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A Singing Star from Scotland at the Mountain View Ranch in Agoura Hills

Sandi & Matt
It started out like any other wedding.  A nice couple, obviously in love, planning for the greatest day of their lives.  I arrived at the Mountain View Ranch in Agoura Hills in plenty of time, everything was in order, and the ceremony went off without a hitch.  At the end, the bride, Alexandria, took the microphone and led the assembled guests in a rousing song, after which she and her groom, Matt, danced away and into their new lives.

It was only after all of this that I discovered that Alexandria is a major singing star in Scotland: Sandi Thom!  And the two lively musicians who were playing for the ceremony were friends of hers who had also been on some of her albums!  She had not told me about any of this.

It was probably the most fun wedding I’ve ever been a part of!  

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A Perfectly Seasoned Ceremony at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills

Susan & Erik
Lawry’s in Beverly Hills was the setting for the nuptials of Susan and Erik on Saturday, August 8.  It’s a great place for a wedding!  There’s plenty of room, and yet everything is close at hand!

Susan and Erik’s friends and family were a happy, even exuberant gathering!  Lots of smiles, hugs, and well-wishes were going around.  The ceremony concluded with an “impromptu” dance by the bridal party, which “interrupted” the presentation of the couple as husband and wife!  Everyone had a great time.

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Great Weather at the El Dorado Golf Course in Long Beach

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Rev. Ralph presided over the nuptials of SooBin and Michael on Friday July 3, at the lovely El Dorado Golf Course in Long Beach. We had great weather, a happy crowd and a delightful couple! 

The venue coordinator Morgan Caban was well organized, DJ Berto Navarro (got.party@yahoo.com) did an excellent job, and photographer Kendal Riley (ostaraphotography.com) was very cooperative! All-in-all, a great day! 

the venue

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An Intimate wedding at the Malibu West Beach Club

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An intimate wedding service for Yasmari & Ryan took place on Thursday June 25 at the Malibu West Beach Club, on the terrace overlooking the Pacific.  The ceremony included the blending of sand, signifying the uniting of their lives.  After the "sealed-with-a-kiss" moment, the happy couple walked across the sand to two lounge chairs to share a private moment together, before returning to the dining room for wine and food and dancing.  
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4 walking to the chairs
5 a private moment
6 First Dance

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A beautiful Wedding at Adamson House in Malibu

Noa & Ryan
Rev. Ralph was delighted to officiate for the wedding of Noa and Ryan, on Saturday, June 20.  It was a beautiful afternoon at the Adamson House in Malibu, as the happy couple tied the knot amid an exuberant gathering of family and friends.  An especially touching moment was when they read their own personal vows to each other – there were lots of smiles and a few hankies visible in the crowd!  

The wedding planner was Erica España of Twine Events (http://twineevents.com) and the DJ was Omead of Dashing Events (http://www.dashingevents.com)

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A Great Turnout at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana

Rev. Ralph was very happy to officiate for the marriage of Jacqueline Le and Sherman Auduong on April 10 at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana.  A large and exuberant crowd shared in the joy of the newlyweds.

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Jacqueline & Sherman later wrote, "Wow, thank you SO much for being a part of our special day. We could not have asked for a better officiant. You spoke so clearly and really gave emotion and honesty to our ceremony. Sherman and I couldn't stop talking about how great you were … We will certainly pass your name on if any friends or family need a wedding officiant. Many blessings to you and I hope business is booming for you this year!"

Note:  Please credit Jennifer Fujikawa Photography for the great pictures!

www.jenfujphotography.com

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A Wedding Ceremony at a Private Home in Palos Verdes, Overlooking the Ocean

Rev. Ralph led the festivities on a gorgeous afternoon in the back yard of an opulent home in Palos Verdes, as Denise and Ryan were joined in Holy Matrimony before a small group of family and friends. The beautiful back yard, which overlooks the ocean, was the setting. The couple's two dogs joined the processional as the guests applauded and laughed.

Denise, Ryan & Me
the view

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