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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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Congratulations to Ariana Dana & Braden Priest on their July 8, 2017 wedding at the Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach, CA

Congratulations to Ariana Dana & Braden Priest on their July 8, 2017 wedding at the Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach, CA.  They had a “simple” ceremony with a special reading.  The hotel is a small quaint boutique hotel tucked away on the busy South Coast Highway.  Following the short fifteen minute ceremony, guests enjoyed an hour of cocktails on the sundeck lounge followed by a beautiful reception in the courtyard.

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Congratulations to Katie George & Daniel Zehr on their June 24, 2017 ceremony at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA.

Congratulations to Katie George & Daniel Zehr on their June 24, 2017 ceremony at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA.  It was a perfect day in the beautiful horticultural hideaway!  It was a “semi-simple” ceremony.  The couple added a reading by Daniel’s dad and a Rose presentation to Katie and Daniel’s moms.  They also added a Ring Warming ceremony, where before the ring exchange, the rings are passed through the rows and each guest holds the rings and “warms” them with a squeeze, a breath or a prayer of good wishes for the couple then hands them to the person next to them.  The last person hands them to the Best Man who hands to me (the officiant) who proceeds with the ring exchange portion of the ceremony.  Background music plays during the ring warming.  Another interesting note is that the groom handmade the wedding bands — might I add two very professional pieces of work, made with much love!  At the conclusion of the ceremony, the bride and groom danced off …

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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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