Gay Marriage in California is Now a Reality

Yes! Gay marriage in California is now a reality. I have just been informed minutes ago that I can now issue Los Angeles County marriage licenses for gay weddings and officiate those same-sex marriages in California. I am very happy to announce that and am thrilled that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the ...Click Here to Read More...

Same Sex Marriage in California is Here to Stay

I was quite happy to learn this morning that the United States Supreme Court held that the lower court’s ruling will stand and that same sex marriage will again be permitted in California. There are two reasons that I am pleased with today’s decisions.  First, I strongly believe that all people, no matter their sexual ...Click Here to Read More...

The Wedding Officiant Enjoyed his First Motorcycle Wedding

After thousands of weddings, I can now say that I have been the wedding officiant for a marriage ceremony while the bride and groom were sitting on a motorcycle. This summer I received a phone call from Rich, a gentleman who works for a motorcycle touring company called Eagle Rider. Rich asked if I would ...Click Here to Read More...

I Heard a Funny Joke after an LA Wedding Ceremony

After I officiated an LA wedding ceremony last weekend I heard a joke a that made laugh.  As a busy LA wedding minister, people love to tell me wedding and wedding minister jokes.  Some of the jokes are very funny and some are pretty corny.  In the latter case, I have learned to give a ...Click Here to Read More...

Groom and Bride? Or Bride and Groom?

As a wedding officiant I sometimes have to be the voice of diplomacy. I received the wording of a wedding ceremony from a groom yesterday via email and he titled the ceremony (made up names) “Jim and Jackie – June 1, 2013” and asked if it looked OK. I knew the groom had a sense ...Click Here to Read More...

Fun “Great Gatsby” Themed Wedding

Yesterday I had the honor of being the wedding officiant at the marriage ceremony of Ana and John at a fun venue near the Los Angeles Airport called the Proud Bird.  The Proud Bird has an airplane theme and several old military jets decorate the parking lot and the lawns surrounding the restaurant. Ana and ...Click Here to Read More...