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Jhorge and Lily got married at the Paracel Restaurant in Westminster

Jhorge and Lily are such a sweet couple. They got married at the Paracel Restaurant in Westiminster on Mother’s Day. To honor this great day, they had a Mother’s Rose Presentation. In addition to the mother’s rose presentation, they also had a unity candle and wine box and love letter ceremony. 

They also wrote their own vows. Check out my last blog or reach out to us to see the two easy steps on writing your own vows.

It was a sweet and intimate ceremony surrounded by friends and family.

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Karina and Danny Samret’s Wedding on 12 May 2017 took place at Santa Monica Beach, near the Casa Del Sol Hotel.

Karina and Danny Samret’s Wedding on 12 May 2017 took place at Santa Monica Beach, near the Casa Del Sol Hotel. Santa Monica offers a very broad and sandy beach, with classic life guard huts flying the American flag. The adjacent park offers ample and inexpensive parking for guests as well as restroom facilities.

The casual beach feel is refreshing and you can usually count on a pleasant ocean breeze and sea air to cheer spirits. Many swank hotels and restaurants are mere steps from the beach and offer wonderful venues for your wedding reception.

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Krista and Kelley’s Wedding: April 29, 2017 Hotel Laguna

Instead of April showers, Krista and Kelley were blessed with sunshine and clear skies, on their wedding day in Laguna Beach.  On the sands of Hotel Laguna, their friends and family traveled from the hot desert of Arizona to the ocean breeze of Southern California, to witness this lovely couple say, “I do.”    Everything was perfect –from the bride’s gorgeous dress and bouquet, to the beautifully decorated arch, the DJ’s music and the wedding coordinator’s attention to detail – our only fear was the rising tide!  But thanks to Hotel Laguna staff for digging a trench and creating a berm we made it through the ceremony without anyone floating away!  We even had an unexpected guest –a sea lion swam up to observe the couple exchange their vows!

It was a real joy to stand with Krista and Kelley and their family as they professed their love and vowed to be in relationship with one another as long as they both shall live.  Cherishing the love God has given them to nurture and sustain, it’s clear that Krista and Kelley will undoubtedly be blessed in their marriage as they begin their lives together as husband and wife.

Congratulations to this special couple!  What an incredibly beautiful wedding!  May your marriage continue to be filled with beauty and love!

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Always a beautiful wedding at the Oaks Room…………

Roger had the pleasure of marrying Ryan & Ashley this weekend at the always amazing Calamigos Ranch.   Ryan & Ashley chose to marry in front of the waterfall at the Oaks Room, Roger’s favorite at the ranch.  It was a beautiful wedding and the coordinator Courtney was on top of everything to make sure they had the most perfect wedding…..and they did !!

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Roessler Point Palos Verdes California May 2017

Wow what a hidden gem. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Lisa Smith of Great Officiants had the pleasure of performing the nuptials for DG and Mariah it was a very chilly misty day however everybody gathered under the gazebo and created a very warm environment for this lovely couple joined by family from the Bay Area and close friends DG and Mariah  tied the knot. Both DG and Mariah are so in love, I don’t think they even knew anybody else was there. The ceremony was very heartfelt they chose to write their own very special  vows . And just as I pronounce them husband-and-wife a beautiful cool breeze blew the clouds away and there was the sun wishing DG a Mariah a lifetime of love peace health and happiness congratulations to this happy couple.

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A Bride Forgets Her Vows In The Middle Of A Lemon Grove…………

Roger had the honor of marrying Albert & Victoria this last weekend at one of Roger’s favorite wedding venues.  Limoneira Ranch out in Santa Paula.  Not a lot of people know about this gem of a wedding venue out in the middle of agriculture country in Ventura County.  Not only is the wedding venue extraordinary but the venue is in the middle of a large scale working lemon grove !  And when Roger says in the middle, you are literally surrounded by lemon trees !  In fact, the venue invites wedding guests to wander into the grove and pick their limit of lemons !  And by now, all the rain cloud clouds had dissipated and it was a beautiful afternoon for a wedding.  And the wedding was going along perfectly…………up to the point where the bride & groom were to read their own vows to each other.  Just as Roger invited Albert the groom to read his vows, Roger noticed that the bride Victoria suddenly waved to the Maid Of Honor and whispered something……..well it didn’t take a genius to figure out that the bride forgot her vows !!  So the maid of honor excuses herself and signals to the coordinator Abby to help and off goes Abby running to find them.  Roger sees what is happening behind all the guests so he quickly on the spot adds more to the ceremony to give time for the vows to make their way up to Victoria without skipping a beat !  She reads her well planned vows and it goes off perfectly !  A beautiful wedding !

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When I arrived to their venue, the beautiful Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, and met Raed for the first time we realized we’re both from Puerto Rico!!!

Raed & Gustavo live out of state so we didn’t have a chance to meet in person before their wedding. We were only able to communicate via email and texts as their careers are very demanding and on top of that they were planning their wedding on their own. All I knew was that they wanted a Spanish ceremony so I designed the perfect one for them and they loved it!

When I arrived to their venue, the beautiful Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, and met Raed for the first time we realized we’re both from Puerto Rico!!! Five minutes into our conversation and being introduced to his friends I realized they knew part of my family and some of my friends from back home. The automatic love and connection between Puerto Ricans that meet outside of the island was immediately intensified!! It was like being with my own family and friends!! They even had a seat reserved for me and asked me to stay with them through the night.

I ended up exchanging numbers with some of their guests and the AWESOME couple invited me to come stay at their beautiful home. Needless to say we established a lifelong friendship. These people will be in my life forever.

I cannot express how much love I felt from them and all their guests. This was truly the best experience I’ve ever had!!!!

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