Emily & Casey
Married on July 25, 2014 at Saddle Peak Lodge
Stories like Emily and Casey’s make me really proud of what we at Great Officiants do. Their ceremony was on a Friday. That Monday, the officiant they had been working with for a while (not from Great Officiants) called and refused to perform their ceremony unless religious elements were included, which the had said from the onset they didn’t want – so he quit on them.
Enter Great Officiants. I was happy to put together and perform a ceremony exactly how they wanted it – after all, it’s their day – that’s the point!
Afterwords they had this to say:
“About a week before our wedding, our original officiant had to cancel. We were suddenly in a bind and had to act fast to find a new officiant. About an hour after we called Great Officiants, we were put into contact with Michael Thieling. After our first conversation on the phone, we knew he was the right person for the job. Not only was he absolutely the perfect person for our ceremony, he was far better than the original officiant we planned on using! Everyone commented on how well he did.”
I’m so glad they were able to find us and have the ceremony they had dreamed of – congrats guys!!!
Monica & Jebadiah
Married on July 25, 2015 on Point Dume Beach
Monica and Jebadiah had a small, intimate ceremony on the beach at Point Dume – my go-to spot for couple who want to get married on the beach in Malibu. They were so fun and I had to get an extra picture of their daughter Millicent who was very interested in how I filled out the marriage license. Congrats family!
Kara & Chris
Married on July 26, 2014 at the Courtyard Marriott – Long Beach
Kara and Chris were gracious, upbeat and super fun on their wedding day despite the one major element affecting their wedding out of control – the heat! We were on a beautiful lawn next to the pond in downtown Long Beach with the majority of their guests in the direct sunlight. Right before we were about to begin the bride asked me to make it quick. As I was performing their ceremony I noticed every guest was fanning themselves with their program, so I began to edit down their ceremony on the fly – to the delight of the couple and guests who couldn’t wait to get into the shade. Congrats guys – I hope the reception was held in a location with air conditioning!
Paul & Keiko
Married July 27, 2014 at The Portofino – Redondo Beach
Paul and Keiko were already married, but wanted to affirm their vows in front of their family and friends and I was happy to oblige. They performed a lovely rose ceremony to their parents and I was able to incorporate some language to include their little son Kai.
Congratulations and good luck to this wonderful family!