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Julie & Ryan 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

Cory2What a happy new family!  Julie, Ryan and their guests flew all the way down from Washington to enjoy our beautiful Southern California climate for their Wedding at Ponte Winery!  The Bride’s children, Madison and Reece, were the Maid of Honor and Best Man for their mother’s nuptials.  Everyone was so relieved that we didn’t have any rain, but it’s something we rarely have to worry about here.  The weather cooperated beautifully.  It was a picture perfect day for this beautiful, new family!

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Heaven & Matthew 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

Sapp2It was indeed a “heavenly” day for Heaven and Matthew at The Grand Tradition.  They met on Match.com, but didn’t have to pay a dime for it!  Well, actually, Matt’s brother and Heaven’s sister met on Match.com and it was on their dime.  Heaven and Matt were introduced shortly after their brother and sister were matched and Heaven and Matt have not been apart since.  Neither has the brother and sister.  Nice going, Match.com, you are now matching siblings nicely too (for free!)  The night they met, as they hugged good-bye, Heaven winked at Matthew and said, “Just watch…..we are going to get married some day.”  How right you were, Heaven!

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Emma & Neill 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

VezeyWedForFB-2 VezeyWedForFB-20Honestly, as a Wedding Officiant, I see many beautiful Weddings.  Each one is unique with a magic all it’s own.  But the crafting of Emma and Neill’s Stone House Wedding at Temecula Creek Inn deserves a looksee on our FaceBook page.  This over-the-top, detailed Wedding took my breath away!

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Tracey & Jason 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

Cupcakes-5Duke2What makes a Navy-Bride and Navy-Groom Wedding even better?  When they were referred to me by a Navy couple whom I married last year!  The military (being what it is) made this Wedding happen sooner rather than later.  New orders were issued, and Tracey and Jason’s Wedding had to be moved up quickly.  Not a problem.  The referring former Bride’s mother generously offered her San Diego home for the Wedding.  Mountains were moved in two weeks to make it all happen.  The morning of the Wedding, it was pouring rain at 10:30 AM.  But then the skies cleared, and we had a beautiful gazebo Wedding.  Special touches included a “Family Unity Ceremony” that included Jason’s daughters, Brittni and Kamryn.  They were both presented with a beautiful string of pearls to make the moment perfect.  Thank you, Tracey and Jason for allowing me the honor of being your San Diego Wedding Officiant.  Sarah and Ryan, thank you for the kind referral.  Pam and David, you are host and hostess extraordinaire!  What a beautiful day!  And what beautiful “square” cupcakes!

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Kara & Daniel San Diego Temecula Wedding Officiant

Hertzog2HertzogUnityInGlass“As with your marriage…. this vase requires great care. Cherish it, polish it, protect it from any harm. Keep from it that which can break it, or chip away at it, and it will remain a thing of beauty for many years to come.”

It was a perfect day for Kara and Daniel’s wedding at Ponte Inn.  As a Temecula Wedding Officiant, I always love doing new things.  Kara and Daniel chose to perform a “Unity in Glass” Ceremony and it was beautiful.  Delicate royal blue, forest green, brilliant orange and deep purple sparkled in the sunshine!  The crystals were blended together and now, are winging their way to Lee Ware’s Unity in Glass Studio in Austin, TX.  Lee will then fire the crystals and create a beautiful glass vase with the crystals embedded and swirled in the design.  I can’t wait to see the finished product.  Many thanks to the Hertzog and Chanko families for making me feel so welcomed!  It was great being part of both the fun and the tender moments. (Photos by Ken Seals)

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Melinda & Joe September 29, 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

MacNeal2MacNeal--7There were so many cute elements with Melinda and Joe’s “Star Wars Meets Alice in Wonderland” Wedding!  Everything was picture perfect.  I particularly like the whimsy of the florals which were striking in their lively colors.  And the umbrellas were a touch of magic that put everyone in a storybook mood for this storybook Wedding!  The Groom had a Darth Vader boutonniere and the Groomsmen had Storm Trooper boutonnieres.  They were a big hit with the guests.  Fun, fanciful and lots of tenderness made this Temecula Wedding Minister very happy!

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Meagan & Adrian San Diego Wedding Officiant

Orwin2Calm, cool and collected was Meagan before her Ceremony.  She knew she had every base covered well ahead of the big day, and she was intent on relaxing and having fun at her own Wedding!  Adrian and his Groomsmen were so much fun to be with… before the Ceremony.  I loved the tan suits, and was happy to wear one of my own with a soft pink blouse.  Megan and Adrian used one of my favorite color combos; blush pinks and creams.  And Meagan absolutely rocked her oh-so-sophisticated wedding gown!  Kelsey at Ponte Winery gave them the perfect Wedding Day!  As their Temecula Wedding Officiant, I loved the special touches of their Ceremony, including Love Letters & Wine which is always so endearing!  Tender moments were underscored by the guitar talents of Alex Guillen.

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Jennifer & Gilbert San Diego Wedding Officiant

Conant2Conant1I’m not sure if I have ever had a Bride as excited as Jennifer on her Wedding Day to Gilbert.  At several points during the Ceremony her eyes were so big and she was so full of pure joy, I thought she was going to burst from happiness!  No surprise as she and Gilbert were absolutely meant to be together – – always!  They are all about having fun and living life to the fullest!  For me, the adage is true, “If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.”  A Wedding Officiant in Temecula is just that – – no work at all!  Just fun!

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Barbara & Linda 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

BarbAndLindaWedding-1The Supreme Court granted the wish of Barbara and Linda to be married (finally!)  They have shared their lives together for the past 25 years.  They know what “…through good times and bad times…” is all about.  Their Wedding was so sweet and they were surrounded by many friends and family at The Rose Creek Cottage in Pacific Beach.  Here’s to at least another 25 years together!

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? & ? August 10, 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

It was a Celebrity Wedding at Los Willows!  But unfortunately, due to a confidentiality agreement, I’m not allowed to disclose who it was!  But I can tell you it was absolutely beautiful and no details were overlooked.  Intense planning by the Bride herself, but I don’t know how in the world she had the time to do so much herself.  But the final product was just perfect – – exactly what she wanted!  Being a Fallbrook Wedding Minister is always fun, and this was sure exciting!

Venue:  Los Willows Wedding Estate

Flowers:  Sweet Flowers  Mark and Jenelle Jackson

Paris & Tony 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

Lu2PinkBoxesMy favorite color is pink, and this lovely Wedding at Lake Oak Meadows was awash in soft hues of blush pink.  Paris and Tony had the sweetest Ceremony, and there was even a little Dachshund in attendance named “TJ.”  For those of you who know, the mini-Dachshund is also my favorite dog.  Lots of favorites in this Wedding for me.  Lake Oak Meadows is one of my favorite venues, and Celebrations by Diana is one of my favorite Wedding Coordinators.  Haley did a fantastic job pulling everything all together.  The photo on the right was of the pretty pink favor boxes all together before they were placed on the tables.  It just looked so happy, I had to take a picture!  And I even got to use a little bit of my Mandarin Chinese in the Welcome!  Being a part of all of these wonderful and diverse Weddings keeps this Temecula Wedding Minister very happy!

Venue:  Lake Oak Meadows

Photography:  Cean One Photography

DJ/Music:  Good Times Entertainment

Bakery:  Cakes To Celebrate

Olga & Michael August 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

Knysh2The new owner of Tuscany Hills Resort in Escondido, Michael, wed the love of his life, Olga, in a poolside Ceremony at the Resort.  The Ceremony took place on the connecting bridge between the two fountains and it was a lovely spot on the property.  Their tender Words of Love to one another, followed by their traditional Vows, were so genuine and heartfelt.  This is such an exciting time in their lives with their new entrepreneurial adventure and a new marriage too!  Best of luck to you both!  It’s nice to be able to add this new resort to the list of venues for this San Diego Wedding Officiant!  Happiness always!
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Cayla & Sam August 2013 – San Diego Wedding Officiant

Horn3Cayla and Sam were married at the Kindred Spirits Dog Training yard!  I’ve spent hundreds of hours there, over the past twenty-plus years, training all of our dogs!  Cayla’s mom, Petra, is one of the dog trainers at Kindred Spirits, and I’ve known Cayla since she was a very little girl.  It was such an honor to perform her Wedding Ceremony.  Cayla and Sam are both MP’s in the Army, and I can’t thank them enough for their service.  They were absolutely meant to be together!  And yes, the Bride wore her very own combat boots underneath her mother’s wedding gown!  It was a great day and one that was enjoyed with many good friends.  Happiness always, Cayla and Sam, from your much honored San Diego Wedding Officiant!  Photo courtesy of:  Mary Stout Clipper.

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Brittany & Matthew August 2013 San Diego Wedding Officiant

MartinIconic Romance was the theme for this blush pink, ivory, and pearls Wedding for Brittany and Matthew.  Everywhere you looked there were clouds of blush pink roses with draped pearls and crystals.  It was the quintessential fairytale Wedding!  They chose the Lakeside Arbor venue at Los Willows for their enchanting Wedding.  Matthew brushed a tear away as he saw his lovely Bride walk toward him.  She, too, became emotional during her Vows and their love was palpable.  This sweet couple is destined for a lifetime of happiness!  As the guests tossed Lavender blooms as the Couple departed, everyone knew Brittany and Matthew will always be living their dream.

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Delaney & Ryan August 2013 San Diego Wedding Officiant

Jones2As a Fallbrook Wedding Officiant, I love doing different things during the Wedding Ceremony! Delaney and Ryan provided a Seed Planting Ceremony with Forget-Me-Nots for their guests to enjoy during their Wedding.  It was a lovely touch with the symbolism being that they need to constantly nurture their marriage just as they must nurture the Forget-Me-Nots they planted together.  They added seeds, soil and some water from a little watering can and from this will bloom into beautiful flowers – – just like their love.  This fabulous Grand Tradition Beverly Mansion Wedding was full of love and emotion on so many levels!  Thanks for including me in such a joyous celebration at The Grand Tradition Beverly Mansion!
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Caitlin & Jim July 2013 San Diego Wedding Officiant

Clay2North to Alaska!  This is where our Bride and Groom, Caitlin and Jim reside.  I was so happy they chose me to be their Fallbrook Wedding Officiant because I love planning destination Weddings for couples and their families who are traveling such long distances.  I love to be able to give them peace of mind that all will be well when the big day arrives.  And their Wedding Day at The Grand Tradition was indeed, perfection.  During the Ceremony, we had a very special tribute for one of Jim’s twin sons, Damon, who recently enlisted in the Marines.  Jim’s other twin son, Aaron, was Jim’s Best Man.  Their Vows were tailored just for them and contained some warm and wonderful moments.  Please come back and visit us soon, Caitlin and Jim!  We love having you in California!
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Gayle and Mike July 2013 San Diego Escondido Wedding Minister

GailAndMike2My job as a San Diego Wedding Officiant gets no better than when I can perform Wedding Ceremonies for friends.  I love all of my couples, but when we have a long history of friendship, it just makes things that much more special.  Love came calling at the doorsteps of Gayle and Mike, and they answered the call!  All of us, the friends and family of Mike and Gayle, are so very glad they did!  Their lovely Wedding was held at Hacienda de Vega in Escondido, and I was so honored to be asked to officiate.  It was a perfect setting for this couple who spends so much time in Mexico.  May you have many beautiful sunsets together in Cabo for many years to come!

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Alexis and Mitch July 2013 Temecula Wine Country San Diego Wedding Minister

Pernas2Many stylish touches were included in the Wedding of Alexis and Mitch at Ponte Winery.  Two that you can see in this photo are the Bride’s feathered bodice.  Real feathers made her look like she pirouette’ed off the stage of Swan Lake!  I’ve never seen the “wine cork boutonnieres” worn by the Groom and his Groomsmen.  What a cool touch for a Winery Wedding!  This was another flawless Wedding planned from afar.  Many thanks to Elizabeth, Ponte Wedding Coordinator extraordinaire for making this day absolutely perfect for Mitch and Alexis.  This Temecula Wedding Officiant loves being part of the Wonderful Wedding Days at Ponte!
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Stephanie and Geoff July 2014 Fallbrook San Diego Wedding Officiant

De Haven 2There is sometimes a little twist in a Wedding, and this time, it was a switch which the Bride pulled on the Groom!  Stephanie had bought a very simple yet elegant gown, and had shown it to Geoff before the Wedding.  They even had their “First Look” photo session before the Wedding on the big day where he saw the simple gown.  However, after Geoff retreated to the Groom’ Room, and Stephanie retreated with her bridesmaids to the Bride’s Room; she changed into her “new” dress.  It was a beautiful creation of satin, lace and crystals!  Nothing plain about the new dress at all!  She looked like a Princess.

Everyone knew about “the switch” except Geoff, whose jaw dropped when he saw her walking down the aisle toward him.  It’s things like this that make my job as a San Diego Wedding Minister so much fun!  The little things!  The things that make the memories even more wonderful!  Another cool detail was that Geoff and Stephanie’s Wedding Day was also their two-year anniversary of having met.  So they celebrated the Anniversary of their meeting AND their Wedding all in one big party at Grand Tradition Arbor Terrace.  Both Bride and Groom are in the Navy, so I must take a moment to thank them for their service to our Country!  God bless you both and keep you safe and have a happily ever after forever!
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Kiushin and Michael June 2013 Temecula Wine Country Wedding Minister Officiant

Abtin2Our beautiful Bride with the ravishing dark eyes hails from Las Vegas!  Another Wedding planned from afar.  South Coast Winery was the perfect place to showcase her colors of deep burgundy and black.  Her son presented the rings to her husband-to-be at the exact right moment, and the moment was indeed touching.  Best of luck and love to Kiushin and Michael.

 
Non-denominational Wedding Officiant Minister Temecula Wine Country Ponte Wilson Creek Wiens San Diego North Fallbrook Carlsbad Del Mar Encinitas Escondido San Marcos Oceanside Rancho Bernardo San Diego Grand Tradition Green Gables Grand Del Mar Hilton Pala Mesa Resort Wedding Ceremony Service San Diego Riverside Orange County Lake Oak Meadows Quail Haven Stone Gardens Leo Carrillo Shadowridge Paradise Falls Lakehouse Los Willows Twin Oaks Bi-lingual

 

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