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Great Officiant Greg had the honor of marrying Jeff and Claudia Schrick at the elegant and beautiful Garden Room

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Great Officiant Greg had the honor of marrying Jeff and Claudia Schrick at the elegant and beautiful Garden Room in Garden Grove, California on April 16, 2016.  The bride and groom were so happy, and their friends and family had a great time.  Jeff said to Greg after the ceremony, “I just knew you were the right choice for our Officiant when we met you and Beth at your home!  You really nailed it, and Claudia and I appreciate the professional (and slightly humorous) ceremony “

Many thanks to Kim the coordinator at the Garden Room for her professional, up-beat and bubbly demeanor.   If you are going to get married in Orange County, please check out the Garden Room!

All of us at Great Officiants wish Claudia and Jeff a wonderful life together!

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Congratulations to Karolina Montenegro & Eric Bashore on their April 16, 2016 wedding at the Eagle Glen Golf Club

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Congratulations to Karolina Montenegro & Eric Bashore on their April 16, 2016 wedding at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Eagle Glen (Corona), CA.  It was a great day for a wedding, although it got a little hot in Corona.  The beautiful setting made one quickly forget the heat, as they took in the view and were inspired by the words of the officiant and moved by the touching personal vows of the Karolina and Eric to each other.  The laughter caused by the “light humor” throughout the ceremony was very much welcome, topped only by the “Dishwasher Detergent” comment by the groom!  The couple will continue on to their short “mini honeymoon” to Northern California before their trip to France and Italy in the summer.  My very best to the happy couple for whom I was honored to officiate.    
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Well……..This is a first.

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Roger married a wonderful couple this last week at the beautiful Wilson Creek Winery down in Temecula.  When Roger first met them, they told him they wanted a fun loving and romantic wedding ceremony, and they could tell that Roger could do just that…..  But they also asked for a special favor from Roger.  After the wedding, they wanted Roger to join them in their “first dance” medley.  One of the songs was going to be the very popular song California from Colonel Loud and since they were from Virginia, they wanted Roger to give that “California feel” to their dance !  Now mind you, Roger has never in his 350 plus weddings ever been asked to join a bride & groom on their first dance and frankly was a little (a lot) nervous about this request !! Roger asked them several times if they were sure they wanted this to happen and would their guests enjoy it and not think that the wedding officiant had just decided to crash their dance??  They assured Roger that would not be the case and that the crowd would love him joining them……….  Well……….they were absolutely right !  From the very start, the guests were on board for the fun !  From the ceremony to first dance, this was a crowd that wanted (and had) fun !  Roger had the time of his life and can’t wait to do it again (New note: Roger has had second thoughts and thinks first dances should be still just for the bride & groom ha !)

Shane & Takisha were also very happy !  They sent this wonderful note to Roger……..

Roger,

We just arrived back home and could not wait to send you a thank you letter to let you know how much we appreciated you officiating our wedding. You helped make it funny, endearing and memorable for everyone who was present.your willingness to jump in with the festivities was a show stopper!  I don’ think anyone will forget this wedding! 

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Nina and Todd were joined together by officiant Stephen in a beautiful commitment ceremony

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Nina and Todd were joined together by officiant Stephen in a beautiful commitment ceremony Friday, April 15. The couple exchanged their vows on the great lawn of Pelican Hill Resort in front of 125 guests. Following the ring exchange and during the kiss, a dozen white doves were released out over the blue Pacific. A lovely conclusion to the happy couple’s ceremony, but a fitting beginning for their life together.
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An Intimate Ceremony Here at the Cute Little Wedding Chapel, Co-Officiated by Shari and Suvin

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Yancie and Angela were a beautiful couple! They had called in a few times and were so thrilled and pleased with our service, that when they came to the office, they wanted Shari and Suvin to co-officiate the ceremony at The Cute Little Wedding Chapel in Long Beach!

With close friends and family, we performed the ceremony together. It was a ceremony filled with laughter and joy.

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Afterwards, Shari even participated in the bouquet toss! This was a very fun couple, and we had a blast performing the ceremony for them.

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Congratulations to Anna Gonzalez & Freddie Enriquez on their April 8, 2016 wedding at the Mission Inn

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Congratulations to Anna Gonzalez & Freddie Enriquez on their April 8, 2016 wedding at the Chapel of Saint Francis of Assisi at The Mission Inn in Riverside, CA.  Although the skies were grey, the air misty and the ground a little wet; the sun was shining for the Bride and Groom, as they, the ceremony and guests were nothing but upbeat.  How could you not be with the Mariachis’ playing the ceremony music!  Anna’s daughters, Evelyn and Natalie were excited to be a special part of the ceremony in lighting their Unity Candles as were Raquel and Gonzalo as sponsors for the Lasso.  My very best to the beautiful new happy family!

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We did the hokey pokey during the ceremony.

Heidi and Judson and their family came in from Salt Lake City.
they had a blended family he had two children, she had one and together they had one on the way.

They rented a home on the beach in Newport. And with their family and friends in tow we did the ceremony with toes in the sand

They wanted a ceremony that would join their family together as well as the two of them.
so instead of the rings they exchanged bracelets.

as a gift to the family I surprised them with a free sand ceremony. I come from a blended family is well and I know how important it is to let each one of them know how important they are.

so after they exchange the bracelets and blended the sand I have them stand in the circle holding each other’s hands. I told them first to put the right foot in and then pull the right foot out and they pretty much got it from there. We did the hokey pokey and we turned ourselves around because that’s what it’s all about.

I had them make a fun silly face for the picture.

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