It’s always fun for me to visit downtown Los Angeles and perform all kinds of wedding ceremonies in different ways. And it’s fun to meet people in love from other parts of the world. While I was there, people were taking advantage of the slightly colder weather and enjoying the ice skating rink that was put together in Pershing Square. There’s always something going on in that active Los Angeles square. Downtown LA has become such fun in recent years, and I look forward to watching it get more exciting.
I officiate many destination weddings for couples who come from all over the United States and from all over the world. One of the major reasons couples like to get married her in California is that we have a unique marriage license called a California Confidential Marriage License…Most of the destination weddings that I perform take place on a beach, and there are many beaches in Southern California to choose from.
I am often asked by couples how to get married while in the hospital. I can definitely help you by issuing a marriage license in any hospital in Southern California and officiating a wedding ceremony on a moment’s notice. I am always prepared to help you get married easily. I am often called to a
A civil ceremony is something I’m known for. Even though technically, I’m a wedding minister and specially authorized marriage license issuer, I’m also an attorney and am pretty well-versed in the laws and regulations of the County and the State in regards to marriage and marriage licenses. So even though there is no such thing in California as a justice of the peace, I’m about as close as you can get to one.
This is that time of year when couples who intend to eventually marry are thinking that it might be a great idea to elope or get a quickie wedding to save on their income taxes next year. You see, if you get married any time in this year, the IRS considers you married for the
I am often asked by couples that want to be married, “How can we have a wedding without a ceremony in California?” or “Look, we just want to be married but we don’t want a wedding ceremony.” And it’s a simple response,
I often marry couples who plan to have that cool destination wedding in another country right before or after their faux wedding ceremony because there’s a big downside to destination weddings overseas. Let me explain why.
There are few scenes more beautiful than the horizon as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. Naturally, many wedding couples plan their beach wedding at sunset so the stunning multi-colored panorama of sunset setting into the water or disappearing into clouds can be the back drop to their exchange of vows. Such a wedding ceremony can be quite memorable to those lucky enough to see the lovely natural beauty that we in Southern California often take for granted. However, planning a Southern California beach wedding as the sun sets can present unexpected obstacles that many couples may not consider.
At a recent small LA wedding a wedding guest had his own unique spin on wedding poetry that left everyone speechless. I was the wedding officiant for a marriage where the groom was from the South and the bride was from Mexico and, as part of their ceremony, they asked their wedding guests to offer
Now that summer is in full swing and this is a popular time for California beach weddings, I want to mention a few things that will be very helpful for those of you planning beach weddings. Since I have been an officiant for many, many beach weddings I have seen a few problems that could
It happened again. I was astounded, but it does happen frequently to me as a wedding officiant. I was contacted by a couple this week who had been living together for decades. They lived many years together and then suddenly, there was a cancer diagnosis, and I was called when the bride was in the
I’d like to congratulate LGBTQ couples and let you know that I’m available to be your wedding officiant immediately.
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
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
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
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
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As a Los Angeles wedding officiant I get to meet people from all over the world on one of the happiest days of their life. Last weekend I had the pleasure to officiate an intimate private wedding for a young British couple who decided to elope while they were visiting Los Angeles. At the conclusion of their wedding ceremony they asked me to read a passage from “The House at Pooh Corner” by A.A. Milne.
As a minister for weddings in the Los Angeles area, I’ve seen so much frustration and sorrow when a couple hopes, at the last possible moment, to get married. Too often I have had to deny such sincere requests for a marriage ceremony because one of the hopeful spouses does not have the required frame of mind
There are very sad moments in my otherwise happy career. At a death bed wedding the joy of true love and the immense pain of love lost collide. I’ve been a wedding minister now for many years and some of my most memorable moments as a wedding minister have been at death bed weddings. A
When I became a wedding officiant I never expected to officiate bedside weddings. Bedside weddings typically join a couple who have been with each other for a significant period of time and had vague plans to get married but sudden health issues require an immediate marriage ceremony. It is often a very bittersweet experience. Bedside