Monthly Archive: July 2014

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.

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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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From Beach to State Park, Great Officiant Michael Thieling has Fun while Performing Weddings

Marisa & Victor

Married on the Santa Monica Beach on July 12, 2014

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Marisa and Victor were a ball to work with – they wanted to laugh and have a fun ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica surrounded by family and friends with no stress.  Although Victor was still on base as a submariner, I got to meet with Marisa and her family prior to the ceremony to learn all about them and craft the perfect ceremony. Great Officiants issued them a confidential marriage license and they were ready to go!

On the day of their ceremony, our beach team did a full setup down the street from the Santa Monica Pier.  I got to tell their love story and did a quick salute to our troops for Victor and many of their guests who were also military.

They read personal vows that they wrote to each other and closed out their ceremony with a lovely Sand Ceremony.  Marisa happens to be a twin, and we’ve already talked about me performing her sister’s wedding someday.

It was my pleasure now and will be then – all my best!


 

Ashley & Jacob

Married at California Citrus State Historic Park -in Riverside on July 12, 2014

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Ashley and Jacob wanted a simple, straightforward ceremony surrounded by their family and friends and I loved performing it for them!  Another of our out-of-state couples, we did all of their ceremony planning via Skype so that I could make sure they got exactly what they wanted.

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Congrats!!!

 

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The Sun Shone for Octavio’s Wedding in Villa del Sol!

Carlos and Johana

Carlos and Johana

Carlos and Johana’s wedding took place at Villa del Sol in Fullerton. It is a beautiful place and was decorated exquisitely! 

They wrote their own vows, which I’m such a fan of, and it was so emotional. 

Carlos & Johana, it was about time you got married! I couldn’t be happier and honored to have officiated your wedding ceremony! I wish you all the blessings in the World!

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