Two casual weddings in our chapel today

Every day is a different adventure here at the wedding chapel today was no exception.

We had two couples come in today to get married.

The first couple Alana and Nick had been together for seven years and finally decided to tie the knot. All they wanted to do was have fun in their ceremony and I gave them just that we laughed through the entire ceremony.

The second couple was Mike and Chris. They both wore matching outfits shirt tie and shorts. These two gentlemen drove in from Arizona to get married as they couldn't get married there. They've been together for several years and what initially drew them together but they both have the same last name.

Both couple sealed it with an amazing kiss at the end and then went off to celebrate.

This just goes to show you you don't have to dress up to get married.

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Great Officiant Octavio’s Spiritual and Touching Wedding Ceremony

Omar & Orlando tied the Knott at Luminarias in Monterey Park. This is a beautiful place, but keep in mind a sound system is absolutely necessary due to outdoor noises. In this case we had a great PA system so the ceremony was beautiful and everyone was able to hear every word clearly.

Omar & Orlando’s mothers are no longer physically with us so I wrote something very special honoring them followed by a moment of silence in the beginning of the ceremony.

They chose to do a sand ceremony, which you can see in the picture. This ceremony was spiritual, which is an adaptation of our Buddhist ceremony, but I translated several portions throughout to make it bilingual.

Omar, Orlando, Joissie, and I were very involved in the process of designing their ceremony. They were amazing to work with and we will most likely get together soon as we became friends through that process.

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Omar & Orlando, I wish you all the Blessings in the World!!!!!!

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A Windy Wedding for Great Officiant Octavio in Long Beach!

Karla and Fabby

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Karla & Fabby got married on August 30, 2014 at the Long Beach Lighthouse. We did our Catholic Lite ceremony in Spanish, and I added the Lasso & Arras to keep alive their culture, and mine.

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These 2 girls are very special to me! I have a special place in my heart for them!

Karla & Fabby, I wish you all the Blessings in the World, and please stay in touch!!!

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Together 27 years and tied the knot today.

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Jeff and Randy met 27 years ago and they never believed that they would ever be able to get married. But today they did just that.
Surrounded by parents and family and friends in the backyard of a beautiful Pasadena home exchanged vows (pictured above).
I wrote and incorporated their love story into the ceremony. There wasn’t a dry eye in the yard.

They wrote me a wonderful thank you note (shown below).
I love the effect that I have on people and how I’m able to make their day so amazing.

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Gregg and Wuitpong Tie the Knot at the Ritz Carlton – Marina del Rey

One of the best parts of our job as officiants is being able to serve couples with ceremonies of all types, shapes and sizes. Greg and Wuitpong got married at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in a small, intimate ceremony that was literally the three of us and a helpful hotel staff member who graciously took pictures for them.  It was their ceremony, exactly how they wanted it and it was my honor to perform it for them.  Congrat guys!

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WEDDING BELLS CHIME IN LONG BEACH FOR THESE TWO TEXANS

La’Vanae & Jessica

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Once La’Vanae & Jessica re-thought their original idea of a Quickie I-Do ceremony out here in California, everything changed!

 

After some months of planning on Skype & email with Great Officiant Pris, these two wonderful women enjoyed an Ultimate custom ceremony, complete with Maya Angelou poetry, personal vows and jumping the broom before their family & friends in our cute little chapel downtown.

 

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Their ceremony was also streamed live from our chapel, and within seconds of becoming lawfully wedded wives, they had a huge response on social media with over 50 tweets and more!  You go girls! 

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The happiest place on earth meets the happiest couple on earth

What a magical day. Final wedding of the week at the happiest place on earth. I didn’t fully customized ceremony for this amazing couple from New Orleans.
I even found the lyrics to a special song that they loved and incorporated it into their ceremony.

The magic of doing Disney Weddings is being able to bring the spirit of Disney into each wedding ceremony.

This is something I have learned how to do time and time again to make each experience unique.

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