The Importance of a Wedding Rehearsal

Hiring a wedding planner or just having a self-run wedding is a big decision. It can be costly to hire a planner and time consuming to find the right one for your style of wedding. While on the other hand, running the wedding and rehearsal yourself or with the help of …

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A Gorgeous Ceremony at The Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, CA

Wedding at The Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA

I was lucky enough to perform a gorgeous Saturday sunset wedding for Claudia and Jesse at The Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. Surf & Sand Resort has scenic oceanfront views, tranquil fountains, unique ballrooms and exquisite cuisine, a perfect setting for the Laguna Beach wedding day you’ve been dreaming of! Imagine walking …

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Lovely Wedding at Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullerton, CA

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I just performed a beautiful Saturday afternoon wedding for Brittany and Hernan at the Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullerton. Brittany and Hernan had selected rings together but Hernan had quite the surprise for Brittany at the ceremony. He presented her with a much more beautiful ring than what they had originally picked and she …

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A Beach Wedding at Paradise Cove in Malibu

Paradise Cove Beach Malibu

One of my favorite venues is a beach wedding at Paradise Cove in Malibu. There are dozens of beautiful locations in Los Angeles county but the reason I like Paradise Cove is because it’s so cozy and can be very private even though it’s a public beach. The beach is …

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Great Wedding Venues on Palos Verdes Peninsula

The Korean Bell of Friendship

I had 3 wedding ceremonies on Palos Verdes Peninsula this past weekend and it reminded me how many great wedding venues there are for all types of styles and budgets–from high-end formal weddings to casual low-cost weddings. The Korean Bell of Friendship Located at the end of Gaffey Street in San …

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Filipino Veil, Cord & Coin Ceremony

A traditional Filipino wedding ceremony involves several smaller ceremonies within in it, each with very deep spiritual meaning. Couples often include one or more of the following: a special veil, a cord (or lasso) and arras (coins). In addition, the bride and groom will select close friends or family members …

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Beach Wedding Planning for the Tide

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A few weeks ago I officiated a wonderful beach wedding at Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. It’s a great venue because there’s plenty of parking but since the parking is a little steep ($30 per car without restaurant validation) it’s more like a private club than the actual public beach that …

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Wedding Time Capsule Ceremony for Future Anniversaries

I guess I’m a hopeless romantic but I think the Wedding Time Capsule, also called the Wedding Wine Box, ceremony is one of the best ways for you and your future spouse to renew your love year after year. Here’s how it works… The Wedding Time Capsule Ceremony in Detail Prior to …

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How to Include Children in Your Wedding Ceremony

Many weddings have a young flower girl and ring bearer but what if you are bringing children into a marriage and want them to play a more significant role? How can you make your children feel like they are a big part of not only the ceremony but of the …

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Dove Release — Dos & Don’ts for Your Wedding

A dove release is a tremendous way to demonstrate your love and leave your guests in awe at your ceremony. But it only works if you do the release the right way. I recently had a bride and groom who bought their doves from a pet store and when they were …

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