Lots of Highs and Lowes in Hollywood

Nathalie and Cliff celebrated a wonderful ceremony at the Loews In Hollywood.

Their ceremony consisted of a Tea ceremony where they honored their parents and the reading of their own vows.

They had so much fun during the ceremony and their guests loved every moment as well.
For the cocktail hour they rented the rooftop suite overlooking Los Angeles and Hollywood.
Here is their testimonial and a few pictures.

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A Bride a Groom and 3 Dogs show up for a beach wedding

Celene and Milton wanted to have a beach wedding so we were happy to design it.

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They wanted the arch and chairs and flowers and that’s what we do.

They also want to have their 3 dogs there and so we got the ok to have them in the ceremony.

We did it at our special beach in Long Beach and it was a blast.

They did a sand ceremony and some prayers and then I did a excerpt from How falling in love is like owning a dog by Taylor Mali

On cold winter nights, love is warm.
It lies between you and lives and breathes
and makes funny noises.
Love wakes you up all hours of the night with its needs.
It needs to be fed so it will grow and stay healthy.

Love doesn’t like being left alone for long.
But come home and love is always happy to see you.
It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life,
but you can never be mad at love for long.

Is love good all the time? No! No!
Love can be bad. Bad, love, bad! Very bad love.

Love makes messes.
Love leaves you little surprises here and there.
Love needs lots of cleaning up after.
Somethimes you just want to get love fixed.
Sometimes you want to roll up a piece of newspaper
and swat love on the nose,
not so much to cause pain,
just to let love know Don’t you ever do that again!

Sometimes love just wants to go out for a nice long walk.
Because love loves exercise. It will run you around the block
and leave you panting, breathless. Pull you in different directions
at once, or wind itself around and around you
until you’re all wound up and you cannot move.

But love makes you meet people wherever you go.
People who have nothing in common but love
stop and talk to each other on the street.

Throw things away and love will bring them back,
again, and again, and again.
But most of all, love needs love, lots of it.
And in return, love loves you and never stops.

 

 

Great beach review.

John & Mercedes came in from Colorado for a vacation in so cal. John called me and wanted to set up a surprise ceremony.
I gave him several location options and also places to eat.

So we decided on Laguna Beach below Las Brisas Restuarant.
It was a perfect day to do it the ocean was beautiful and a nice breast blowing they the Palm trees.
This is their testimonial afterwards.

Forcasted for Hot Weather, an Overcast Turned this Ceremony into a Lovely Saturday Wedding

Great Officiant Rev. Ralph too a 140-mile round trip to Lancaster on what promised to be a HOT Saturday afternoon proved to be a most enjoyable day! Traffic was light, the heat was dissipated by overcast skies and drizzles, and a lively group of family and friends enjoyed the wedding of Corie & Jason. 

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Talk About A Shotgun Wedding !

Roger’s wedding this last weekend for Eric & Heather at the Long Shadow Ranch Winery in Temecula was a shotgun wedding !……..

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Well, maybe not in the sense that somebody had to get married, but the groom and his groomsmen were all part of the U.S. Coast Guard and they were carrying their parade rifles for the day!  

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It was a fantastic wedding and the ranch is spectacular.  The coordinator Laurie was amazing and the DJ, Jeremy with DJ Pros was spot on…. Everybody was on their A game including Roger!!!…..  Maybe it had something to do with the shotguns…..

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Tree Planting Ceremony to Symbolize Growth in Marriage- by Great Officiant Anthony Yuro

Gina & Leo

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On Saturday July 19th, I was honored to be the Officiant of record for Gina and Leo at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach (Fashion Island) It was an intimate affair with 80 guests on a lovely patio near the pool.

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The couple chose a tree planting ceremony to symbolize their both joining together, the beginning of something living that will require care and attention to grow strong and resilient.

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Rain On Your Wedding Day Is Good Luck….. During the Wedding….not so much !

Haoming & Jennifer 

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Roger officiated a beautiful wedding for Haoming & Jennifer at the La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes this last Saturday and although it was very overcast, everybody believed that we wouldn’t get rain for this outside wedding because seriously……rain in July during a 14 year drought? No way !  

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Well in the middle of this amazing, touching wedding, just as they were reciting their vows to each other, down came the rain….hard…. Everybody froze.  The bride and groom turned to Roger with the look, should we stop?  Roger looked right back at them and whispered, “heck no!”  So the bride, groom, Roger and the entire wedding party and guests stayed right there in the rain and not two minutes later, it stopped and the sun came out.  

It was a one of a kind wedding and the bride & groom were so thankful that Roger made the call to continue….. like Roger just knew that it would stop raining and all would be okay!!!

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