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Congratulations to Siuna Morales & Neevon Esmaili on their November 19, 2016 wedding at the Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA

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Congratulations to Siuna Morales & Neevon Esmaili on their November 19, 2016 wedding at the Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.  It was a perfect day for a wedding in Malibu and the timing was just around sunset outdoors in front of a beautiful rock waterfall.  It was a traditional ceremony to which they added the “Love Lock Tree.”  Love Lock are a symbol of love and commitment which have been inspired by an ancient custom.  The custom was started in Europe in the early 2000’s where love padlocks were affixed to a fence, gate or bridge to symbolize a couples everlasting love.  In this ceremony, the locks are affixed to a metal Love Lock Tree.  Their parents also affixed their locks in support of the couples intent to marry.  It added a nice dimension to the ceremony!

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This Wedding Had One Individual That Objected….

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Roger married Jason & Lanie at the always wonderful Calamigos Ranch this last Saturday and they brought their adorable little dog Bizou to the ceremony.  The ceremony was fantastic !  A beautiful, romantic setting with a fitting ceremony to match…  The only problem is that their loving dog Bizou wanted his mommy & daddy and was not at all happy about sitting just as a guest for the wedding!  He wanted to be part of the wedding…. So, he proceeded to bark his disapproval, not of the wedding but him not being a part of it !  Still all in all, his barking added to the festivities ! 
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Winter Wonderland Wedding at Green Mountain Ranch in Lytle Creek

When I first met with Vincent and Carmen I knew I was the only one who could do their wedding. We had so much fun designing the ceremony.They got married at Green Mountain Ranch in Lytle Creek which is about 5 miles off the 15 freeway going up into the hills above San Bernardino.


They decided to have a winter wonderland theme. And there decorators to the wonderful job bring it to life. Due to the rain they had to move it inside but still the ambience was perfect.
 I started off the ceremony by lighting a memorial candle to give honor to the relatives who have passed.

Once the entire bridal party was up there and the couple was holding hands I broke into song. I sang a modified version of the song “Winter Wonderland” but changed it to “Wedding Wonderland. The wedding party and the guests loved it.

After the vows, when we got to the I do’s, they each wrote three silly I do’s that the other had to agree to. This got a ton of laughter.

After the rings they did the wine box and love letter ceremony where they put some love letters and wine into a box and on their one year anniversary will open the box read the love letters and drinking the wine.

 Then to make sure that their love was real we did a Potion Ceremony. They each had two vials of different colored water in which they poured them into the magical treetrunk. If their love was true, then steam would rise up from the trunk (Of course the trunk was filled with dry ice).

 I did some wonderful closing comments and then pronounced them husband and wife.

It was such an amazing day for me in them and I will always remember their wedding.


  

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Teri Mogavaro and Ed Brancieri were married Friday evening, October 9, 2015 at Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank

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Teri Mogavaro and Ed Brancieri were married Friday evening, October 9, 2015 at Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank. Stephen performed the ceremony in the garden courtyard of the charming Little White House with distant mountain views of Griffith Park and the sound of the rock waterfall. The reception followed in the Grand Prix Ballroom.

Congratulations Teri and Ed!

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A Beautiful Wedding at Humminbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley

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Congratulations to Jacqueline Hovhanessian & Jean-Paul Abcar on their September 20, 2015 wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana (Simi Valley), CA.  It was a beautiful, secluded setting with about 250 guests (“Standing Room” only).  Everything went as planned, except that we hit a three digit temperature (a little “hot” under the collar!).  But, as usual, we made the best of it, survived and delivered a great ceremony with the couple and guests leaving with no complaints (not even about the heat).  Just anxious to get to the bar and re-hydrate.  The best to the happy couple and their great honeymoon to Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

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

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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 gorgeous day for a Malibu wedding!

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Josh Fredrickson and Lu Dong were married on the tranquil deck of The Oaks Room at Rancho Calamigos, Malibu on Sunday, August 30 at 5:30PM.

Stephen performed the ceremony in front of the chandeliered natural stone waterfall wall.  Guests were treated to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner following the gorgeous ceremony.

All the best, Josh and Lu!  

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