Garden wedding

Congratulations to Christina Hueso and Maulin Soneji on their August 7, 2016 wedding at the Fullerton Arboretum at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, CA

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Congratulations to Christina Hueso and Maulin Soneji on their August 7, 2016 wedding at the Fullerton Arboretum at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, CA.  The setting there is always beautiful and serine – back to nature!  The ceremony in the midst of the trees, greenery and wildlife, with guests sheltered from the elements.  They added the sand ceremony and a presentation to Christina’s son, Sebastian by Maulin.  The rose presentation to their moms was very heartfelt and touching.  The ceremony was the perfect blend and coming together of very different cultures in a very beautiful way.  My best to Dr. & Mrs. Soneji as they head to the Mideast to begin their new life with a hopeful return to California in a few years.

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Rev. Ralph enjoyed a lovely day and a wonderful group of family and friends as he presided over the nuptials of Leslie & William

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Rev. Ralph enjoyed a lovely day and a wonderful group of family and friends as he presided over the nuptials of Leslie & William, on the bridge over the koi pond at the beautiful Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at Cal State Long Beach on Saturday afternoon, June 25.

The garden is a somewhat unusual setting, in that the guests are seated in several small areas around the garden some distance from the ceremony itself.  An excellent P.A. system made up for the enlarged space, and a joyful experience was had by all.

The next day, Leslie and William wrote a very nice note:

Dear Rev. Ralph, Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. Your warm demeanor and flexibility made us so comfortable! We are grateful to have had you be a part of our special day.

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Rev. Ralph had a Wonderful Wedding Weekend, marrying two delightful couples!

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Rev. Ralph had a Wonderful Wedding Weekend, marrying two delightful couples!  On Saturday (6/11) Nicole & Eduardo, who both teach at the same junior high school, tied the nuptial knot at the Knollwood Country Club in Granada Hills, with a delightful Disney theme!  Then on Sunday, Sarah & Brian said their own personal vows to an intimate group of family and friends at the beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge.

Nicole & Eduardo wrote a lovely note:  “[We] want you to thank you for being a part of our day. We received several comments about how much our guests enjoyed our wedding ceremony. What we loved the most was that you made it a ceremony with meaning for us. We have clung to being still and knowing that He is God and the way you spoke about that verse was very touching to us. You are a kind man and we appreciate your compassion and care towards us.”

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Gorgeous Gardens Gala

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The ceremony at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on May 21 could not have taking place in a more idyllic setting. This was no traditional wedding as the bride Patricia Renick, resplendent in sparkling lavender, and groom Keith Hasday, looking somehow both formal and casual, entered in front of their 160 guests with no bridesmaids or groomsmen. No one gave away the pride, as the emphasis was all about joining  families. This ceremony was a simple fun celebration of their love in front of their 7 children, two of whom came up and gave very heartfelt readings, and heartily involving their family and friends, including about 80 who had flown out from New York. Everyone was treated to a glass of delicious wine prior to the ceremony and even better champagne after the ceremony, for a receiving line in the gardens accompanied  buy music provided buy a dual flown in  from Mexico for the occasion.
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Woody’s and His Dream Team at Castle Green

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What do you get when you combine Rev. Woody, Wedding Coordinator Samantha from La Bella Dia (LaBellaDia.com), Kara from VOX DJ’s (voxdjs.com), Grace from Tea Rose Gardens Florist (tearosegarden.com), and Brooke from Brook Aliceon Photography ( brookealiceon.com)? You get a picture-perfect ceremony.

What if you add in beautiful California weather, Valentine’s Day, and Castle Green (castlegreen.com)? You get a couple’s ULTIMATE DREAM WEDDING!!

This is what Queenie and Joseph basked in on Valentine’s Day at the historic Castle Green in Pasadena. Woody constructed one of his famous interfaith Christian-Jewish ceremonies incorporating elements of both Faiths, including a reading from 1st Corinthians as well as the crushing of the glass.

Check out Woody’s “old-school” selfie in the mirror, as well as the photos of this 117 year old mansion.

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Great Officiant Greg had the honor of marrying Robert and Beverly Flores at the beautiful Japanese Gardens located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach

Great Officiant Greg had the honor of marrying Robert and Beverly Flores at the beautiful Japanese Gardens located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.   This is a spectacular venue with lakes, (filled with Koi) rivers, waterfalls and of course beautiful gardens!  As part of Great Officiants “Greatest Package”, Greg wrote a customized ceremony on how Robert and Beverly met and fell in love.  It was just wonderful!

Please view the video of this sweet and loving couple’s ceremony.  I will bring tears to your eyes, and love in your heart!

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The theme of the January 2nd wedding of Kelle Kensey and Ron Rezek was, “It’s all about the lighting.”

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The theme of the January 2nd wedding of Kelle Kensey and Ron Rezek was, “It’s all about the lighting.” Light streamed from the 1000 delicate lights sprinkled throughout the gorgeous barn at Serendipity Gardens in Oak Glen, on Ron’s face as he lit up when he first saw Kelle radiant in her wedding gown, to the incredible sunset, conveying a supernatural blessing on the new couple. 
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