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Congratulations to Frances Chang & John Diao on their Saturday, June 3, 2017 wedding at The Regency in Glendale, CA

Congratulations to Frances Chang & John Diao on their Saturday, June 3, 2017 wedding at The Regency in Glendale, CA.  It was a beautiful “no frills” indoor ceremony, eloquently done.  The cocktail hour began immediately after the ceremony as the bride and groom exited the ceremony with their guests to the reception area.  They took a few photos and guests were seated at their tables, where each table was already preset with a spread of hour’dourves and appetizers.

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Congratulations to Maira Barajas & Salbador Morales on their Baby Shower turned Surprise Wedding at their home in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Congratulations to Maira Barajas & Salbador Morales on their Baby Shower turned Surprise Wedding at their home in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  It started off as a Baby Shower at around 4pm with guests doing what they do at a baby shower.  When I arrive arrived 6:30, I mingled for a few minutes then asked for everyone’s attention, and with the groom at my side, welcomed everyone to what was now a wedding ceremony.  After everyone stopped applauding and crying, the music started and Maira entered from the house with her escorts and we began the traditional ceremony.  Guests remained standing, taking pictures throughout — a little less formal than usual.  At the conclusion, the newlyweds continued mingling with their guests and the party continued!

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Congratulations to Jenae Olivas and Ramon Alba on their May 20, 2017 wedding at the Los Amigos Golf Club in Downey, CA

Congratulations to Jenae Olivas and Ramon Alba on their May 20, 2017 wedding at the Los Amigos Golf Club in Downey, CA.  The weather cleared up and it was a great, sunny, warm day in southern California with about 140 guests attending the ceremony. The ceremony included the sand ceremony and a rose presentation to Jenae and Ramon’s mothers which, as usual, was a very touching moment.  They included personal vows, which is always a special moment, but Ramon’s life challenge with Jenae at his side brought a tear to everyone’s eyes.  The ceremony continued with laughter and seriousness ending with one happy MR. & MRS.!   

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Congratulations to Mona Falcon & Scott Blyleven on their April Fool’s Day Wedding (April 1, 2017) at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA

Congratulations to Mona Falcon & Scott Blyleven on their April Fool’s Day Wedding (April 1, 2017) at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA.  It was a beautiful spring day with perfect weather.  The ceremony started on time and everything went as planned.  The setting was great with a slight wind blowing to keep guests comfortable.  The bridal party was professional and unveiled no April Fools’ Day pranks (at least not during the ceremony)!  Mr. “Perfect Timing” came through today for Ms. “On Time!”  Keep it up Scott.

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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 Chalon Kashey & Jacob Park on their March 18, 2017 wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA

Congratulations to Chalon Kashey & Jacob Park on their March 18, 2017 wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA.  It was an ideal day for a wedding at the Inn!  It was a simple, “no frills” but classy ceremony with the organist opening the ceremony and the bride’s entry and the DJ closing with the recessional.  The bride and groom sealed their kiss with their signature shot (straight up)!  Their personal vows were heartfelt and touching  I wish them both the best on the beginning of a wonderful journey together!

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Congratulations to Renee Yip & Ken Chen on their March 11, 2017 wedding at the Hilton Universal City in Universal City, CA

Congratulations to Renee Yip & Ken Chen on their March 11, 2017 wedding at the Hilton Universal City in Universal City, CA.  It was a beautiful day for a ceremony on the rooftop terrace overlooking the city.  The string quartet added an eloquent touch for an already “classy” ceremony.  The “Ave Maria” during the Rose Presentation to Renee and Ken’s moms was a great choice.  Planner Jackie Tan and her team did a great job putting everything together with perfection.  My best to the newlyweds!

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