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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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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Beach Wedding Planning for the Tide

paradise cove malibut

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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Spotlight–The Long Beach Museum of Art for Your Wedding

long beach museum of art wedding

Yesterday afternoon I officiated a lovely wedding at the Long Beach Museum of Art. The museum is housed in several Craftsman mansions that sit on the bluff overlooking the harbor and beach. In addition to art, the museum also features beautiful gardens, a wonderful cafe called, Claire’s, and an outdoor patio and fountain. I’ve …

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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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Celeb Villa Locations Cheaper Than a Hotel Ballroom


I perform a lot of weddings around Malibu, on the beach and at traditional venues like the Bel Air Beach Club. However, recently I performed a wedding at a gorgeous private estate with stunning views of the distant ocean. I knew the bride and groom were from out of town …

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