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Susana Valdez and Joseph Cannavo flew west from their home in New England so that their wedding could be held in her sister’s home in Whittier

Susana Valdez and Joseph Cannavo flew west from their home and careers in New England so that their wedding could be held in California among family and long-time friends.  Her sister’s home in Whittier converted beautifully into a chapel of lights, and the Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore of Great Officiants led the ceremony as he always does — without notes and speaking directly to the couple and guests, communicating just what the bride and groom requested.   Planned cross-country via email and telephone, the couple appreciated that the ceremony perfectly reflected their vision, and the couple and their guests were inspired by Gary’s words of faith, joy and love.  Comments after the wedding centered on how amazing that such a simple setting could be so blessed with dignity and delight.  Coming from out of town, Susana and “Jay” were so appreciative of Great Officiants’ service of securing the wedding license.  They are returning to the east coast happily married and rich in memories.

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Intimate Gathering through the Power of FaceTime.

 

John and Curtis are not about having a big shindig when it comes to their wedding. In fact, all they wanted were a few friends, and John’s parents watched the ceremony with FaceTime over an iPhone. Their lovely little daughter Evelyn came down the aisle with flowers, eventually tearing up saying that she was shy. It was a small, loving group of people but the tenderness they  felt toward this couple filled their entire home. And what a gorgeous home it was!

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Lisa had the pleasure of marrying Miguel and Leonor November 26,2016 at their home

No wind, no rain, no ring could stop this couple from getting married on this wet lovely Saturday afternoon all the guest arrived to honor and witness the marriage of Miguel and Leonor at their home in Carson CA. Thanks to the quick action of some great men who scrambled together and were able to prevent the rain from coming into the patio (I forget to say it was outdoors) We had a lot of laughs as we continued the ceremony I asked ” Who has the rings?”  As we found out no one did, we waited a few minutes and the best man went to get them from safe keeping. Our joy , conversation and laughter was about to explode with anticipation!
As we concluded the heartfelt ceremony! Everyone cheered and wished them well. As I pronounced them husband and wife. The evening was celebrated with delicious Mexican food Beverages and of course wedding cake ! Many years of love and success to Mr & Mrs Miguel Lara

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Lisa celebrated the marriage of Vincent and Jackie in beautiful Perris California

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The Nuggets rolled into town on their Harleys to celebrate the marriage of Vincent and Jackie in beautiful Perris California. Overlooking Lake Matthews surrounded by miles and miles of Rolling Hills with big puffy white clouds in the colorful sky was our setting for a perfect wedding. Vincent and Jacqui have so many fun-loving friends. They belong to a Harley Davidson motorcycle club called the “Nuggets” all friends and family could clearly see the love in these two hearts. Vincent and Jacqui were just going to elope to Las Vegas when friends and family would not hear of this ! So they all got together and gave Vincent and Jackie a beautiful heartfelt dream wedding Jacqui looked so gorgeous in her beautiful bridal gown and her bridesmaids were also very lovely in their navy lace dresses Jacqui was absolutely glowing. And  Vincent looking sharp sporting his nuggets denim and a fresh mohawk he was so excited he could barely wait for his bride. Officiant Lisa Smith had the pleasure of presiding over this union with love and humor along the way the families horse Whinnied loudly at the right moment as they kissed and were pronounced husband and wife. The crowd became hysterical so much fun was had by all. Followed by a evening of food and drink.  Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Arellano
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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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