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Monthly Archive: December 2014

A Beautiful California Sunset Beach wedding

Roger married an wonderful couple Jason & Christi from Michigan who were out vacationing in Newport Beach with their three children.  They had planned this holiday vacation a while ago and decided to make the trip really special and get married on the beach at sunset in Corona Del Mar!   It was only going to be the five of them at the ceremony plus the officiant and the photographer.  So a very small and intimate wedding……one of Roger’s favorites!!!  And we couldn’t have asked for anything better!  The weather was perfect, the timing was great and an added plus, the photographer was one of Great Officiants and Roger’s favorites, Michelle Lacson of Michelle Lacson Photography.  "When I saw her there, I knew we were in good hands”!  

A wonderful wedding for a great family!




Ingenuity And Two Complete Strangers Save the Ceremony !

Roger married wonderful couple Joel & Tatiana this last weekend.  The plan was for them to get married on the sand in Ventura.  They had chosen a beach spot for their wedding next to the Cliff House Inn where they were having their reception.  Everything was turning out perfect.  All there guests were on time, the weather was now sunny and warm….. a perfect day for a wedding….. except for one thing….all the storms we have been having the last couple of weeks virtually washed away any of the beach areas next to the Cliff House Inn.  There was no way to have their beach wedding like they so hoped for….. So Roger and the groom did a little reconnaissance and found a small beach access point….. but in order to use the pathway to the beach, we needed to get permission from a sweet older couple that lived there. So that is indeed what we did !  This grandma who was washing down her porch listened to our story and immediately said yes ! “get your wedding party over here so this couple can have their beach wedding" !! And this is exactly what we did! The husband even helped organize parking down by their home!!  The wedding went off without a hitch all because of two loving, complete strangers that came to the rescue. It was a great wedding and a great day!!im4im1im2im3

Octavio has a bilingual wedding in a restaurant, and a beautiful wedding on a beach

Paulo & Flor's ceremony and reception took place at Luminarias in Monterey Park. It was a beautiful day and the weather was exceptional, not too cold and not too hot. This venue is very popular as it has two different areas were ceremonies can take place plus you can have your reception there as well. On weekends and holidays they have a brunch going on so there is wonderful smell of food in the air.

Paulo and Flor asked me to do a Catholic Lite ceremony in Spanish with the vows, I do's, and ring exchange in English. They also incorporated the mothers rose presentation.

It all came out beautifully. 

Flor and Paulo thank you for choosing me as your officiant. I'm honored to have officiated your wedding and I wish you all the blessings and love in the world!

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Damone and Angie had their wedding ceremony at El Matador Beach in Malibu. Even though the tide was high we were holdin' on and dear Blondie (sun) was shining behind us.

It was a beautiful afternoon! We incorporated the sand ceremony, lasso ritual, and coins into our Catholic Lite ceremony. Since they didn't have a setup they asked friends to hold the glass container while they poured the sand into it. This is a great way to include  loved ones into the ceremony by giving them a "part" in your ceremony.

Damone & Angie, it was an honor to be chosen to officiate your wedding!!! Thank you so much! I wish you all the blessings in the World!


Wine Box Love Letter and Red Velvet Cake Mix. A cool twist on a new tradition.

I have done many wine box and love letter ceremonies in the past this one is a cool little option.
At Tim and Jeff's wedding today at Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach they are doing something special.

They are placing a bottle of wine to love letters they wrote to each other and a box of red velvet cake mix.
This way on their first anniversary they can open the box, read the love letters and bake some red velvet cupcakes.

I love it when couples do creative things like this.


A Beautiful, Intimate Beach Wedding

Roger married Matt & Michelle last Saturday on the sand in Huntington Beach.  It was a wonderful, intimate wedding and it went off without a hitch……. And that was all due to mother nature !  As all Southern Californian’s know, we have had tons of rain this last week and Roger’s couple were flying in from Illinois and were a nervous wreck that their "California Beach Wedding” was not to be.  Well, Roger assured them that it was going to be nice weather by the weekend (fingers were crossed) and he held his word.  It was the perfect weather for a wedding !!  Everyone cried and laughed and truly enjoyed what everyone strives for with a wedding on the sand !  And the couple were over the moon happy with Roger.  Read their thank you letter.

Hey Roger,

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for Saturday!!!  You gave us such an amazing and memorable ceremony we will never forget!!  You made my day a lot less stressful as well! :))  We couldn't have asked for a better officiant!  Next time we are in Cali we want to come to your sitcom airing!

Have a good night, Mrs. Lagacyimage2image1