Ranch wedding

Check out these three weddings at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, the Piru Mansion in Fillmore, and the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach

Roger had the honor of marrying Andrew & Marie this last Sunday at the always wonderful Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.  And it was at his favorite spot there, the Oaks Room !  This amazing location at the ranch overlooks an extraordinary waterfall and is the perfect place to marry the person of your dreams !  It was going to be a fun filled wedding and best of all, their love-of-their-life dog who they call Bear was going to be there to celebrate with them.  Now Bear is a beautiful Golden Retriever and she was incredibly excited to be part of the action that day !  So much that at the exact moment Roger asked for the rings from the best man, Bear decided that she would jump up and help facilitate the handing of the rings to Roger !!  Needless to say, standing next to a waterfall with rings being bounced around made for great fun !!  But all turned out and the wedding went off without a hitch.  And best of all, Bear stole the show !

 

Roger had the honor of marrying Matt & Jill this last weekend at the beautiful Piru Mansion in Fillmore.  It was a perfect day, the weather was stunning, and Roger had a great time with the audience.  They were a fun group all there to celebrate this adorable couple Matt & Jill.  

Roger had the honor of marrying Sheldon & Christine at the ever so beautiful Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach this last weekend.  It is a beautiful place to marry, overlooking the bay.  And it is such a nice location, the local seals also find it very appealing.  So Roger always tells his couples that they may hear a few squawks from the local seal residents during the ceremony.  When Roger got there, the groom mentioned that it was surprisingly quiet from the seal community that day and that on their rehearsal day, they were in full swing!  Roger told him that maybe they would get lucky !  Not so fast…….  No sooner did the music start to play for the processional, so did the seals join in for their part of the song !  And they never stopped !  It was actually quite amusing watching Roger trying to dodge the sound effects of the “additional guests” !  But Roger, the trooper he was, gave a wonderful ceremony albeit a very noisy one !

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Check out these three awesome weddings at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, and a private home in Hacienda Heights

Congratulations to Shamrock Clifton & David Stankunas on their July 15, 2017 wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.  Although it was a hot day, the temperature was perfect at the ranch.  There was about 160 guests in attendance.  The reception took place in the beautiful Redwood Room with a continuous cascading waterfall behind the bridal table.  The couple also included an abridged version of the “Chinese Tea Ceremony’ to honor their parents.  (Shamrock’s parents and, as she put it, David’s half Asian-ness).  The ceremony started on time — the DJ, photographer, and coordinator all did an exceptional job.  My best to the new couple!

Congratulations to Tatiana Lupu & Ryan Cacacho on their Sunday, July 23, 2017 wedding at the Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, CA.  It was a small beach wedding with about 25 guests.  The ceremony was simple with no Brides’ Maids or Groomsmen.  Tatiana walked down the aisle unescorted and was met by Ryan and their son.  They included the Picture Frame Sand Ceremony and a special reading in their Non-Denominational ceremony.  Photos were taken on the beach after the ceremony followed by cocktails and a dinner reception

Congratulations to Marie Ndoutoume & Adrian Dorsey on their Saturday, July 29, 2017 wedding at a private residence in Hacienda Heights, CA.  It was a beautiful backyard spiritual ceremony under a tent at a private home with close family and friends for this out-of-state couple.  It was a simple ceremony with  no “add-ons,”  just spiritual The weather was a little warm but no competition for the feeling of warmth and love radiating from their family and guests!  My best to the happy couple!

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The Perfect Wedding and Wedding Venue

Calamigos Ranch is a one of a kind wedding venue.  Not only is its location buried amongst the trees in Malibu, but it has many different settings on its grounds to have that perfect wedding. And Roger’s favorite is the Oak Room.  With that stunning waterfall as the backdrop, it lends itself to creating that perfect memory for the perfect wedding.  Now the only thing that Bobby & Meg, Roger’s wedding couple this last weekend, needed was the perfect ceremony to go with that perfect location.  And this is where Roger steps in.  Roger gave Bobby and Meg the fun-filled wedding they were hoping for.  All of the officiants that work for Great Officiants know that every wedding they do needs to be fun and romantic.  That’s their brand !  And this had all that and more.  It was a perfect wedding.

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An & Gene had a very elegant Wedding Ceremony at the, always gorgeous, Calimigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.

An & Gene had a very elegant Wedding Ceremony at the, always gorgeous, Calimigos Ranch in Malibu, CA. The venue is amazingly picturesque & a perfect place to have an outdoor Event. What a very sweet couple that took the time to create their own vows. This always makes a Ceremony very personal & meaningful! They are headed to Tokyo for their honeymoon & even invited me to go along (just kidding😜)!

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Calamigos Ranch in Malibu is my favorite venue in all of Southern California. The fairy tale “Enchanted Forrest” vibe made me fall in love with it the very first time I step foot there

Calamigos Ranch in Malibu is my favorite venue in all of Southern California. The fairy tale “Enchanted Forrest” vibe made me fall in love with it the very first time I step foot there. I’ve only done three weddings here and wish I could do many more. It feels like home to me and if I ever get married it’s definitely going to be there!

Christian and Alejandra are such an amazing couple! Easy-going, relax, roll with the punches, “we’ll do whatever you think is better” type attitude made my experience delightful and unforgettable. To an extent where I didn’t want the ceremony to be over. They are the kind of couple that will stay in my heart forever!!!

God bless them!!!

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Always a beautiful wedding at the Oaks Room…………

Roger had the pleasure of marrying Ryan & Ashley this weekend at the always amazing Calamigos Ranch.   Ryan & Ashley chose to marry in front of the waterfall at the Oaks Room, Roger’s favorite at the ranch.  It was a beautiful wedding and the coordinator Courtney was on top of everything to make sure they had the most perfect wedding…..and they did !!

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A Bride Forgets Her Vows In The Middle Of A Lemon Grove…………

Roger had the honor of marrying Albert & Victoria this last weekend at one of Roger’s favorite wedding venues.  Limoneira Ranch out in Santa Paula.  Not a lot of people know about this gem of a wedding venue out in the middle of agriculture country in Ventura County.  Not only is the wedding venue extraordinary but the venue is in the middle of a large scale working lemon grove !  And when Roger says in the middle, you are literally surrounded by lemon trees !  In fact, the venue invites wedding guests to wander into the grove and pick their limit of lemons !  And by now, all the rain cloud clouds had dissipated and it was a beautiful afternoon for a wedding.  And the wedding was going along perfectly…………up to the point where the bride & groom were to read their own vows to each other.  Just as Roger invited Albert the groom to read his vows, Roger noticed that the bride Victoria suddenly waved to the Maid Of Honor and whispered something……..well it didn’t take a genius to figure out that the bride forgot her vows !!  So the maid of honor excuses herself and signals to the coordinator Abby to help and off goes Abby running to find them.  Roger sees what is happening behind all the guests so he quickly on the spot adds more to the ceremony to give time for the vows to make their way up to Victoria without skipping a beat !  She reads her well planned vows and it goes off perfectly !  A beautiful wedding !

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