Two couples, Four best friends get married on the beach

I’ve done many double weddings in my career but this one was very special.

Both couples have been friends for 25 years so it was so amazing that got to get married on the same day at the same place by the same extraordinary Officiant. Me lol.

They wanted to do a lei exchange and then a sand blending ceremony with a twist.
After they blended their sand as a couple then they blended two jars with therefore colors as friends.

The ceremony took place on Little Corona Delmar beach and the bay could not have been more beautiful. I still can’t believe I get paid to put my toes in the sand and make people happy.



The Star View Room at the Sheraton Universal has a 360* view of the Valley and Hollywood Hills!

Benny & Emmy's ceremony took place at the Star View Room at Sheraton Universal. This venue has 360* views of the Valley and Hollywood Hills. It is absolutely stunishing!

Their ceremony was great and the happy couple added a few twists to ring exchange and other portions of the ceremony making everyone laugh and really enjoy the ceremony. We incorporated the Mothers Rose Presentation and Sand Ceremony. 

There were about 400 guests and everyone looked like Hollywood Royalty!

Benny & Emmy, thank you for giving me the honor of officiating your wedding! You guys ROCK!!!! Many blessings to you in this fascinating journey you have embarked on!


Officiant Lisa Smith had the pleasure of being part of Anthony and Ana’s special day

Saturday November 8th, 2014 They were joined by family and friends to celebrate their love. The Christmas House in Rancho Cucamonga CA. was the perfect location for this joyous occasion. This over 100 year old grand victorian home looks like the family just went out for a short time soon to return. This is a beautiful, delightful, elegant venue. Anthony and Ana had a lovely garden wedding just as the sun was streaming perfect light unto the gazebo they were united in marriage. A very heartfelt poem was recited in Spanish by Ana's Niece followed with the "My Favorite Ceremony" and special custom Vow's written by these two lovers also including a Unity Candle Ceremony. But I must say the star of the show was the Ring Bearer unfortunately the paparazzi couldn't get a photo of him. The little fellow did such a great job for a doggie! He proudly and briskly walked up the isle to deliver the rings tied to his special bandana! Just as quick as he did his job he was gone, (the shy type) A splendid reception party followed and was enjoyed by all at the Christmas House. Certainly a joyous occasion to remember for years to come. Congratulations to Anthony And Ana.


Catholic style wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples


As one of the leaders in performing ceremonies for same-sex couples one of the things that we have to offer is the ability to provide a Catholic style ceremony utilizing a former Catholic priest.
Our Father Geoff, in addition to being a major advocate in the marriage the quality movement he also performs many ceremonies for our same gender couples.
Same-sex couples who were raised Catholic still want to have a ceremony steeped in there belief.
This is something were happy and honored to do. Here is a wonderful review that we received from one of our Catholic same-sex couples posted on the Knot.

An absolute pleasure! 11-12-2014

We are so grateful that we found Great Officiants. We were having a difficult time as a same sex coupe trying to find a Catholic priest to marry us. Great Officiants made our dreams come true and put us in touch with Father Geoff. I emailed Alan Katz late one evening, and he called me back in a matter of minutes. Within hours, we were speaking to Father Geoff. Father Geoff was always available to us and went above and beyond the what he was contracted to do. Father Geoff was genuinely invested in our wedding. Thank you Alan and Father Geoff!..

Gary is in the service of true love, at Fort MacArthur

The Gazebo at Fort MacArthur was a beautiful setting for the sunset wedding of Jan-Michael and Yadira on Sunday.  The ceremonial elements offered in both English and Espanol were appreciated, and of course our wedding hostess Susi had every thing in order.  Bride and Groom, as well as their guests, were effusive in praise of the ceremony and it's enthusiastic focus upon the blessed couple.


Ralph has a multicultural wedding at the Sportmen’s Lodge

It was a dark (if not stormy) night in Burbank at the lovely Sportsmen's Lodge – the patio was lit with lanterns and awash with joy as Pastor Ralph officiated for the marriage of Raquel and Scott.  Combining both Christian and Jewish traditions, with readings from both the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, the proverbial knot was tied with sincerity and joy!  The groom's young son Dylan, in addition to being the ring bearer, also voiced his promise to do his best to make the new family a happy and healthy one.  


Frank preforms a beautiful bilingual ceremony!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Ortiz & Marcos Acosta on their November 8, 2014 wedding at the Canyon Crest Country Club in Canyon Crest (Riverside), CA.  The ceremony went great, the setting was perfect, as was the weather.  Everything went as planned to everyone’s satisfaction.  My Spanish was just as good as my Italian!  (Did I tell you I don’t speak Italian?) 

Elizabeth & Marcos A. - 11.08.14