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Rev Dean A Ryder

Dunedin , FL

LOCATION

821 DeLeon Court # 305
Dunedin, FL US 34698 (map)

PHONE

727-733-2417

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Congratulations!! My name is Pastor Dean and I love to officiate weddings. I have been an ordained minister for over 39 years and I always view it as a blessing to officiate a wedding... Read more
Congratulations!! My name is Pastor Dean and I love to officiate weddings. I have been an ordained minister for over 39 years and I always view it as a blessing to officiate a wedding ceremony.

I pastored two churches in Western New York before moving to Florida in 1999. Over the years I have conducted hundreds of non-denominational weddings in a variety of settings. I have officiated many weddings at Andrews Memorial Chapel in Dunedin, at the Rusty Pelican, at Mirror Lake Lyceum, at Tampa Bay Watch, at the Kapok Special Events Center, at the Don CeSar, at the Renaissance Vinoy, at Sunken Gardens, at the Florida Aquarium, at the Hilton, at the Marriott, at Embassy Suites, at the Ritz Carlton, at the two churches that I pastored, and at many other resorts, beaches, and homes.

My goal is to help couples create and enjoy the wedding day of their dreams. I love performing weddings and it would be a privilege for me to officiate your wedding ceremony! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, I am willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
A white robe.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I am very flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony including the vows.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I allow the couple to write their own vows if desired.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, I do not require that premarital counseling be done;
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, I am willing to perform rehearsals if they can be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Very happy with his services. He is very experienced and was easy to communicate with throughout the engagement process. very professional and personable. We would recommend him to others.
Very happy with his services. He is very experienced and was easy to communicate with throughout the engagement process. Read more...
Very happy with his services. He is very experienced and was easy to communicate with throughout the engagement process. very professional and personable. We would recommend him to others. Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
He was great. Personalized the ceremony to us. It was also very nice meeting before hand to speak with him and his wife about the wedding.
He was great. Personalized the ceremony to us. It was also very nice meeting before hand to speak with him and his wife Read more...
He was great. Personalized the ceremony to us. It was also very nice meeting before hand to speak with him and his wife about the wedding. Read less
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Kaelea
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was very professional and the ceremony was great.
Pastor Dean was very professional and the ceremony was great.
Pastor Dean was very professional and the ceremony was great. Read less
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Yvonne
Wedding:
5/28/2014
5.0/5.0
After searching many websites Pastor Dean was reasuring and wonderful for a destination wedding.
We live in Wisconsin and had a beach wedding in Indian Shores, Flordia so the plalnning was all done through email. Pastor Dean did everything he said he would and helped make our day very special. We would highly recommend Pastor Dean.
After searching many websites Pastor Dean was reasuring and wonderful for a destination wedding.
We live in Wisconsin Read more...
After searching many websites Pastor Dean was reasuring and wonderful for a destination wedding.
We live in Wisconsin and had a beach wedding in Indian Shores, Flordia so the plalnning was all done through email. Pastor Dean did everything he said he would and helped make our day very special. We would highly recommend Pastor Dean. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife were extremely helpful and wonderful to work with. My husband and I had an interfaith ceremony and used Pastor Dean Ryder and Rabbi Ann White to officiate. Pastor Dean was helpful providing suggestions and always quick to respond. Pastor Dean and Rabbi Ann worked great together officiating the ceremony.
Pastor Dean and his wife were extremely helpful and wonderful to work with. My husband and I had an interfaith ceremony Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife were extremely helpful and wonderful to work with. My husband and I had an interfaith ceremony and used Pastor Dean Ryder and Rabbi Ann White to officiate. Pastor Dean was helpful providing suggestions and always quick to respond. Pastor Dean and Rabbi Ann worked great together officiating the ceremony. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder officiated my interfaith wedding and did an amazing job working with the rabbi we used. His wife worked along side him and they were both very kind and helpful people.
Pastor Dean Ryder officiated my interfaith wedding and did an amazing job working with the rabbi we used. His wife worked Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder officiated my interfaith wedding and did an amazing job working with the rabbi we used. His wife worked along side him and they were both very kind and helpful people. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Pastor Ryder was great! He was very professional and made our ceremony very special.
Pastor Ryder was great! He was very professional and made our ceremony very special.
Pastor Ryder was great! He was very professional and made our ceremony very special. Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was really terrific. He and his wonderful wife provided my husband and me all the material, guidance and advice we needed as we made this major commitment to one another. We traveled from out town to our Florida "destination" wedding, and Pastor Dean was willing to work with us to create a ceremony that was unique and special for our families. We are very thankful to Pastor Dean Ryder.
Pastor Dean was really terrific. He and his wonderful wife provided my husband and me all the material, guidance and Read more...
Pastor Dean was really terrific. He and his wonderful wife provided my husband and me all the material, guidance and advice we needed as we made this major commitment to one another. We traveled from out town to our Florida "destination" wedding, and Pastor Dean was willing to work with us to create a ceremony that was unique and special for our families. We are very thankful to Pastor Dean Ryder. Read less
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Gianna
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I found pastor Dean Ryder on wedding wire about a year prior to my wedding. Him and his wife invited us into there home to go over the procedures for the day. They were both kind, welcoming and worked with our vision. The whole process was made easy and the wedding went off without a hitch. I received so many compliments on our wedding ceremony. Pastor Dean Ryder was vibrant and very personable. I will be referring him to many of my friends.

It was an absolutely beautiful day...
I found pastor Dean Ryder on wedding wire about a year prior to my wedding. Him and his wife invited us into there home to Read more...
I found pastor Dean Ryder on wedding wire about a year prior to my wedding. Him and his wife invited us into there home to go over the procedures for the day. They were both kind, welcoming and worked with our vision. The whole process was made easy and the wedding went off without a hitch. I received so many compliments on our wedding ceremony. Pastor Dean Ryder was vibrant and very personable. I will be referring him to many of my friends.

It was an absolutely beautiful day... Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We found Rev Dean Ryder on weddingwire after much trouble finding an officiant. We wanted a pastor, but no sermon or counseling. He had an awesome list of options for each part of the ceremony for all different types of couples, and had no problem with us changing anything we wanted (which we didn't). He is a super upbeat guy, who really knows what he's doing without trying to steer your ceremony in his own direction. He definitely isnt a fan of last minute changes, but did everything he could to go with the flow. We were very happy with his officiating of our ceremony, as well as his reasonable pricing and helpfulness in planning. Bonus- he offered to give us the deposit back after our meeting if we decided at that time he wasn't what we were looking for. Just a really great guy all-around.
We found Rev Dean Ryder on weddingwire after much trouble finding an officiant. We wanted a pastor, but no sermon or Read more...
We found Rev Dean Ryder on weddingwire after much trouble finding an officiant. We wanted a pastor, but no sermon or counseling. He had an awesome list of options for each part of the ceremony for all different types of couples, and had no problem with us changing anything we wanted (which we didn't). He is a super upbeat guy, who really knows what he's doing without trying to steer your ceremony in his own direction. He definitely isnt a fan of last minute changes, but did everything he could to go with the flow. We were very happy with his officiating of our ceremony, as well as his reasonable pricing and helpfulness in planning. Bonus- he offered to give us the deposit back after our meeting if we decided at that time he wasn't what we were looking for. Just a really great guy all-around. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
When our original officiant did not work out at the last minute, we found Rev. Dean on line. He cancelled plans he had with out of town family in order to officiate our wedding. He met with us prior to the ceremony and worked with us to personalize it to our liking. We received many compliments on the ceremony.
When our original officiant did not work out at the last minute, we found Rev. Dean on line. He cancelled plans he had Read more...
When our original officiant did not work out at the last minute, we found Rev. Dean on line. He cancelled plans he had with out of town family in order to officiate our wedding. He met with us prior to the ceremony and worked with us to personalize it to our liking. We received many compliments on the ceremony. Read less
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Jodi
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was amazing to work with! He did a outstanding job personalizing the vows, and has a great presence for weddings. Highly recommended!
Pastor Dean was amazing to work with! He did a outstanding job personalizing the vows, and has a great presence for Read more...
Pastor Dean was amazing to work with! He did a outstanding job personalizing the vows, and has a great presence for weddings. Highly recommended! Read less
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Bronwyn
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We just so loved Pastor Dean!! He was very vivacious and made our day so incredibly special!!!!! He will always be a special part of our day and have a very special memory for us!! On our wedding day he brought all things together and without him none of it would have been possible!!!!! Thank You Pastor Dean!!!! :)

Was recommended by Historic Andrews Chapel where we were married!!
We just so loved Pastor Dean!! He was very vivacious and made our day so incredibly special!!!!! He will always be a Read more...
We just so loved Pastor Dean!! He was very vivacious and made our day so incredibly special!!!!! He will always be a special part of our day and have a very special memory for us!! On our wedding day he brought all things together and without him none of it would have been possible!!!!! Thank You Pastor Dean!!!! :)

Was recommended by Historic Andrews Chapel where we were married!! Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
1/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder and his wife are lovely people! When we met Pastor Dean at his home, we felt very comfortable right away and he answered all of our questions. Our wedding day was beautiful and Pastor Dean was excellent and did an outstanding job!
Pastor Dean Ryder and his wife are lovely people! When we met Pastor Dean at his home, we felt very comfortable right away Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder and his wife are lovely people! When we met Pastor Dean at his home, we felt very comfortable right away and he answered all of our questions. Our wedding day was beautiful and Pastor Dean was excellent and did an outstanding job! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
pastor dean was great! We felt very comfortable with him and would highly recommend him!!
pastor dean was great! We felt very comfortable with him and would highly recommend him!!
pastor dean was great! We felt very comfortable with him and would highly recommend him!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We enjoyed working with Pastor Dean prior to our wedding, and he did a wonderful job at our ceremony. I highly recommend him for your event!
We enjoyed working with Pastor Dean prior to our wedding, and he did a wonderful job at our ceremony. I highly recommend Read more...
We enjoyed working with Pastor Dean prior to our wedding, and he did a wonderful job at our ceremony. I highly recommend him for your event! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife were absolutely amazing. They were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding day special.
Pastor Dean and his wife were absolutely amazing. They were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding day special.
Pastor Dean and his wife were absolutely amazing. They were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding day special. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dean Ryder did an amazing job at our weddin ceremony. He was so great to work with and he has a great voice that all of our guests could hear what was being said. Rev. Dean Ryder was very easy to work with even at the last minute when my husband and I decided to change our vows, he didn't seem to mind. Rev. Dean truely made our wedding ceremony perfect and we loved that he incorporated my husband's and my favorite things about each other.
Rev. Dean Ryder did an amazing job at our weddin ceremony. He was so great to work with and he has a great voice that all Read more...
Rev. Dean Ryder did an amazing job at our weddin ceremony. He was so great to work with and he has a great voice that all of our guests could hear what was being said. Rev. Dean Ryder was very easy to work with even at the last minute when my husband and I decided to change our vows, he didn't seem to mind. Rev. Dean truely made our wedding ceremony perfect and we loved that he incorporated my husband's and my favorite things about each other. Read less
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Brandi
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Dean Ryder was a great officiant at our wedding. I really enjoyed how he took everyday vows and made them personal for us. I really like how he had each of us write down our 3 favorite things about each other and added them into the ceremony. Thank you guys so much!!
Rev Dean Ryder was a great officiant at our wedding. I really enjoyed how he took everyday vows and made them personal for Read more...
Rev Dean Ryder was a great officiant at our wedding. I really enjoyed how he took everyday vows and made them personal for us. I really like how he had each of us write down our 3 favorite things about each other and added them into the ceremony. Thank you guys so much!! Read less
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alisa
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder did our wedding and we think he is the very best! His wife was with him helping every step of the way. She did a video of the wedding and sent it to us the next day. That meant so much to us, it was so beautiful. They were a blessing to us. Thank you.
Pastor Dean Ryder did our wedding and we think he is the very best! His wife was with him helping every step of the way. Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder did our wedding and we think he is the very best! His wife was with him helping every step of the way. She did a video of the wedding and sent it to us the next day. That meant so much to us, it was so beautiful. They were a blessing to us. Thank you. Read less
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ASHLEE
Wedding:
6/27/2013
5.0/5.0
So happy we found him! He was very prompt when answering any of my questions via email or phone. He takes over and knows exactly what he is doing. Him and his wife were very nice. We just absolutely loved them both.
So happy we found him! He was very prompt when answering any of my questions via email or phone. He takes over and knows Read more...
So happy we found him! He was very prompt when answering any of my questions via email or phone. He takes over and knows exactly what he is doing. Him and his wife were very nice. We just absolutely loved them both. Read less
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John
Wedding:
5/30/2013
5.0/5.0
A day that will be forever special to my wife Kathy and I was made even greater by Gods directing to us to Pastor Dean. He is truly a blessing and we would gladly recommend him to anyone who is to be married. Pastor Dean has become very special in both our lives and hearts.
A day that will be forever special to my wife Kathy and I was made even greater by Gods directing to us to Pastor Dean. He Read more...
A day that will be forever special to my wife Kathy and I was made even greater by Gods directing to us to Pastor Dean. He is truly a blessing and we would gladly recommend him to anyone who is to be married. Pastor Dean has become very special in both our lives and hearts. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean did an amazing job officiating my wedding. He made our ceremony very special and personal. All of my guests complimented him, saying they enjoyed the ceremomy. Pastor Dean made the ceremony sound exciting with his enthusiasm. He was very professional and helpful. He responded to all of my calls and emails in a very timely fashion. His wife Donna was also very helpful and kind. After the wedding we received a video slideshow of the pictures that Donna took at the wedding. It was so nice to see the pictures and very thoughtful. I highly recommend Pastor Dean.
Pastor Dean did an amazing job officiating my wedding. He made our ceremony very special and personal. All of my guests Read more...
Pastor Dean did an amazing job officiating my wedding. He made our ceremony very special and personal. All of my guests complimented him, saying they enjoyed the ceremomy. Pastor Dean made the ceremony sound exciting with his enthusiasm. He was very professional and helpful. He responded to all of my calls and emails in a very timely fashion. His wife Donna was also very helpful and kind. After the wedding we received a video slideshow of the pictures that Donna took at the wedding. It was so nice to see the pictures and very thoughtful. I highly recommend Pastor Dean. Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Dean Ryder made our wedding the day I have always dreamed of. Accompanied by his wonderful wife, Donna, the Ryders sat down with us, listened to our wishes, and made valuable suggestions. Our ceremony was nothing but love and smiles all around. We have been told by so, so many people that ours was the best wedding they have ever attended and endlessly complimented Rev Ryder for his professional yet jovial and loving manner. If you are looking for your wedding to be everything you have ever dreamed of, look no further than Pastor Dean Ryder, who listens to your desires and makes your dreams come true.
Reverend Dean Ryder made our wedding the day I have always dreamed of. Accompanied by his wonderful wife, Donna, the Read more...
Reverend Dean Ryder made our wedding the day I have always dreamed of. Accompanied by his wonderful wife, Donna, the Ryders sat down with us, listened to our wishes, and made valuable suggestions. Our ceremony was nothing but love and smiles all around. We have been told by so, so many people that ours was the best wedding they have ever attended and endlessly complimented Rev Ryder for his professional yet jovial and loving manner. If you are looking for your wedding to be everything you have ever dreamed of, look no further than Pastor Dean Ryder, who listens to your desires and makes your dreams come true. Read less
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Breann
Wedding:
4/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was a God send! He was perfect for us!! We met him in his home, not knowing if he was the right choice, but after we left we knew he was the one to marry us! He was quick to respond to emails and very helpful with our marriage license. We feel joy and honor to have had him part of our big day! Thank you Pastor Dean!!
Pastor Dean was a God send! He was perfect for us!! We met him in his home, not knowing if he was the right choice, but Read more...
Pastor Dean was a God send! He was perfect for us!! We met him in his home, not knowing if he was the right choice, but after we left we knew he was the one to marry us! He was quick to respond to emails and very helpful with our marriage license. We feel joy and honor to have had him part of our big day! Thank you Pastor Dean!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Dean was a lifesaver and came to the rescue when my pastor passed away the night before my wedding. Even rev Dean only knew my husband and me for two hours before our wedding it felt like he knew us the whole time. He did the most beautiful ceremony and all our guest had nothing but amazing things to say about it. Rev Dean definitely help make my husbands and I wedding day the best day of our life and for that we couldn't be more thankful!!!! Thanks rev Dean!!!!
Rev Dean was a lifesaver and came to the rescue when my pastor passed away the night before my wedding. Even rev Dean only Read more...
Rev Dean was a lifesaver and came to the rescue when my pastor passed away the night before my wedding. Even rev Dean only knew my husband and me for two hours before our wedding it felt like he knew us the whole time. He did the most beautiful ceremony and all our guest had nothing but amazing things to say about it. Rev Dean definitely help make my husbands and I wedding day the best day of our life and for that we couldn't be more thankful!!!! Thanks rev Dean!!!! Read less
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Katya
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was a pleasure to work with and ceremony was beautiful, personal and very elegant. He met with us in his home few times before the wedding to go over all the details and to make sure everything is perfect, and took time to get to know us as a couple. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, with personal touches, serious when needed and had few moments that made guests laugh. Our guests said they loved it, it was very lovely.
Pastor Dean was a pleasure to work with and ceremony was beautiful, personal and very elegant. He met with us in his home Read more...
Pastor Dean was a pleasure to work with and ceremony was beautiful, personal and very elegant. He met with us in his home few times before the wedding to go over all the details and to make sure everything is perfect, and took time to get to know us as a couple. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, with personal touches, serious when needed and had few moments that made guests laugh. Our guests said they loved it, it was very lovely. Read less
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Paola
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was amazing! From the moment we met Pastor Dean and his wife Donna we felt that we had found the perfect person to officiate our special day. Pastor Dean was very flexible and open to our needs and to providing a ceremony that would fit our personalities. My husband sang a song for me during the ceremony, and Pastor Dean was able to accommodate this request and make it work in a smooth manner. He also personalized our ceremony and made every guest feel a part of our wedding ceremony. He was prompt, professional and kind. We highly recommend him. Thank you so much for everything.
Pastor Dean was amazing! From the moment we met Pastor Dean and his wife Donna we felt that we had found the perfect Read more...
Pastor Dean was amazing! From the moment we met Pastor Dean and his wife Donna we felt that we had found the perfect person to officiate our special day. Pastor Dean was very flexible and open to our needs and to providing a ceremony that would fit our personalities. My husband sang a song for me during the ceremony, and Pastor Dean was able to accommodate this request and make it work in a smooth manner. He also personalized our ceremony and made every guest feel a part of our wedding ceremony. He was prompt, professional and kind. We highly recommend him. Thank you so much for everything. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My guests really responded to Pastor Dean. I was told some where on the edge of their seats because they felt such a strong connection to what he was saying and how he was saying it.

Everyone loved the sand ceremony
My guests really responded to Pastor Dean. I was told some where on the edge of their seats because they felt such a Read more...
My guests really responded to Pastor Dean. I was told some where on the edge of their seats because they felt such a strong connection to what he was saying and how he was saying it.

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Samantha
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Dean is just wonderful! You start by meeting with him and his sweet wife, and you can see in their marriage the love, respect, and partnership you want for yours. He walks you through his service step by step, giving you the perfect balance of flexibility and personalization with structure and options (formal and casual) to keep it from being overwhelming. Our final vows were beautiful, personalized by the portion we wrote which Rev Dean weaved into the message. And his delivery is powerful too...warm and engaging. I received many compliments from my guests on Rev Dean's service and now looking back on it, I get a little emotional knowing he helped my husband and me express our commitment in such a unique and meaningful way. I would, and will, recommend Rev Dean to anyone seeking an Officiant. May God bless Rev Dean and his lovely wife Donna in their ministry!
Rev Dean is just wonderful! You start by meeting with him and his sweet wife, and you can see in their marriage the love, Read more...
Rev Dean is just wonderful! You start by meeting with him and his sweet wife, and you can see in their marriage the love, respect, and partnership you want for yours. He walks you through his service step by step, giving you the perfect balance of flexibility and personalization with structure and options (formal and casual) to keep it from being overwhelming. Our final vows were beautiful, personalized by the portion we wrote which Rev Dean weaved into the message. And his delivery is powerful too...warm and engaging. I received many compliments from my guests on Rev Dean's service and now looking back on it, I get a little emotional knowing he helped my husband and me express our commitment in such a unique and meaningful way. I would, and will, recommend Rev Dean to anyone seeking an Officiant. May God bless Rev Dean and his lovely wife Donna in their ministry! Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was wonderful. Very responsive. He does a beautiful ceremony. He makes you feel very much at ease.
Pastor Dean was wonderful. Very responsive. He does a beautiful ceremony. He makes you feel very much at ease.
Pastor Dean was wonderful. Very responsive. He does a beautiful ceremony. He makes you feel very much at ease. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
He was helpful and dependable. He spoke loudly and that is exactly what we wanted. You could tell that he is a man of God. Not only does he speak the talk but he walks the walk. He brought the blessing of God into our service.
He was helpful and dependable. He spoke loudly and that is exactly what we wanted. You could tell that he is a man of God. Read more...
He was helpful and dependable. He spoke loudly and that is exactly what we wanted. You could tell that he is a man of God. Not only does he speak the talk but he walks the walk. He brought the blessing of God into our service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder was a pleasure to work with and so professional. He officiated our wedding and did an outstanding job. So personable and made such a memorable event. Both Pastor Dean and his delightful wife Donna were a joy to work with. I most highly recommend!
Pastor Dean Ryder was a pleasure to work with and so professional. He officiated our wedding and did an outstanding job. Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder was a pleasure to work with and so professional. He officiated our wedding and did an outstanding job. So personable and made such a memorable event. Both Pastor Dean and his delightful wife Donna were a joy to work with. I most highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder presided over my wedding December 27th 2012 in on St Pete's beach in Florida. Since this was a destination wedding, my wife and I did not meet him in person until the big day; all was arranged by phone and mail.

The Pastor was very professional. We contacted him and discussed the vision we had, and he helped us think about some of the procedural details of the ceremony. He sent us paperwork (via post) that we filled out to select the reading passage, the vows, etc... The paperwork had samples for us to pick from and the Pastor was open to customizing items to suit our preferences. In fact, the paperwork asked for information specific to us (what do we like best about each other) which allowed him to add a bit of familiarity and levity to the ceremony.

The Pastor asked us to provide a deposit early on (a few weeks before the event) though he never made us feel bad when hurricane Sandy delayed things on our end. The remaining balance was paid the week before the wedding.

The day of, the Pastor showed up with his wife about a 1/2 hour early ready to roll. He was in a white robe with black band draped over his shoulders. Once the ceremony got started, it was clear that he was well prepared. Everything went in accordance with our expressed wishes. The Pastor did not have a microphone, but he didn't need one; his voice is loud and clear, and we were out on the beach on a windy day (small wedding though with about 40 guests). The ceremony ran about 25 minutes (including the walk-ins) and from what I could see, the guests remained engaged.

I would recommend his services, obviously.

Happy hunting,
-P.
Pastor Dean Ryder presided over my wedding December 27th 2012 in on St Pete's beach in Florida. Since this was a Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder presided over my wedding December 27th 2012 in on St Pete's beach in Florida. Since this was a destination wedding, my wife and I did not meet him in person until the big day; all was arranged by phone and mail.

The Pastor was very professional. We contacted him and discussed the vision we had, and he helped us think about some of the procedural details of the ceremony. He sent us paperwork (via post) that we filled out to select the reading passage, the vows, etc... The paperwork had samples for us to pick from and the Pastor was open to customizing items to suit our preferences. In fact, the paperwork asked for information specific to us (what do we like best about each other) which allowed him to add a bit of familiarity and levity to the ceremony.

The Pastor asked us to provide a deposit early on (a few weeks before the event) though he never made us feel bad when hurricane Sandy delayed things on our end. The remaining balance was paid the week before the wedding.

The day of, the Pastor showed up with his wife about a 1/2 hour early ready to roll. He was in a white robe with black band draped over his shoulders. Once the ceremony got started, it was clear that he was well prepared. Everything went in accordance with our expressed wishes. The Pastor did not have a microphone, but he didn't need one; his voice is loud and clear, and we were out on the beach on a windy day (small wedding though with about 40 guests). The ceremony ran about 25 minutes (including the walk-ins) and from what I could see, the guests remained engaged.

I would recommend his services, obviously.

Happy hunting,
-P. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was wonderful! From the beginning, he was organized and clear about what we needed to do before our big day. He communicated with us in between the initial appointment up until the wedding day about any items left to complete. The ceremony was amazing!! He made it personal and the flow was perfect. I received so many compliments about how the ceremony was conducted, the welcome, the readings, etc. We could not have asked for a better day!
Pastor Dean was wonderful! From the beginning, he was organized and clear about what we needed to do before our big day. Read more...
Pastor Dean was wonderful! From the beginning, he was organized and clear about what we needed to do before our big day. He communicated with us in between the initial appointment up until the wedding day about any items left to complete. The ceremony was amazing!! He made it personal and the flow was perfect. I received so many compliments about how the ceremony was conducted, the welcome, the readings, etc. We could not have asked for a better day! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean performed a wonderful ceremony for us. We got so many compliments on the ceremony from our guests! We love his passion and his humor. He and is wife Donna were just a pleasure to have involved in our special day. I originally found Pastor Dean here on Wedding Wire but later got a recommendation from a friend of a friend to use him as well.
Pastor Dean performed a wonderful ceremony for us. We got so many compliments on the ceremony from our guests! We love his Read more...
Pastor Dean performed a wonderful ceremony for us. We got so many compliments on the ceremony from our guests! We love his passion and his humor. He and is wife Donna were just a pleasure to have involved in our special day. I originally found Pastor Dean here on Wedding Wire but later got a recommendation from a friend of a friend to use him as well. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are amazing. When we found them online we met with them at their house to see if we were compatible. He made sure he got to know us so he could make the ceremony as personal as possible. We then met with them the week of the wedding and went over all the little details. The day of the wedding he arrive early and went over the details with the bridal party. At the ceremony he did an awesome job. All of our guests loved his humor. We were extremely happy with him. He replies to emails quickly and is very professional.
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are amazing. When we found them online we met with them at their house to see if we were Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are amazing. When we found them online we met with them at their house to see if we were compatible. He made sure he got to know us so he could make the ceremony as personal as possible. We then met with them the week of the wedding and went over all the little details. The day of the wedding he arrive early and went over the details with the bridal party. At the ceremony he did an awesome job. All of our guests loved his humor. We were extremely happy with him. He replies to emails quickly and is very professional. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean is great! He has a wonderful personality and a great voice. All of our guests loved him. He did a fabulous job personalizing our wedding and we're so glad to have had him as our officiant. His wife Donna is so sweet and took amazing pictures of the ceremony.
Pastor Dean is great! He has a wonderful personality and a great voice. All of our guests loved him. He did a fabulous job Read more...
Pastor Dean is great! He has a wonderful personality and a great voice. All of our guests loved him. He did a fabulous job personalizing our wedding and we're so glad to have had him as our officiant. His wife Donna is so sweet and took amazing pictures of the ceremony. Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
9/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean officiated my daughter’s wedding at the Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach. He couldn’t have been more friendly, helpful, and cooperative. We communicated by phone and email and he helped us with details we didn’t even think of. He somehow had divine intervention provide us with a rainbow over the hotel during the ceremony. I still haven’t figured that out. We had a very nice introduction in the hotel before the ceremony on the beach. His wife Donna took some lovely photos that she shared with us that were great. We live near Pittsburgh, but if anyone is planning a wedding near Tampa, I recommend Pastor Dean, the Don Cesar Resort and Davant Photography. Chris from Davant was great in organizing us and his photos were brilliant. He also captured the great gulf sunset and the shore in some very memorable photos. A lifetime memory.
Pastor Dean officiated my daughter’s wedding at the Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach. He couldn’t have been more friendly, Read more...
Pastor Dean officiated my daughter’s wedding at the Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach. He couldn’t have been more friendly, helpful, and cooperative. We communicated by phone and email and he helped us with details we didn’t even think of. He somehow had divine intervention provide us with a rainbow over the hotel during the ceremony. I still haven’t figured that out. We had a very nice introduction in the hotel before the ceremony on the beach. His wife Donna took some lovely photos that she shared with us that were great. We live near Pittsburgh, but if anyone is planning a wedding near Tampa, I recommend Pastor Dean, the Don Cesar Resort and Davant Photography. Chris from Davant was great in organizing us and his photos were brilliant. He also captured the great gulf sunset and the shore in some very memorable photos. A lifetime memory. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and Donna are two of the most amazing people we have ever met! We highly recommend Pastor Dean!
Pastor Dean and Donna are two of the most amazing people we have ever met! We highly recommend Pastor Dean!
Pastor Dean and Donna are two of the most amazing people we have ever met! We highly recommend Pastor Dean! Read less
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Gillian
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean performed my neices Wedding on Clearwater Beach at the Holiday Inn.
A huge thankyou for the wonderful service he officiated and for joining us for the Wedding Dinner and giving the Blessing. He is a very kind and gentle man and helped to make Jack and Katie's day very special.
A big thankyou to his wife Donna for taking some Wedding pictures that saved the day as our Photographer did a very poor job and we had very few pictures that we could use. Also their video camera did not work so no video.
Do not use Michael West Photography for your wedding.
Pastor Dean performed my neices Wedding on Clearwater Beach at the Holiday Inn.
A huge thankyou for the wonderful Read more...
Pastor Dean performed my neices Wedding on Clearwater Beach at the Holiday Inn.
A huge thankyou for the wonderful service he officiated and for joining us for the Wedding Dinner and giving the Blessing. He is a very kind and gentle man and helped to make Jack and Katie's day very special.
A big thankyou to his wife Donna for taking some Wedding pictures that saved the day as our Photographer did a very poor job and we had very few pictures that we could use. Also their video camera did not work so no video.
Do not use Michael West Photography for your wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Had an amazing day and can honestly say pastor dean Ryder was brilliant. It was a lovely service and we enjoyed every second of it. We are so glad we found him and could have him share our special day with us. We would highly recommend him.

Also if anyone ever thinks of ever hiring Michael west or the company dial M for matrimony. DON'T! They messed up our wedding photos and wedding video and aren't even prepared to refund us any money.
Luckily Pastor Deans wife Donna had taken some lovely pictures so we were able to make a wedding album out of those. We really appreciate everything the Ryders have done for us.
Had an amazing day and can honestly say pastor dean Ryder was brilliant. It was a lovely service and we enjoyed every Read more...
Had an amazing day and can honestly say pastor dean Ryder was brilliant. It was a lovely service and we enjoyed every second of it. We are so glad we found him and could have him share our special day with us. We would highly recommend him.

Also if anyone ever thinks of ever hiring Michael west or the company dial M for matrimony. DON'T! They messed up our wedding photos and wedding video and aren't even prepared to refund us any money.
Luckily Pastor Deans wife Donna had taken some lovely pictures so we were able to make a wedding album out of those. We really appreciate everything the Ryders have done for us. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder was absolutely perfect for our beautiful ceremony at Isla Del Sol. He presented vows that were personalized to the ideas that Sean and I expressed to him. Both him and his wife were extremely kind and warm individuals. We even invited them to our reception dinner and Pastor Dean blessed the food for us. I, honestly, cannot say enough great things about Dean and his wife, Donna. Thank you as you made our wedding ceremony very memorable and beautiful.
Pastor Dean Ryder was absolutely perfect for our beautiful ceremony at Isla Del Sol. He presented vows that were Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder was absolutely perfect for our beautiful ceremony at Isla Del Sol. He presented vows that were personalized to the ideas that Sean and I expressed to him. Both him and his wife were extremely kind and warm individuals. We even invited them to our reception dinner and Pastor Dean blessed the food for us. I, honestly, cannot say enough great things about Dean and his wife, Donna. Thank you as you made our wedding ceremony very memorable and beautiful. Read less
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matmanda
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
You will NOT go wrong if you book pastor dean. If you're looking for an all around great pastor with a loud voice that projects to any size audience look for further. We are so thankful we booked him two years before our wedding. He is very flexible my wedding changed from April to July and he had no problem with that he gave me a hart shaped vase for our sand ceremony and I was even able to pick it up early to get it engraved he will also provide natural sand if needed. Him and his wife are the kindest people and so professional and where on time for the ceremony and rehearsal. I first met them in their home they offered coffee or tea and just went over our ceremony allowing us to personalize everything. Thank you Pastor Dean for helping us make our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be.
You will NOT go wrong if you book pastor dean. If you're looking for an all around great pastor with a loud voice that Read more...
You will NOT go wrong if you book pastor dean. If you're looking for an all around great pastor with a loud voice that projects to any size audience look for further. We are so thankful we booked him two years before our wedding. He is very flexible my wedding changed from April to July and he had no problem with that he gave me a hart shaped vase for our sand ceremony and I was even able to pick it up early to get it engraved he will also provide natural sand if needed. Him and his wife are the kindest people and so professional and where on time for the ceremony and rehearsal. I first met them in their home they offered coffee or tea and just went over our ceremony allowing us to personalize everything. Thank you Pastor Dean for helping us make our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
7/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was great to work with. He gave us a lot of options for our ceremony and was open to our suggestions and needs. We changed the rehearsal time twice and he was completely accommodating! He performed our ceremony in a light rain, and never complained! He quickly responded to all our emails and worked to get to know us as much as he could from far away!
Pastor Dean was great to work with. He gave us a lot of options for our ceremony and was open to our suggestions and Read more...
Pastor Dean was great to work with. He gave us a lot of options for our ceremony and was open to our suggestions and needs. We changed the rehearsal time twice and he was completely accommodating! He performed our ceremony in a light rain, and never complained! He quickly responded to all our emails and worked to get to know us as much as he could from far away! Read less
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Cyndi Hill
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean did a wonderful job officiating our wedding ceremony. He took the time to meet with us, and asked us questions about what was important to us. He then incorporated our wishes into a very special and personal ceremony. His wife Donna was also wonderful, and helped make us feel at ease before, during, and after the ceremony. I highly recommend Pastor Dean (and Donna!)- they are AWESOME. :)
Pastor Dean did a wonderful job officiating our wedding ceremony. He took the time to meet with us, and asked us questions Read more...
Pastor Dean did a wonderful job officiating our wedding ceremony. He took the time to meet with us, and asked us questions about what was important to us. He then incorporated our wishes into a very special and personal ceremony. His wife Donna was also wonderful, and helped make us feel at ease before, during, and after the ceremony. I highly recommend Pastor Dean (and Donna!)- they are AWESOME. :) Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Angela and I sincerely thank you for the most beautiful day we had. The ceremony was more then perfect and will bring forever lasting memories.
It brought out the traits in both of us and reminded us of why we first fell in love.

Again, Thank You for everything you have done for us. People who attended our wedding keep telling us how beautiful it all was..

All our best;

Chris & Angela Labiak
Angela and I sincerely thank you for the most beautiful day we had. The ceremony was more then perfect and will bring Read more...
Angela and I sincerely thank you for the most beautiful day we had. The ceremony was more then perfect and will bring forever lasting memories.
It brought out the traits in both of us and reminded us of why we first fell in love.

Again, Thank You for everything you have done for us. People who attended our wedding keep telling us how beautiful it all was..

All our best;

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Robyn and Ben
Wedding:
6/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean gave us an absolutely perfect ceremony. It was heartfelt, personal and funny. He is a very nice man and i would absolutely recommend him above all others in the Tampa bay area
Pastor Dean gave us an absolutely perfect ceremony. It was heartfelt, personal and funny. He is a very nice man and i Read more...
Pastor Dean gave us an absolutely perfect ceremony. It was heartfelt, personal and funny. He is a very nice man and i would absolutely recommend him above all others in the Tampa bay area Read less
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mizhappi
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean didn't know me or my fiance, and still he arranged a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. He and his wife worked as a team to create the perfect day for us!
Pastor Dean didn't know me or my fiance, and still he arranged a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. He and his wife Read more...
Pastor Dean didn't know me or my fiance, and still he arranged a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. He and his wife worked as a team to create the perfect day for us! Read less
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Star82
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we chose Pastor Dean for our wedding ceremony. He was kind, professional, flexible, and put together a VERY beautiful ceremony with such meaning. We planned our wedding from out of state and he made it very easy and communicated with us over email and phone. I would absolutely recommend him!! Thank you Pastor Dean and your lovely wife!
I am so glad we chose Pastor Dean for our wedding ceremony. He was kind, professional, flexible, and put together a VERY Read more...
I am so glad we chose Pastor Dean for our wedding ceremony. He was kind, professional, flexible, and put together a VERY beautiful ceremony with such meaning. We planned our wedding from out of state and he made it very easy and communicated with us over email and phone. I would absolutely recommend him!! Thank you Pastor Dean and your lovely wife! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife were such a pleasure to work with. They are so sweet and personable! His wife, Donna, took pictures at my wedding and then later emailed them to me. They came out beautiful. Pastor Dean is kind, professional, and experienced. We highly recommend him to anybody looking for an officiant.
Pastor Dean and his wife were such a pleasure to work with. They are so sweet and personable! His wife, Donna, took Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife were such a pleasure to work with. They are so sweet and personable! His wife, Donna, took pictures at my wedding and then later emailed them to me. They came out beautiful. Pastor Dean is kind, professional, and experienced. We highly recommend him to anybody looking for an officiant. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased to have Rev. Dean Ryder officiate our wedding. Although we had a destination wedding, Rev. Ryder made everything extremely easy. He always answered phone calls/emails right away. The day of the wedding, his wife came to the ceremony and took pictures which he emailed to me the very next morning. It was such a nice surprise to have some pictures so soon after the wedding and as we were leaving for our honeymoon.
My husband and I were very pleased to have Rev. Dean Ryder officiate our wedding. Although we had a destination wedding, Read more...
My husband and I were very pleased to have Rev. Dean Ryder officiate our wedding. Although we had a destination wedding, Rev. Ryder made everything extremely easy. He always answered phone calls/emails right away. The day of the wedding, his wife came to the ceremony and took pictures which he emailed to me the very next morning. It was such a nice surprise to have some pictures so soon after the wedding and as we were leaving for our honeymoon. Read less
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Mrs.Yelle
Wedding:
3/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean officiated my wedding this past March and also my brother's a couple years ago which is how he was recommended to me. He was very patient and flexible with myself and my groom since we were planning from Seattle. He was easy to reach through email and also by phone. He made our wedding day special and filled it with joy by delivering a service that was humorous, but carried the message of love and commitment through it. I was told many times that our wedding service was the best one they had been to. Thank you Pastor Dean!
Pastor Dean officiated my wedding this past March and also my brother's a couple years ago which is how he was recommended Read more...
Pastor Dean officiated my wedding this past March and also my brother's a couple years ago which is how he was recommended to me. He was very patient and flexible with myself and my groom since we were planning from Seattle. He was easy to reach through email and also by phone. He made our wedding day special and filled it with joy by delivering a service that was humorous, but carried the message of love and commitment through it. I was told many times that our wedding service was the best one they had been to. Thank you Pastor Dean! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder only had a two week notice that we needed someone to be our officiant and he was able to do it. He was wonderful and friends and family loved him as well!
Pastor Dean Ryder only had a two week notice that we needed someone to be our officiant and he was able to do it. He was Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder only had a two week notice that we needed someone to be our officiant and he was able to do it. He was wonderful and friends and family loved him as well! Read less
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Katelyn
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
There are not enough nice things to say about Pastor Dean and his wonderful wife Donna. They are so compassionate and personal with each ceremony. We met them at their home and they made us feel completely at ease about our ceremony. If you want an amazing and uniqque ceremony, Pastor Dean is your guy!!
There are not enough nice things to say about Pastor Dean and his wonderful wife Donna. They are so compassionate and Read more...
There are not enough nice things to say about Pastor Dean and his wonderful wife Donna. They are so compassionate and personal with each ceremony. We met them at their home and they made us feel completely at ease about our ceremony. If you want an amazing and uniqque ceremony, Pastor Dean is your guy!! Read less
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SJRIVARD
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
very pleasant to work with and gave a lovely ceremony.
very pleasant to work with and gave a lovely ceremony.
very pleasant to work with and gave a lovely ceremony. Read less
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Tical99
Wedding:
2/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was amazing officiating our wedding. We loved him and all of our guests couldn't stop talking about how much they loved the ceremony. He really takes the time prepping before the wedding to make sure that the ceremony is unique to you. We are so happy we found Pastor Dean. His wife is also very helpful and kind. They are both wonderful and we would recommend them to any bride to be!!!
Pastor Dean was amazing officiating our wedding. We loved him and all of our guests couldn't stop talking about how much Read more...
Pastor Dean was amazing officiating our wedding. We loved him and all of our guests couldn't stop talking about how much they loved the ceremony. He really takes the time prepping before the wedding to make sure that the ceremony is unique to you. We are so happy we found Pastor Dean. His wife is also very helpful and kind. They are both wonderful and we would recommend them to any bride to be!!! Read less
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Longboat Key, Florida Bride
Wedding:
12/27/2011
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to have Pastor Dean Ryder conduct our wedding ceremony. Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are a joy! About a month before the wedding, they welcomed us into their home and got to know us. My husband and I knew right away that we had made the right choice for our day. They made it special, full of laughter and a few tears. Pastor Dean was patient (my husband was a little emotional) and full of smiles and guidance. Donna is a fabulous photographer! I have a big smile on my face as I write this review. Thank you Pastor Dean!
It was a pleasure to have Pastor Dean Ryder conduct our wedding ceremony. Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are a joy! About Read more...
It was a pleasure to have Pastor Dean Ryder conduct our wedding ceremony. Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are a joy! About a month before the wedding, they welcomed us into their home and got to know us. My husband and I knew right away that we had made the right choice for our day. They made it special, full of laughter and a few tears. Pastor Dean was patient (my husband was a little emotional) and full of smiles and guidance. Donna is a fabulous photographer! I have a big smile on my face as I write this review. Thank you Pastor Dean! Read less
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Dorothy
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his lovely wife Donna are the best! He was quick and very responsive and was able to accommodate our rehearsal with no problems at all. I love how he made the ceremony very personal for us. He was above and beyond what we could have asked for. Thank you!
Pastor Dean and his lovely wife Donna are the best! He was quick and very responsive and was able to accommodate our Read more...
Pastor Dean and his lovely wife Donna are the best! He was quick and very responsive and was able to accommodate our rehearsal with no problems at all. I love how he made the ceremony very personal for us. He was above and beyond what we could have asked for. Thank you! Read less
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happily ever after
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean officiated at my daughter's beach wedding. He was on time and prepared for both the rehearsal and ceremony. We selected him because we wanted a meaningful ceremony and he delivered. His dear wife Donna, sent me my first set of pictures from the ceremony. I would highly recommend Pastor Dean.
Pastor Dean officiated at my daughter's beach wedding. He was on time and prepared for both the rehearsal and ceremony. We Read more...
Pastor Dean officiated at my daughter's beach wedding. He was on time and prepared for both the rehearsal and ceremony. We selected him because we wanted a meaningful ceremony and he delivered. His dear wife Donna, sent me my first set of pictures from the ceremony. I would highly recommend Pastor Dean. Read less
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Derek
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was awesome!! He and his wife are so friendly and we could not have picked a better officiant! Everyone has said our ceremony was beautiful and we would not been able to have such a great ceremony if it wasn't for Pastor Dean. All of the personal touches that he put into it really made our day! Even though we did not know him before, he and his wife personally met with us in order to get to know us so the ceremony could be personal and to our taste. We really enjoyed working with them and would recommend him to anyone!
Pastor Dean was awesome!! He and his wife are so friendly and we could not have picked a better officiant! Everyone has Read more...
Pastor Dean was awesome!! He and his wife are so friendly and we could not have picked a better officiant! Everyone has said our ceremony was beautiful and we would not been able to have such a great ceremony if it wasn't for Pastor Dean. All of the personal touches that he put into it really made our day! Even though we did not know him before, he and his wife personally met with us in order to get to know us so the ceremony could be personal and to our taste. We really enjoyed working with them and would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean did an absolutely wonderful job officiating our marraige!! He has a warm and welcoming demeanor that made our family and friends feel at ease and conducts a very heart-felt and meaningful ceremony. I would reccommend his services to any future bride without any reservation!!
Pastor Dean did an absolutely wonderful job officiating our marraige!! He has a warm and welcoming demeanor that made our Read more...
Pastor Dean did an absolutely wonderful job officiating our marraige!! He has a warm and welcoming demeanor that made our family and friends feel at ease and conducts a very heart-felt and meaningful ceremony. I would reccommend his services to any future bride without any reservation!! Read less
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Joshua and Paula
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are absolutely wonderful! They really took the time to get to know us, and even included a special memorial portion of the ceremony for family members that we had lost. Our guests were very impressed with Pastor Dean and loved the uniqueness of the wedding. Donna took so many beautiful photographs for us as well. Thank you so, so much for making our day so special!
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are absolutely wonderful! They really took the time to get to know us, and even included a Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are absolutely wonderful! They really took the time to get to know us, and even included a special memorial portion of the ceremony for family members that we had lost. Our guests were very impressed with Pastor Dean and loved the uniqueness of the wedding. Donna took so many beautiful photographs for us as well. Thank you so, so much for making our day so special! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife were wonderful. Anytime I had a question, he was available to answer it. We had an outside wedding and there was a hurricane coming so I had to change several things about the wedding several times. Pastor Dean was very flexible and went with the flow. He had great ideas to help us include our daughters. The wedding was perfect, we could not have asked for anyone better. Thank you!
Pastor Dean and his wife were wonderful. Anytime I had a question, he was available to answer it. We had an outside Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife were wonderful. Anytime I had a question, he was available to answer it. We had an outside wedding and there was a hurricane coming so I had to change several things about the wedding several times. Pastor Dean was very flexible and went with the flow. He had great ideas to help us include our daughters. The wedding was perfect, we could not have asked for anyone better. Thank you! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was WONDERFUL! He graciously invited us to his home for our first meeting where he outlined possibilities for our upcoming ceremony as well as gave us great advice we hadn't even thought of! He was very responsive in our communications with him and patient as we groped our way through decisions. The day of our wedding he arrived early and his sweet wife, Donna, helpfully organized the milling people to where they needed to be. He used what he had learned about us in the ceremony which provided a really personalized ceremony that everyone loved. Guests all agreed that 'he's great!', "I could hear all the way in back", and best of all, I think, "his sparkling eyes really show he loves what he does". We have since watched our wedding video many times and every time we enthuse that Pastor Dean was the best decision we made about our special day. His presence that day made our ceremony the best we could ever ask for.
Pastor Dean was WONDERFUL! He graciously invited us to his home for our first meeting where he outlined possibilities for Read more...
Pastor Dean was WONDERFUL! He graciously invited us to his home for our first meeting where he outlined possibilities for our upcoming ceremony as well as gave us great advice we hadn't even thought of! He was very responsive in our communications with him and patient as we groped our way through decisions. The day of our wedding he arrived early and his sweet wife, Donna, helpfully organized the milling people to where they needed to be. He used what he had learned about us in the ceremony which provided a really personalized ceremony that everyone loved. Guests all agreed that 'he's great!', "I could hear all the way in back", and best of all, I think, "his sparkling eyes really show he loves what he does". We have since watched our wedding video many times and every time we enthuse that Pastor Dean was the best decision we made about our special day. His presence that day made our ceremony the best we could ever ask for. Read less
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Amanda0813
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
We discovered Pastor Dean online, after reading several amazing reviews about him. After our first phone conversation with him - we knew he would be perfect for our wedding! We loved his upbeat personality. He incorporated personal information about us into the ceremony which made it very special. Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are kind, welcoming and organized. We would highly recommend Pastor Dean for your wedding!
We discovered Pastor Dean online, after reading several amazing reviews about him. After our first phone conversation with Read more...
We discovered Pastor Dean online, after reading several amazing reviews about him. After our first phone conversation with him - we knew he would be perfect for our wedding! We loved his upbeat personality. He incorporated personal information about us into the ceremony which made it very special. Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are kind, welcoming and organized. We would highly recommend Pastor Dean for your wedding! Read less
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angiem2001
Wedding:
8/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was wonderful. My husband and I are from Illinois, so it's not always easy to find someone from a distance. I went with Pastor Dean based on all the great reviews about him. He was very quick with emailing me any information. He had my husband and I fill out out information so that he could get to know us. We also spoke on the phone. On the day of our wedding, he and his wife, Donna, arrived to marry us. They were both very understanding when we changed our location to a more secluded spot. The ceremony was beautiful. It was nice that he personalized it to fit us. God is very important to my husband and me, so we loved having Pastor Dean perform our wedding. Donna took pictures, and we were happy to receive them very quicky. Pastor Dean and Donna are amazing people, and it was a pleasure to have them as part of our little ceremony.
Pastor Dean was wonderful. My husband and I are from Illinois, so it's not always easy to find someone from a distance. I Read more...
Pastor Dean was wonderful. My husband and I are from Illinois, so it's not always easy to find someone from a distance. I went with Pastor Dean based on all the great reviews about him. He was very quick with emailing me any information. He had my husband and I fill out out information so that he could get to know us. We also spoke on the phone. On the day of our wedding, he and his wife, Donna, arrived to marry us. They were both very understanding when we changed our location to a more secluded spot. The ceremony was beautiful. It was nice that he personalized it to fit us. God is very important to my husband and me, so we loved having Pastor Dean perform our wedding. Donna took pictures, and we were happy to receive them very quicky. Pastor Dean and Donna are amazing people, and it was a pleasure to have them as part of our little ceremony. Read less
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rhayes01
Wedding:
7/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean did a wonderful job at our ceremony, I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant in the Tampa/Florida area!
Pastor Dean did a wonderful job at our ceremony, I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant in the Read more...
Pastor Dean did a wonderful job at our ceremony, I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant in the Tampa/Florida area! Read less
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soontobecoakley
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was absolutely wonderful! I cannot say enough about his enthusiasm and passion for what he does.

My husband was in charge of finding an officiant for our ceremony (one of the very few jobs I gave him). After he found Pastor Dean he was so excited to tell me all about his conversation! He felt as if he was a great listener, inspirational, and loved that every picture of the wedding services he has listed - people are ALL laughing and smiling.

We wanted a small destination wedding with a lot of sentiment and meaning. Pastor Dean was more than able to provide that! My family thought he was wonderful and we were all laughing and smiling throughout the ceremony! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Pastor Dean was absolutely wonderful! I cannot say enough about his enthusiasm and passion for what he does.

My Read more...
Pastor Dean was absolutely wonderful! I cannot say enough about his enthusiasm and passion for what he does.

My husband was in charge of finding an officiant for our ceremony (one of the very few jobs I gave him). After he found Pastor Dean he was so excited to tell me all about his conversation! He felt as if he was a great listener, inspirational, and loved that every picture of the wedding services he has listed - people are ALL laughing and smiling.

We wanted a small destination wedding with a lot of sentiment and meaning. Pastor Dean was more than able to provide that! My family thought he was wonderful and we were all laughing and smiling throughout the ceremony! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and everyone. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was the perfect officiant for our wedding. Since the moment we met him he made us feel comfortable. He made our ceremony feel extra special and personalized. I highly recommend him to anyone getting married. He was great to work with.
Pastor Dean was the perfect officiant for our wedding. Since the moment we met him he made us feel comfortable. He made Read more...
Pastor Dean was the perfect officiant for our wedding. Since the moment we met him he made us feel comfortable. He made our ceremony feel extra special and personalized. I highly recommend him to anyone getting married. He was great to work with. Read less
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Rmfleone06
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was absolutely awesome. He made our ceremony joyous and full of life. He has a great attitude and is very pleasant to be around. Very prompt in answering all questions we had and also used a questionaire to make our wedding ours. A highly recommended pick for any Style of wedding!
Pastor Dean was absolutely awesome. He made our ceremony joyous and full of life. He has a great attitude and is very Read more...
Pastor Dean was absolutely awesome. He made our ceremony joyous and full of life. He has a great attitude and is very pleasant to be around. Very prompt in answering all questions we had and also used a questionaire to make our wedding ours. A highly recommended pick for any Style of wedding! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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serena
Wedding:
6/16/2011
5.0/5.0
PASTOR DEAN IS GREAT. HIM AND HIS WIFE ARE SO KIND! PICKING OUT YOUR OFFICIANT IS VERY IMPORTANT AND I WOULD RECCOMMEND PASTOR DEAN TO ANY OF MY CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE DID A GREAT JOB. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
PASTOR DEAN IS GREAT. HIM AND HIS WIFE ARE SO KIND! PICKING OUT YOUR OFFICIANT IS VERY IMPORTANT AND I WOULD RECCOMMEND Read more...
PASTOR DEAN IS GREAT. HIM AND HIS WIFE ARE SO KIND! PICKING OUT YOUR OFFICIANT IS VERY IMPORTANT AND I WOULD RECCOMMEND PASTOR DEAN TO ANY OF MY CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE DID A GREAT JOB. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! Read less
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Dragon Eyes
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We just had Pastor Dean be the officiant at our wedding. He and his wife Donna are very polite, professional and lovely people. Since our first meeting, we were very happy to have them officiate our wedding and be a part of our wedding day. We were glad that they were available and that they took the time to get to know us before the wedding. Pastor Dean incorporated things about us (from our first meeting) into the wedding ceremony and it made for a very special and beautiful memory for everyone. Thank you Pastor Dean and Donna for sharing our special day and making it awesome and memorable!
We just had Pastor Dean be the officiant at our wedding. He and his wife Donna are very polite, professional and lovely Read more...
We just had Pastor Dean be the officiant at our wedding. He and his wife Donna are very polite, professional and lovely people. Since our first meeting, we were very happy to have them officiate our wedding and be a part of our wedding day. We were glad that they were available and that they took the time to get to know us before the wedding. Pastor Dean incorporated things about us (from our first meeting) into the wedding ceremony and it made for a very special and beautiful memory for everyone. Thank you Pastor Dean and Donna for sharing our special day and making it awesome and memorable! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Dean A Ryder was absolutely amazing. Our ceremony was picture perfect. If anyone is looking for an officiant I would highly recommend Rev. Dean A Ryder. He will also do a mock of what you expect during your consultation so before you go with anyone, make an appointment to sit with him first. Once you do, you will not go with anyone else. Rev. Dean A Ryder is great in every way!
Rev. Dean A Ryder was absolutely amazing. Our ceremony was picture perfect. If anyone is looking for an officiant I would Read more...
Rev. Dean A Ryder was absolutely amazing. Our ceremony was picture perfect. If anyone is looking for an officiant I would highly recommend Rev. Dean A Ryder. He will also do a mock of what you expect during your consultation so before you go with anyone, make an appointment to sit with him first. Once you do, you will not go with anyone else. Rev. Dean A Ryder is great in every way! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean did a fantastic job officiating our wedding! I was such a pleasure working with someone who loves what they do. Pastor Dean is a great listener and really took the time to get to know my husband and I and used this information to perform a wonderful ceremony.
We had to move out of state just before the wedding and it was a relief to work with someone that was so responsive, it really took a lot of stress off of the planning.
Pastor Dean did a fantastic job officiating our wedding! I was such a pleasure working with someone who loves what they Read more...
Pastor Dean did a fantastic job officiating our wedding! I was such a pleasure working with someone who loves what they do. Pastor Dean is a great listener and really took the time to get to know my husband and I and used this information to perform a wonderful ceremony.
We had to move out of state just before the wedding and it was a relief to work with someone that was so responsive, it really took a lot of stress off of the planning. Read less
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AArcuri
Wedding:
5/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean wrote a beautiful ceremony for our wedding. Even though we lived too far away to visit and get to know each other before the ceremony, our emailing back and forth and the information sheet he asked us to fill out helped to create the best wedding ceremony I have ever seen. ( I am trying to be unbiased since it was my wedding, but seriously, it was a lovely ceremony.) He was great to work with.
Pastor Dean wrote a beautiful ceremony for our wedding. Even though we lived too far away to visit and get to know each Read more...
Pastor Dean wrote a beautiful ceremony for our wedding. Even though we lived too far away to visit and get to know each other before the ceremony, our emailing back and forth and the information sheet he asked us to fill out helped to create the best wedding ceremony I have ever seen. ( I am trying to be unbiased since it was my wedding, but seriously, it was a lovely ceremony.) He was great to work with. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Denise
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Can't say enough about Pastor Dean. We met him and his lovely wife Donna at a wedding that he officiated 2 years ago and sat with him at the same reception table. We hit it off right away and I knew that if I ever got married that he would be my officiant. We met with him and his wife a few months prior to go over the ceremony details and he made everything so easy. His delivery of our vows was impeccable. Wedding guests told me that it was the most hilarious ceremony, that made them cry as well! He and his wife even stayed for our reception :) I would highly recommend Pastor Dean Ryder to any bride!
Can't say enough about Pastor Dean. We met him and his lovely wife Donna at a wedding that he officiated 2 years ago and Read more...
Can't say enough about Pastor Dean. We met him and his lovely wife Donna at a wedding that he officiated 2 years ago and sat with him at the same reception table. We hit it off right away and I knew that if I ever got married that he would be my officiant. We met with him and his wife a few months prior to go over the ceremony details and he made everything so easy. His delivery of our vows was impeccable. Wedding guests told me that it was the most hilarious ceremony, that made them cry as well! He and his wife even stayed for our reception :) I would highly recommend Pastor Dean Ryder to any bride! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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jeanine
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We met Pastor Dean at a bridal show and knew right away he was the one for us. We loved his upbeat personality. He incorporated personal information about us into the ceremony which made it very special. Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are kind, welcoming and organized. We would highly recommend Pastor Dean for your wedding.
We met Pastor Dean at a bridal show and knew right away he was the one for us. We loved his upbeat personality. He Read more...
We met Pastor Dean at a bridal show and knew right away he was the one for us. We loved his upbeat personality. He incorporated personal information about us into the ceremony which made it very special. Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are kind, welcoming and organized. We would highly recommend Pastor Dean for your wedding. Read less
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LUISA MARTINEZ
Wedding:
4/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are a pleasure to work with. Very organized, professional and caring. They were very accomodating with everything; the day of the rehersal they made it even during one the worst storms I can remember in Florida. The ceremony was funny, entertaining and very special. I highly recommend Pastor Dean.
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are a pleasure to work with. Very organized, professional and caring. They were very Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are a pleasure to work with. Very organized, professional and caring. They were very accomodating with everything; the day of the rehersal they made it even during one the worst storms I can remember in Florida. The ceremony was funny, entertaining and very special. I highly recommend Pastor Dean. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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johnvoll
Wedding:
3/25/2011
5.0/5.0
DO NOT PASS ON PASTOR DEAN, HE'S YOUR MAN!!! My wife Melissa and i found Pastor Dean after a google search for officiants in our area. After reviewing many and interviewing few we picked Pastor Dean; he's professional, prepared, insightful, helpful, flexable, accessable and provided us with the perfect wedding ceremony. This man is what you need to impress your guests, we've had non-stop compliments on our ceremony.

Pastor Dean and Donna Thank you both,

John and Melissa
DO NOT PASS ON PASTOR DEAN, HE'S YOUR MAN!!! My wife Melissa and i found Pastor Dean after a google search for officiants Read more...
DO NOT PASS ON PASTOR DEAN, HE'S YOUR MAN!!! My wife Melissa and i found Pastor Dean after a google search for officiants in our area. After reviewing many and interviewing few we picked Pastor Dean; he's professional, prepared, insightful, helpful, flexable, accessable and provided us with the perfect wedding ceremony. This man is what you need to impress your guests, we've had non-stop compliments on our ceremony.

Pastor Dean and Donna Thank you both,

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alueshen
Wedding:
3/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder personalizes every wedding and ours was no exception. His booming voice was perfect for our beach wedding. We are so happy we hired him for our wedding!
Pastor Dean Ryder personalizes every wedding and ours was no exception. His booming voice was perfect for our beach Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder personalizes every wedding and ours was no exception. His booming voice was perfect for our beach wedding. We are so happy we hired him for our wedding! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder was beyond what I had expected in an officiant. Him and his wife welcomed my fiancé and I into their home to get to know us. He attended the rehearsal even though he had another wedding planned for later in the day. He did an amazing job at the ceremony. We are very appreciative and thankful that he officiated our wedding.
Pastor Dean Ryder was beyond what I had expected in an officiant. Him and his wife welcomed my fiancé and I into their Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder was beyond what I had expected in an officiant. Him and his wife welcomed my fiancé and I into their home to get to know us. He attended the rehearsal even though he had another wedding planned for later in the day. He did an amazing job at the ceremony. We are very appreciative and thankful that he officiated our wedding. Read less
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Bill and Carol
Wedding:
3/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean, It was such a pleasure meeting you and your sweet wife Donna! We can't thank you enough for agreeing to be the minister at our daughter's beach wedding! We are so pleased the Lord led us to you! You took time getting to know our daughter and her husband prior to the wedding and included many wonderful personal comments they each loved about the other...it was so sentimental that it made us smile and then sometimes cry. Your voice carried beautifully while reading the scriptures and throughout the ceremony. We are from out of state, so were concerned about finding the perfect minister. To us, the minister is a very important part of a wedding, so I hope all who read this rest assured that you are the perfect minister for their wedding too! Sincerely, Bill and Carol, Lynchburg,TN (Crystal and Daniel's 3/6/2011 Wedding)
Pastor Dean, It was such a pleasure meeting you and your sweet wife Donna! We can't thank you enough for agreeing to be Read more...
Pastor Dean, It was such a pleasure meeting you and your sweet wife Donna! We can't thank you enough for agreeing to be the minister at our daughter's beach wedding! We are so pleased the Lord led us to you! You took time getting to know our daughter and her husband prior to the wedding and included many wonderful personal comments they each loved about the other...it was so sentimental that it made us smile and then sometimes cry. Your voice carried beautifully while reading the scriptures and throughout the ceremony. We are from out of state, so were concerned about finding the perfect minister. To us, the minister is a very important part of a wedding, so I hope all who read this rest assured that you are the perfect minister for their wedding too! Sincerely, Bill and Carol, Lynchburg,TN (Crystal and Daniel's 3/6/2011 Wedding) Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Covell
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife make a fantastic combination! They are good people who want to share their life with you and make your day special in the eyes of friends, family, and God. He does not judge nor lecture. I highly recommend Pastor Dean for your Wedding Ceremony.
Pastor Dean and his wife make a fantastic combination! They are good people who want to share their life with you and make Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife make a fantastic combination! They are good people who want to share their life with you and make your day special in the eyes of friends, family, and God. He does not judge nor lecture. I highly recommend Pastor Dean for your Wedding Ceremony. Read less
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Keely
Wedding:
2/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Pastor Dean was fantastic. We contacted him with short notice (less than a month) and he was able to help us by officiating our beach destination wedding.
From the very beginning, Pastor Dean and his wife were nothing short of amazing. We had a great meeting prior to our ceremony and were also able to have a small rehearsal. With the chaos that is my family, I was so happy with the ceremony and how well Pastor Dean did to make everyone feel a part of the special day. What I liked the best was that Pastor Dean was focused primarily on us as a couple and wanted to do whatever we were comfortable with. He made us laugh, he made us cry, and in the end.....it was a perfect ceremony. I would recommend Pastor Dean to anyone who wanted to get married in the Clearwater area. He was Amazing!
Our experience with Pastor Dean was fantastic. We contacted him with short notice (less than a month) and he was able to Read more...
Our experience with Pastor Dean was fantastic. We contacted him with short notice (less than a month) and he was able to help us by officiating our beach destination wedding.
From the very beginning, Pastor Dean and his wife were nothing short of amazing. We had a great meeting prior to our ceremony and were also able to have a small rehearsal. With the chaos that is my family, I was so happy with the ceremony and how well Pastor Dean did to make everyone feel a part of the special day. What I liked the best was that Pastor Dean was focused primarily on us as a couple and wanted to do whatever we were comfortable with. He made us laugh, he made us cry, and in the end.....it was a perfect ceremony. I would recommend Pastor Dean to anyone who wanted to get married in the Clearwater area. He was Amazing! Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved Pastor Dean! He really tailored our ceremony to our family's customs and our beliefs! He made it really special. Our ceremony happened on a very windy day and we were glad we chose him because he is able to speak so loud and clear! He really took the time to get to know us and it made all the difference! I definitely recommend him!
We loved Pastor Dean! He really tailored our ceremony to our family's customs and our beliefs! He made it really special. Read more...
We loved Pastor Dean! He really tailored our ceremony to our family's customs and our beliefs! He made it really special. Our ceremony happened on a very windy day and we were glad we chose him because he is able to speak so loud and clear! He really took the time to get to know us and it made all the difference! I definitely recommend him! Read less
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LNWilliams123110
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was phenomenal. He made our ceremony a truly memorable occasion. From the moment that my husband, Scott, and I met with Pastor Dean and his wife, Donna, at their home, we knew that we had found the person who would be a perfect fit for officiating our wedding ceremony. He is kind and considerate, and he made our ceremony unique and personal. I have received so many compliments on the ceremony in the short time since my wedding! I would recommend Pastor Dean to any future brides. In a sea of unknown officiants, Pastor Dean is a true gem.
His wife even took some fantastic pictures from our ceremony - and they emailed them to us the next day! That was such a great surprise and added touch that shows how thoughtful both Pastor Dean and his wife are.
Pastor Dean was phenomenal. He made our ceremony a truly memorable occasion. From the moment that my husband, Scott, and I Read more...
Pastor Dean was phenomenal. He made our ceremony a truly memorable occasion. From the moment that my husband, Scott, and I met with Pastor Dean and his wife, Donna, at their home, we knew that we had found the person who would be a perfect fit for officiating our wedding ceremony. He is kind and considerate, and he made our ceremony unique and personal. I have received so many compliments on the ceremony in the short time since my wedding! I would recommend Pastor Dean to any future brides. In a sea of unknown officiants, Pastor Dean is a true gem.
His wife even took some fantastic pictures from our ceremony - and they emailed them to us the next day! That was such a great surprise and added touch that shows how thoughtful both Pastor Dean and his wife are. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was great!!! We met him and his wife at their house months before our wedding. He used information from our meetng and some papers we filled out to make our ceremony personal and unique. Many people came up to me afterwards and said how beautiful the ceremony was.
Pastor Dean was great!!! We met him and his wife at their house months before our wedding. He used information from our Read more...
Pastor Dean was great!!! We met him and his wife at their house months before our wedding. He used information from our meetng and some papers we filled out to make our ceremony personal and unique. Many people came up to me afterwards and said how beautiful the ceremony was. Read less
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rosendhahl/kvittem
Wedding:
11/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We can not say enough good things about Pastor Dean Ryder. He is so laid back and easy going which really put us at ease. He really went the extra mile to make sure our wedding ceremony was about US. He always got back to us right away with any questions we had. He has a wonderful voice and everyone was able to hear him over the wind and the loud crashing waves, you can even hear him on our video even though you can't hear anything else but the wind and waves. He really seems to be a happy person and when you are in his presence you can't help but smile. You can tell that he LOVES what he does and that really makes the ceremony enjoyable. Everyone raved about him. His wife was wonderful as well and took lots of pictures for us. You just can not go wrong with Pastor Dean. 5 stars is just not enough.
We can not say enough good things about Pastor Dean Ryder. He is so laid back and easy going which really put us at ease. Read more...
We can not say enough good things about Pastor Dean Ryder. He is so laid back and easy going which really put us at ease. He really went the extra mile to make sure our wedding ceremony was about US. He always got back to us right away with any questions we had. He has a wonderful voice and everyone was able to hear him over the wind and the loud crashing waves, you can even hear him on our video even though you can't hear anything else but the wind and waves. He really seems to be a happy person and when you are in his presence you can't help but smile. You can tell that he LOVES what he does and that really makes the ceremony enjoyable. Everyone raved about him. His wife was wonderful as well and took lots of pictures for us. You just can not go wrong with Pastor Dean. 5 stars is just not enough. Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
10/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was just wonderful our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and Pastor Dean was always there to answer questions and help with whatever we needed. My new husband and I highly recommend his services you will not be disappointed.
Pastor Dean was just wonderful our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and Pastor Dean was always there to answer Read more...
Pastor Dean was just wonderful our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and Pastor Dean was always there to answer questions and help with whatever we needed. My new husband and I highly recommend his services you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Breanna
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean is absolutely fabulous! When we met with Pastor Dean he asked us to fill out an information sheet including information about ourselves and what we love most about each other. He then used this information during our ceremony. This made our ceremony very personalized and special. Pastor Dean was very easy to work with and was always available when we needed him.
Pastor Dean is absolutely fabulous! When we met with Pastor Dean he asked us to fill out an information sheet including Read more...
Pastor Dean is absolutely fabulous! When we met with Pastor Dean he asked us to fill out an information sheet including information about ourselves and what we love most about each other. He then used this information during our ceremony. This made our ceremony very personalized and special. Pastor Dean was very easy to work with and was always available when we needed him. Read less
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Lance
Wedding:
10/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Dean truly made our wedding ceremony special and memorable. He ensured that God's love and our love for each other were reflected in his comments and actions. I spoke to multiple reverends before making my selection. Many came across like they were selling a commodity or were non-personable. I chose Reverend Dean because he showed a genuine concern for the ceremony and the inclusion of God, plus he wanted to know and understand us as a couple before officiating our wedding. He displayed principals and values that we greatly admired. Our friends and family still rave about about him. I strongly encourage potential couples to contact Reverend Dean and get to know him. He was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We can't say thank you enough.
Reverend Dean truly made our wedding ceremony special and memorable. He ensured that God's love and our love for each Read more...
Reverend Dean truly made our wedding ceremony special and memorable. He ensured that God's love and our love for each other were reflected in his comments and actions. I spoke to multiple reverends before making my selection. Many came across like they were selling a commodity or were non-personable. I chose Reverend Dean because he showed a genuine concern for the ceremony and the inclusion of God, plus he wanted to know and understand us as a couple before officiating our wedding. He displayed principals and values that we greatly admired. Our friends and family still rave about about him. I strongly encourage potential couples to contact Reverend Dean and get to know him. He was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We can't say thank you enough. Read less
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JenB
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean did a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony. He made it so personal and beautiful. He responded to every email quickly and afterward, we received our marriage certificate in th email the Thursday after our wedding! His wife is so sweet and took some beautiful pictures at the wedding, which they sent to us.
Pastor Dean did a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony. He made it so personal and beautiful. He responded to every Read more...
Pastor Dean did a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony. He made it so personal and beautiful. He responded to every email quickly and afterward, we received our marriage certificate in th email the Thursday after our wedding! His wife is so sweet and took some beautiful pictures at the wedding, which they sent to us. Read less
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sarita13hk
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was incredibly helpful and made our wedding day extra special!!!! He and his wife Donna are extremely polite and we couldn't have asked for a nicer and more beautiful wedding ceremony. We definitely recommend Pastor Dean to officiate your wedding!!!!
Pastor Dean was incredibly helpful and made our wedding day extra special!!!! He and his wife Donna are extremely polite Read more...
Pastor Dean was incredibly helpful and made our wedding day extra special!!!! He and his wife Donna are extremely polite and we couldn't have asked for a nicer and more beautiful wedding ceremony. We definitely recommend Pastor Dean to officiate your wedding!!!! Read less
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splash9340
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife were awesome. They invited us to their lovely home and got to know us for a couple of hours. There ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Pastor Dean speaks very clearly and has a strong prominent voice. His appearance is great and he seems to truly enjoy his work. We asked him to keep the ceremony short and he did just that yet did not miss anything. He even worked with us on our puppy ring bearer. Pastor Dean had pics of our wedding on his website very quickly too. The wedding license was sent in promptly as well. A great officiant for any wedding.
Pastor Dean and his wife were awesome. They invited us to their lovely home and got to know us for a couple of hours. Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife were awesome. They invited us to their lovely home and got to know us for a couple of hours. There ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Pastor Dean speaks very clearly and has a strong prominent voice. His appearance is great and he seems to truly enjoy his work. We asked him to keep the ceremony short and he did just that yet did not miss anything. He even worked with us on our puppy ring bearer. Pastor Dean had pics of our wedding on his website very quickly too. The wedding license was sent in promptly as well. A great officiant for any wedding. Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
When Scott and I first met Pastor Ryder and his wife Donna, we know that they were very special people. Pastor Ryder has a lot of experience and he addressed all of my questions and concerns right away. He did a wonderful job at our wedding!! He even contacted us after the wedding!!
When Scott and I first met Pastor Ryder and his wife Donna, we know that they were very special people. Pastor Ryder has a Read more...
When Scott and I first met Pastor Ryder and his wife Donna, we know that they were very special people. Pastor Ryder has a lot of experience and he addressed all of my questions and concerns right away. He did a wonderful job at our wedding!! He even contacted us after the wedding!! Read less
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Tpabride
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Wonderful! Pastor Dean was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony. My husband and I were looking for an ordained minister for our outdoor wedding to ensure a religious blessing. Pastor Dean delivered a beautiful ceremony that was individualized for us. We will never forget it.

Pastor Dean impressed us from the first contact that we had with him. He was very accessible and quick to respond, and he and his wife were perfect hosts when we had the pleasure of meeting with them at their home. They truly were interested in getting to know us and delivering the perfect ceremony for us. And, his wife Donna took beautiful pictures for us that we were able to view the day after our wedding. We highly recommend Pastor Dean to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding.
Wonderful! Pastor Dean was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony. My husband and I were looking for an ordained Read more...
Wonderful! Pastor Dean was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony. My husband and I were looking for an ordained minister for our outdoor wedding to ensure a religious blessing. Pastor Dean delivered a beautiful ceremony that was individualized for us. We will never forget it.

Pastor Dean impressed us from the first contact that we had with him. He was very accessible and quick to respond, and he and his wife were perfect hosts when we had the pleasure of meeting with them at their home. They truly were interested in getting to know us and delivering the perfect ceremony for us. And, his wife Donna took beautiful pictures for us that we were able to view the day after our wedding. We highly recommend Pastor Dean to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev Ryder and his wife Donna made our wedding just perfect. From the sand cermony, wonderful sermon, and just overall professionalism. We are delighted we found him to be part of our day.
Rev Ryder and his wife Donna made our wedding just perfect. From the sand cermony, wonderful sermon, and just overall Read more...
Rev Ryder and his wife Donna made our wedding just perfect. From the sand cermony, wonderful sermon, and just overall professionalism. We are delighted we found him to be part of our day. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean turned out to be the perfect officiant for our day. He is very accessible by e-mail and phone, and very quick to respond either way. My hubby and I went over to his home for a consultation reagarding the ceremony. He and his wife Donna were the perfect hosts. They took time to get to know us, and Pastor Dean explained the ceremony in detail (with options so we could personalize it).
My entire family commented that the ceremony couldn't have been any better. They were impressed at Pastor Dean's delivery and of the content itself. And Donna took quite a few pictures for us, too. They are both amazing and wonderful people.
Pastor Dean turned out to be the perfect officiant for our day. He is very accessible by e-mail and phone, and very quick Read more...
Pastor Dean turned out to be the perfect officiant for our day. He is very accessible by e-mail and phone, and very quick to respond either way. My hubby and I went over to his home for a consultation reagarding the ceremony. He and his wife Donna were the perfect hosts. They took time to get to know us, and Pastor Dean explained the ceremony in detail (with options so we could personalize it).
My entire family commented that the ceremony couldn't have been any better. They were impressed at Pastor Dean's delivery and of the content itself. And Donna took quite a few pictures for us, too. They are both amazing and wonderful people. Read less
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np
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
We live in Syracuse, NY and planned our wedding in Clearwater Beach from home. We found Pastor Dean Ryder online and called him because of his positive reviews. We are so glad we did. He and his wife are very friendly, accommodating, and helpful. They were prompt in answering all of our questions by phone and email, and made us feel very comfortable by the time we met when we arrived in Florida. The personalized ceremony was unforgettable, and Pastor Dean was just great. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get married in the Tampa area.
We live in Syracuse, NY and planned our wedding in Clearwater Beach from home. We found Pastor Dean Ryder online and Read more...
We live in Syracuse, NY and planned our wedding in Clearwater Beach from home. We found Pastor Dean Ryder online and called him because of his positive reviews. We are so glad we did. He and his wife are very friendly, accommodating, and helpful. They were prompt in answering all of our questions by phone and email, and made us feel very comfortable by the time we met when we arrived in Florida. The personalized ceremony was unforgettable, and Pastor Dean was just great. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get married in the Tampa area. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Ryder was simply amazing. He helped us integrate a Scottish tradition in our beach wedding and gave us a few VERY useful tips about what to do during the ceremony. His calm powerful voice carried over the wind & surf without a mic and he integrated pieces of our personality into the ceremony as well.
He was fantastic and you'll definitely feel more married after one of his ceremonys :)
Pastor Ryder was simply amazing. He helped us integrate a Scottish tradition in our beach wedding and gave us a few VERY Read more...
Pastor Ryder was simply amazing. He helped us integrate a Scottish tradition in our beach wedding and gave us a few VERY useful tips about what to do during the ceremony. His calm powerful voice carried over the wind & surf without a mic and he integrated pieces of our personality into the ceremony as well.
He was fantastic and you'll definitely feel more married after one of his ceremonys :) Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Absouletly amazing! The best service ever!
Absouletly amazing! The best service ever!
Absouletly amazing! The best service ever! Read less
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James and Jamie
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
My wife Jamie and I cant say enough about Pastor Ryder and his wife Donna and would highly recommend them for any service. Jamie and I are catholic and had recently moved and were unable to join a parrish in time. The pastor allowed us to share our concerns about the wedding and with advice help us pull it all together. Everybody who attended felt so comfortable with the way the wedding was presented. Between Pastor Ryders guidance, heart, personality and his phenominal voice we are forever greatful that Pastor Ryder married us.
My wife Jamie and I cant say enough about Pastor Ryder and his wife Donna and would highly recommend them for any service. Read more...
My wife Jamie and I cant say enough about Pastor Ryder and his wife Donna and would highly recommend them for any service. Jamie and I are catholic and had recently moved and were unable to join a parrish in time. The pastor allowed us to share our concerns about the wedding and with advice help us pull it all together. Everybody who attended felt so comfortable with the way the wedding was presented. Between Pastor Ryders guidance, heart, personality and his phenominal voice we are forever greatful that Pastor Ryder married us. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean (and his wife) were so nice to work with for our wedding and he was very flexible about our rehearsal time and location. The ceremony was beautiful, just enough religion but not too much, which was exactly what we were looking for. We would recommend Pastor Dean for officiant services!
Pastor Dean (and his wife) were so nice to work with for our wedding and he was very flexible about our rehearsal time and Read more...
Pastor Dean (and his wife) were so nice to work with for our wedding and he was very flexible about our rehearsal time and location. The ceremony was beautiful, just enough religion but not too much, which was exactly what we were looking for. We would recommend Pastor Dean for officiant services! Read less
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Delia
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev Ryder was absolutely wonderful. He and his wife, Donna, are two of the kindest people my wife and I have ever met, let alone worked with. He was great with leading us through the ceremony, from what to expect to ideas on how to be more creative. He had beautiful words to share with our family during the ceremony as well. I could not think of a better person to unite two loving people than Rev Ryder. Thanks again.
Rev Ryder was absolutely wonderful. He and his wife, Donna, are two of the kindest people my wife and I have ever met, let Read more...
Rev Ryder was absolutely wonderful. He and his wife, Donna, are two of the kindest people my wife and I have ever met, let alone worked with. He was great with leading us through the ceremony, from what to expect to ideas on how to be more creative. He had beautiful words to share with our family during the ceremony as well. I could not think of a better person to unite two loving people than Rev Ryder. Thanks again. Read less
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Jamey
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and Donna Ryder are so wonderful! They are both very calm and easy to get along with. The first time my husband and I met with them at their home in Dunedin, we left feeing like we had known them for quite a long time. We are both so glad that we chose Pastor Dean to preform our wedding ceremony and bless our reception. We really enjoyed the comments he added in about things we had discussed at an earlier meeting--it really made our ceremony OURS, and we will remember that forever.

We highly recommend Pastor Dean!!
Pastor Dean and Donna Ryder are so wonderful! They are both very calm and easy to get along with. The first time my Read more...
Pastor Dean and Donna Ryder are so wonderful! They are both very calm and easy to get along with. The first time my husband and I met with them at their home in Dunedin, we left feeing like we had known them for quite a long time. We are both so glad that we chose Pastor Dean to preform our wedding ceremony and bless our reception. We really enjoyed the comments he added in about things we had discussed at an earlier meeting--it really made our ceremony OURS, and we will remember that forever.

We highly recommend Pastor Dean!! Read less
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Sommer
Wedding:
2/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were a joy to work with and we were so happy that we chose them. We met with them both about a month before our wedding to discuss our visions for the wedding. They are both so warm and made us feel very comfortable. Pastor Dean did a great job at our ceremony and we received so many compliments on him. Thank you Pastor Dean!
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were a joy to work with and we were so happy that we chose them. We met with them both Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were a joy to work with and we were so happy that we chose them. We met with them both about a month before our wedding to discuss our visions for the wedding. They are both so warm and made us feel very comfortable. Pastor Dean did a great job at our ceremony and we received so many compliments on him. Thank you Pastor Dean! Read less
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Cara & Steve
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are an absolute blessing! Our wedding was beautiful. They provided us with exactly the ceremony we were looking for and at short notice. They made us feel like we have had a relationship with them for years. Pastor Dean spoke so eloquently and from the heart, we are very grateful to have found them!
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are an absolute blessing! Our wedding was beautiful. They provided us with exactly the Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are an absolute blessing! Our wedding was beautiful. They provided us with exactly the ceremony we were looking for and at short notice. They made us feel like we have had a relationship with them for years. Pastor Dean spoke so eloquently and from the heart, we are very grateful to have found them! Read less
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Val12Kev09
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean made my wedding ceremony exactly what I had alway imagined! Right from when we met with Pastor Dean and his wife, Donna, my fiance and I both felt very comfortable and knew it would be great. He not only offered us choices for vows and readings, but he also added his own words about us and made it very personal, including our favorite things about each other. Everyone commented on how wonderful he was and that is was one of the best ceremonies they had ever been to! It made everyone laugh and cry and it would not have been the same without him. His wife even helped us with the coordinating and timing of everyone walking down the isle! (they were helpful all the way through and even came to the rehearsal even tough they weren't feeling well!!) Thank you Pastor Dean and Donna!!
Pastor Dean made my wedding ceremony exactly what I had alway imagined! Right from when we met with Pastor Dean and his Read more...
Pastor Dean made my wedding ceremony exactly what I had alway imagined! Right from when we met with Pastor Dean and his wife, Donna, my fiance and I both felt very comfortable and knew it would be great. He not only offered us choices for vows and readings, but he also added his own words about us and made it very personal, including our favorite things about each other. Everyone commented on how wonderful he was and that is was one of the best ceremonies they had ever been to! It made everyone laugh and cry and it would not have been the same without him. His wife even helped us with the coordinating and timing of everyone walking down the isle! (they were helpful all the way through and even came to the rehearsal even tough they weren't feeling well!!) Thank you Pastor Dean and Donna!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Pastor Dean and his wife, Donna!! We initially spoke with them at their home and spent a lot of time getting to know each other. This meeting allowed our ceremony to be very personalized and everyone raved about it! They arrived early to both the rehearsal and the wedding and were so sweet! They allow you to choose from several different readings, openings, and other parts to customize the ceremony to your preference. We HIGHLY recommend Pastor Dean!!!!!!!!!!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Pastor Dean and his wife, Donna!! We initially spoke with them at their home Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Pastor Dean and his wife, Donna!! We initially spoke with them at their home and spent a lot of time getting to know each other. This meeting allowed our ceremony to be very personalized and everyone raved about it! They arrived early to both the rehearsal and the wedding and were so sweet! They allow you to choose from several different readings, openings, and other parts to customize the ceremony to your preference. We HIGHLY recommend Pastor Dean!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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kellycup15
Wedding:
11/12/2009
5.0/5.0
What a memorable ceremony! Pastor Dean is comforting and wonderful in his ability to express a couple's joy!! We found him through the reviews on weddingwire and communicated with him via email and phone.

Pastor Dean welcomed us over to his house and we met him and his wife. He showed us the various weddings, broke down the ceremony for us, and shared many memorable stories from his experience. When we left, we had choices for a welcome message, scriptures, and vows, as well as a feeling of excitement!

Pastor Dean is very flexible and helped us to give it those special touches that would make it our ceremony.

As another review mentioned- his wife takes pictures for their website and they are are beautiful photos! Pastor Dean and his wife were full of joy and happiness for us and a comfort to work with!

I would highly recommend him for your wedding!!
What a memorable ceremony! Pastor Dean is comforting and wonderful in his ability to express a couple's joy!! We found him Read more...
What a memorable ceremony! Pastor Dean is comforting and wonderful in his ability to express a couple's joy!! We found him through the reviews on weddingwire and communicated with him via email and phone.

Pastor Dean welcomed us over to his house and we met him and his wife. He showed us the various weddings, broke down the ceremony for us, and shared many memorable stories from his experience. When we left, we had choices for a welcome message, scriptures, and vows, as well as a feeling of excitement!

Pastor Dean is very flexible and helped us to give it those special touches that would make it our ceremony.

As another review mentioned- his wife takes pictures for their website and they are are beautiful photos! Pastor Dean and his wife were full of joy and happiness for us and a comfort to work with!

I would highly recommend him for your wedding!! Read less
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keli
Wedding:
11/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean did a fabulous job at our wedding!!! Him and his wife Donna are wonderful people. They make you feel comfortable no stress involved. The information we gave him about each other was turned into a wonderful ceremony. All of our guests commented on the way Pastor Dean made the ceremony unique to me and my husband. I would recommend him to any future bride looking for an officiant!!!!-- Keli Harrelson
Pastor Dean did a fabulous job at our wedding!!! Him and his wife Donna are wonderful people. They make you feel Read more...
Pastor Dean did a fabulous job at our wedding!!! Him and his wife Donna are wonderful people. They make you feel comfortable no stress involved. The information we gave him about each other was turned into a wonderful ceremony. All of our guests commented on the way Pastor Dean made the ceremony unique to me and my husband. I would recommend him to any future bride looking for an officiant!!!!-- Keli Harrelson Read less
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Jan
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean is great!! We found him through the reviews on weddingwire and talked with him over the phone about his rates and availability. I had talked with another vendor but they weren't available or willing to attend the rehearsal and they cost a bit more. Pastor Dean attended both the rehearsal and ceremony.

I went ahead and booked him before we met in person. He invited my (now) husband and I over to his house and we met him and his wife. He showed us the various weddings he's done before and then asked if we were still comfortable with him. We said yes!

He provides options for you to select for the ceremony. At points, we didn't like some of the religious readings so we found other information online that he is more than willing to include in the ceremony. He is very flexible and recognizes that it's our ceremony.

A small bonus is that his wife takes pictures for their website and they are nice enough to send us a couple copies, which I wasn't expecting.

I would highly recommend him for your wedding!!
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Pastor Dean is great!! We found him through the reviews on weddingwire and talked with him over the phone about his rates and availability. I had talked with another vendor but they weren't available or willing to attend the rehearsal and they cost a bit more. Pastor Dean attended both the rehearsal and ceremony.

I went ahead and booked him before we met in person. He invited my (now) husband and I over to his house and we met him and his wife. He showed us the various weddings he's done before and then asked if we were still comfortable with him. We said yes!

He provides options for you to select for the ceremony. At points, we didn't like some of the religious readings so we found other information online that he is more than willing to include in the ceremony. He is very flexible and recognizes that it's our ceremony.

A small bonus is that his wife takes pictures for their website and they are nice enough to send us a couple copies, which I wasn't expecting.

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Crystal
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Dean A Ryder was absolutely wonderful. He took the time to get to know us which made our ceremony even more special. He performed a beautiful ceremony which was very heartfelt. The things he said were so touching and inspiring, it made most our guests tear up. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who is getting married and wants more than just a generic ceremony and officiant. He is amazing : )
Reverend Dean A Ryder was absolutely wonderful. He took the time to get to know us which made our ceremony even more Read more...
Reverend Dean A Ryder was absolutely wonderful. He took the time to get to know us which made our ceremony even more special. He performed a beautiful ceremony which was very heartfelt. The things he said were so touching and inspiring, it made most our guests tear up. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who is getting married and wants more than just a generic ceremony and officiant. He is amazing : ) Read less
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Micky
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was just incredible! From the very first contact hi and his wife took the time to be personal, get to know us, and truly officiat a wedding that reflected us! He was incredibly caring, catered to our desires and was true to his and our faith. We had so many compliments on the blend of modern vs. traditional, the formal and casual aspects and the serious vs. fun parts of the ceremony. It was truly the perfect wedding & I can't say enough about it!
Pastor Dean was just incredible! From the very first contact hi and his wife took the time to be personal, get to know us, Read more...
Pastor Dean was just incredible! From the very first contact hi and his wife took the time to be personal, get to know us, and truly officiat a wedding that reflected us! He was incredibly caring, catered to our desires and was true to his and our faith. We had so many compliments on the blend of modern vs. traditional, the formal and casual aspects and the serious vs. fun parts of the ceremony. It was truly the perfect wedding & I can't say enough about it! Read less
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flagirlkate
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was extremely professional and prepared. He made our wedding day easy and perfect. I would recommend his services to anyone who wants a beautiful, professionally organized, and worry-free ceremony.
Pastor Dean was extremely professional and prepared. He made our wedding day easy and perfect. I would recommend his Read more...
Pastor Dean was extremely professional and prepared. He made our wedding day easy and perfect. I would recommend his services to anyone who wants a beautiful, professionally organized, and worry-free ceremony. Read less
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Bryon and Angelika
Wedding:
9/28/2009
5.0/5.0
We planned our wedding in less than a month. Our biggest planning concern was finding an ordained Officiant who was both flexible to our schedule and capable of officiating our unique ceremony with very little time to prepare. Pastor Dean met all our expectations. He was congenial, flexible and very capable. We highly recommend Pastor Dean.
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We planned our wedding in less than a month. Our biggest planning concern was finding an ordained Officiant who was both flexible to our schedule and capable of officiating our unique ceremony with very little time to prepare. Pastor Dean met all our expectations. He was congenial, flexible and very capable. We highly recommend Pastor Dean. Read less
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laragrace78
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was AMAZING. From the very beginning when we met with Pastor Dean and his wife Donna, they were extremely welcoming and made us feel right at home. The wedding ceremony was perfect and we received many compliments from our guests. We highly recommend Pastor Dean as we could not have asked for a better ceremony!! As a bonus, Donna takes great pictures and we received them in an email the day following the ceremony!! THANKS PASTOR DEAN AND DONNA!!!!
Pastor Dean was AMAZING. From the very beginning when we met with Pastor Dean and his wife Donna, they were extremely Read more...
Pastor Dean was AMAZING. From the very beginning when we met with Pastor Dean and his wife Donna, they were extremely welcoming and made us feel right at home. The wedding ceremony was perfect and we received many compliments from our guests. We highly recommend Pastor Dean as we could not have asked for a better ceremony!! As a bonus, Donna takes great pictures and we received them in an email the day following the ceremony!! THANKS PASTOR DEAN AND DONNA!!!! Read less
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ChrissyP.
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean is a very thoughtful officiant. He went out of his way to get to know us, and he made the ceremony very personalized for our special day. As a major bonus for us, he shared our love of hockey and even wore an orange tie under his robe to support our hometown team, the Flyers. We highly recommend Pastor Dean.
Pastor Dean is a very thoughtful officiant. He went out of his way to get to know us, and he made the ceremony very Read more...
Pastor Dean is a very thoughtful officiant. He went out of his way to get to know us, and he made the ceremony very personalized for our special day. As a major bonus for us, he shared our love of hockey and even wore an orange tie under his robe to support our hometown team, the Flyers. We highly recommend Pastor Dean. Read less
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Carleyj
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was wonderful. From our initial meeting, Pastor Dean came prepared with an outline of the ceremony and suggestions for all parts of it but still unique to us.

Thank you, Pastor Dean and Donna. It was a delight to meet you both and have you share in our day.
Our ceremony was wonderful. From our initial meeting, Pastor Dean came prepared with an outline of the ceremony and Read more...
Our ceremony was wonderful. From our initial meeting, Pastor Dean came prepared with an outline of the ceremony and suggestions for all parts of it but still unique to us.

Thank you, Pastor Dean and Donna. It was a delight to meet you both and have you share in our day. Read less
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CEInkpen
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was wonderful! We keep recieving compliments on our ceremony, thanks to Pastor Dean. Both he and his wife, Donna were an absolute joy to meet and work with, and I would recommend his services to anyone!!
Pastor Dean was wonderful! We keep recieving compliments on our ceremony, thanks to Pastor Dean. Both he and his wife, Read more...
Pastor Dean was wonderful! We keep recieving compliments on our ceremony, thanks to Pastor Dean. Both he and his wife, Donna were an absolute joy to meet and work with, and I would recommend his services to anyone!! Read less
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clarky900
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are an absolute joy! I highly recommend Pastor Dean!!
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are an absolute joy! I highly recommend Pastor Dean!!
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are an absolute joy! I highly recommend Pastor Dean!! Read less
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carrie
Wedding:
6/28/2009
5.0/5.0
We both feel truly lucky to have found such a wonderful Pastor for our destination wedding. Rain or shine... Pastor Dean always gave us the feeling that all was perfect around us. Honorable & personable... we thank you so much!!
We both feel truly lucky to have found such a wonderful Pastor for our destination wedding. Rain or shine... Pastor Dean Read more...
We both feel truly lucky to have found such a wonderful Pastor for our destination wedding. Rain or shine... Pastor Dean always gave us the feeling that all was perfect around us. Honorable & personable... we thank you so much!! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing- wonderful ceremony! Pastor Dean and his wife were so amazing and helpful such a joy to work with- would advise anyone to use him!!
Amazing- wonderful ceremony! Pastor Dean and his wife were so amazing and helpful such a joy to work with- would advise Read more...
Amazing- wonderful ceremony! Pastor Dean and his wife were so amazing and helpful such a joy to work with- would advise anyone to use him!! Read less
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DawnIacovino
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were a joy to work with. They were very warm and understanding to our ideas for the ceremony. Everyone could not stop talking about how beautiful the ceremony was. It was more than I had thought it would be. I would recommend Pastor Dean to anyone.
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were a joy to work with. They were very warm and understanding to our ideas for the Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were a joy to work with. They were very warm and understanding to our ideas for the ceremony. Everyone could not stop talking about how beautiful the ceremony was. It was more than I had thought it would be. I would recommend Pastor Dean to anyone. Read less
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Marianne
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure to have Pastor Dean officiate our wedding! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding ceremony and we got so many compliments on it, thanks to Pastor Dean!
It was such a pleasure to have Pastor Dean officiate our wedding! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding Read more...
It was such a pleasure to have Pastor Dean officiate our wedding! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding ceremony and we got so many compliments on it, thanks to Pastor Dean! Read less
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Kjohn970
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Ryder did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. He is a happy, pleasant, and caring man. He had great ideas for our wedding that we had never heard of before making our ceremony unique. He was available quickly and had great communication with my new wife and me. This made us feel very comfortable. I did little to prepare for the actual ceremony, he and his lovely wife did everything. They presented us with many options and we just picked what we wanted. I sincerely recommend Pastor Ryder. All the attendees made pleasant comments about how relaxing the ceremony felt and how much God and Love were included in the service. Thank you, Pastor Ryder - Kevin
Pastor Ryder did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. He is a happy, pleasant, and caring man. He had great ideas for Read more...
Pastor Ryder did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. He is a happy, pleasant, and caring man. He had great ideas for our wedding that we had never heard of before making our ceremony unique. He was available quickly and had great communication with my new wife and me. This made us feel very comfortable. I did little to prepare for the actual ceremony, he and his lovely wife did everything. They presented us with many options and we just picked what we wanted. I sincerely recommend Pastor Ryder. All the attendees made pleasant comments about how relaxing the ceremony felt and how much God and Love were included in the service. Thank you, Pastor Ryder - Kevin Read less
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Larry & Patti
Wedding:
2/11/1978
5.0/5.0
My wife and I have known Reverend Ryder for over 32 years. As a matter of fact he officiated at our wedding for myself and my beautiful new bride 30 years ago this past February. Yes we are still married and have two great boys. Over the years we have become very good friends with Rev. & Mrs. Ryder, keep up with each other on a regular bases by phone and this new thing the last several years called email. I still maintain that it’s his fault I’m married, after all he did it ! We wouldn’t have it any other way. Rev. Ryder went out of his way to help us plan the wedding service & answer any and all questions we had. Everything turned out just as he said it would, great. Our wedding was very special to us just as yours will be to you. Reverend Ryder will make it so, that is a fact !
My wife and I have known Reverend Ryder for over 32 years. As a matter of fact he officiated at our wedding for myself and Read more...
My wife and I have known Reverend Ryder for over 32 years. As a matter of fact he officiated at our wedding for myself and my beautiful new bride 30 years ago this past February. Yes we are still married and have two great boys. Over the years we have become very good friends with Rev. & Mrs. Ryder, keep up with each other on a regular bases by phone and this new thing the last several years called email. I still maintain that it’s his fault I’m married, after all he did it ! We wouldn’t have it any other way. Rev. Ryder went out of his way to help us plan the wedding service & answer any and all questions we had. Everything turned out just as he said it would, great. Our wedding was very special to us just as yours will be to you. Reverend Ryder will make it so, that is a fact ! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Dean was amazing! I really wanted to be a part of writing my own ceremony and he was very accomodating. I highly recommend Reverend Dean for his high level of professionalism and friendly demeanor.
Reverend Dean was amazing! I really wanted to be a part of writing my own ceremony and he was very accomodating. I highly Read more...
Reverend Dean was amazing! I really wanted to be a part of writing my own ceremony and he was very accomodating. I highly recommend Reverend Dean for his high level of professionalism and friendly demeanor. Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Everyone has relayed happiness with Pastor Dean's work. He personalized the service and commanded a presence that we were looking for. We were proud to have him and his lovely wife Donna with us. Paul T. Moore
Everyone has relayed happiness with Pastor Dean's work. He personalized the service and commanded a presence that we were Read more...
Everyone has relayed happiness with Pastor Dean's work. He personalized the service and commanded a presence that we were looking for. We were proud to have him and his lovely wife Donna with us. Paul T. Moore Read less
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abm221
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are great! They were super cool for the rehearsal, day of wedding - everything! Even sent me some pics of the ceremony via-email the very next day! It was a wonderful, tear jerking ceremony (for me at least!) and Pastor Dean played a great role to make it great and heartfelt!!! Thanks guys & God bess! xoxox
-A & J
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are great! They were super cool for the rehearsal, day of wedding - everything! Even sent Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are great! They were super cool for the rehearsal, day of wedding - everything! Even sent me some pics of the ceremony via-email the very next day! It was a wonderful, tear jerking ceremony (for me at least!) and Pastor Dean played a great role to make it great and heartfelt!!! Thanks guys & God bess! xoxox
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Rebecca
Wedding:
2/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was incredibly welcoming and open to let us personalize our ceremony. My family really enjoyed his service.

Thanks!
Pastor Dean was incredibly welcoming and open to let us personalize our ceremony. My family really enjoyed his Read more...
Pastor Dean was incredibly welcoming and open to let us personalize our ceremony. My family really enjoyed his service.

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Tiffany
Wedding:
2/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was absolutely wonderful!! We had to book someone really quick because our original officiant cancelled on us. His wife was wonderful at getting us an appointment to meet with him. He was really professional and we felt really comfortable with him. He did a marvelous job during the ceremony and even did a sand ceremony with our kids at no extra charge. I would refer every bride to him because he was wonderful!
Pastor Dean was absolutely wonderful!! We had to book someone really quick because our original officiant cancelled on us. Read more...
Pastor Dean was absolutely wonderful!! We had to book someone really quick because our original officiant cancelled on us. His wife was wonderful at getting us an appointment to meet with him. He was really professional and we felt really comfortable with him. He did a marvelous job during the ceremony and even did a sand ceremony with our kids at no extra charge. I would refer every bride to him because he was wonderful! Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was amazing to work with! He was very professional and let us choose our vows, scriptures, etc. He arrived early for both the wedding and rehearsal. I am so happy that Pastor Dean was available on my date!
Pastor Dean was amazing to work with! He was very professional and let us choose our vows, scriptures, etc. He arrived Read more...
Pastor Dean was amazing to work with! He was very professional and let us choose our vows, scriptures, etc. He arrived early for both the wedding and rehearsal. I am so happy that Pastor Dean was available on my date! Read less
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Janet
Wedding:
10/24/2008
5.0/5.0
The service was exceptional. It was very profound and thoughtful. Many people at the wedding commented very possitively regarding the officiant. It was a great experience.
The service was exceptional. It was very profound and thoughtful. Many people at the wedding commented very possitively Read more...
The service was exceptional. It was very profound and thoughtful. Many people at the wedding commented very possitively regarding the officiant. It was a great experience. Read less
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tiffkory
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was amazing at my wedding. He is so sweet and the ceremony was so special with his words he used. I watch my video over and over and I am so pleased with the timing, formality, and happiness in his voice.
Pastor Dean was amazing at my wedding. He is so sweet and the ceremony was so special with his words he used. I watch my Read more...
Pastor Dean was amazing at my wedding. He is so sweet and the ceremony was so special with his words he used. I watch my video over and over and I am so pleased with the timing, formality, and happiness in his voice. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was a great officiant for our ceremony and very accomodating to our needs. We were married outside in August and it can be very hot this time of year in Florida, we told him we wanted a short ceremony and he made it happen. It was everything that we wanted and he was great. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.
Pastor Dean was a great officiant for our ceremony and very accomodating to our needs. We were married outside in August Read more...
Pastor Dean was a great officiant for our ceremony and very accomodating to our needs. We were married outside in August and it can be very hot this time of year in Florida, we told him we wanted a short ceremony and he made it happen. It was everything that we wanted and he was great. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. Read less
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Josh
Wedding:
8/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent! He was very easy to work with and did a fantastic job!! He made the wedding go smooth and I would definitely recommend him to anyone! Thanks again!
Excellent! He was very easy to work with and did a fantastic job!! He made the wedding go smooth and I would definitely Read more...
Excellent! He was very easy to work with and did a fantastic job!! He made the wedding go smooth and I would definitely recommend him to anyone! Thanks again! Read less
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MKG08008
Wedding:
8/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Rev Ryder was wonderful and professional. Our wedding ceremony was loved by everyone, he delivered our message with meaning and cheerfulness. My husband and I are truely blessed to have found such a wonderful person to bring our lives together as one.
Rev Ryder was wonderful and professional. Our wedding ceremony was loved by everyone, he delivered our message with Read more...
Rev Ryder was wonderful and professional. Our wedding ceremony was loved by everyone, he delivered our message with meaning and cheerfulness. My husband and I are truely blessed to have found such a wonderful person to bring our lives together as one. Read less
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sara.laird@hotmail.com
Wedding:
7/15/2008
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Rev. Dean Ryder! I had zero worries about how the wedding ceremony was going to go, because he called us and let us know everything he was going to say. Our wedding ceremony was wondeful thanks to him. It was personalized just for us and was very professional. If you want one less thing to stress over during your wedding day, book him!
We highly recommend Rev. Dean Ryder! I had zero worries about how the wedding ceremony was going to go, because he called Read more...
We highly recommend Rev. Dean Ryder! I had zero worries about how the wedding ceremony was going to go, because he called us and let us know everything he was going to say. Our wedding ceremony was wondeful thanks to him. It was personalized just for us and was very professional. If you want one less thing to stress over during your wedding day, book him! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was exceptional. The cost was great and he made sure that everything ran the way the my husband and I planned and wanted. I couldn't have been more pleased.
Pastor Dean was exceptional. The cost was great and he made sure that everything ran the way the my husband and I planned Read more...
Pastor Dean was exceptional. The cost was great and he made sure that everything ran the way the my husband and I planned and wanted. I couldn't have been more pleased. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were wonderful. Worked with us on vows and aspects of the service we wished to customize. I would recommend them to anyone.
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were wonderful. Worked with us on vows and aspects of the service we wished to customize. I Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were wonderful. Worked with us on vows and aspects of the service we wished to customize. I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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lara11_76
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was wonderful! My husband and I were very satisfied with his services. We met him in person about three months before the ceremony. Pastor Dean and his lovely wife welcomed us in their home, and really made an effort to get to know us! My husband and I felt very confortable and happy with his presence and decided Pastor Dean was perfect for our wedding! He performed our ceremony on April 26,2008. The ceremony was beautiful, and afterwards everyone commented on how wonderful Pastor Dean was! Many said they had never been to such a beautiful, touching ceremony! We were very pleased. Pastor Dean included a Sand Ceremony which everyone thought was so unique! We loved it. Pastor Dean is a wonderful man. My husband and I are now expecting our first child together, and We have asked Pastor Dean to prepare a ceremony for our baby, in dedication to God! We are very happy to have him once again be part of something so special in our lives!
Pastor Dean was wonderful! My husband and I were very satisfied with his services. We met him in person about three months Read more...
Pastor Dean was wonderful! My husband and I were very satisfied with his services. We met him in person about three months before the ceremony. Pastor Dean and his lovely wife welcomed us in their home, and really made an effort to get to know us! My husband and I felt very confortable and happy with his presence and decided Pastor Dean was perfect for our wedding! He performed our ceremony on April 26,2008. The ceremony was beautiful, and afterwards everyone commented on how wonderful Pastor Dean was! Many said they had never been to such a beautiful, touching ceremony! We were very pleased. Pastor Dean included a Sand Ceremony which everyone thought was so unique! We loved it. Pastor Dean is a wonderful man. My husband and I are now expecting our first child together, and We have asked Pastor Dean to prepare a ceremony for our baby, in dedication to God! We are very happy to have him once again be part of something so special in our lives! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
3/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Rev Dean was wonderful. He projects his voice amazingly and is truly just a kind soul.
Rev Dean was wonderful. He projects his voice amazingly and is truly just a kind soul.
Rev Dean was wonderful. He projects his voice amazingly and is truly just a kind soul. Read less
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bmcq
Wedding:
1/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean did a great job making our wedding day one to remember. He made us feel comfortable right from the start and delivered a beautiful ceremony on the big day. I would highly recommend him to all of my friends and family.
Pastor Dean did a great job making our wedding day one to remember. He made us feel comfortable right from the start and Read more...
Pastor Dean did a great job making our wedding day one to remember. He made us feel comfortable right from the start and delivered a beautiful ceremony on the big day. I would highly recommend him to all of my friends and family. Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
7/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Paster Dean was a great officiant. If you need someone who is personable and understanding of the importance of the day, he is the man to go with!
Paster Dean was a great officiant. If you need someone who is personable and understanding of the importance of the day, Read more...
Paster Dean was a great officiant. If you need someone who is personable and understanding of the importance of the day, he is the man to go with! Read less
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Virginia
Wedding:
5/12/2007
5.0/5.0
We were very lucky to have Rev. Ryder as our officiant. He was very flexible to work with when it came to timing and the vows. Our cermony had an intimate vibe and went very smoothly and it was thanks to him. We could not have asked for a better officiant.
We were very lucky to have Rev. Ryder as our officiant. He was very flexible to work with when it came to timing and the Read more...
We were very lucky to have Rev. Ryder as our officiant. He was very flexible to work with when it came to timing and the vows. Our cermony had an intimate vibe and went very smoothly and it was thanks to him. We could not have asked for a better officiant. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/11/2007
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean was great! His very presence is joyful and special. He did a wonderful job at our wedding, and we received A LOT of compliments about him. I highly recommend him, and am honored that he was a part of our wedding.
Pastor Dean was great! His very presence is joyful and special. He did a wonderful job at our wedding, and we received A Read more...
Pastor Dean was great! His very presence is joyful and special. He did a wonderful job at our wedding, and we received A LOT of compliments about him. I highly recommend him, and am honored that he was a part of our wedding. Read less
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STACEY
Wedding:
10/7/2006
5.0/5.0
ITS WAS A GREAT HONOR TO HAVE PASTOR DEAN OFFICIATE OUR WEDDING. WE FOUND HIM ON THE WEB AND THE FIRST DAY WE EMAILED HIM HE MADE IT A PRIORITY TO MEET US. WE HAD A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND HIS WIFE DONNA, AS WE WERE PLANNING OUR SPECIAL DAY. BOTH OF THEM WERE AS EXCITED AS WE WERE FOR THIS DAY TO COME. IT WAS COMFORTING THAT THEY WERE FEELING THE EXCITEMENT WITH US. PASTOR DEAN WAS PROFESSIONAL, FUN, AND VERY DETAIL ORIENTATED. IT MADE IT EXTRA SPECIAL HAVING HIM AS A PART OF OUR WEDDING DAY AND WE DIDN'T REGRED A THING ABOUT THE DECISION TO CHOOSE HIM AS OUR OFFICIANT. IT WOULDN'T OF BEEN THE SAME WITHOUT HIS ADDED TOUCH.
ITS WAS A GREAT HONOR TO HAVE PASTOR DEAN OFFICIATE OUR WEDDING. WE FOUND HIM ON THE WEB AND THE FIRST DAY WE EMAILED HIM Read more...
ITS WAS A GREAT HONOR TO HAVE PASTOR DEAN OFFICIATE OUR WEDDING. WE FOUND HIM ON THE WEB AND THE FIRST DAY WE EMAILED HIM HE MADE IT A PRIORITY TO MEET US. WE HAD A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND HIS WIFE DONNA, AS WE WERE PLANNING OUR SPECIAL DAY. BOTH OF THEM WERE AS EXCITED AS WE WERE FOR THIS DAY TO COME. IT WAS COMFORTING THAT THEY WERE FEELING THE EXCITEMENT WITH US. PASTOR DEAN WAS PROFESSIONAL, FUN, AND VERY DETAIL ORIENTATED. IT MADE IT EXTRA SPECIAL HAVING HIM AS A PART OF OUR WEDDING DAY AND WE DIDN'T REGRED A THING ABOUT THE DECISION TO CHOOSE HIM AS OUR OFFICIANT. IT WOULDN'T OF BEEN THE SAME WITHOUT HIS ADDED TOUCH. Read less
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Lani
Wedding:
11/5/2005
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very, very happy with the services provided by Pastor Dean Ryder. He was very easy to work with, and he and his wife Donna helped make our wedding the wonderful event that it was. Our ceremony was beautiful and exactly as we had planned. I would recommend him to anyone planning a wedding!
My husband and I were very, very happy with the services provided by Pastor Dean Ryder. He was very easy to work with, and Read more...
My husband and I were very, very happy with the services provided by Pastor Dean Ryder. He was very easy to work with, and he and his wife Donna helped make our wedding the wonderful event that it was. Our ceremony was beautiful and exactly as we had planned. I would recommend him to anyone planning a wedding! Read less
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lindsey46
Wedding:
9/3/2005
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ryder and his wife were just wonderful! I enjoyed the fact that they took the time to get to know us and catered a wedding specific to our needs and requests. It was very special and unique to us. Rev. Ryder has a great speaking voice that carries well so no microphone was needed at our outdoor ceremony. He was professional at all times and truly seemed to care about our marriage and the ceremony. He allowed us to incorporate special requests and readings as well.
Rev. Ryder and his wife were just wonderful! I enjoyed the fact that they took the time to get to know us and catered a Read more...
Rev. Ryder and his wife were just wonderful! I enjoyed the fact that they took the time to get to know us and catered a wedding specific to our needs and requests. It was very special and unique to us. Rev. Ryder has a great speaking voice that carries well so no microphone was needed at our outdoor ceremony. He was professional at all times and truly seemed to care about our marriage and the ceremony. He allowed us to incorporate special requests and readings as well. Read less
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dylsmama
Wedding:
7/3/2005
5.0/5.0
Rev Dean Ryder mades us feel very comfortable and it felt like he and his wife were part of the family. The ceremony was loved so much by everyone and it was very personal to us.
Rev Dean Ryder mades us feel very comfortable and it felt like he and his wife were part of the family. The ceremony was Read more...
Rev Dean Ryder mades us feel very comfortable and it felt like he and his wife were part of the family. The ceremony was loved so much by everyone and it was very personal to us. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder was very professional, friendly, and sincerely cared about making our day truely special. He was always avaliable for questions or concerns through the whole planning process and I would highly recommend him to any bride!
Pastor Dean Ryder was very professional, friendly, and sincerely cared about making our day truely special. He was always Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder was very professional, friendly, and sincerely cared about making our day truely special. He was always avaliable for questions or concerns through the whole planning process and I would highly recommend him to any bride! Read less
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Sharlene
Wedding:
3/22/2014
4.9/5.0
Super friendly! He gave us a beautiful ceremony! We were extremely happy with his service
Super friendly! He gave us a beautiful ceremony! We were extremely happy with his service
Super friendly! He gave us a beautiful ceremony! We were extremely happy with his service Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/25/2013
4.9/5.0
He was great as well as his wife. The only little giggle we had was he said jim instead of jenn at a certain time during the ceremony, which to be honest a lot of people have done that in the past., except it was my ceremony but it's okay it gave everyone a laugh and to be honest kinda calmed my nerves a little with that laugh! needless to say he read and said everything i asked for.
Thank you!
He was great as well as his wife. The only little giggle we had was he said jim instead of jenn at a certain time during Read more...
He was great as well as his wife. The only little giggle we had was he said jim instead of jenn at a certain time during the ceremony, which to be honest a lot of people have done that in the past., except it was my ceremony but it's okay it gave everyone a laugh and to be honest kinda calmed my nerves a little with that laugh! needless to say he read and said everything i asked for.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/12/2012
4.9/5.0
Pastor Dean took the time to meet with us to discuss the ceremony and went through exactly how the ceremony would be set up. He had several parts of the ceremony that we were able to customize. He also asked us to provide him with at least 3 things that we love about the other. We completed our items and sent them back to Pastor Dean without looking at what the other person wrote. We heard them for the first time during the ceremony. It was a beautiful touch and made my day! The ceremony is quick (ours took about 20 minutes) and personalized. Simply lovely!!
Pastor Dean took the time to meet with us to discuss the ceremony and went through exactly how the ceremony would be set Read more...
Pastor Dean took the time to meet with us to discuss the ceremony and went through exactly how the ceremony would be set up. He had several parts of the ceremony that we were able to customize. He also asked us to provide him with at least 3 things that we love about the other. We completed our items and sent them back to Pastor Dean without looking at what the other person wrote. We heard them for the first time during the ceremony. It was a beautiful touch and made my day! The ceremony is quick (ours took about 20 minutes) and personalized. Simply lovely!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/25/2012
4.9/5.0
Both Pastor Dean Ryder and his beautiful wife Donna quickly became a part of our family and blessed union. From the first time we spoke with each of them, to our meeting at their home, follow ups and suggestions during the engagement period and ultimately our beautiful wedding day, they truly exude love, joy, grace and peace. We highly recommend Pastor Dean Ryder.
Both Pastor Dean Ryder and his beautiful wife Donna quickly became a part of our family and blessed union. From the first Read more...
Both Pastor Dean Ryder and his beautiful wife Donna quickly became a part of our family and blessed union. From the first time we spoke with each of them, to our meeting at their home, follow ups and suggestions during the engagement period and ultimately our beautiful wedding day, they truly exude love, joy, grace and peace. We highly recommend Pastor Dean Ryder. Read less
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michellet34639
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.9/5.0
Rev Dean Ryder did a fantastic job at our wedding. Several of our guests commented on his service and we liked that he added a personal touch to our ceremony. His wife is so sweet. She took pictures at the wedding and sent them to us the very next day. My husband and I highly recommend Rev Dean!
Rev Dean Ryder did a fantastic job at our wedding. Several of our guests commented on his service and we liked that he Read more...
Rev Dean Ryder did a fantastic job at our wedding. Several of our guests commented on his service and we liked that he added a personal touch to our ceremony. His wife is so sweet. She took pictures at the wedding and sent them to us the very next day. My husband and I highly recommend Rev Dean! Read less
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Shaena
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.9/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are such sweet people.  The ceremony was fabulous!  Everyone literally laughed and cried and his voice projected so nicely!  They even sent us some great pictures that Donna took for us.
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are such sweet people. The ceremony was fabulous! Everyone literally laughed and cried and Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna are such sweet people.  The ceremony was fabulous!  Everyone literally laughed and cried and his voice projected so nicely!  They even sent us some great pictures that Donna took for us. Read less
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Savanna
Wedding:
4/18/2009
4.9/5.0
I booked Pastor Dean on whim by doing an internet search. Since my husband and I do not live in Florida it was hard to find a good officiant, when I came across Pastor Dean's website I knew he was the one to wed us. He and his wife couldn't be kinder people and Pastor Dean was very flexible and accomodating with our ceremony and how we wanted to include my now step daughter in the ceremony as a joining family.
Thank you for making our day so memorable Pastor Dean!!!!!!
Savanna and Chris
I booked Pastor Dean on whim by doing an internet search. Since my husband and I do not live in Florida it was hard to Read more...
I booked Pastor Dean on whim by doing an internet search. Since my husband and I do not live in Florida it was hard to find a good officiant, when I came across Pastor Dean's website I knew he was the one to wed us. He and his wife couldn't be kinder people and Pastor Dean was very flexible and accomodating with our ceremony and how we wanted to include my now step daughter in the ceremony as a joining family.
Thank you for making our day so memorable Pastor Dean!!!!!!
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Keri
Wedding:
3/29/2009
4.9/5.0
He was easy to work with and I was lucky to have found him.
He was easy to work with and I was lucky to have found him.
He was easy to work with and I was lucky to have found him. Read less
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Charlene
Wedding:
1/26/2013
4.8/5.0
Pastor Dean did a great job. He is so friendly, always with a smile and a big booming voice that cant be missed! On time and responded as fast as possible! Him and his wife are so cute together! He has a lot of experience and performs a ceremony based around faith but doesn't force his personal beliefs down your throat. He just performs a gorgeous and touching ceremony that he works with you to customize! Great choice for an officiant!
Pastor Dean did a great job. He is so friendly, always with a smile and a big booming voice that cant be missed! On time Read more...
Pastor Dean did a great job. He is so friendly, always with a smile and a big booming voice that cant be missed! On time and responded as fast as possible! Him and his wife are so cute together! He has a lot of experience and performs a ceremony based around faith but doesn't force his personal beliefs down your throat. He just performs a gorgeous and touching ceremony that he works with you to customize! Great choice for an officiant! Read less
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Glenda
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.8/5.0
Pastor Dean Ryder was the answer to our dilemma looking for an officiant for interfaith ceremony. He was very flexible with my request to incorporate the Filipino wedding tradition and my husbands African-American tradition. He did an excellent job.
Pastor Dean Ryder was the answer to our dilemma looking for an officiant for interfaith ceremony. He was very flexible Read more...
Pastor Dean Ryder was the answer to our dilemma looking for an officiant for interfaith ceremony. He was very flexible with my request to incorporate the Filipino wedding tradition and my husbands African-American tradition. He did an excellent job. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.8/5.0
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were so wonderful to work with. They were loving and welcoming and allowed my husband and I to incorporate personal touches into our ceremony, while also providing guidance and a lovely selections for us to choose from to make our wedding ceremony perfect. Many of our guests complimented Pastor Dean and said our ceremony was the most personal and intimate ceremony they had ever experienced. Pastor Dean did a wonderful job of conveying emotion, excitement and love throughout our wedding ceremony. His wife Donna also snapped many pictures during our big day (with our permission) and was the first one to email us with a bunch of images from wedding which was such a special treat. My husband and I both highly recommend Pastor Dean and are very grateful to him and Donna for making our wedding ceremony perfect.
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were so wonderful to work with. They were loving and welcoming and allowed my husband and I Read more...
Pastor Dean and his wife Donna were so wonderful to work with. They were loving and welcoming and allowed my husband and I to incorporate personal touches into our ceremony, while also providing guidance and a lovely selections for us to choose from to make our wedding ceremony perfect. Many of our guests complimented Pastor Dean and said our ceremony was the most personal and intimate ceremony they had ever experienced. Pastor Dean did a wonderful job of conveying emotion, excitement and love throughout our wedding ceremony. His wife Donna also snapped many pictures during our big day (with our permission) and was the first one to email us with a bunch of images from wedding which was such a special treat. My husband and I both highly recommend Pastor Dean and are very grateful to him and Donna for making our wedding ceremony perfect. Read less
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lucky1
Wedding:
2/28/2009
4.8/5.0
I received so many compliments on how lovely our ceremony was and how it fit with both mine and my husbands personalities.
I received so many compliments on how lovely our ceremony was and how it fit with both mine and my husbands personalities. Read more...
I received so many compliments on how lovely our ceremony was and how it fit with both mine and my husbands personalities. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/9/2008
4.8/5.0
My husband and I highly recommend Pastor Dean. The service was very beautiful and meaningful. We could not have pictured it without anyone but him. There really are no words to express. His Wife was also a great help and integral part in putting together the ceremony.
My husband and I highly recommend Pastor Dean. The service was very beautiful and meaningful. We could not have pictured Read more...
My husband and I highly recommend Pastor Dean. The service was very beautiful and meaningful. We could not have pictured it without anyone but him. There really are no words to express. His Wife was also a great help and integral part in putting together the ceremony. Read less
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Noelle Bryant
Wedding:
3/30/2012
4.7/5.0
We loved Pastor Dean! He was joyous and gave a great ceremony that our families still talk about. His wife was wonderful too, she took some great pictures and even emailed me them shortly after! I'd recommend him to anyone!
We loved Pastor Dean! He was joyous and gave a great ceremony that our families still talk about. His wife was wonderful Read more...
We loved Pastor Dean! He was joyous and gave a great ceremony that our families still talk about. His wife was wonderful too, she took some great pictures and even emailed me them shortly after! I'd recommend him to anyone! Read less
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blueot23
Wedding:
11/7/2008
4.6/5.0
Rev. ryder and his wife were both VERY friendly, understanding and above all professional and compassionate. My husband and I come from different cultures and religions and he blended them with ease and comfort for all in attendance. We are so thankful we found him for our wedding!
Thank you!
Rev. ryder and his wife were both VERY friendly, understanding and above all professional and compassionate. My husband Read more...
Rev. ryder and his wife were both VERY friendly, understanding and above all professional and compassionate. My husband and I come from different cultures and religions and he blended them with ease and comfort for all in attendance. We are so thankful we found him for our wedding!
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Aclairey7777
Wedding:
10/11/2009
4.1/5.0
Pastor Dean did an amazing job! He was very professional and polite. The only downfall was that he wasn't able to attend our rehearsal to practice the ceremony. He did although give me a discount to compensate. It was so nice for Pastor Dean to provide us with a ceremony layout and readings that we could choose from. This took the stress off of having to provide our own wording and scriptures for the wedding. His wife was also a blessing to have around the morning of my wedding too, which assured me that everything was going to be great. The ceremony was beautiful and everyone enjoyed it. We invited him and his wife to our reception and the guests all commented on how much of a "hoot" both of them were! That made us feel great knowing that they also had a fabulous time :) I would highly recommend Pastor Dean for any wedding.
Pastor Dean did an amazing job! He was very professional and polite. The only downfall was that he wasn't able to attend Read more...
Pastor Dean did an amazing job! He was very professional and polite. The only downfall was that he wasn't able to attend our rehearsal to practice the ceremony. He did although give me a discount to compensate. It was so nice for Pastor Dean to provide us with a ceremony layout and readings that we could choose from. This took the stress off of having to provide our own wording and scriptures for the wedding. His wife was also a blessing to have around the morning of my wedding too, which assured me that everything was going to be great. The ceremony was beautiful and everyone enjoyed it. We invited him and his wife to our reception and the guests all commented on how much of a "hoot" both of them were! That made us feel great knowing that they also had a fabulous time :) I would highly recommend Pastor Dean for any wedding. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/15/2013
3.4/5.0
Pastor Dean performed a fanastic ceremony. He took the time to get to know us and made the whole process very easy. We were a local couple, but he would be fantastic for out of town guests as well. The only gripe I had was that he left the venue right after the cermony was done even though I told him we had ordered food for him and his wife. We had also spoken about him saying the blessing (which he agreed to do), but he just disappeared, We had to scramble to find someone to do it on the fly. I'm not sure if an emergency came up, but I would have appreciated him saying something before he left.
Pastor Dean performed a fanastic ceremony. He took the time to get to know us and made the whole process very easy. We Read more...
Pastor Dean performed a fanastic ceremony. He took the time to get to know us and made the whole process very easy. We were a local couple, but he would be fantastic for out of town guests as well. The only gripe I had was that he left the venue right after the cermony was done even though I told him we had ordered food for him and his wife. We had also spoken about him saying the blessing (which he agreed to do), but he just disappeared, We had to scramble to find someone to do it on the fly. I'm not sure if an emergency came up, but I would have appreciated him saying something before he left. Read less
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