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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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Congratulations to Kristie Beckman & Thomas Rinehart on their March 5, 2017 wedding at The Mitten Building in Redlands, CA

Congratulations to Kristie Beckman & Thomas Rinehart on their March 5, 2017 wedding at The Mitten Building in Redlands, CA.  The ceremony went exactly as planned with the “nervous ” groom managing to get through the ceremony in one piece!  He was breathing so heavy, we couldn’t keep the candles lit.  Kristie’s entrance was great as she entered right on queue with the Bagpipes.  They added the Sand Ceremony to the traditional ceremony for the perfect personal ceremony.  My best to the happy couple!

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A Beautiful Wish Upon a Wedding Ceremony by Alan Katz at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point

It was a beautiful November day at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. Alan performed an amazing ceremony for this couple who are so in love. Complete with vows, I dos, ring exchange, and a sand ceremony. An amazing team came together to provide this couple the wedding of their dreams. Wish Upon a Wedding provides an amazing service to couples who are in need, and Alan is honored to be part of such a momentous occasion. Check out the story on KTLA below:

Nonprofit Gives Bride With Cancer Her Dream Wedding in Dana Point

You can view more pictures here: http://www.linandjirsablog.com/associates/monarch-beach-resort-wish-upon-a-wedding-tiffany-jim/

Photo Credit: Lin and Jirsa Photography

Video Credit: Expressionary Films

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Leslie & Arnie had a exquisite Wedding, on the water at the Portofino Hotel & Marina

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Wow! Leslie & Arnie had a exquisite Wedding, on the water at the Portofino Hotel & Marina with a ton of friends & family that Love them so much! With the help of an amazing Event Coordinator, Caroline Cervantes…everything was perfect. The Bride & Groom decided to have a Sand, Chord & Veil & Coin Ceremony. It was an honor to preform their Wedding.

Congratulations to the both of them…best wishes!🙏

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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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Congratulations to Lianzi Zhu and Ting Wu on their July 9, 2016 ceremony at the Ponte Vineyards in Temecula, CA.

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Congratulations to Lianzi Zhu and Ting Wu on their July 9, 2016 ceremony at the Ponte Vineyards in Temecula, CA.  It was a beautiful HOT (about 95º) day in the wine country, with the winds “kicking up.”  None the less, for the most part it was not an unbearable type of heat and everyone was able to sit back and enjoy the ceremony – not to mention the beautiful view of the mountains and the vineyards in the background.  We were under a canopy on a brick platform at the edge of the pond.  A beautiful setting!  During the sand ceremony, the photographer and myself were only a step away from a nice refreshing swim.  Fortunately, we had “eyes behind our heads!”  My best to the very happy couple.

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A aloha weekend was celebrated by Sophia and Tracy in Riverside California.

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A aloha weekend was celebrated by Sophia and Tracy in Riverside California. Great Officiant Lisa Smith had the honor of performing the nuptials for this lovely couple they’re both in United States Army and have been on three tours of duty each they’ll be moving to Hawaii very soon so it was quite appropriate to have a beautiful Hawaiian style wedding. We opened the ceremony with the traditional sounding of the conch shell. This symbolizes to all that a very important ceremony is about to start.  Sophia arrived in a beautiful 57 Chevy driven by her father. They parked curbside and Sophia was escorted by her father and given away to her anxiously awaiting Groom in his full dress Army uniform. We were all happy and relived to see the sun come out for the most beautiful afternoon. We had a Lei exchange along with a Sand Ceremony we had the perfect Vows, I Do’s and ring exchange and as I pronounced them husband and wife the neighborhood ice cream man decided to drive by in all his glory blasting ice cream music !  The timing was perfect.  All the guest were socializing at the Tiki Social to be followed by dinner and entertainment a flame eater fire dancer and Hula girls were on the way to get the party started Best Wishes and Aloha to Tracy And Sophia  
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