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


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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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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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 Get Everyone to the Wedding On Time

It may seem unnecessary to have a post about how to get everyone to the wedding on time but in my experience about 50% off all weddings start 30 minutes or more late. This can be a problem depending on the venue and people involved in your ceremony. I’ve seen 100 …

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The 2 Types of Marriage Licenses in California

marriage license

Of all tasks in planning your wedding, probably the most boring and tedious is getting the license but it’s one that is often forgotten until the last minute. There are two types of marriage licenses in California–public and confidential. In either case, the license is only good for 90 days, …

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No Chapel? No Problem! There are Better Options than a Chapel!

wedding in at the lighthouse in Long Beach

Often times I get calls from brides who want to get married the same day or the following day. These quickie weddings usually are not a problem for me because I always have wedding licenses on hand for occassions like this. However, the brides are often stumped when I tell them …

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Sunset Wedding? Check the Timing First

Sand Ceremony at a Sunset Wedding

    If you are planning a sunset wedding, be sure to check the exact timing of the actual sunset before you set the time and mail your invitations. The full sunset actually takes about 30 minutes from twilight to darkness so if you don’t plan it right you might …

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