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Jessica and Scott’s wedding on Sunday 04 June was a dream come true at Lake Oak Meadows Winery

Jessica and Scott’s wedding on Sunday 04 June was a dream come true. California wines rival those of Europe and our wineries are equally romantic. This wedding at Lake Oak Meadows Winery had the perfect blend of rustic and refined. Family and guests delighted in the beautiful park-like setting. Here the photos really do speak for themselves.

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Kahauna and Alpha were married at the beautiful Chapel of Memories in Temecula, CA.

Kahauna and Alpha were married at the beautiful Chapel of Memories in Temecula, CA. Operated by Patricia and Jim this chapel is a gem of a place for a wedding. This couple has love overflowing from their hearts, minds, eyes and souls… It is a love that you could feel from miles away. It was a beautiful hot sunny day in to Old Town Temecula and all their guests were dressed so beautifully.  This was such an intimate wedding that made everyone smile and laugh.  This couple wrote their own vows and they were so heartfelt, poetic and awesome.  This was a great ceremony and I Rev. Smith was so proud to be a part of it under the Great Officiants name.

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Congratulations to Amanda Reynolds and Bryan Masucci on their July 16, 2016 wedding at the Galway Downs in Temecula, CA

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Congratulations to Amanda Reynolds and Bryan Masucci on their July 16, 2016 wedding at the Galway Downs in Temecula, CA.  It was another in beautiful day in the southern California Wine Country.  It was hot but tolerable in a great serine setting.  The ceremony started with Amanda entering “slow” in the two horsepower horse and carriage with the “nervous” groom anxiously waiting.  The ceremony went great with many laughs and examples of why many couples are not in favor of the traditional “repeat after me” vows (although we did not do those).  Prior to the regular vows, Amanda and Bryan pulled out their handmade notebook of written vows, from which they read.  The Wine Cup ceremony was a nice touch, although Bryan might have welcomed an “endless cup!”  The ceremony was the perfect blend of humor and seriousness and was exactly what they wanted.  My best goes out to the very happy couple as the head to some warm weather to relax!

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Congratulations to Lianzi Zhu and Ting Wu on their July 9, 2016 ceremony at the Ponte Vineyards in Temecula, CA.

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Congratulations to Lianzi Zhu and Ting Wu on their July 9, 2016 ceremony at the Ponte Vineyards in Temecula, CA.  It was a beautiful HOT (about 95º) day in the wine country, with the winds “kicking up.”  None the less, for the most part it was not an unbearable type of heat and everyone was able to sit back and enjoy the ceremony – not to mention the beautiful view of the mountains and the vineyards in the background.  We were under a canopy on a brick platform at the edge of the pond.  A beautiful setting!  During the sand ceremony, the photographer and myself were only a step away from a nice refreshing swim.  Fortunately, we had “eyes behind our heads!”  My best to the very happy couple.

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Well……..This is a first.

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Roger married a wonderful couple this last week at the beautiful Wilson Creek Winery down in Temecula.  When Roger first met them, they told him they wanted a fun loving and romantic wedding ceremony, and they could tell that Roger could do just that…..  But they also asked for a special favor from Roger.  After the wedding, they wanted Roger to join them in their “first dance” medley.  One of the songs was going to be the very popular song California from Colonel Loud and since they were from Virginia, they wanted Roger to give that “California feel” to their dance !  Now mind you, Roger has never in his 350 plus weddings ever been asked to join a bride & groom on their first dance and frankly was a little (a lot) nervous about this request !! Roger asked them several times if they were sure they wanted this to happen and would their guests enjoy it and not think that the wedding officiant had just decided to crash their dance??  They assured Roger that would not be the case and that the crowd would love him joining them……….  Well……….they were absolutely right !  From the very start, the guests were on board for the fun !  From the ceremony to first dance, this was a crowd that wanted (and had) fun !  Roger had the time of his life and can’t wait to do it again (New note: Roger has had second thoughts and thinks first dances should be still just for the bride & groom ha !)

Shane & Takisha were also very happy !  They sent this wonderful note to Roger……..

Roger,

We just arrived back home and could not wait to send you a thank you letter to let you know how much we appreciated you officiating our wedding. You helped make it funny, endearing and memorable for everyone who was present.your willingness to jump in with the festivities was a show stopper!  I don’ think anyone will forget this wedding! 

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An amazing wedding with five star reviews…………

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Roger had his work cut out for him this last Sunday.  He was marrying Vince and Lesley, who both happen to be musicians and entertainers and both of them know their stuff when it comes to putting on a great performance for an audience !!  And they told Roger on their first meeting that they wanted the ceremony to be an amazing event !!

They were getting married at one of the nicest wineries in Temecula, the South Coast Winery & Spa.  Not only is the winery an amazing place but perfect for weddings !!  And Roger took that challenge and gave them and the audience a wonderfully romantic and fun wedding !

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Congratulations to Andrea McKeown & Chris Murray on their November 14, 2015 wedding at Lake Oak Meadows in Temecula, CA

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Congratulations to Andrea McKeown & Chris Murray on their November 14, 2015 wedding at Lake Oak Meadows in Temecula, CA.  You could not have asked for a better day in Southern California.  Everything about the ceremony went great – The guests were all seated and ready to go, the coordinator (Angela) was organized and the DJ, photographer and videographer were all on point!  Sure does make me look better when the entire team is on the same page!  My best to the happy couple.

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