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
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
One of the funnest parts of my job as a busy Los Angeles wedding officiant is that I get to meet people from all over the world and learn about their wedding traditions. I recently had the privilege to marry a couple with Armenian heritage and, after their ceremony, they celebrated with the “money dance”.
How cool is this? KTLA was looking for officiants. I was recommended to KTLA to be the main wedding officiant for their “Week of Weddings Daily I Do” leading up to Valentine’s Day. I ended up officiated the non-religious weddings. Although I had to get up super early on Tuesday morning to be on KTLA’s
I recommend that all brides and grooms have the same sort of attitude that this bride and groom do. I can’t stop laughing when I watch this wedding video.
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 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.
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.
One of the best things about being a very busy wedding officiant in Los Angeles is that I get to meet people from all over the world to participate in a very intimate occasion. Many couples get very creative with their ceremony of marriage. And the smaller the wedding the more unique and creative the bride and groom can be.
If you are getting married, I’m sure that you are looking for ideas for wedding favors. Many wedding couple’s give their guests a gift or a memento of their wedding. Some are very hip and useful. Some are kitschy and cheesy. Some are just plain weird. I’ve seen a fascinating variety of wedding souvenirs. I
I married a couple on St. Patrick’s Day in an elopement ceremony in the Encounter Restaurant at LAX. I’ve performed many airport marriages in the past which is a unique kind of destination wedding. In fact, USA Today wrote a story about me and airport marriages. They flew in the morning, ate lunch, and met
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
As we wedding officiants have found, anything can happen at a wedding. Sometimes it is funny, sometimes it is frustrating but it is almost always unpredictable and memorable. Whether it is a couple who decides to consummate their marriage vows before I depart their private elopement ceremony or a bride’s sister who gives a peep
Simply Bridal has some great tips for your wedding ceremony day so you and your bridesmaids and groomsmen will not be caught unprepared at your wedding ceremony. Some of their suggestions, like water, are very appropriate for summer weddings and outdoor marriage ceremonies, especially if you are getting married in Southern California during the summer. Ironically, one of their suggestions, alcohol, often causes the need for some of the others (eye drops, painkillers, spot remover, breath mints). Most do not apply if a couple has opted for marriage in the nude which I have encountered a few times as a wedding officiant.
Yesterday I had the honor to issue the marriage license and to be the wedding officiant at the family only small wedding ceremony of beautiful Datchanee and her groom, Jim. Their ceremony was in their front yard on an absolutely beautiful day in late February. I love Southern California weddings!
An officiant is one of the number of individuals who can legally perform a marriage ceremony for a wedding couple. The legal term for the performing of a marriage ceremony is “solemnization”. Thus, an officiant can “solemnize”your marriage.
Being a wedding officiant in Los Angeles for many years I have seen it all, and I mean ALL. At a recent wedding where I was the wedding officiant, the groom and I were standing at the altar as the wedding procession began. We were told by the “sound guy” that the microphone was turned
On New Years Eve I had honor to be the wedding officiant for Hugh Hefner and his beautiful bride, Crystal Harris, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. What a blast that was. Crystal was beautiful in her light pink wedding dress and Hef, uncharacteristically, wore a tuxedo instead of his silk pajamas. It was nice