Octavio performs Three Bilingual Ceremonies Across the County!

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Jake & Maria got married at the Rose Garden in downtown LA. This is such a beautiful location, and it is so big that it's very easy to have a private ceremony even if the park is crowded.

Jake & Maria wanted a bilingual ceremony but Jake doesn't speak or understand much Spanish. In these situations we can still do a bilingual ceremony but since most of it is for the couple to understand I have to be careful and not translate too much so that both of them understand the message we dedicate to them.

Jake brought a wireless speaker which I used to control the music and a tripod to record the ceremony with this phone. When I saw him setting up the phone and tripod I offered to use my phone since it records at 60 frames per second. I gave him a little sample video so that he could see the quality and he was sold!

We used my phone to record the entire ceremony which lasted 15 minutes. Their ceremony was slightly bilingual and we did our "My Favorite" ceremony. They also wrote their own vows, which by the way were absolutely beautiful and touching, and I introduced the "Best Woman," who is Jake's best friend, to come up and dedicate a beautiful and heartfelt message for the happy couple!

Jake and Maria are such a sweet couple and they clearly love each other so much! I wish you guys all the blessings in the world and send you all my love!

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Ana Arely & Mario tied the knot at Hurst Ranch in West Covina. I've done several weddings at this location and they have all been outdoors. But this one was held indoors in their big ballroom. This was wonderful because the couple wanted to keep the ceremony traditional and we did not want to replace the unity candle with the sand ceremony.

We met a few months before the wedding and I fell absolutely in love with them! Mario & Ana Arely are the kind of people that just make you feel as part of their family from the minute they meet you and hug you. When I arrived to their wedding they gave me the same kind of love. It was so cool!

We did our Catholic Lite ceremony with the Coin, Lasso, and Unity Candle entirely in Spanish. The couple were so happy and are so in love that they could not contain their tears. It was so touching to see tears of joy and love!

Mario & Ana Arely, you guys are such an amazing couple and have such kind souls!!!! We need more people like you in this world! I wish you both all the blessings in the world and send you all my love and hugs!

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Words cannot begin to describe how much I love Andrea and Bryan! This is one of the couples that I have worked with the most as we were in constant communication from the moment we met up until the day of their wedding. And they were both always in such a happy and excited mood!

Their wedding and reception took place at Porter Valley Country Club in Northridge. This was my first wedding at that location and it is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to do more weddings there!

I have such a special bond with this couple and when I got to their wedding I bonded exactly the same way with their parents! Both of their parents are so cool and so much fun! I would've loved to stay for the reception and spend more time with them and their families!

As you can see in the picture Andrea and Bryan looked like Hollywood royalty, even when they are not dressed for a wedding! I felt like I was marrying two models taken out of a Vogue magazine!

The ceremony was a bilingual Catholic Lite and we also incorporated the Mothers Rose presentation and the Lasso ritual. Every word that came out of my mouth was incredibly heartfelt as I had the privilege of enjoying the love they have for one another through their eyes, smiles, and tears of joy!

Andrea & Bryan, I am honored and forever grateful that you guys granted me the opportunity to officiate your wedding ceremony and be a part of such an amazing love story! I wish you both all the blessings in the world and send you all my love and hugs!

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A Great Combination at the Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown LA

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I could not have come up with a better combination if I had tried! Brian and Diana got married at the Oviatt penthouse in downtown LA which in itself has the vibe of the 20s.

Their theme song was "I Remember" by Deadmau5! It all matched 100% perfectly! The ceremony was a bilingual Catholic Lite ceremony with the Mothers Rose presentation. When I got to the wedding The DJ told me the couple wanted to be pronounced when their theme song exploded. He and I worked together in figuring out when I would queue him in since the song has a 30 second build up before that part comes. We pulled it off!

Brian and Diana found me through Great Officiants thanks to Brian's mom. We met a week before their wedding, which is more than enough time for any of us to design a beautiful and perfect ceremony for you, and of course the end result was Great!

Brian and Diana thank you guys for making my experience so fun and exciting! You guys are amazing! I wish you all the blessings in the world and all my love!

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Octavio Performs a Lovely Ceremony at The Oviatt Penthouse for Jose and Nancy

Jose & Nancy tied the knot at none other than The Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown LA. Surrounded by beautiful skyscrapers this venue is surprisingly quiet, perfect for a wedding ceremony. The¬†entire building has a very 1920’s feel and look.

As you can see, Jose and Nancy looked Spectacular. Their families and friends were all so friendly and dressed the part too!

The ceremony was very moving and there were tears throughout, my favorite! This just shows the love in the air!

Jose & Nancy, thank you for giving me the honor to officiate your wedding!!!! I wish you all the blessings in the WORLD!!!!!

 

 

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Great Officiant Octavio Keeps Busy with Two Fabulous Weddings

Oscar & Sarah

Oscar and Sarah
Oscar & Sarah got married at Swiss Park Banquet Center in Whittier.  The ceremony took place out doors while the reception indoors.  They had about 150 guests in the ceremony and a full bridal party.  Their recession and procession were also very beautiful!  We incorporated the sand ceremony in their wedding using their wedding colors, purple and silver.  This was such a spectacular setting, and the happy couple looked like they were straight out of a magazine!

 

Oscar & Sarah, I wish you all the BEST!!!!  Blessings!


Ruben & Natalia

Ruben and Natlia

Ruben & Natalia got married at a warehouse East of Downtown LA. ¬†But don’t be fooled, Ruben’s father owns a successful business and they decided to use the company’s grounds for their wedding. ¬†Although untraditional, the idea was great and the setting was very beautiful! ¬†Their families were all there, and what beautiful people they all were. ¬†During the ceremony there were about 12 bridesmaids standing in a semi circle behind us, which I had never done before. ¬†It all came out so beautiful. ¬†And it goes without saying Natalia and Ruben are such a lovely couple. ¬†They have amazing energy I could feel even on the phone.

 

Natalia & Ruben, I wish you all the blessings in the World!!!

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Officiant Marries Couple at loftSEVEN in Los Angeles

Nicole & Uli

Our Great Officiant Michael was honored to marry Nicole and Ulion at loftSEVEN penthouse. He wrote this about the couple:

“Nicole and Uli were such a fun couple and their ceremony totally matched. ¬†With a lot of laughter and excitement I was able to recount their love story, from their first meeting and kiss right up to the proposal. ¬†But what I thought was most unique was that they had so many elements to the ceremony that allowed participation from their friends and relatives:

-A wine box/love letter ceremony where one of their groomsmen held the wine box.

-Roses to their parents and Uli’s grandmother.

-Three different readings all done by friends.

And what a fantastic venue they picked!  loftSEVEN in the heart of downtown LA had amazing views from the rooftop, where we performed the ceremony and it looked like everyone was in for an amazing reception.

Wish them all the best!”


 

Michael was then sent the following note by the happy couple:

“I wanted to pass along how many compliments we got on you and the ceremony. Several people assumed you were our old friend given how well you personalized the ceremony. Thanks so much!”

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Halloween style wedding

Aaron and Meredith wanted to do something different for their wedding.

So since it was holloween time why not have everybody dressed in costume and that’s just what they did.

I was the Evil Prince Bob. I did a wonderful humorous wedding in the round.

Cicada in Downtown Los Angeles was the perfect place for this. The couple loved it and so did their guests. It Exceeded their expectations by far.

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