Congratulations to Gertrudes “Precy” Johnson & Tim Mousseau on their October 18, 2014 wedding at the Embassy Suites in Brea, CA. Is was a beautiful indoor intimate afternoon ceremony in the atrium of the hotel, with just the right touches!
Double congratulations are in order for Tricia Burch & Michael Bryden on their October 18, 2014 Baby Shower turned “surprise” wedding in Placentia, CA. Guests attended Tricia’s baby shower, only to be shown a video halfway through the shower, inviting them to the patio area to witness their unannounced wedding ceremony. The short but meaningful outdoor ceremony followed as soon as the guests caught their breath!
Fernando & Veronica's wedding took place at Quiet Cannon in Montebello. This is a great venue because you can have an outdoor ceremony in a beautiful setting and an indoor reception so you and you guests are not hot throughout the day.
Their ceremony was catholic and bilingual. The couple also asked me to incorporate the Lasso ritual which was draped over their shoulders by Veronica's aunt and grandmother.
Her bridesmaids were wearing long black dresses with red high heels which was very dramatic and they all looked absolutely gorgeous. This is not the most common combination for weddings but in my opinion it really looks great!
Fernando and Veronica, thank you for giving me the opportunity to officiate your wedding! I'm truly blessed and wish you both all the blessings in the World!
Ashley and Michael really went all out. I only caught a glimpse of all the cool stuff they did. Every corner of their reciption site at Aliso Viejo Country Club was filled with country style elements. Here they are with their son Brody.
I made this nice video slide show of this couple and their venue.
Sophie and Savannah and their family and friends trekked out from Arizona to the sandy shores of Santa Monica.
Knowing that they can get legally married here they made their plan several weeks ago however this day same-sex marriage became legal in Arizona.
So it was doubly wonderful for them because when they return home their marriage will be recognized.
At one point in the ceremony a helicopter passed over.
I told them that from this point on every time a helicopter passed over them they should give each other a kiss.
And then as soon as I pronounce them wives 4 helicopters passed over in unison. It was so cool they kept kissing and kissing!
Congratulations to Gena Soto & Candice Villarreal on their October 10, 2014 wedding at the Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, CA. It was a beautiful evening, although we started a little after sundown and didn’t have much light. However, the couple lite up the area with the glow of happiness and smiles that were radiating from their faces!
Congratulations to Lenore Strum & James Skydell on their October 12, 2014 wedding at the Il Ceilo restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA. It was a small intimate ceremony in the courtyard of the beautiful award-winning Beverly Hills restaurant. Although the ceremony was a short ceremony, it wasn’t short on “classiness!”
Alan Katz is at it again! He performs a beautiful wedding on the beach on a sunny October weekend. With a live band, it was the perfect day for a ceremony. Our beach coordinator made a beautiful set up with flowers and archway. With a sand ceremony to top it all off, it was a beautiful wedding. Here is what the lovely couple had to say about it:
Once again, Raul and I would like to say thank you for our gorgeous beach wedding. Everything was perfect. Alan, I really enjoyed the ceremony it had a perfect touch of humor and religion. Beth, the flowers and set was beautiful.
Dennise and Raul
Our Great Officiant and Beach Coordinator Beth officiated a wonderful ceremony at Duke's in Malibu over the weekend.
This says it all !!!
From the couple:
Thank you for your kind message and for everything that you did to make our wedding so special.
From your advice about and care with the ceremony, to your patience and attention to detail with the GORGEOUS centerpieces (exactly what I envisioned!), to the beautiful orchid leis, and the cake flowers – the stunning orchid arrangement you created made my wedding cake dreams come true! We could not be more happy!
Truly. Since Saturday evening I have been reflecting on the perfection of our wedding day. I don't use that word lightly. Perfection may be a nebulous entity, but all of us at this joyous celebration came together and achieved perfection. I'm not always easy to please, but I couldn't be more pleased. And we are so very grateful for the part you played in all of this dear Beth. We can't thank you enough.
Our hearts and lives will always be open to you and your wonderful warm laughter; we would love to stay in touch.
Mahalo nui loa! The best to you now and always!
Michael & Michael