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Congratulations to Laura Ortega & Cory McDermott on their September 9, 2016 wedding at The Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside, CA

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Congratulations to Laura Ortega & Cory McDermott on their September 9, 2016 wedding at The Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside, CA.  Once the wind died down it was the perfect day for a wedding – temperature just right, right on the green with a great view.  Cocktail hour was upstairs, outside overlooking the ceremony site with the same great view.  The bride was anxious and ready to go and the ceremony started on time precisely as scheduled.  Everything was just perfect (which was extra special considering that due to unexpected circumstances the venue was changed just three weeks prior to the ceremony).  All vendors did an exceptional job.

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Sergio Montelongo and Ana Arciniega brought family and friends together on Sunday afternoon 9/4 for a beautiful wedding and a joyous celebration at the White House in Anaheim.

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Sergio Montelongo and Ana Arciniega brought family and friends together on Sunday afternoon 9/4 for a beautiful wedding and a joyous celebration at the White House in Anaheim.  Situated in an amusement mini-park and looking just like the D.C. White House, once inside the venue’s building and grounds there is privacy and elegance.  Sergio and Ana found their minister Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore through Great Officiants, and sure enough, the ceremony was all — and more — than they could have ever dreamed.  He met with them in his Costa Mesa home, which facilitated getting acquainted and the planning of the ceremony.  Gary was pleased that the couple trusted him to express some of the service in Spanish.  Sergio and Ana Montelongo are headed for great things in their respective professions and in their married life.

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Congratulations to Rosana Andrade & Tom Carter on their September 3, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) wedding in Claremont, CA.

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Congratulations to Rosana Andrade & Tom Carter on their September 3, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) wedding in Claremont, CA.  It was an exceptional evening in southern California – nice moderate temperature with a cool breeze.  It was a nice intimate ceremony with about 40 guests in a beautiful backyard setting. The event was well planned, the strings did a great job with the music and everyone seemed to take in the happy time the permeated the air!

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It was a beautiful summer evening in the semi-rural Riverside County town of Mira Loma

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It was a beautiful summer evening in the semi-rural Riverside County town of Mira Loma, as Rev. Ralph presided over the nuptials of Diana and Frank in the backyard of their lovely home.  Music from a solo violin set the mood, and about 75 friends and family members rejoiced as they repeated their vows under the setting sun.

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Andrea and Veronica Berrios Covina California Saturday, August 27, 2016 a beautiful day for a fine wedding in Covina

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Andrea and Veronica Berrios Covina California Saturday, August 27, 2016 a beautiful day for a fine wedding in Covina California at the home of Andre and Veronica attended by all friends and family so excited to witness this union in marriage special details made their back yard look like a beautiful park. The wild parrots flew by to wish them well during the ceremony and add their blessings Andre and Veronica’s daughter only 2 1/2 years old did a fine job on the basket with throwing the flower petals down the aisle,no problem for this smart little cutie pants. Andre and Veronica composed their own Vows to one another and there was not a dry eye in sight as it was so touching and loving. Nana composed a blessing of the rings and prayer. They also included a hand blessing, this is an outward symbol of the inward soul commitment they have committed to each other. Everyone cheered loudly as I pronounced them Husband and Wife the rest of the evening was full of love, fun,laughter and plenty of delicious Mexican food and cerveza’s. A fabulous DJ knew just the right tunes to get the celebration really going !! The event was a huge success! Congratulations to the happy couple. Thank you for choosing Great Officiants.
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Jeremy and Nancy knew how to bring off the wedding they dreamed of — at a cost they could afford

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Jeremy and Nancy knew how to bring off the wedding they dreamed of — at a cost they could afford.   Her brother in Long Beach volunteered his home and fit seventy-five chairs into the backyard.  Family and friends provided delicious food and drink, enjoyed after the backyard was transformed with dining tables.  And best of all, they said, was the dynamic and romantic ceremony led by Rev Dr Gary Barmore, whom they engaged through Great Officiants.  These photos reveal the joy and appreciation felt by Jeremy and his Anderson family, as well as by Nancy and her Chekos family.  Now, on the voyage of a loving lifetime, following the most wonderful day of their life, this beautiful and beloved pair go forth — without having drained their financial resources.  A wise and happy couple! 
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Another fabulous wedding preformed by Great Officiants and Officiant Lisa Smith.

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Another fabulous wedding preformed by Great Officiants and Officiant Lisa Smith. This one was very special, it was an elopement ! Just two people in love, the photographer and myself attended. We were on Coronado Island in San Diego at the Loews resort overlooking the beautiful skyline of San Diego and the Coronado Bay Bridge Kyle and Deirdre decided to do a Videotape of their special day from beginning to end. That told a story of their love for one another. They told their family’s they were on an engagement weekend getaway. But really were Eloping !! Kyle and Deirdre looked amazing so in love and both just glowing. We had a sunset wedding with beautiful Vows and all the perfect words spoken to unite them in marriage. They will have a reception celebration and unveil the heartfelt video to friends and family. Best wishes to the newlyweds for a beautiful future together forever. Thank you for choosing Great Officiants!

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