Officiant Octavio Marries Michael and Paola at the Castaway

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Michael & Paola got married by Octavio at the beautiful Castaway in San Bernardino. The views from up there are spectacular and as a backdrop, it’s needless to say it was like a fairy tale. Michael is Puertorrican so he and Octavio established a bond right away (and so did his grandmother and I)! They are the sweetest couple and we wish them all the blessings in the World!

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Officiant Marries Couple at loftSEVEN in Los Angeles

Nicole & Uli

Our Great Officiant Michael was honored to marry Nicole and Ulion at loftSEVEN penthouse. He wrote this about the couple:

“Nicole and Uli were such a fun couple and their ceremony totally matched.  With a lot of laughter and excitement I was able to recount their love story, from their first meeting and kiss right up to the proposal.  But what I thought was most unique was that they had so many elements to the ceremony that allowed participation from their friends and relatives:

-A wine box/love letter ceremony where one of their groomsmen held the wine box.

-Roses to their parents and Uli’s grandmother.

-Three different readings all done by friends.

And what a fantastic venue they picked!  loftSEVEN in the heart of downtown LA had amazing views from the rooftop, where we performed the ceremony and it looked like everyone was in for an amazing reception.

Wish them all the best!”


 

Michael was then sent the following note by the happy couple:

“I wanted to pass along how many compliments we got on you and the ceremony. Several people assumed you were our old friend given how well you personalized the ceremony. Thanks so much!”

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Four Wonderful Weddings From Octavio, a Great Officiant!

Kyle & Jennifer

Kyle and Jennifer

Kyle & Jen are a spectacular couple, and the proud parents of an adorable little angel.  We met at a Starbucks so that they could get to know me a bit and decide if they wanted to book me as their Officiant.  This is something I do with most couples so they feel comfortable with who I am.

This wedding ceremony took place in a beautiful Malibu Estate!  The chairs and altar were set up poolside overlooking the ocean.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect.

I walked down the isle first and took my position.  Then Kyle came down with his Mom and his Stepmom, bridesmaids and grooms men, then the beautiful Bride with her incredibly cool dad (who I had the chance to joke around with before the wedding).

This ceremony was magical as well as everyone there!  It is such a gift to be able to participate in a couple’s special day.  Each wedding is a reminder of why I chose to become an Officiant.

 

Juan & Mandi

Juan and Mandi

Juan and Mandi had an Officiant already booked but unfortunately due to a last minute change, he cancelled just a few days before their wedding.  Luckily they were referred to Great Officiants who of course saved the day, as we always do, and with great pleasure!

I received a call from one of our representatives a couple of days before asking if I could officiate their wedding and my eyes lit up!  “Of course!” I said.  Because it was so close to the wedding, we didn’t have a chance to meet in person.  We emailed back and forth so that I could find out what type of ceremony they wanted, etc.

The wedding took place at Orange County Mining Co., a beautiful venue located on a hill overlooking part of Orange County.  Juan and Mandi looked amazing and were so grateful that I came to officiate their wedding.  Mandi had a bun in the oven so I was super impressed with how grounded and calm she was through the entire ceremony.  Juan had the energy of an angel.  I’m truly grateful to have met them and have been a part of their wedding.

Shout out to Mandi’s mom, who was the sweetest person ever, her dad, and her stepfather!  And of course Juan’s mother, who also embraced me with her angelical energy, obviously who Juan got his from.

Julio & Ana

Julio and Ana

Julio contacted me a couple of weeks before his wedding.  We discussed some details and he decided to book me.  We didn’t meet up before the wedding because they were busy with work and all the other preparations as the couple took on the great task of planning their own wedding without a wedding planner.  Something not everyone can do but they excelled at it!

The wedding took place outside Khoury’s Restaurant in Long Beach, overlooking the ocean.  I had the pleasure of helping them with the order each would walk down the isle and where to stand, avoiding Julio from seeing Ana before the wedding.  The ceremony was in Spanish so that everyone would understand all of it.  It was a very sunny day, with no wind which made the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding.  Julio and Ana were the stars and did a wonderful job!  Needless to say they both looked stunning!

Thank you both for choosing me to be a part of one of the best days of your life!!!!!!

 

Julian & Iris

Julian and Iris

Julian, Iris, and I started working together via email a couple of weeks before their wedding.  We discussed all the details of what they wanted for their ceremony and everything came out spectacular.  We decided we would do the entire ceremony in Spanish.

This wedding was extra special for me.  For some reason, when I arrived to their home I felt like I was visiting my family back in Puerto Rico.  I felt very warm and welcomed.  Not to say I never have, but there was certainly something special in the air at this wedding.  The setting was beautifully done!

We started the ceremony and I could see the tears running down Iris cheeks.  Tears of joy and love.  It was such a heartfelt experience for me.  Julian was extraordinary as well.  I will never forget them.

Julian and Iris, blessings to you both and the best of luck always.  Thank you so much for giving me the gift of officiating your wedding!!!!!!

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Couple gets real high for their wedding.

Ruth and Harim chose Hilltop Park in Signal Hill to get married.

Even though it was overcast the views from up here are killer. Surrounded by their friends and families they exchanged their vows and gave each other a big kiss.

Alan Katz the presiding officiant if Great Officiants performed the ceremony.

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