The Reverend Dr. Dennis W. Short, Dh.L, M.F.T.
Wedding Minister
Regional Area: Orange County
Address: 2401 Irvine Avenue
Newport Beach, California 92660
Phone: (949) 645-5781
(949) 719-1730
Fax: (949) 722-6742
Contact: Dr. Dennis Short

Professional Background/Philosophy:

Dr. Dennis W. Short, Chaplain at Chapman University from 1975-1991, currently serves as Pastor of Harbor Christian Church in Newport Beach and former Wedding Minister of the Community Church, Congregational, in Corona del Mar. He is in great demand throughout Orange County for his warm, personalized weddings.

Dr. Short's wedding service is non-denominational and adapts easily to include interfaith, ethnic and cultural traditions. He has officiated at many interfaith weddings, and he is happy to co-officiate with other clergy, including Catholic priests and Rabbis. Dr. Short is open to learning a few words in another language, in order to welcome wedding guests in their native tongue.

Denomination/Affiliation: Non-denominational
Travel Area: Orange County and Long Beach
Days and Times Available: Saturday and Sunday afternoons, some evenings
Donation/Fees: Varies based on needs of the Bride and Groom

Services Available:
Custom Ceremony: Yes Religious Ceremony: Yes
Civil Ceremony: Yes Interfaith Ceremony: Yes
Rehearsal: Yes Pre-Marriage Counseling: Yes

What Makes His Services Special:

People constantly remark about the upbeat and joyful qualities of Dr. Short's wedding ceremonies. His smile and relaxed demeanor enable the wedding party to be relaxed and joyful as well.

Dr. Short has performed weddings in a variety of settings including back yards, beaches, yachts, bluffs, parks, hotels, art galleries and churches. He is happy to suggest beautiful churches, unique wedding sites and musicians.

A licensed Marriage, Family Child Therapist since 1990, Dr. Short earned his Masters in Counseling from Chapman University in 1985. His premarital counseling, included in his reasonable fee, is both helpful and informative.

For a wedding you'll always remember, call Dr. Dennis Short.

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