Saturday, February 23, 2008

WEDDING: At Heisler Park Gazebo in Laguna Beach


Short and sweet. The wedding was, that is...

This couple was married in the GAZEBO at HEISLER PARK in Laguna Beach. The reception was later held in a private room inside the Loft Restaurant at the MONTAGE resort.

It was another fantastic experience, and i am so glad to have met this couple. It was such an honour to be included on their special day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

WEDDINGS: "Perfect" Wedding Vows?

i feel vows don't need to be perfect.

Marriage/wedding vows DO need, however, to show your intentions, express your feelings, and convey your love toward your partner. That can be a lot of pressure.

There is an e-book on the market from "The Wedding Goddess" with all kinds of vow-writing ideas, but i suggest an easier way to write your own vows is:
  1. Ask your officiant for some examples of vows
  2. Research online - there are HUNDREDS of websites with vow examples...for free!
  3. Borrow and adapt parts you like to make it your own

If you absolutely must write your vows from scratch, write them from your heart. Remember to use your own voice: if you are an informal, friendly person, DO NOT write something that is stern and stiff! You do not want to make your promise of love and trust sound like it's coming from a complete stranger. And, your partner will appreciate it, too.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

WEDDINGS: Attending an Orthodox Jewish Wedding

According to the writer, a traditional Jewish wedding is full of meaningful rituals, symbolizing the beauty of the relationship of husband and wife, as well as their obligations to each other and to the Jewish people. The wedding day is considered the happiest and holiest day in the lives of the bride and groom!

Courtesy of The Redlands Daily Facts.

WEDDING: "A Caucasian's Traditional Chinese Wedding"

Throughout the ceremony, the bride was marveled at her new husband's inquiries about the different traditional Chinese customs that he kept observing. While removing the palanquin, Steven spotted a saddle and a fire pit in front of him. After a brief hesitation, he asked, "What are these for?" The master of ceremony explained that the saddle symbolized peace as it has the same pronunciation in Chinese as "peace," while the fire pit is to burn bad luck away and brings a bright future.

Courtesy of The Epoch Times

Thursday, February 14, 2008

WEDDINGS: Valentine's Day Weddings in Orange County

The courthouse opened early and closed late on this, the busiest day of the year for wedding ceremonies. About 150 couples said their vows and exchanged their rings in civil ceremonies led by one of the county’s deputy commissioners of marriages.

Courtesy of the OC Register.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

NEWS: CA Courts to Hear About Same-Sex Marriage on 4 March 08

A hearing has been scheduled by the California Supreme Court for March 4 .

In its chambers in San Francisco, the court will hear a consolidation of four lawsuits by same-sex couples and the city of San Francisco who are challenging the ban on same-sex marriage, as well as two countersuits by private organizations defending the law.

Courtesy of the San Francisco Guardian.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Celebrant venus, the lovely bride CoDe and her handsome new husband BriRe. What a couple!

They were married on 28 Sep. 2007.