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amy + stephanie – catamaran hotel

I met Amy and Stephanie at the Bridal Bazaar, and from the moment we met, I totally knew that they were my couple!  One problem – we had originally planned on being away on vacation over their date, so I told them that we’d figure it out (if we were going or not) and would let them know soon.  Shortly afterward, I received an email from them, with even more information on who they are, and a picture of them doing the 3 Day Walk together (something that I had done for six years, including …
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Notes to the Newlyweds: Your Spouse Isn’t a Mind Reader

I was asked to share my/our advice to newlyweds by Equally Wed, and now that it’s been published on their website, I thought I’d share my thoughts here as well.  Enjoy! Dear Newlyweds, Congratulations on your recent nuptials and the start to this new chapter in your relationship! I’m excited for you! I thought I’d share with you some of the things that we’ve figured out in our 8.5 years of marriage, as well as from observing the 600+ couples I’ve married over the past six years (yes, I’m an officiant, and have a ball celebrating all …
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Sitting here smiling…

Yes, I’m sitting here on New Year’s Eve smiling.  I’ve had fun today closing out the year, thinking back on the 128 weddings and celebrations I was part of this year, starting with an intimate celebration on January 1st and ending with an intimate celebration on December 30th, and filled with celebrations of all sizes and styles in between.  My couples this year came from 17 other states/territories (AR, AZ, DC, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, NM, OH, OK, PA, TX, and WA) and three other countries (Australia x 2, England, and …
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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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