The spectacular View, as I drove the winding road to Green Mountain Ranch in Lytle Creek

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The spectacular View, as I drove the winding road to Green Mountain Ranch in Lytle Creek, through the canyons into the San Bernardino National Forest, ensured a very special wedding. And the uniting of PT Traymany with his beautiful bride Laura Perez Traymany brought together Catholics and Buddhists, Hispanics and Laotians in their traditional wedding dresses, former Marines and LAPD officers, and had Great Officiants Rev. Mike McKay translating portions of the ceremony into Spanish, Laotian, Buddhist, Marine, and Police Jargon.
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Gorgeous Gardens Gala

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The ceremony at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on May 21 could not have taking place in a more idyllic setting. This was no traditional wedding as the bride Patricia Renick, resplendent in sparkling lavender, and groom Keith Hasday, looking somehow both formal and casual, entered in front of their 160 guests with no bridesmaids or groomsmen. No one gave away the pride, as the emphasis was all about joining  families. This ceremony was a simple fun celebration of their love in front of their 7 children, two of whom came up and gave very heartfelt readings, and heartily involving their family and friends, including about 80 who had flown out from New York. Everyone was treated to a glass of delicious wine prior to the ceremony and even better champagne after the ceremony, for a receiving line in the gardens accompanied  buy music provided buy a dual flown in  from Mexico for the occasion.
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As You Wish

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The Diamond Bar Golf Course was beautifully decorated on May 20, for the wedding of Joe Gotti and Leah DeMarco.  But nobody except the bride and groom themselves expected the ceremony to be led by the Impressive Clergyman from “The Princess Bride.” In fact, references to the movie embellished the whole ceremony where parallels arose in telling the guests this adventurous couple’s own unique love story, evoking much laughter but also bringing many poignant tears. The couple even invented a new Unity ceremony, the Unity Cocktail, which they shared immediately before the vows. 
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The theme of the January 2nd wedding of Kelle Kensey and Ron Rezek was, “It’s all about the lighting.”

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The theme of the January 2nd wedding of Kelle Kensey and Ron Rezek was, “It’s all about the lighting.” Light streamed from the 1000 delicate lights sprinkled throughout the gorgeous barn at Serendipity Gardens in Oak Glen, on Ron’s face as he lit up when he first saw Kelle radiant in her wedding gown, to the incredible sunset, conveying a supernatural blessing on the new couple. 
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On Sunday Dec. 6, the decor at the Springfield Center in Fullerton was beautiful

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On Sunday Dec. 6, the decor at the Springfield Center in Fullerton was beautiful, and so was Bride Monique Fuentes, as reflected in the eyes of her waiting groom, Peter Edwards.  This was the first wedding where I got to quote “The Godfather,” one of the couple’s favorite films. Even better, the wedding was only 5 minutes from my own house. And best of all, bride and groom were thrilled with the ceremony, saying, “it was so awesome!”
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The sheltered alcove where Danielle Carlson and Justin Clements were about to tie the knot, decorated to the nines, put the shore to shame.

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The beach in San Clemente on Saturday was absolutely gorgeous; but the sheltered alcove where Danielle Carlson and Justin Clements were about to tie the knot, decorated to the nines, put the shore to shame. And when Danielle first appeared in her stunning dress, it moved her groom to tears, in a moment caught by the groom’s mother. The ceremony, at the couples request, was heavily customized, and laced with humor. “It was perfect,” said the perfect bride.
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A Gorgeous Waterfall backdrop at the Dove Canyon Courtyard in Trabuco Canyon

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On Saturday, October 17, Bryan Reis and his Best Man walked down the steps next to the gorgeous waterfall (pictured), into the Dove Canyon Courtyard, to await his bride, as 80 friends and family applauded wildly.  When Grace Gallo appeared on the arm of her father, the crowd again erupted in cheers. “Everything was perfect,” according to Bryan, and what more could he possibly desire? Even the rain and heat held off as they repeated their Vows and I Do’s.

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