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Calamigos Ranch in Malibu is my favorite venue in all of Southern California. The fairy tale “Enchanted Forrest” vibe made me fall in love with it the very first time I step foot there

Calamigos Ranch in Malibu is my favorite venue in all of Southern California. The fairy tale “Enchanted Forrest” vibe made me fall in love with it the very first time I step foot there. I’ve only done three weddings here and wish I could do many more. It feels like home to me and if I ever get married it’s definitely going to be there!

Christian and Alejandra are such an amazing couple! Easy-going, relax, roll with the punches, “we’ll do whatever you think is better” type attitude made my experience delightful and unforgettable. To an extent where I didn’t want the ceremony to be over. They are the kind of couple that will stay in my heart forever!!!

God bless them!!!

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We did a beautiful ceremony in the gazebo at Quiet Cannon. Great venue!!!

Ben and Martha  are truly soulmates!

I was more involved with them from the moment we met up until their ceremony than I normally am with other couples due to some family matters they went through and got to literally fall in love with them.

Like people say now-a-days #relationshipgoals !!!!!!

We did a beautiful ceremony in the gazebo at Quiet Cannon. Great venue!!!

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When I arrived to their venue, the beautiful Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, and met Raed for the first time we realized we’re both from Puerto Rico!!!

Raed & Gustavo live out of state so we didn’t have a chance to meet in person before their wedding. We were only able to communicate via email and texts as their careers are very demanding and on top of that they were planning their wedding on their own. All I knew was that they wanted a Spanish ceremony so I designed the perfect one for them and they loved it!

When I arrived to their venue, the beautiful Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu, and met Raed for the first time we realized we’re both from Puerto Rico!!! Five minutes into our conversation and being introduced to his friends I realized they knew part of my family and some of my friends from back home. The automatic love and connection between Puerto Ricans that meet outside of the island was immediately intensified!! It was like being with my own family and friends!! They even had a seat reserved for me and asked me to stay with them through the night.

I ended up exchanging numbers with some of their guests and the AWESOME couple invited me to come stay at their beautiful home. Needless to say we established a lifelong friendship. These people will be in my life forever.

I cannot express how much love I felt from them and all their guests. This was truly the best experience I’ve ever had!!!!

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Natalie and Tyler got married at the Belair Bay club by Octavio

Natalie and Tyler got married at the Belair Bay club. It was my first wedding at this venue and I certainly hope not the last. What an amazing place with incredible views of the Pacific ocean! After the ceremony I started talking to Natalie’s father and we realized we have friends in common! Needless to say I will definitely stay in touch with him and start playing tennis again! And of course with Natalie and Tyler is well!

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Octavio Saves the Day at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello

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Let me start by saying I have a very special place in my heart for this beautiful family! We met at a Bridal Show in Quiet Cannon and bonded immediately!!!! Their energies are so special I fell in love with them and was honored they chose me to be a part of such an important day in their lives!!!

Their ceremony was scheduled to start at 5 PM. For some reason there was a miscommunication with the DJ and he wasn’t at the ceremony site. He was still setting up at the reception room. We had to wait half hour for him to bring his laptop and set up the music so that we could start the ceremony. Unfortunately he needed an outlet to plug in his computer and there was none available. Luckily I pulled out one of my wedding playlists on my phone, got the authorization from the bride, and queued the music for the DJ to control it.

It ended up being perfect! Even though it wasn’t the actual songs the bride had picked, she was very happy that I was able to save the day and had some songs she loved! Even the DJ was impressed that the officiant was able to save the ceremony!

During the ceremony we did a family sand ceremony including Anthony, the couple’s son. I’m a huge fan of including family members in the sand ceremony. It’s symbolic to the fact that from that day on you will all be united as one, a family!

I had a wonderful time officiating Lionel & Yennyfer’s wedding!! They are truly special people to me!!

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Peter & Karissa got hitched at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, one of my favorite venues #spindoza2016

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Awesome awesome awesome couple!!! They were so funny from the minute we met. I was entertained by their wit all the way!

Peter & Karissa got hitched at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, one of my favorite venues. From the staff, to the scenic  backdrops the location provides, this place is excellent for weddings and events.

We did a fully bilingual wedding ceremony. I had Karissa do her vows, I do’s, and ring exchange in Spanish and Peter’s in English. When my couples are able to do this it makes the ceremony more balanced, not having more English than Spanish or vice versa.

We also performed the Lasso and Coin ceremonies, a.k.a. Lazo y Arras. We also, to keep the ceremony well balanced, did the coin ceremony in Spanish and the Lasso ceremony in English.

You know you’ve reached a certain level of expertise when one of my groomsmen was also a groomsman at a wedding I officiated a year before! And we were both so happy to be able to do this once again!!!

For more pictures of this beautiful wedding you may search #spindoza2016 on Instagram!

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Jorge & Daniel’s wedding and reception took place at Luminarias in Monterey Park

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Jorge & Daniel’s wedding and reception took place at Luminarias in Monterey Park. Both were held inside one of their ball rooms which allowed us to perform the unity candle, one of my favorite traditions!

We adapted our Catholic lite ceremony to their needs by customizing it and translating it to Spanish.

Before we began the ceremony I had the opportunity to sit down and spend some quality time with Jorge’s mom, Marta, who is the sweetest and kindest lady ever! She kept insisting that I stayed for the reception, which I would’ve loved, but had a rehearsal to get to.

It truly is a higher level experience when we have some extra time to bond with family members and friends!

Jorge and Daniel I wish you both all the blessings in the world and send you all my love! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your big day!

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