Four Wonderful Weddings From Octavio, a Great Officiant!

Kyle & Jennifer

Kyle and Jennifer

Kyle & Jen are a spectacular couple, and the proud parents of an adorable little angel.  We met at a Starbucks so that they could get to know me a bit and decide if they wanted to book me as their Officiant.  This is something I do with most couples so they feel comfortable with who I am.

This wedding ceremony took place in a beautiful Malibu Estate!  The chairs and altar were set up poolside overlooking the ocean.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect.

I walked down the isle first and took my position.  Then Kyle came down with his Mom and his Stepmom, bridesmaids and grooms men, then the beautiful Bride with her incredibly cool dad (who I had the chance to joke around with before the wedding).

This ceremony was magical as well as everyone there!  It is such a gift to be able to participate in a couple’s special day.  Each wedding is a reminder of why I chose to become an Officiant.


Juan & Mandi

Juan and Mandi

Juan and Mandi had an Officiant already booked but unfortunately due to a last minute change, he cancelled just a few days before their wedding.  Luckily they were referred to Great Officiants who of course saved the day, as we always do, and with great pleasure!

I received a call from one of our representatives a couple of days before asking if I could officiate their wedding and my eyes lit up!  “Of course!” I said.  Because it was so close to the wedding, we didn’t have a chance to meet in person.  We emailed back and forth so that I could find out what type of ceremony they wanted, etc.

The wedding took place at Orange County Mining Co., a beautiful venue located on a hill overlooking part of Orange County.  Juan and Mandi looked amazing and were so grateful that I came to officiate their wedding.  Mandi had a bun in the oven so I was super impressed with how grounded and calm she was through the entire ceremony.  Juan had the energy of an angel.  I’m truly grateful to have met them and have been a part of their wedding.

Shout out to Mandi’s mom, who was the sweetest person ever, her dad, and her stepfather!  And of course Juan’s mother, who also embraced me with her angelical energy, obviously who Juan got his from.

Julio & Ana

Julio and Ana

Julio contacted me a couple of weeks before his wedding.  We discussed some details and he decided to book me.  We didn’t meet up before the wedding because they were busy with work and all the other preparations as the couple took on the great task of planning their own wedding without a wedding planner.  Something not everyone can do but they excelled at it!

The wedding took place outside Khoury’s Restaurant in Long Beach, overlooking the ocean.  I had the pleasure of helping them with the order each would walk down the isle and where to stand, avoiding Julio from seeing Ana before the wedding.  The ceremony was in Spanish so that everyone would understand all of it.  It was a very sunny day, with no wind which made the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding.  Julio and Ana were the stars and did a wonderful job!  Needless to say they both looked stunning!

Thank you both for choosing me to be a part of one of the best days of your life!!!!!!


Julian & Iris

Julian and Iris

Julian, Iris, and I started working together via email a couple of weeks before their wedding.  We discussed all the details of what they wanted for their ceremony and everything came out spectacular.  We decided we would do the entire ceremony in Spanish.

This wedding was extra special for me.  For some reason, when I arrived to their home I felt like I was visiting my family back in Puerto Rico.  I felt very warm and welcomed.  Not to say I never have, but there was certainly something special in the air at this wedding.  The setting was beautifully done!

We started the ceremony and I could see the tears running down Iris cheeks.  Tears of joy and love.  It was such a heartfelt experience for me.  Julian was extraordinary as well.  I will never forget them.

Julian and Iris, blessings to you both and the best of luck always.  Thank you so much for giving me the gift of officiating your wedding!!!!!!

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Roger says “Better Late then Never”

Roger’s wedding this last Saturday at the very cool ocean view Khoury’s Restaurant in Long Beach almost didn’t happen ! You see the bride arrived a hour late for her wedding. Not so much her fault but the double stretch Hummer Limo they had rented couldn’t navigate the streets to get to the wedding venue !! Roger was hanging in there (along with the entire wedding party) but the restaurant had another wedding scheduled to happen right after their wedding. If the Hummer didn’t get their soon, they would not be able to have the wedding outside where it was planned. Thank goodness they made it and Roger was able to give them the wedding of their dreams… You see, good things come to those who wait…….


Roger’s A Lousy Liar !!

Roger’s prides himself at being an honest and upstanding guy, so it was a very difficult thing for him at his wedding on Saturday because it was a surprise wedding for the guests disguised as as an engagement party !! It would have been fine had Roger just came in at the last moment to conduct the wedding….but nooooo, the bride and groom wanted Roger to socialize with all
the “engagement party” guests and make up a “back story” that he “worked” with the bride at her place of employment. They said nobody would ask any questions of him…… Well, best laid plans……. Everybody asked him questions !!! He ended up telling one group that he worked in accounting and another he worked in human resources !!!! He was sinking fast and thankfully the surprise wedding started and it was grand !!! Roger did say that everybody came up to him afterwards and said how wonderful a wedding officiant he was and thank god, because he was not good at lying……. Lesson learned !!!


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