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how quickly life changes…

Do you want to know more about me personally, and who I am and what makes me tick?  Well, nine years ago today, my life completely changed.  I had dinner that night with a friend of a longtime and long-distance friend.  Deb told me that someone she worked with was moving to San Diego, and she would like to put us in touch, since he didn’t know anyone here.  Of course!  Deb was someone I had known many years earlier in Tokyo, and we’d kept in touch plus randomly saw each other as we’d each …
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It’s About Time! Marriage Equality Wedding Giveaway

It’s About Time!  Truly, that is how so many of us San Diego wedding professionals felt on July 1st, when we could finally celebrate our LGBT couples FULLY!  For years we had happily been celebrating the love and commitment and connection of all of our couples, but with our LGBT couples we could only do so 98% of the way – as I could never pronounce them legally married and could never sign a marriage license.  Now all of our couples’ relationships can be treated as equal, and a group of us wanted to celebrate …
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Early mornings

You wanted to know more about me, personally?  Well, I can easily tell you one thing – I am a sleeper!  Not sleeper agent nor anything hidden under the surface that I don’t let show regularly – I mean really a sleeper.  I love to sleep, long and late, and only get up early when is absolutely necessary or the right thing to do. What gets me up early most easily?  Marrying a really amazing couple.  Philanthropy.  Scuba Diving.  A flight to somewhere great.  A race car track day for my hubby.  I think that …
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Marriage Equality Celebration Day

Do you know how I am lucky enough to get to spend Thursday?  Celebrating some really great couples, and making their relationship legal in the eyes of California and the federal government!!  How crazy cool is that?  Here are the details we are spreading around: Ceremonies by Bethel (“Ordained Officiant Open to All”) and After the Engagement (caring and supportive Wedding Planner) have teamed up for a wonderful (and totally free) day to celebrate Marriage Equality! On Thursday, July 11th, from 9 AM to 5 PM, on the lawn outside of the County Administration building, …
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My Necklace

I’ve been intending to write about this subject for a while.  It periodically comes up at my weddings, or as an “end of season” thought, so it was time to talk about it! You may have noticed that I am wearing the exact same necklace in every single wedding photo, as, yes, I intentionally put that necklace on when a wedding day or weekend begins, and then I take it off until it is time for more weddings. Why?  Well, it was the necklace that I wore at my own wedding, almost seven years ago …
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