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Bethel Fun Facts – For WeddingWire World Panel Intro

I think you all might get a kick out of the “Fun Facts” that I put together as fodder for Kathryn of GayWeddings.com to select from when doing her intro of my on today’s “Modern Couple” panel discussion at the WeddingWire World industry conference. 186 reviews on WeddingWire – all 5 star other than one single 4.8 star (man, that one annoyed me!) Spent 9 years on Wall Street working for two large investment banks, in Tokyo, NY, and London, before running my family’s small business back here in San Diego for 6 years. I …
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jennifer + josh – quail have farm

I received an email from Jennifer, who had met me at the Bridal Bazaar almost a year earlier (!) when she came to the show with a friend who was getting married.  Well, she was now engaged and setting a date for their wedding about eight months later and wanted to see if I was available.  Let me tell you, one of the biggest compliments a couple can give me is when they are choosing their date around my calendar to be sure that they can have me marry them!  Love it!  So, we figured …
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Drum roll, please!

It’s website-official! For many folks, relationships recently haven’t been seen as completely legit until they are “Facebook official.”  Well, this relationship is now website official! No, no, not our marriage (almost 8.5 years now), just his being part of my business! My husband, Jason, has been officiating weddings periodically since 2010, but began to do so much more often in mid-2014, when he left his full-time job to pursue his own passions.  At that point, I started to offer him to more couples, when I was already booked or otherwise unavailable, and as a result …
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karly + ben – leo carrillo ranch

Karly gave me a call about six months before their wedding, after getting my information from their wedding planner, A Wedding by Di , and we set up a time to get together when they would be coming down from Orange County for another vendor too.  While I’m always up for meeting my out-of-town couples via Skype or FaceTime, it’s great when they have another reason to be down this way, so that we can meet in person.  As always, we talked about what they wanted and didn’t want from their ceremony, and then we …
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amy + erik – scripps seaside forum

One of the best compliments that a wedding vendor can receive is to be asked by a fellow wedding vendor to be part of their wedding, so it was even a bigger honor to be part of celebrating Amy and Erik than it would already have been!  Amy is a very well-known wedding planner here in San Diego, and is the owner and lead planner for First Comes Love .  We’ve worked together many times for her couples, so she knows my ceremony style, and she has seen probably hundreds of ceremonies from a whole …
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