Wedding Minister Springfield, MO
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Weddings by Dee
Reverend Dee DePriest
Weddings by Dee actually began as “Ceremonies in the Sand” on the beaches of
Northwest Florida. I was a real estate agent for Keller Williams in 2014 and I met a wonderful friend named April Peterson. She talked to me about becoming an Ordained Minister and helping her with destination weddings all along the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida. It was a leap of faith and completely out of my comfort zone, or so I thought. I was hooked after my first wedding on the beach. I worked for her company the first year and then broke out on my own and started Ceremonies in the Sand. I quit real estate and I have never looked back!
I became a Gi Gi along the way and visiting my Son and his growing family while living at the beach was just too hard. You can visit the beach, but you need quality time with your grandkids. I made the difficult decision to move me, and my business, back to Missouri where I am originally from and where my Son and his family are. I then changed the name of my company to Weddings by Dee which was much more fitting for my new rural setting. There was a lot of trepidation about how my business would be perceived here in the Bible belt. Also, with the loss of “destination” weddings what would be left? I was pleasantly surprised to find that things had changed greatly here at home too. With the advent of copious refined venues, weddings are no longer traditional and confined to churches. Much to my surprise, I still do destination weddings!
Weddings by Dee is owned and operated by Reverend Dee DePriest, an Ordained Minister. We offer officiants for weddings, last minute elopements, commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals. We are also offering same day coordination and rehearsal direction. Your wedding day should be a reflection of the love you share as a couple, and your choice in a wedding officiant should compliment that love story.