When I first met with Vincent and Carmen I knew I was the only one who could do their wedding. We had so much fun designing the ceremony.They got married at Green Mountain Ranch in Lytle Creek which is about 5 miles off the 15 freeway going up into the hills above San Bernardino.
They decided to have a winter wonderland theme. And there decorators to the wonderful job bring it to life. Due to the rain they had to move it inside but still the ambience was perfect.
I started off the ceremony by lighting a memorial candle to give honor to the relatives who have passed.
Once the entire bridal party was up there and the couple was holding hands I broke into song. I sang a modified version of the song “Winter Wonderland” but changed it to “Wedding Wonderland. The wedding party and the guests loved it.
After the vows, when we got to the I do’s, they each wrote three silly I do’s that the other had to agree to. This got a ton of laughter.
After the rings they did the wine box and love letter ceremony where they put some love letters and wine into a box and on their one year anniversary will open the box read the love letters and drinking the wine.
Then to make sure that their love was real we did a Potion Ceremony. They each had two vials of different colored water in which they poured them into the magical treetrunk. If their love was true, then steam would rise up from the trunk (Of course the trunk was filled with dry ice).
I did some wonderful closing comments and then pronounced them husband and wife.
It was such an amazing day for me in them and I will always remember their wedding.
Jessica & Johnathan Love Star Wars. They wanted to incorporate as much of it into their ceremony as possible. So they got some decorations, some themes knickknacks, creative signs and cake toppers.
Well they didn't want to dress up as a characters themselves they knew they needed something in the ceremony to bring the rebel alliance together.
So they search the Internet to see if they could find the right person to perform the ceremony and of course they found Alan Katz – The master of themed weddings.
I discuss with them different ideas and things to incorporate into the ceremony and wrote and created a wonderful Star Wars themed ceremony.
I created a Midicolrian test where they combined their Midicolrians together (colored water) into a tree stump from the Moon of Endor. If steam arose from if they were a match and of course it did (it was filled with dry ice)
They wanted something different and I was happy to oblige.
They wanted to incorporate Star Wars, Harry Potter and Disney into the ceremony. This would be a challenge for a regular Wedding Officiant but a breeze for Alan Katz.
For the Star Wars I used a quote from the Wedding of Princess Lea and Han Solo. For the Harry Potter they did a hand binding ceremony and each cord was named for a different house of Hogwarts along with the atributes of each house. I also used quotes from the movie to prepare a reading that flowed perfectly. For the Disney I used different movies and character reffrences to portray their relationship.
I created a potion ceremony where they had 2 different vials of liquid and they poured them into this vessel (filled with dry ice and smoke arose from it to signify their love connection. I used swords to have them swear up to proclaim their love for one another.