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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 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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Congratulations to Christina Hueso and Maulin Soneji on their August 7, 2016 wedding at the Fullerton Arboretum at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, CA

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Congratulations to Christina Hueso and Maulin Soneji on their August 7, 2016 wedding at the Fullerton Arboretum at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, CA.  The setting there is always beautiful and serine – back to nature!  The ceremony in the midst of the trees, greenery and wildlife, with guests sheltered from the elements.  They added the sand ceremony and a presentation to Christina’s son, Sebastian by Maulin.  The rose presentation to their moms was very heartfelt and touching.  The ceremony was the perfect blend and coming together of very different cultures in a very beautiful way.  My best to Dr. & Mrs. Soneji as they head to the Mideast to begin their new life with a hopeful return to California in a few years.

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Congratulations to Sandra Lozano & David Escoto on their July 3, 2016 wedding at a private residence in Fontana, CA

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It was a typical warn Fontana day with a mild warm wind (not strong enough to blow anything into the pool).  Guests were seated in the traditional ceremony setting with chairs arranged on the dance floor as well as at their reception tables.  The backdrop was a handmade machete wall of red roses.  They had a DJ for the reception and  mariachis played for the ceremony.  Everything went well, guests were ready for a great evening.  The Rose ceremony was a touching, emotional moment for Sandra (in the absence of her mom) but she got through it like a champ and was so very glad we included that special moment in the ceremony – something else she will cherish for a lifetime!
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A Beautiful Beach Backdrop Bilingual Ceremony

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Rajah & Camilo tied the knot at The Malibu Beach Club off the PCH with a beautiful ocean backdrop. Rajah is Philippine and Camilo Hispanic so it was essential for them and for their families and friends to have a bilingual ceremony.

We worked together to design a perfect and well-balanced ceremony so that everybody could feel part of it and understand the beautiful message behind it. We incorporated the mothers rose presentation in both English and Spanish and also the butterfly release right before the pronouncement.

It was the first time I had ever done a butterfly release as usually my couples replace the butterflies with bubbles. It was absolutely beautiful and no butterflies were hurt! Instead of flying away they all flew towards the orchids that surrounded us and posed there for all to take pictures! They could clearly feel the love in the air and did not want to leave the atmosphere!

Rajah & Camilo are big fans of the famous book "The Little Prince" so they asked me to incorporate into their ceremony a reading from the book. I rehearsed it a few times before their wedding so that it would come out beautifully. To my surprise it almost brought tears to their eyes as I read the beautiful words. I was very happy with the outcome of the ceremony! And of course I absolutely adore this happy couple!

Rajah & Camilo I send you both all my love, hugs, blessings, and best wishes in the world!

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A Wonderful Ceremony at The Champions Club in Temescal Valley

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Congratulations to Bianca Trujillo & Rodrigo Garcia on their July 2, 2015 ceremony at The Champions Club at The Retreat in Temescal Valley (formally Corona), CA.  The ceremony was “short and sweet” and exactly what the couple expected.  Music and sound was perfect, as was the venue and scenery.  Weather cooperated, with its “no surprise” California heatSand ceremony went well and moms were honored with the rose presentation

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Stephanie and Erick tied the knot at Twin Oaks House & Gardens in San Marcos

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Stephanie and Erick tied the knot at Twin Oaks House & Gardens in San Marcos. This venue is now officially on my top five list due to its breathtakingly gorgeous gardens, pathways, fountains, and all around vintage look!

Erick & Stephanie are just so sweet! I fell in love with them from the moment we met a year before their wedding! I designed a Spanish Catholic ceremony with the Mothers Rose presentation, the lasso ritual, and the coin ceremony. Like most couples they were a little nervous before the ceremony since it was going to be a bit longer than usual and they didn't want to have to memorize anything. I eased their nerves by telling them that there was absolutely nothing they needed to memorize or remember as I would walk them and guide them throughout the entire ceremony step-by-step. At the end they were so happy and grateful and thanked me for making it so easy for them.

It was truly a blessing for me to be able to officiate their wedding ceremony! Erick and Stephanie I wish you both nothing but love and all the blessings in the world! Thank you so much for giving me the honor of officiating your wedding! God bless you guys!

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