The flask the flowers and the yacht.

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 Hilary and Thor got married today on the back of a beautiful yacht docked by Seaport Village in Long Beach. It was the most perfect afternoon for a wedding ceremony. The sun was setting a light breeze was blowing and the guests were slightly intoxicated.

 I have met with this happy couple a couple of times prior to the wedding and we can instantly bonded. Even their wonderful mother came to visit me on her own.

On the day of the wedding I met them on the boat and issued them their marriage license.

I set up my sound system at the rear of the boat and had their two songs ready to play. Annie’s song by John Denver and time in a bottle by Jim Croce

At the beginning of the ceremony I took some flower petals and tossed them over the side of the boat in dedication to their fathers who have passed on.

I’ve been performed a wonderful heartfelt ceremony and included a sand¬†ceremony and a Jewish glass crush at the end.

Somehow during the picture session after the ceremony she ended up with a flask in her hand that was holding the flowers. She didn’t realize it at the time because of all the post. Ceremony picture taking. It created a wonderful laugh from her and the guests in the area.

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Great Officiant Michael Has Been Popular this Wedding Season!!

Great Officiant Michael is always very sought out after! Here are some of his weddings highlighting ceremonies in Los Angeles and Orange County. Congratulations on being such a wonderful Officiant!


David & Jessica

Married at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank, CA On June 11,2014

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David and Jessica were such a lovely couple to work! ¬†I had the honor of telling their love story to their family and friends and closing out their wedding with a traditional Jewish Glass Breaking. They also chose to both repeat vows after me and write further personal notes to each other – something I’m noticing a lot of couples starting to do now, allowing for both a sense of tradition and personalization.

 

I was overjoyed to be a part of their ceremony and wish them all my best.


Karen & Jeremy

Married at Ramsey’s at The Club– Los Angeles on June 14, 2014

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Karen and Jeremy were a dream couple to work with. ¬†We met a couple months prior to their ceremony over sushi to get to know each other and put together a ceremony including exactly what they wanted. ¬†On the day-of, right before the ceremony, I was joking with the best man that when I ask him for the rings he should throw them at me as hard as he can and we’ll just see what happens. ¬†Well during the ceremony he took the opportunity to get me back. ¬†Unbeknownst to me, when I asked for the rings he instead took out a quarter and threw it at me! ¬†I was shocked thinking he actually threw the rings and everyone in attendance broke out in a huge round of laughter.

At the end of their ceremony, Karen and Jeremy saluted each other with a special toast – a tradition that they have between the two of them – a perfect way to end a perfect ceremony.

Afterwards, they were so kind to leave the following review for us:

“Our Officiant was Michael Thieling. Our actual ceremony was short and sweet but thanks to Michael very memorable. One of the most heard comments from our guests was regarding how great our Officiant was and we couldn’t agree more. Thank you Michael for helping to make our wedding such a wonderful event for us and our guests!”

Thank you both for the memories and a ceremony moment I’ll never forget!!!


John and Marla

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John and Marla got married in a small, intimate ceremony surrounded by family at the quaint Blue Lantern Inn in Dana Point.  When I first met them a few months prior to their ceremony, we gathered at the venue to discuss their ceremony and I was able to make some suggestions to change the actual ceremony location within the venue to allow for better pictures and a more open experience.

They capped their ceremony off with a Love Letter and Wine Box ceremony and after their nuptials they were off to celebrate with a family dinner next door.

All our best John and Marla!


 

Jamie and Wade

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Jamie and Wade were a dream couple to work with. ¬†Since they were coming from Florida, we did all of their ceremony planning over the phone – something I’m very used to doing with the many out-of-state couples that we have the pleasure of working with.

The Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach provided an amazing venue for their wedding Рbig enough for their many guests but extremely private and intimate so that you felt like no one else was there except for the wedding guests.  We performed a short acknowledgement of family for some of their loved ones who had passed and had a guest recite First Corinthians. After they exchanged rings, Jamie and Wade performed a lovely Unity Candle ceremony with a customized candle.

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After the ceremony, they had the following to say:

“Great Officiant!!! Michael Thieling was our Officiant for our ceremony. He exceeded our expectations!! From the first conversation we had, he made me feel very at ease and seemed to get the couple that my husband and I are right from the start. He had great contact leading up to our wedding and was a complete pleasure to work with. Also, he added a bit of light heartedness to the ceremony when he knew it could be used, which is what made our wedding simply epic!!!!

Thank you, Michael!!!!”

Thank you so much Jamie and Wade – it was my pleasure!
 

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