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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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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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Congratulations to Zoe Rahimi & Jason Nolen on their March 25, 2017 wedding at the Vibiana in Los Angeles, CA.

Congratulations to Zoe Rahimi & Jason Nolen on their March 25, 2017 wedding at the Vibiana in Los Angeles, CA.  The venue was breathtaking, for which pictures do not do justice.  It was a former church converted into an event center that retained the altar and church motif.  The altar area was complete white marble with marble flooring and stairs.  The brides runway was white marble planks.  It was a Persian wedding.  Although they did not have a traditional Persian ceremony, they did have a “huge” Persian Sofreh Aghd on display.  After the brides entry, I explained (for the benefit of the non-Persian guests) the significance and symbolism of the Sofreh Aghd.  I also delivered my open remarks in Farsi!  The couple made a rose presentation to their moms and replaced the traditional sand ceremony with a glass ceremony, which is similar to the sand ceremony except that glass crystals are used which are later blown into a personalized glass sculpture (bowl, vase, etc.).  The ceremony went flawless from start to finish with the perfect mix of seriousness, humor, laughter and some tears (of joy)!  I’m sure all 200+ guests had as great a time at the reception as I had officiating for such a great couple!  My very best for a great life together. 

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A change in the wedding vows…………

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This last Saturday at the Women’s Twentieth Century Club in Los Angeles, Karla and Diego got married…………  They knew that the wedding was going to be fantastic because the had picked the perfect venue to get married….. Beautiful grounds and an amazing wedding venue that is listed with the National Register of Historic Places….  They also had chosen an amazing wedding coordinator, Susan Dunne of “Weddings By Susan Dunne”.  And the topping on the wedding cake………they had Roger who never fails to bring both heart and humor to the wedding ceremony………….Everything was perfect and going to plan……..until one little teeny tiny slip in the wedding vows changed the whole ceremony and caused much laughter from the guests…….

You see, Karla & Diego had decided they wanted to read their own vows along with the traditional vows that you recite.  Diego went first and had a beautiful reading.  Karla went after him and her vows were perfect….. right up the part where she meant to read…. “I will take you as the husband I love”….. but ended up saying  “I will make you the husband I love” !!  Needless to say, this little mistake in her vows was cause for much laughter and Roger had to get them back on track to finish the ceremony.  It was the perfect change in the vows !!

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Wedding at the Ebell Club in Los Angeles

I love doing weddings at the Ebell Club in Los Angeles.

 It is a beautiful historic building off of Wilshire Boulevard. Inside it’s many halls lies gorgeous banquet, party and ceremony rooms. The lush interior gardens tie it all together to make it a beautiful space.

Having done several weddings and attended many parties there I know how cool it can be.

 At the wedding today Annie and been tied the knot. They met in Alabama in college and tried to have a long distance relationship but realized they needed to be together. They did a special type of sand ceremony during their wedding. There were four bottles of sand. The first bottle was poured my one set of parents  and then the other set of parents poured the rest. The next bottle was poured by me to represent the rest of their family and friends. The final two bottles were poured by each of them joining their life together.

They even brought their dogs and dressed them up.

 At the end of the ceremony when he dipped her and gave her a kiss all of their guest screamed with delight.

Then my favorite part at the end was getting the red envelope.

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A Roller Coaster Ride of Emotions with Woody at the Oviatt Penthouse

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Woody recently had the honor of officiating the wedding ceremony of Dominique and Elvin at the historic art deco Oviatt Penthouse which opened in 1928 and has since been renovated to it’s original charm. At one time, this was the tallest building in Los Angeles. As you can see from the photos, this is no longer the case.

Woody’s ceremony included the couple’s courtship story, a Hand Blessing, as well as he Bride and Groom doing their own vows which made each other tear up, as well as Woody and the Guests. To add to this was a string quartet which included two of Elvin’s Friends from work.

The photo of Woody and our couple after the ceremony show the emotion exhaustion of the ceremony. A Guest said to Woody afterwards: “Your ceremony was like a roller coaster…….I laughed, I cried, and then I wanted to do it all over again.”

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Wedding at the Ebell Club in Los Angeles

I love doing weddings at the Ebell Club in Los Angeles.

 It is a beautiful historic building off of Wilshire Boulevard. Inside it’s many halls lies gorgeous banquet, party and ceremony rooms. The lush interior gardens tie it all together to make it a beautiful space.

Having done several weddings and attended many parties there I know how cool it can be.

 At the wedding today Annie and been tied the knot. They met in Alabama in college and tried to have a long distance relationship but realized they needed to be together. They did a special type of sand ceremony during their wedding. There were four bottles of sand. The first bottle was poured my one set of parents  and then the other set of parents poured the rest. The next bottle was poured by me to represent the rest of their family and friends. The final two bottles were poured by each of them joining their life together.

They even brought their dogs and dressed them up.

 At the end of the ceremony when he dipped her and gave her a kiss all of their guest screamed with delight.

Then my favorite part at the end was getting the red envelope.

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