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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

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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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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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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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An Intimate Ceremony at the Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge

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Lisa and Dan had a beautiful, intimate ceremony, with about 75 guests in the Boddy House garden at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge on September 18th, 215. It’s also so great to stand in front of two people who are so happy to have found each other.  Another cool thing is that Lisa made it her own dress, and you can see from the pictures that she looked gorgeous!

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A Gorgeous Evening at the Japanese Gardens in Long Beach

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June 19 was a gorgeous evening for the Ondo wedding at the Japanese Gardens in Long Beach.

Many happy tears were shed by the blissful couple, standing atop a bridge in the midst of family and friends.

The groom during the 13 coins ceremony evoked much laughter; and the Unity candle (set a little too deep in a glass jar) provided a small amount of struggle, but a great many heartfelt emotional moments.

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Octavio performs Three Bilingual Ceremonies Across the County!

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Jake & Maria got married at the Rose Garden in downtown LA. This is such a beautiful location, and it is so big that it's very easy to have a private ceremony even if the park is crowded.

Jake & Maria wanted a bilingual ceremony but Jake doesn't speak or understand much Spanish. In these situations we can still do a bilingual ceremony but since most of it is for the couple to understand I have to be careful and not translate too much so that both of them understand the message we dedicate to them.

Jake brought a wireless speaker which I used to control the music and a tripod to record the ceremony with this phone. When I saw him setting up the phone and tripod I offered to use my phone since it records at 60 frames per second. I gave him a little sample video so that he could see the quality and he was sold!

We used my phone to record the entire ceremony which lasted 15 minutes. Their ceremony was slightly bilingual and we did our "My Favorite" ceremony. They also wrote their own vows, which by the way were absolutely beautiful and touching, and I introduced the "Best Woman," who is Jake's best friend, to come up and dedicate a beautiful and heartfelt message for the happy couple!

Jake and Maria are such a sweet couple and they clearly love each other so much! I wish you guys all the blessings in the world and send you all my love!

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Ana Arely & Mario tied the knot at Hurst Ranch in West Covina. I've done several weddings at this location and they have all been outdoors. But this one was held indoors in their big ballroom. This was wonderful because the couple wanted to keep the ceremony traditional and we did not want to replace the unity candle with the sand ceremony.

We met a few months before the wedding and I fell absolutely in love with them! Mario & Ana Arely are the kind of people that just make you feel as part of their family from the minute they meet you and hug you. When I arrived to their wedding they gave me the same kind of love. It was so cool!

We did our Catholic Lite ceremony with the Coin, Lasso, and Unity Candle entirely in Spanish. The couple were so happy and are so in love that they could not contain their tears. It was so touching to see tears of joy and love!

Mario & Ana Arely, you guys are such an amazing couple and have such kind souls!!!! We need more people like you in this world! I wish you both all the blessings in the world and send you all my love and hugs!

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Words cannot begin to describe how much I love Andrea and Bryan! This is one of the couples that I have worked with the most as we were in constant communication from the moment we met up until the day of their wedding. And they were both always in such a happy and excited mood!

Their wedding and reception took place at Porter Valley Country Club in Northridge. This was my first wedding at that location and it is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to do more weddings there!

I have such a special bond with this couple and when I got to their wedding I bonded exactly the same way with their parents! Both of their parents are so cool and so much fun! I would've loved to stay for the reception and spend more time with them and their families!

As you can see in the picture Andrea and Bryan looked like Hollywood royalty, even when they are not dressed for a wedding! I felt like I was marrying two models taken out of a Vogue magazine!

The ceremony was a bilingual Catholic Lite and we also incorporated the Mothers Rose presentation and the Lasso ritual. Every word that came out of my mouth was incredibly heartfelt as I had the privilege of enjoying the love they have for one another through their eyes, smiles, and tears of joy!

Andrea & Bryan, I am honored and forever grateful that you guys granted me the opportunity to officiate your wedding ceremony and be a part of such an amazing love story! I wish you both all the blessings in the world and send you all my love and hugs!

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A Perfect Day at the Garland Hotel in North Hollywood

A perfect day was enjoyed by all. Seann and Ally were joined in marriage on Saturday March 28th 2015 at The Garland Hotel in North Hollywood in The Secret Garden A beautiful Venue that's perfect for parties of all types.

The lush garden is filled with big trees, palnts and lots of beautiful flowers. The garden is secluded and tucked away for a lovely private occasion Birdies & Butterflies were flying around sending love and best wishes. The day was a complete success thanks to Lisa Kahn of Lisa Kahn Events, Wedding Planner.  After a long warm morning of pictures the special moment began. Seann and Ally were preceded by the sweetest twin boys as ring bearers and a lovely little flower girl. Their love was obvious as they gazed into each others eyes tears of joy were flowing as they are so in love. Seann and Ally are such animal lovers that they requested no gifts, instead friends and family donated to their favorite animal rescue charity Marley's Mutts. A grand reception was the icing on the cake In the beautifully set dinning room Bravo! and best wishes to Seann and Ally, May they have a beautiful love filled life together.

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