A Botanical Garden Wedding for Great Officiant Greg!

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Great Officiant Greg had the honor and pleasure of marrying John and Samantha Torres on Saturday August 6th 2016 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, California.  The Arboretum and Botanic Gardens covering 127 acres, is an arboretum, botanical garden, and historical site nestled into hills near the San Gabriel Mountains.  It is a wonderful venue for a wedding!

Samantha was absolutely stunning in her custom wedding dress, and John was handsome and sharp in his gray tuxedo.  Everyone was “dressed to the nines”, and looked great!

The Rose Garden was the actual site of the ceremony, and everyone had to take a Disneyland-style tram to that spot!  (The groom, groomsmen, bride and bridesmaids were in separate air-conditioned limos, however).  The setting was just beautiful, but quite hot!  The happy couple selected “My Favorite Ceremony”, customized by Great Officiant Greg.  It was fun and romantic, with just a touch of humor to keep it light.  John and Samantha were very happy and pleased with the ceremony, as were their friends and family!

The reception was held adjacent the Peacock Lounge at the Arboretum.  Aptly named, as there are thousands of peacocks at the arboretum!  Luckily, none decided to attend the ceremony!  They are beautiful, but very loud!

Dozens of movies and televisions programs have had scenes filmed at the arboretum beginning in 1936, including portions of two Jurassic Park movies and Objective, Burma!

Some of the Tarzan adventure movies were partially shot here. It was also the scenes for Paradise Island in The New Original Wonder Woman.

The Queen Anne Cottage used in the opening credits of the TV show Fantasy Island is located here. The cottage was also seen in an episode of Murder, She Wrote and Roots: The Next Generations.

In 2013, Katy Perry filmed her music video for “Roar” at the arboretum.

Many thanks to the staff at the LA Arboretum, especially the tram drivers and DJ Corey!

All of us at Great Officiants wish John and Samantha much love and happiness in their future together.

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Another Seacliff County Club Wedding for Great Officiant Greg!

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Great Officiant Greg had the honor and pleasure of marrying Beau and Haylee Bergevin on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the beautiful Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, California. The private club, owned by American Golf, is a wonderful venue for a classy, elegant and fun wedding and reception.

Beau and his groomsmen were very handsome and sharp in their black tuxedos, and Haylee was just beautiful and elegant in her wedding dress, and the bridesmaids were beautiful too!

Beau and Haylee selected “My Favorite Ceremony” which was customized by Great Officiant Greg.  The loving ceremony was laced with just enough humor to keep the ceremony fun.  Haylee was beside herself with tears of joy, and Beau was so happy.  Haylee steadied herself by replying “Hell yes” when asked by Great Officiant Greg “Do you take Beau to be your Husband”?  (That does qualify as a correct two-word answer, in lieu of “I Do”)  Everyone had a great time!

Many of Beau and Haylee’s friends commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony, that it was the best they have ever experienced, and how enjoyable, loving and fun it was!

Many thanks to the staff at Seacliff Country Club for their expert help and support, and to Johnathan the DJ and sound expert for his assistance.

All of us at Great Officiants wish Beau and Haylee much love and happiness in their life together.

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Beautiful Wedding at the Aliso Viejo Country Club

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The Aliso Viejo Country Club was in full swing for the holidays, with wreaths and poinsettias decorated around the venue. Suvin officiated the non-denominational, my favorite ceremony.

On the evening of Saturday, December 19th, 2015, Jennifer and Matthew had their ceremony planned. The weather threatened rain, which is good luck for weddings! Fortunately, the cloud moved in our favor (as they usually do), and the rain was not to begin well after the ceremony. With a crisp breeze in the air, it was a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony.

Jennifer and Matthew were so in love, during the ceremony they could not keep their eyes off each other, they held hands, smiled, and laughed together. It was a beautiful setting, surrounded by their family. With a guest count of about 70, it was an intimate ceremony. With a view of the golf course and the magnificent hill side in the distance, the cloud cover created the perfect ambiance for wonderful photographs.

Chrislynn at the Aliso Viejo Country Club was magnificent. She made sure everything was in order and moving smoothly.

The couple had such positive energy and were so fun, we even took a selfie together!

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A Great Indoor and Outdoor ceremony at the Swiss Banquet Park in Whittier

Grant & Julianne's wedding took place at Swiss Banquet Park in Whittier. This is a beautiful venue for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. The staff is amazing too! If you're considering them please ask for Yvette and Tony. She's the wedding coordinator and he's the chef, and I am officiating their wedding next year!!!!

Now back to my beautiful couple, Grant and Julianne looked absolutely stunning! They chose "My Favorite" and I suggested to add a wedding prayer before the closing comments which is a beautiful way to close the ceremony. They wrote their own vows which where so touching and beautiful!

They were a little nervous, like all couples get, but throughout the ceremony I made them feel very comfortable and at ease, like I promised I would do. Toward the end they were laughing and giggling and very very happy!

Grant & Julianne, I wish you nothing but love and blessings for the rest of your life!!!!

God Bless!

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A Cute Couple Married at our Cute Little Chapel

Ninette and Michael are a match made in heaven. They came in today with a full house of 30 guests to get married at our Cute Little Chapel. They chose the my Favorite Ceremony package, it was beautiful. They incorporated the ring pillows and flowers that we offer. They also ordered our in house photo package, look at how great these pictures turned out!

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Great Officiant Octavio has a Very Busy Wedding Weekend

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Omar & Mercedes tied the Knott at beautiful Swiss Park Banquet Center in Whittier. This is one of his favorite locations because the outdoor setting is covered by trees, blocking the sun from the couple and their families and friends. As well as being a beautiful place for the ceremony and pictures of course. This happy couple decided to use the My Favorite ceremony which Octavio translated completely to Spanish for everyone to be included. They added the Mother’s Rose Presentation.


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Juan & Llesica tied the knot at 72nd Place in Long Beach. This location provides such a beautiful backdrop, not only to say your vows to your significant other, but also for wonderful pictures. They chose My Favorite ceremony and added a couple of Catholic traditions such as 1st Corinthians and a wedding prayer before the closing comments. It was a bilingual ceremony. The beauty of our ceremonies is that they can be customized to you your wishes.


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Oscar & Elizabeth tied the knot at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo, CA. It was a spectacular afternoon, the sun was shining down on us and the weather couldn’t have been better. Their ceremony was catholic bilingual and they incorporated the Mother’s Rose Presentation & the lasso and coin ceremony. It all came out beautiful and they were very happy with everything.

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