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The Perfect Wedding and Wedding Venue

Calamigos Ranch is a one of a kind wedding venue.  Not only is its location buried amongst the trees in Malibu, but it has many different settings on its grounds to have that perfect wedding. And Roger’s favorite is the Oak Room.  With that stunning waterfall as the backdrop, it lends itself to creating that perfect memory for the perfect wedding.  Now the only thing that Bobby & Meg, Roger’s wedding couple this last weekend, needed was the perfect ceremony to go with that perfect location.  And this is where Roger steps in.  Roger gave Bobby and Meg the fun-filled wedding they were hoping for.  All of the officiants that work for Great Officiants know that every wedding they do needs to be fun and romantic.  That’s their brand !  And this had all that and more.  It was a perfect wedding.

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An & Gene had a very elegant Wedding Ceremony at the, always gorgeous, Calimigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.

An & Gene had a very elegant Wedding Ceremony at the, always gorgeous, Calimigos Ranch in Malibu, CA. The venue is amazingly picturesque & a perfect place to have an outdoor Event. What a very sweet couple that took the time to create their own vows. This always makes a Ceremony very personal & meaningful! They are headed to Tokyo for their honeymoon & even invited me to go along (just kidding😜)!

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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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A Bride Forgets Her Vows In The Middle Of A Lemon Grove…………

Roger had the honor of marrying Albert & Victoria this last weekend at one of Roger’s favorite wedding venues.  Limoneira Ranch out in Santa Paula.  Not a lot of people know about this gem of a wedding venue out in the middle of agriculture country in Ventura County.  Not only is the wedding venue extraordinary but the venue is in the middle of a large scale working lemon grove !  And when Roger says in the middle, you are literally surrounded by lemon trees !  In fact, the venue invites wedding guests to wander into the grove and pick their limit of lemons !  And by now, all the rain cloud clouds had dissipated and it was a beautiful afternoon for a wedding.  And the wedding was going along perfectly…………up to the point where the bride & groom were to read their own vows to each other.  Just as Roger invited Albert the groom to read his vows, Roger noticed that the bride Victoria suddenly waved to the Maid Of Honor and whispered something……..well it didn’t take a genius to figure out that the bride forgot her vows !!  So the maid of honor excuses herself and signals to the coordinator Abby to help and off goes Abby running to find them.  Roger sees what is happening behind all the guests so he quickly on the spot adds more to the ceremony to give time for the vows to make their way up to Victoria without skipping a beat !  She reads her well planned vows and it goes off perfectly !  A beautiful wedding !

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Congratulations to Siuna Morales & Neevon Esmaili on their November 19, 2016 wedding at the Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA

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Congratulations to Siuna Morales & Neevon Esmaili on their November 19, 2016 wedding at the Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.  It was a perfect day for a wedding in Malibu and the timing was just around sunset outdoors in front of a beautiful rock waterfall.  It was a traditional ceremony to which they added the “Love Lock Tree.”  Love Lock are a symbol of love and commitment which have been inspired by an ancient custom.  The custom was started in Europe in the early 2000’s where love padlocks were affixed to a fence, gate or bridge to symbolize a couples everlasting love.  In this ceremony, the locks are affixed to a metal Love Lock Tree.  Their parents also affixed their locks in support of the couples intent to marry.  It added a nice dimension to the ceremony!

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This Wedding Had One Individual That Objected….

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Roger married Jason & Lanie at the always wonderful Calamigos Ranch this last Saturday and they brought their adorable little dog Bizou to the ceremony.  The ceremony was fantastic !  A beautiful, romantic setting with a fitting ceremony to match…  The only problem is that their loving dog Bizou wanted his mommy & daddy and was not at all happy about sitting just as a guest for the wedding!  He wanted to be part of the wedding…. So, he proceeded to bark his disapproval, not of the wedding but him not being a part of it !  Still all in all, his barking added to the festivities ! 
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Winter Wonderland Wedding at Green Mountain Ranch in Lytle Creek

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.


  

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