Reading from the Velveteen Rabbit highlites the Wedding Ceremony at Verandas in Manhattan Beach 

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Lauren and Alex exchanged vows today at Verandas in Manhattan Beach. I love this venue. It is clean and different and it makes for a great wedding.

During the wedding each one of their wedding party did a reading. For me a highlight was when they read a selection from the book the velveteen rabbit.
Into the ceremony I incorporated their love story from when they met on OkCupid to all the adventures they have had leading up to today. I made it light and fun and really captured the essence of their life together.

I love doing ceremonies like this as it smashes the normal mold of things and create something different. The smiles and the compliments after the wedding told the story of the reaction from the guests. I wish them a wonderful happy life together.

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A Summer Wedding at the Verandas Beach House in Manhattan Beach

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Steph & Reggie
Rev. Ralph was delighted to officiate for the wedding of Stephanie Chen and Reginald Smith at the Verandas Beach House in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, July 25.  A few blocks up from the ocean in a very nondescript building, the venue is beautiful on the inside and a pleasure to experience. Stephanie and Reggie were beaming with joy (and a few tears) as they exchanged their vows in front of a happy gathering of their family and friends.

Later, Stephanie wrote: ¬†“THANK YOU SO MUCH again for officiating our wedding! My dad was really touched by what you said. I could not have imagined it any other way.”

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Michael Ties the Knot for These Lovely Couples with Time to Spare for a Bridal Show

Tying the Knot – Valerie and Gabriel

I performed a lovely afternoon ceremony for Valerie and Gabriel on November 12 at Mountain Meadows Golf Course. This beautiful ceremony involved the whole
family (Valerie, Gabriel, and their two children Isaac and Delilah) in a knot
tying ceremony.

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Puppy Love – Krystina and Jeff

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On Saturday afternoon, November 9, I performed a lovely private wedding for Krystina and Jeff in their house. In attendance were a few close friends (including two puppies!).

 

Awesome Bridal Show in Long Beach

We attended a great Bridal Show last Sunday on November 10 from 11am Р1pm. Although we were in the direct sun, we stayed nice and cool in the nearby shade where we spoke with many brides about our services.

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Heartwarming Tears at Flordeliz and Tele’a’s Wedding

On Sunday, November¬†10 at¬†4pm, I officiated a fantastic ceremony for Flordeliz and Tele’a at the garden of the Verandas Beach House – Manhattan Beach. The wedding¬†felt like¬†a¬†huge party which¬†included sponsors, family, and bridal party.¬† It was such a heartwarming ceremony, and¬†everyone was crying, followed by what I’m sure was a jamming party with lots of dancing!

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