aspect. The best part though is that no matter what you want, Dawn is able to design the ceremony to fit you and your loved one perfectly. She is the best!
How can you not love Rv. Dawn. I feel like she is a part of our family now. We did premarital counseling and used her as Read more...
How can you not love Rv. Dawn. I feel like she is a part of our family now. We did premarital counseling and used her as our officiant and I would 1000% recommend her to anyone. Since we spent so much time with her, she was able to design our ceremony to reflect a sense of us as a couple. We personalized it some, while also keeping a traditional aspect. The best part though is that no matter what you want, Dawn is able to design the ceremony to fit you and your loved one perfectly. She is the best! Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
12/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn was the most friendly, helpful and patient part of the whole wedding process! From the first e-mail and phone contact we knew that Rev. Dawn was the one we wanted to marry us. She has such an understanding and kind personality that you can't help wanting her to be part of your special day.
After meeting the first time we felt like old friends and she gently guided us through all the different aspects of the ceremony. Most important was the writing of the vows. I recommend the "letter to one another" as that was a great way to express your feelings. Rev. Dawn helped with the story by guiding us and fitting it into the service which was one of the highlights. Another part that was well received by the attendees was when she asks them if they support and guide us on our journey. Guests are still talking about that they were included. It was very sweet.
Rev. Dawn is open to all couples, as we are a same sex couple of 24 years and recognizes that we all love and are allowed to love who we want.
We will always be grateful for Rev. Dawn making this special day something that we will always remember.
Rev. Dawn was the most friendly, helpful and patient part of the whole wedding process! From the first e-mail and phone Read more...
Rev. Dawn was the most friendly, helpful and patient part of the whole wedding process! From the first e-mail and phone contact we knew that Rev. Dawn was the one we wanted to marry us. She has such an understanding and kind personality that you can't help wanting her to be part of your special day.
After meeting the first time we felt like old friends and she gently guided us through all the different aspects of the ceremony. Most important was the writing of the vows. I recommend the "letter to one another" as that was a great way to express your feelings. Rev. Dawn helped with the story by guiding us and fitting it into the service which was one of the highlights. Another part that was well received by the attendees was when she asks them if they support and guide us on our journey. Guests are still talking about that they were included. It was very sweet.
Rev. Dawn is open to all couples, as we are a same sex couple of 24 years and recognizes that we all love and are allowed to love who we want.
We will always be grateful for Rev. Dawn making this special day something that we will always remember. Read less
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Vivica
Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for the best officiant look no further! We loved Rev Dawn and our entire ceremony was perfect and went off without a hitch. The ceremony and vows were as unique and personal as we had hoped. Thanks to Rev Dawn and her ceremony packages and guidance we had the most memorable ceremony ever. All of our family members and guests loved it and so did we! Everyone is still talking about it 3 months later! Book Rev. Dawn as your officiant! She's awesome!
If you're looking for the best officiant look no further! We loved Rev Dawn and our entire ceremony was perfect and went Read more...
If you're looking for the best officiant look no further! We loved Rev Dawn and our entire ceremony was perfect and went off without a hitch. The ceremony and vows were as unique and personal as we had hoped. Thanks to Rev Dawn and her ceremony packages and guidance we had the most memorable ceremony ever. All of our family members and guests loved it and so did we! Everyone is still talking about it 3 months later! Book Rev. Dawn as your officiant! She's awesome! Read less
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