Wedding Officiant/Celebrant ~ Merrie Armon
My Background, Life Path, Beliefs, and Values.
Instead of a dry and predictable life bio, here is what I truly want you to know about me.
I love this work. It is such an honor for me to share in a couple’s ceremony on a wedding day.
For more than 10 years, I have worked with couples of all faiths and traditions (religious, spiritual, secular) as an ordained Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant & Celebrant, traveling throughout California.
I don’t run a ceremony mill outlet or cookie cutter operation. What I know for sure as an Officiant is that this work is all about cherishing you as a couple and celebrating your unique and loving relationship in the form of a gift – your ceremony.
Fully Devoted To You, My Couple.
My devotion to each couple is the cornerstone of my work.
I am best suited for a couple who recognizes their ceremony is the “heart” of their wedding day. This is also a couple who invests a little more for the comfort and assurance of knowing they are engaging an experienced, skilled and devoted Wedding Officiant who is passionate about a sweetly designed ceremony.
As shared by past couples in Testimonials, I often receive appreciation for the time and care I offer, no matter if your wedding guest list is two people or 200.
Beliefs + Background + Training.
I come to this work with a big and sensitive heart. I possess an open-minded, inclusive and curious nature and a life philosophy that is spiritual in nature with love and kindness at its center.
I was raised in a Christian home in Los Angeles and very much appreciate the traditions, beliefs and rituals of all world religions, faiths and paths, and a supporter of LGBTQ rights. I am a voracious reader, learner and seeker and I am one of those people who is extra happy when they have a book.
Before becoming a Wedding Officiant a decade ago, I spent 10 years building, managing and selling a successful event planning company in San Diego.
Life in California - Family, Pets, And So Much More!
In life, I have experienced great joy and great sorrow. I’ve had enough highs and lows in life to know better, and my heart is optimistic and grateful.
I am married to the love of my life and we live in the wine country of Temecula, California, with our 2 daughters, granddaughter, rescue dog, and 2 cats.
My husband and I were married in a small, intimate ceremony on a lake, surrounded by our family and close friends. We celebrated with an informal and joyous party. For the two of us, our wedding day was “perfect.” In my marriage, I have the profound opportunity to truly love and be loved and to walk through life with my best friend.
And, I feel fortunate to have a close community of family and friends, a wide group of wedding industry peers and some fun and quirky interests and passions.
Random Things You Might Like To Know About Me.
A Warm Chai latte and chocolate are magic for me on a very good or difficult day.
I am passionate about making a wedding ceremony “real.” I am passionate about this work that I do.
I have an unhealthy emotional attachment to Corgis.
I get to love the most wonderful and handsome guy in the world.
I am in awe of people who live their lives in service of others.
I have lived in California my entire life, but have had the joy or traveling to 40 of the 50 states.
I am both out-going and quiet in personality (a walking paradox).
And Just For Fun...
I do not sacrifice anything. I do not jump out of anything. I do not wear scuba gear and I do not do any ceremony naked. Other than this, I’m open!
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