A Composed and Relaxed Couple for a very Emotional Wedding, by Octavio

Leslie and Abel got married on Valentine's Day at The Grand in Long Beach by Octavio.

Leslie & Abel are one of my sweetest couples! They were so composed and relaxed before and during their wedding ceremony.

About a month before their wedding Leslie's grandmother moved on to a higher level of soul growth and was not able to physically join us for that special day. I dedicated a portion of the ceremony to her grandma Eufemia and I'm not going to lie it was very emotional. After a moment of silence in her honor I proceeded with a wonderful Valentine's Day message for the couple in which I asked all their families and friends to join me on the count of three in shouting out "happy Valentine's Day" to them. 

We incorporated the mothers Rose presentation as well as the coin ceremony. Both of their mothers were very touched as they had no idea that their son and daughter were going to present them with roses and dedicate that portion of the ceremony to them. This is actually one of my favorite add ins since I myself am very close to my mother and I sort of live vicariously through my couples who choose to do this tradition.

Abel and Leslie thank you for granting me the honor of officiating your wedding ceremony! I truly am blessed and feel very lucky to have been part of one of the most special days in your lives.

I wish you both all the blessings in the world!

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Octavio performs a romantic ceremony on Valentine’s Day

What a better day to celebrate the union in marriage than Valentines Day?! Flavia & Edwin got married at our beautiful and cozy Chapel in Long Beach.

Due to Edwin's busy schedule since he's in the military we didn't get a chance to meet beforehand. But that is never an issue. With several phone conversations and emails I was able to design a Spanish ceremony exactly like the couple desired.

Their families all gathered for the special occasion and you could really feel their love and support! It truly was very special!

Edwin and Flavia I wish you all the blessings in the World! And thank you Edwin for your service to this country!!!!

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Great Officiant Frank Joins Deanna & Travis

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Congratulations to Deanna Alvis & Travis Hartman on their very special Valentine’s Day. Their beautiful wedding was at the Twin Oaks Wedding Estate in San Marcos.  The day was very beautiful and the ceremony was well coordinated!

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Love Around The World

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Did you know that the average American man shells out about $130 on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates on February 14th?  By this date, couples in Wales have already celebrated St. Dwynwen’s Day.  Halfway around the world Chinese Valentine’s Day doesn’t arrive until 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar!  Thanks to our friends at SimplyBridal who’ve put this fun list of Valentine’s Days around the world.

Valentine's Day Around the World Feb 2013

 

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