Lucy and Beau’s Magical Malibu Wedding

I just got these amazing pictures from Lucy and Beau Knapp from their wedding back in October! These two have a magical story and it was a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony with amazing vows. She posted these photos when she left her review on Wedding Wire. Check it out.  Vendor Team Venue: Calamigos Ranch  Planner: Wish Wonder Dream Photography/Videography: Yours Truly Media Flowers: Carola’s Floral Designs

Anna and James’ Incredible Infinity Wedding

I just received these awesome pictures from Anna and Jimmy’s 8.18.18 infinity wedding held at the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley back in August. The reception was held at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley. Brandon Wong Photography did an amazing job capturing the beauty of this venue and the fun we had during the ceremony. It was very beautiful and very touching.        

Miguel and Nazanin’s Wonderful Wedding Day

I’ve got to share these pictures from an amazing wedding I officiated this weekend with Grammy award-winning singer Miguel, and his amazing wife, actress and model Nazanin Mandi.  Be sure to check out the Vogue Magazine article with even more pictures. It was a beautiful day.  Ceremony Vendor Team   Wedding Officiant: Your Custom Ceremony Photographer:  Sara Lobla for Vogue Magazine Event Planning & Design, Florals, and Invitations: Celebrate Florals Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch Day of Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events Sound:  SOS Entertainment  

Purple Reign: Mandisa and Victor’s Gorgeous Riverside Wedding

Today I want to share an amazing couple and a beautiful wedding ceremony from 2015. Couple: Mandisa & Victor – Wedding Ceremony Location: Riverside, CA – Photographer: Cean One Photography   Vendor Team Wedding Officiant: Your Custom Ceremony Photographer:  Cean One Photography Coordinator: Holly Chavez, HMC Events  Venue:  Mission Inn Videography: Matthew Hoag Ceremony Music: A Touch of Ivory  Reception Music: Your Time Entertainment  Hair: Hair By Jasmine  Makeup:  Andrea Lespinasse Stationary: In Your Favor  Florist: Ambiance Designs My Thoughts This was a beautiful wedding between two beautiful people. Mission Inn is a gorgeous venue but this “ceremony on the round” was something I had never experienced before.  One of my favorite parts of this Read more about Purple Reign: Mandisa and Victor’s Gorgeous Riverside Wedding[…]

Reasons to Hire a “Real Pastor” for Your Wedding

This week alone, I’ve had two potential clients ask me if I am a “real pastor.” I get it. With so many wedding officiants out there calling themselves reverend, minister, priest, and pastor it’s hard to know who is the real deal and who bought their title online. Before we go any further, yes, I am a real pastor. I have a bachelor’s degree in Religion and years of experience. Check out my church! Then, scroll down to read why I think couples should always hire a “real pastor” to officiate their wedding ceremony.  CHAPLAIN CHRIS When I first started officiating weddings, I was working as a chaplain for a Read more about Reasons to Hire a “Real Pastor” for Your Wedding[…]

Huntington Beach Wedding Officiant

Huntington Beach is a wedding hot spot in Orange County. I have officiated a ton of weddings in and around Huntington Beach and for good reason. It is centrally located, it has some of the best shops and restaurants in Southern California, and the pier is world famous. The US Open of Surfing is held in Huntington Beach year after year making it internationally known and locally respected, plus the pier is one of the most photographed Southern California landmarks in history. So when a couple thinks of having a beach wedding, it’s natural that they think of Huntington Beach. Just this week I did a 25-Year-Anniversary vow renewal on the Read more about Huntington Beach Wedding Officiant[…]

Fun Wedding Officiant

Wedding planning should be fun, and with me, it usually is. Here’s a picture from a few days ago with my friend and a future bride Maggie goofing around in the Water Tree Events photo booth after a consultation. Stress is a natural part of planning an event as big as your wedding, but does it look like she’s stressing? Maggie, her fiance Tyler and I have had a blast getting to know each other and planning their custom ceremony. I don’t post this to brag as I’m sure that lots of officiants have fun with their couples, but rather to give you some insight into my process. My couples know Read more about Fun Wedding Officiant[…]

Kesha and Rael’s Sensational San Diego Wedding

Welcome back to my blog. Today I want to share an amazing couple and an amazing wedding ceremony on top of the world in San Diego, CA. . Couple: Kesha and Rael – Wedding Ceremony Location: San Diego, CA – Photographer: Ray Lundrigan Photography   Vendor Team on this Wedding: Wedding Officiant: Your Custom Ceremony Photographer:  Ray Lundrigan Photography Coordinator: Creative Affairs Venue:  The Ultimate Skybox   My Thoughts Kesha and Rael are a very fun couple. They had great stories and I really enjoyed getting to know them. Their vows were touching, the music was awesome, their family was delightful, and I loved being a part of Rael and Kesha’s Read more about Kesha and Rael’s Sensational San Diego Wedding[…]

Dana Point Wedding Officiant

Welcome back to my blog. It feels like it has been a very long time since I posted. With Valentine’s Day behind us, it seems that the wedding season has come early. These past few weeks have been busy with weddings, vow renewals, and this past weekend was my first Wedding Expo. Still, a blog post is long overdue and after driving through Dana Point today I figure this blog post will focus on this great Orange County city.   I feel lucky to live in Southern California. We have lovely weather year round, gorgeous beaches, and beautiful people. I posted before about officiating weddings in Laguna Beach, but right Read more about Dana Point Wedding Officiant[…]

Long Beach Bridal Show

Hello everyone. This is a very short blog just to post and share that I will be at the Premier Bridal Shows‘ Wedding Expo in Long Beach Convention Center on February 22, 2015 so come on out and see me. I will be with my Wave Lounge partners Waveform Events (DJ and Lighting), Michelle Lacson Photography, and Water Tree Events (Videography and Photo Booth) so come see all of us. I just ordered some new flyers for the occasion.