Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DESTINATION WEDDING: Officiant at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA

Congratulations, Phil and Mel! After travelling together throughout the United States, all the way from Australia, this couple arrived to be wed in Southern California.

Short and simple ceremonies are so lovely...especially when they're created to reflect a particular couple, their love, and their relationship! Take a lush lawn, add a mild afternoon, plus a leading Los Angeles photographer with an affinity for documenting elopements (thank you, Corbin Kell!) and a couple who repeatedly cried "I love you!" to each other...that's an equation for officiant heaven. :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

WEDDING: Officiant for Multicultural Ceremony in Monterey Park, CA

It was a lovely outdoor wedding at Luminarias Restaurant in Monterey Park, with a large wedding party; the groom had known these friends since elementary school!?!  The couple asked to acknowledge a deceased best friend in the ceremony text.  The best man cried many tears throughout the ceremony.  Awesome!

Congratulations, Lupe and Ke!   Not only was this Laotian - Mexican couple a dream to work with (and beautiful to look at, see below), they had hired some of the best vendors i have had the privilege of working with. 

i felt i had to mention: Frank the photographer was approachable and down-to-earth, while still being professional and extremely attentive to the, he is obviously an artist, but has a sense of humour.  Believe it or not, not all photogs possess these qualities.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

WEDDING: Pomona, CA Officiant at Coco Palm Restaurant

Congratulations, Mike and Tricia!  This wonderful couple's ceremony included a quote from Coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers, since they are both avid sports and football fans:
"Change is part of this business, it's going to happen. Sometimes it's going to be more unpleasant than others, but it's the nature of what we do."
Tricia and Mike's families are of Mexican and Samoan background.  Please note the leis above, a wedding tradition from the Samoan culture.  Best of all, the GROOM began crying from the moment his lovely bride joined him for the ceremony!

Their wedding took place on the smaller restaurant terrace outside the 'Bolero Room' (side note: there were literally three other events taking place on this day).  Steffany and Carson, the husband and wife photographer team at NOTHING BUT MIRACLES, provided photography services [Please note, photo above is not their work; i will post as soon as they are made available].  Both were very kind and approachable, and you could sense the positive dynamic between these two artists who also happened to be married!