Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Your ceremony is a personal and distinctive statement shared with family and friends, and is a powerful and purposeful milestone in your lives. It is the foundation for your partnership and your future together. Your ceremony is an affordable investment that creates a long lasting and beautiful foundation for your future.
Feeling a little overwhelmed about the prospect of planning your ceremony? Don't worry...I've got your back! Before you leave my site, please check out my FAQ page. You'll probably learn a lot, and (hopefully) feel your stress level decrease a bit.
By the way, my name is Griffin Dunlop and I am an ordained Christian minister and wedding officiant in Minnesota, and I would be honored to officiate your ceremony. I serve the Twin City metro area and the surrounding communities. I am also available for out state weddings as well. I officiate nondenominational ceremonies as well as inter-faith and civil ceremonies.
If you need a wedding officiant, contact me and I will help you create a ceremony that reflects your wants, faith, values and unique bond.
I am so proud of our state! Marriage equality has finally reached our great state, where now any couple in love can get married - regardless of their sexual orientation. I have been performing gay and lesbian weddings in Minnesota from the beginning, but they were (sadly) "commitment ceremonies". I am very happy that now same sex weddings in Minnesota are finally legally recognized marriages.
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Philosophy as a Minnesota Wedding Officiant
I am a down-to-earth, fun-loving guy with a strong desire to help others. Your wedding day is a milestone in your lives, and I consider it a privilege to be your wedding officiant on your big day. Planning your event can be full of stresses. My goal is to not add to your stress, but to help you feel comfortable that your ceremony will be exactly what you want. That's why I not only refuse to charge couples for customizing their ceremony, I encourage it. This is your ceremony, and I don't feel it's right for me to dictate what is said. This is your ceremony, so make it your own. I want you to feel comfortable that with over 400 weddings under my belt, I will be there to officiate a smooth ceremony for you.
Types of Ceremonies I officiate in Minnesota
- First marriages
- Second marriage ceremonies (or beyond)
- Same sex weddings
- Vow renewals
- Multi cultural ceremonies
- Inter denominational weddings
- Nondenominational weddings
- Secular ceremonies
- Symbolic rituals
- Gay and Lesbian weddings
- Small or large gatherings
- Formal and informal weddings
- Baby dedication ceremonies