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Rev. Dawn

Atlanta , GA

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

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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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 genuinely wake up every day grateful to get to do what I love.

I'm an ordained interfaith minister and premarital counselor (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.

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. I'm also a speaker and am happy to talk to your next group or event on the topics of finding and doing meaningful work, decision-making, living one's purpose, work-life balance, and communication.

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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.

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Partial Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

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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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Melinda
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn made us feel at ease and was so helpful during the whole process. She is such a kind and patient person. We would refer her to anyone wanting to be married .
Rev. Dawn made us feel at ease and was so helpful during the whole process. She is such a kind and patient person. We Read more...
Rev. Dawn made us feel at ease and was so helpful during the whole process. She is such a kind and patient person. We would refer her to anyone wanting to be married . Read less
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Monet
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Dawn is simply wonderful. My partner and I did the six-session pre-marital counseling package with her, and she also officiated our wedding. We loved working with her, and she did a fantastic job officiating. She really took the time to get to know us, and in the end, I felt that our ceremony truly reflected who we are as individuals and as a couple.

She provided so much encouragement to us through the entire year that we were engaged -- from the hard times we faced while we were planning the wedding (multiple deaths of family and close friends, etc.), to the moment where I was about to say my vows and froze up (I am reeeeally afraid of talking in front of people, but it was important to me to say personal vows).

I love her, and I could not recommend her highly enough. The experience of working with her was not just POSITIVE; it was formative and important.
Dawn is simply wonderful. My partner and I did the six-session pre-marital counseling package with her, and she also Read more...
Dawn is simply wonderful. My partner and I did the six-session pre-marital counseling package with her, and she also officiated our wedding. We loved working with her, and she did a fantastic job officiating. She really took the time to get to know us, and in the end, I felt that our ceremony truly reflected who we are as individuals and as a couple.

She provided so much encouragement to us through the entire year that we were engaged -- from the hard times we faced while we were planning the wedding (multiple deaths of family and close friends, etc.), to the moment where I was about to say my vows and froze up (I am reeeeally afraid of talking in front of people, but it was important to me to say personal vows).

I love her, and I could not recommend her highly enough. The experience of working with her was not just POSITIVE; it was formative and important. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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william
Wedding:
10/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Don't know where to start with Dawn. My partner (now husband) and I had Dawn do our premarital counseling as well as officiating our wedding. She was perfect in all aspects. Her background in phycology combined with her passion for being an officiant made her the best choice for our wedding. Our guests raved about her and the personal nature of our ceremony. We asked her to customize some words about us before starting our ceremony and she did so beautifully. She took our premarital counseling very serious and made it a comfortable and fun experience where she gave us some great tips for a healthy marriage as well as made us both feel at ease talking to each other and her about our backgrounds and relationship. Our guests told us they have never experienced such a touching and moving ceremony. Not a dry eye was in the house including the DJ whom told us he never cried at a wedding. This speaks volumes for Dawn's abilities. We are so grateful we had her be part of such a special part of our life. She does an excellent job at offering suggestions and she gives truly honest opinions and feedback speaking bluntly about things she may not think will flow right etc. We appreciated her passion, honesty and integrity. Thanks so much Dawn!
Don't know where to start with Dawn. My partner (now husband) and I had Dawn do our premarital counseling as well as Read more...
Don't know where to start with Dawn. My partner (now husband) and I had Dawn do our premarital counseling as well as officiating our wedding. She was perfect in all aspects. Her background in phycology combined with her passion for being an officiant made her the best choice for our wedding. Our guests raved about her and the personal nature of our ceremony. We asked her to customize some words about us before starting our ceremony and she did so beautifully. She took our premarital counseling very serious and made it a comfortable and fun experience where she gave us some great tips for a healthy marriage as well as made us both feel at ease talking to each other and her about our backgrounds and relationship. Our guests told us they have never experienced such a touching and moving ceremony. Not a dry eye was in the house including the DJ whom told us he never cried at a wedding. This speaks volumes for Dawn's abilities. We are so grateful we had her be part of such a special part of our life. She does an excellent job at offering suggestions and she gives truly honest opinions and feedback speaking bluntly about things she may not think will flow right etc. We appreciated her passion, honesty and integrity. Thanks so much Dawn! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn officiated baby blessing ceremonies for both of our sons... one in April of 2012 and one in October 2015. She helped us create a totally custom and personal ceremony for each boy, including readings, vows, and rituals. Her manner puts everyone at ease and adds to the joy of the day. Both ceremonies were beautiful and meaningful. We recommend Rev. Dawn for any ceremony!
Rev. Dawn officiated baby blessing ceremonies for both of our sons... one in April of 2012 and one in October 2015. She Read more...
Rev. Dawn officiated baby blessing ceremonies for both of our sons... one in April of 2012 and one in October 2015. She helped us create a totally custom and personal ceremony for each boy, including readings, vows, and rituals. Her manner puts everyone at ease and adds to the joy of the day. Both ceremonies were beautiful and meaningful. We recommend Rev. Dawn for any ceremony! Read less
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Margot
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev Dawn is the BEST! She made our ceremony the most heartfelt, sweet, amazing service. It was a fairy-tale wedding and I am kicking myself now because we didn't catch it on video!! There was not a dry eye in the house and people later told us that it was the greatest ceremony they had ever attended. We did some premarital counseling classes with her and quite honestly I would continue going to her forever for advice if I could. She is so insightful. A lot of the practices that we learned during those sessions we have been using for months now and will most definitely continue to use them every day. I can't say enough good things about Rev Dawn. You will be so lucky if you get to book her for your ceremony!
Rev Dawn is the BEST! She made our ceremony the most heartfelt, sweet, amazing service. It was a fairy-tale wedding and I Read more...
Rev Dawn is the BEST! She made our ceremony the most heartfelt, sweet, amazing service. It was a fairy-tale wedding and I am kicking myself now because we didn't catch it on video!! There was not a dry eye in the house and people later told us that it was the greatest ceremony they had ever attended. We did some premarital counseling classes with her and quite honestly I would continue going to her forever for advice if I could. She is so insightful. A lot of the practices that we learned during those sessions we have been using for months now and will most definitely continue to use them every day. I can't say enough good things about Rev Dawn. You will be so lucky if you get to book her for your ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Brian
Wedding:
9/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev Dawn is by far the most amazing officiant. Every step of our process was beyond amazing with her. She is kind, and caring and we always felt that she was invested in us and our love story and was sincere in getting us to craft the ceremony that best reflected our love. She is by far the reason our ceremony left no dry eyes in the house. I can never thank her enough for all she did for my husband and me.
Rev Dawn is by far the most amazing officiant. Every step of our process was beyond amazing with her. She is kind, and Read more...
Rev Dawn is by far the most amazing officiant. Every step of our process was beyond amazing with her. She is kind, and caring and we always felt that she was invested in us and our love story and was sincere in getting us to craft the ceremony that best reflected our love. She is by far the reason our ceremony left no dry eyes in the house. I can never thank her enough for all she did for my husband and me. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
We chose Rev. Dawn after researching and speaking to several officiants that didn't really get us as a couple. Rev. Dawn was refreshing in her openness to different relationships, religions and backgrounds. It was really important to us that our ceremony was authentic to us and didn't feel too traditional or stuffy. Rev. Dawn helped us create a ceremony with traditional and unique elements that told our story. I highly recommend the personalized wedding ceremony option where you write each other love letters (unseen to the other) and Rev. Dawn works with each person create personalized vows and a story. We never wanted to write our own vows before; we thought it would turn out cheesy and awkward. But working with Rev. Dawn helped streamline the process and made sure we were using a similar tone and length of the vows without us having to coordinate and give away the surprise to the other. We received so many compliments on the personalized ceremony; it was one of my favorite parts of the wedding! We also really enjoyed our pre-marital counseling sessions with Rev. Dawn leading up to the wedding. We've been together for 6 years and understand each other, but it was a good process to go through. Having a neutral 3rd party gave us a new perspective on the other and helped us discuss things we didn't necessarily think we needed to discuss. It was a pleasure working with Rev. Dawn; I would definitely recommend her to other couples!
We chose Rev. Dawn after researching and speaking to several officiants that didn't really get us as a couple. Rev. Dawn Read more...
We chose Rev. Dawn after researching and speaking to several officiants that didn't really get us as a couple. Rev. Dawn was refreshing in her openness to different relationships, religions and backgrounds. It was really important to us that our ceremony was authentic to us and didn't feel too traditional or stuffy. Rev. Dawn helped us create a ceremony with traditional and unique elements that told our story. I highly recommend the personalized wedding ceremony option where you write each other love letters (unseen to the other) and Rev. Dawn works with each person create personalized vows and a story. We never wanted to write our own vows before; we thought it would turn out cheesy and awkward. But working with Rev. Dawn helped streamline the process and made sure we were using a similar tone and length of the vows without us having to coordinate and give away the surprise to the other. We received so many compliments on the personalized ceremony; it was one of my favorite parts of the wedding! We also really enjoyed our pre-marital counseling sessions with Rev. Dawn leading up to the wedding. We've been together for 6 years and understand each other, but it was a good process to go through. Having a neutral 3rd party gave us a new perspective on the other and helped us discuss things we didn't necessarily think we needed to discuss. It was a pleasure working with Rev. Dawn; I would definitely recommend her to other couples! Read less
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JIM
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Reverend Dawn really helped make our ceremony something special. We were so focused on our reception and all the other details of our wedding day, we were pretty much taking our ceremony for granted. Thanks to Reverend Dawn, however, she helped mold our ceremony into something very personal and unique. There was a balance of humor and seriousness. The length of the ceremony was perfect. We highly recommend Reverend Dawn. Go with the option to write your own vows with her help.
Reverend Dawn really helped make our ceremony something special. We were so focused on our reception and all the other Read more...
Reverend Dawn really helped make our ceremony something special. We were so focused on our reception and all the other details of our wedding day, we were pretty much taking our ceremony for granted. Thanks to Reverend Dawn, however, she helped mold our ceremony into something very personal and unique. There was a balance of humor and seriousness. The length of the ceremony was perfect. We highly recommend Reverend Dawn. Go with the option to write your own vows with her help. Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dawn was such a pleasure to work with! She helped us develop a ceremony that was a true reflection of who we are as a couple, and how we wanted to present ourselves to our family and friends on our wedding day. Her assistance in writing personalized vows was incredibly helpful, and I would gladly recommend her services to anyone looking for a professional officiant for their special day.
Rev. Dawn was such a pleasure to work with! She helped us develop a ceremony that was a true reflection of who we are as a Read more...
Rev. Dawn was such a pleasure to work with! She helped us develop a ceremony that was a true reflection of who we are as a couple, and how we wanted to present ourselves to our family and friends on our wedding day. Her assistance in writing personalized vows was incredibly helpful, and I would gladly recommend her services to anyone looking for a professional officiant for their special day. Read less
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