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This Couple Wanted To Have Fun !!

Roger had the pure pleasure of officiating the wedding of Joey and Monique this last weekend.  Both Joey and Monique, when meeting with Roger, mentioned numerous times that that didn’t want the normal, dry, standard wedding.  They said that both their families and friends were ready to have a good time and really celebrate this big day.  Roger assured them that they came to the right guy.  Roger brought his A-game and had this crowd in stitches and in tears.  It was an amazing wedding!!!  And Sandy, the coordinator for the incredible Vintage Rose in the city of Orange, kept everybody in line and on time.  She is an amazing coordinator and does a wonderful job !  Overall, this couple had a fun wedding !! 

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Kahauna and Alpha were married at the beautiful Chapel of Memories in Temecula, CA.

Kahauna and Alpha were married at the beautiful Chapel of Memories in Temecula, CA. Operated by Patricia and Jim this chapel is a gem of a place for a wedding. This couple has love overflowing from their hearts, minds, eyes and souls… It is a love that you could feel from miles away. It was a beautiful hot sunny day in to Old Town Temecula and all their guests were dressed so beautifully.  This was such an intimate wedding that made everyone smile and laugh.  This couple wrote their own vows and they were so heartfelt, poetic and awesome.  This was a great ceremony and I Rev. Smith was so proud to be a part of it under the Great Officiants name.

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Jennifer and Jonathan’s wedding on 20 May 2017 was held at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo, California.

Jennifer and Jonathan’s wedding on 20 May 2017 was held at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo, California. The venue had a classic Spanish California colonial feel and is set in a lush green park-like setting bejeweled with classic Spanish architecture. The fountains and gardens are manicured and offer an elegant, yet relaxed feeling.

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An Amazing View And An Amazing wedding

Orange Hill Restaurant is an extraordinary place.  It overlooks the city of Orange and its adjacent cities with a view for miles.  It is the perfect place for an afternoon or sunset dinner.  It also happens to be the place that Aaron & Margo decided to tie the knot at.  Roger was lucky enough to be there officiating their wedding this last Sunday.  It was a beautiful day and a very emotional day. Everyone cried and laughed.  It was the perfect day !!

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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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Late afternoon sunlight filtered through the sycamore trees and onto the lily pads at Menifee Lakes’ Wedgwood wedding venue.

Late afternoon sunlight filtered through the sycamore trees and onto the lily pads at Menifee Lakes’ Wedgwood wedding venue.  Family and friends gathered there Friday evening May 19 to witness and celebrate the joining of Joseph Fine and Mayra Meza as husband and wife.  During the ceremony, Rev.Dr.Gary Barmore of Great Officiants turned the couple toward the guests, and after the bride and groom’s “I Do’s” the whole crowd was invited to pledge their support with a hearty “We Do!”  Then, turning them toward one another, Dr. Barmore led Mayra and Joseph in holy vows both in English and in Spanish.  The wedding prayer gave thanks for life and especially for love that makes life worthwhile, as well as asking for the good gifts of patience, forgiveness, new horizons and a home wherein each can return from their work to find refreshment and renewal.   This couple elected to symbolize their union with the planting and watering of two small ficus trees tenderly intertwined.  And then … let the party begin!

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