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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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Last weekend was busy with two intimate and unique ceremonies that I will always remember.

Redondo Beach was the setting for the wedding of Karl and Cathy Aldridge. Close friends and family gathered at the Portofino hotel. The most touching moments aside from the love the ride and grok clearly displayed was the affection their wedding party had for them.

Congrats Karl and Cathy!

A small cadre of family and friends gathered at the home of the neighbor of wedding couple Doug and Truc for a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony that preceded the vow exchange.

The bride and groom presented gifts to each other’s parents who then blessed the union with the receipt of tea and wine.

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Susana Valdez and Joseph Cannavo flew west from their home in New England so that their wedding could be held in her sister’s home in Whittier

Susana Valdez and Joseph Cannavo flew west from their home and careers in New England so that their wedding could be held in California among family and long-time friends.  Her sister’s home in Whittier converted beautifully into a chapel of lights, and the Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore of Great Officiants led the ceremony as he always does — without notes and speaking directly to the couple and guests, communicating just what the bride and groom requested.   Planned cross-country via email and telephone, the couple appreciated that the ceremony perfectly reflected their vision, and the couple and their guests were inspired by Gary’s words of faith, joy and love.  Comments after the wedding centered on how amazing that such a simple setting could be so blessed with dignity and delight.  Coming from out of town, Susana and “Jay” were so appreciative of Great Officiants’ service of securing the wedding license.  They are returning to the east coast happily married and rich in memories.

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Intimate Gathering through the Power of FaceTime.

 

John and Curtis are not about having a big shindig when it comes to their wedding. In fact, all they wanted were a few friends, and John’s parents watched the ceremony with FaceTime over an iPhone. Their lovely little daughter Evelyn came down the aisle with flowers, eventually tearing up saying that she was shy. It was a small, loving group of people but the tenderness they  felt toward this couple filled their entire home. And what a gorgeous home it was!

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Lisa had the pleasure of marrying Miguel and Leonor November 26,2016 at their home

No wind, no rain, no ring could stop this couple from getting married on this wet lovely Saturday afternoon all the guest arrived to honor and witness the marriage of Miguel and Leonor at their home in Carson CA. Thanks to the quick action of some great men who scrambled together and were able to prevent the rain from coming into the patio (I forget to say it was outdoors) We had a lot of laughs as we continued the ceremony I asked ” Who has the rings?”  As we found out no one did, we waited a few minutes and the best man went to get them from safe keeping. Our joy , conversation and laughter was about to explode with anticipation!
As we concluded the heartfelt ceremony! Everyone cheered and wished them well. As I pronounced them husband and wife. The evening was celebrated with delicious Mexican food Beverages and of course wedding cake ! Many years of love and success to Mr & Mrs Miguel Lara

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Lisa celebrated the marriage of Vincent and Jackie in beautiful Perris California

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The Nuggets rolled into town on their Harleys to celebrate the marriage of Vincent and Jackie in beautiful Perris California. Overlooking Lake Matthews surrounded by miles and miles of Rolling Hills with big puffy white clouds in the colorful sky was our setting for a perfect wedding. Vincent and Jacqui have so many fun-loving friends. They belong to a Harley Davidson motorcycle club called the “Nuggets” all friends and family could clearly see the love in these two hearts. Vincent and Jacqui were just going to elope to Las Vegas when friends and family would not hear of this ! So they all got together and gave Vincent and Jackie a beautiful heartfelt dream wedding Jacqui looked so gorgeous in her beautiful bridal gown and her bridesmaids were also very lovely in their navy lace dresses Jacqui was absolutely glowing. And  Vincent looking sharp sporting his nuggets denim and a fresh mohawk he was so excited he could barely wait for his bride. Officiant Lisa Smith had the pleasure of presiding over this union with love and humor along the way the families horse Whinnied loudly at the right moment as they kissed and were pronounced husband and wife. The crowd became hysterical so much fun was had by all. Followed by a evening of food and drink.  Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Arellano
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Congratulations to Rosana Andrade & Tom Carter on their September 3, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) wedding in Claremont, CA.

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Congratulations to Rosana Andrade & Tom Carter on their September 3, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) wedding in Claremont, CA.  It was an exceptional evening in southern California – nice moderate temperature with a cool breeze.  It was a nice intimate ceremony with about 40 guests in a beautiful backyard setting. The event was well planned, the strings did a great job with the music and everyone seemed to take in the happy time the permeated the air!

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