Creating Wedding Day Realities
From Wedding Ceremony Visions

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

My name is Dennis L. Lautzenheiser and I’m an ordained wedding officiant / Minister available for non-denominational and interfaith wedding ceremonies in and around the Wine Country Temecula area to create dream weddings.

Packages Include:

  • Pre-wedding consultations in person or via Skype
  • Customized ceremony designed to your wishes
  • Custom wedding vows assistance and writing
  • Pre-ceremony rehearsal
  • Legal documentation post ceremony

Wedding Ceremony Packages

Basic Wedding Ceremony Package $500 Includes:
  • Pre-Wedding consultation to create your ceremonial design and wedding vows.
  • Ceremony with your choice of ceremonial styles (formal, traditional, family, modern, contemporary, second time around).
  • Examples of options for ceremony and vows.
  • Up to three (3) Telephone Consultations to discuss and plan your ceremony.
  • Ceremony Rehearsal (up to 1 hour) to prepare and run through how the ceremony will go.
  • Ceremony performed and completed (including photos and ceremony related memories).
  • Completion of legal documentation for governmental records.
  • Memorial Certificate suitable for framing of your ceremony.
  • Customized wedding vows created just for you and your fiancé: $50
  • Out of area travel (if applicable)
    • Out of area travel fees apply to weddings outside of a 25 mile radius of Temecula.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a Minister who has been ordained and an officiant?
In regards to the ceremony, there is no difference. I’m a minister who performs the services of an officiant. Both have to be recognized and licensed in their particular state, as well as authorized to perform wedding ceremonies. We tend to relate “ordained minister” with someone who has a congregation or “church” they are associated with. This is generally true, but not always.

Who should I choose to perform our ceremony?
When making a decision on who will perform your ceremony, I feel it’s more about your “connection” to the person. Anyone licensed can do the job, but it’s his or her connection to you that makes the whole thing fit together into a great package.

Wedding vows – What kind should we have for our ceremony?
The all important question that comes up a lot is what kind of wedding vows should we have for our ceremony? And my answer always is…whatever you want is the only right answer. Getting there isn’t like doing a wedding checklist, but more like realizing just how great this is going to be…being married to your best friend. Ask yourself…Who are they for you? Who will you be for them? What promise do you make to them that inspires and lights you up? Getting to there with a couple is the best part of creating a great ceremony that people will remember. However, if you’re still looking for assistance in creating your wedding vows, download my sample wedding vows here.

Can you marry us if we have a marriage license from San Diego?
Yes! San Diego marriage licenses are perfectly good in Wine Country Temecula.

About Dennis L. Lautzenheiser

Dennis Lautzenheiser is an officiant & ordained minister available to perform weddings and wedding ceremonies. Based in the Southern California Wine Country area, Dennis is available for weddings in Temecula, Murrieta, San Diego, and Orange County. Out of area weddings are also available for an additional travel fee. Creating customized ceremonies and vows is Dennis’s specialty. Do you want to have a customized wedding ceremony? Something created just for you? Dennis can create a meaningful, joyous and memorable ceremony you and your guests will remember for ages. All types of ceremonies are available, including: Formal, Traditional, Family, Modern, Contemporary, and Second Time Around Ceremonies.

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Are you looking for the perfect space to host your next event? Our venue is now available for private parties and events. The space is ideal for those who are looking for an intimate setting, such as an anniversary party, birthday celebration, luncheon, corporate event, or for those looking for an intimate wedding venue without the out of budget price tag.
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“My husband and i were married in a beautiful vineyard in Temecula wine country. We were so fortunate to have Dennis officiate at our wedding. My husband and I both had specific things we did and did not want in the ceremony and Dennis was so easy to work with and had great ideas to help us incorporate what we both wanted. Both of our families felt very included in the ceremony and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I was shaking like a leaf during our vows and Dennis’ calm demeanor really helped settle my nerves so I could get through it. Our wedding was all we hoped for and more, and Dennis was such a huge part of making that happen and we are forever grateful to him for that beautiful memory.”

~Danielle Gantt

“Dennis was so wonderful to work with. He provided several wedding vow sample formats he’s performed in the past and was able to personalize the one we chose to use, to fit our style and story. He made the rehearsal and ceremony completely comfortable and stress free with his calming presence and smile. He was punctual and professional, always. I HIGHLY recommend Dennis with Minister in Wine Country. He’s a gem.”

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