Banquet Hall Wedding

Kellie and Tony married on Saturday 13 May 2017 at The Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center

The Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center is located West of the 405 Freeway and just North of the 10 Freeway. It provides easy parking for your guests and has the added bonus of being a relatively short drive North of LAX.

It is a one stop venue, which provides both a place for your wedding ceremony and your luncheon/dinner reception afterwards.

One of the advantages of an indoor venue for both your wedding ceremony and reception, is found in the hem of your wedding gown. Most brides don’t think about this at their fitting. However, realize that when you walk into your wedding ceremony you will have one arm in the arm of a parent/escort and the other arm will be holding a bouquet that weighs between 5 and 10 pounds. This leaves you with no free hands to draw up the front of your floor length wedding gown.

If you are outdoors it is probable that you will be walking on uneven rough ground. Suggestion: if you have an outdoor wedding have your wedding gown trimmed up a couple of inches in the front of the dress. This will save you from stepping on the front of your dress and tripping down the aisle.

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One, Crazy, Fun Filled Wedding

Roger had the honor of marrying Rick & Amanda this last weekend at Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente.  This historic site of San Clemente has been there for 88 years and just a few years ago, received a total remake and is a perfect wedding venue overlooking the Pacific.  The wedding ceremony was held out on the grass because they had a large and loud wedding !  There were lots of people there and all of them were there to party !  Both Rick and Amanda had told Roger that this was not just a wedding but a party and that is what Roger gave them !  It was fun filled and touching to boot !!

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A Grand Time at the Grand

Woody recently had the privilege of officiating the wedding of My and David at The Grand in Long Beach. (http://thegrandlb.com) Woody’s ceremony included a Hand Blessing as well as one of Woody’s famous Epic Love Stories. David and My remarked that they want to get married a second time, (to each other), just to relive the ceremony. Needless to say…..a GRAND time was had by all!!

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Natalie and Tyler got married at the Belair Bay club by Octavio

Natalie and Tyler got married at the Belair Bay club. It was my first wedding at this venue and I certainly hope not the last. What an amazing place with incredible views of the Pacific ocean! After the ceremony I started talking to Natalie’s father and we realized we have friends in common! Needless to say I will definitely stay in touch with him and start playing tennis again! And of course with Natalie and Tyler is well!

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow in Laguna beach………

Roger had the incredible honor of marrying Tommy & Taylor this last weekend down in the always amazing Laguna Beach.  And to top that off, it was at a place Roger had never been to before.  It’s called Seven Degrees and it’s is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue that is extraordinary.  And Morgan, the onsite wedding coordinator is fantastic.  So not only are Tommy & Taylor getting married at an incredibly romantic place and Roger officiating doing his magic, but this wedding had amazing thing happen in the middle of the ceremony.  It turns out that Taylor growing up was always enchanted by a family friend, Dr. Robert Blake who is an amazing trumpet player and she asked him to play during their ceremony.  So half way thru, Roger introduces Dr. Blake and he comes up to the front and plays Somewhere Over The Rainbow on the trumpet !!  There was not a dry eye in the house !  It was the perfect addition to a perfect ceremony and day !!  Thank you Laguna, thank you Dr. Blake.

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Congratulations to Kristie Beckman & Thomas Rinehart on their March 5, 2017 wedding at The Mitten Building in Redlands, CA

Congratulations to Kristie Beckman & Thomas Rinehart on their March 5, 2017 wedding at The Mitten Building in Redlands, CA.  The ceremony went exactly as planned with the “nervous ” groom managing to get through the ceremony in one piece!  He was breathing so heavy, we couldn’t keep the candles lit.  Kristie’s entrance was great as she entered right on queue with the Bagpipes.  They added the Sand Ceremony to the traditional ceremony for the perfect personal ceremony.  My best to the happy couple!

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Woody recently had the privilege of performing Laura and John’s wedding ceremony at the famed Castle Green

Woody’s Dream Team hits it out of the park AGAIN! Woody recently had the privilege of performing Laura and John’s wedding ceremony at the famed Castle Green. Castle Green was one of the locations for the recent film LIVE BY NIGHT starring Ben Afflick.

Woody started with a “Princess Bride” opening, he then performed one of his inter-denominational ceremonies, and then capped it all off with the Breaking of the Glass.

Woody’s Dream Team included: Dior Chase from Castle Green (castlegreen.com), Wedding Coordinator Samantha Sisk from La Bella Dia Weddings and Events (LaBellaDia.com), DJ KEELEZ (djkeelez.com), Marcia from McCann Florist (mccannflorist.com), Joe Arias from Pac Man Photography (JoeAriasFilms@gmail.com), and Mike Faulkner from Simply Elegant Catering (simplyelegantcateringinc.com).

With the help of his Dream Team, Woody garnered yet another 5 Star Review.

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