Tie the Knot Ceremonies
FRANK A. MEOLA, DD, Officiant
Congratulations to Kattya Han & Jeremy Campbell on their Thursday, June 6, 2019 wedding at a private residence in Corona, CA. It was a beautiful Southern California day, with their 40 guests enjoying the sun. The ceremony went exactly as planned although the food vendor dropped the ball. Fortunately, “Plan B” saved the day and everyone had a great time and didn’t go hungry! My best to Kattya & Jeremy.
Congratulations to Emily Reynolds & Rick Meiss on their Thursday, July 4, 2019 wedding on an electric boat in the Lido Beach Marina Village in Newport Beach, CA. It was an intimate ceremony with two friends. After the short ceremony, the boat left for a few hour ride around the harbor drinking Champaign and watching the fireworks.
Congratulations to Paige Kunick & Eduardo Guerrero on their Sunday, June 9, 2019 wedding at the Outdoor Party Paradise in Ontario, CA. Summer is almost here and we got a taste of it with a 98° temperature and bright sun – a “hot” day, to say the least. Their 100+ guests were competing for a seat in the shade. The ceremony went exactly as planned at the rehearsal on Saturday. Paige and Eduardo did a great job with their exchange of personal vows, which touched all. Eduardo’s “first” kiss as husband and wife moved their guests (and Paige)! My best for a happy life together.
Congratulations to Amanda Wrathall & Ryan Studer on their Thursday, June 6, 2019 wedding at the beautiful Lake Oak Meadows in Temecula, CA. It was a beautiful Southern California day, with their 85 guests enjoying the sun. The ceremony went exactly as planned with the DJ, coordinator and officiant in sync! The semi-automated sound system was flawless. My best to Mandy and Ryan.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Bradshaw and Scott Springer on their Saturday, May 18, 2019 wedding at the Dos Lagos Amphitheatre in Corona, CA. It was a simple ceremony, no bridal party and Elizabeth escorted by her parents, while her niece sang the “Ave Maria.” The ceremony was attended by about 30 of their friends and family “on the round” at the amphitheatre. It was a beautiful day for a southern California wedding. My best to Elizabeth and Scott!
Congratulations to Alba Yanez & Erick Jauregui on their Saturday, May 4, 2019 wedding at the Silver Lakes Equestrian Center in Norco, CA. It was a beautiful day with a slight breeze for the outdoor ceremony attended by their 150 guests. It was a simple ceremony with no bridal party and Erick walking in with his mom. I wish Alba and Erick the best as they begin their new life together.
Congratulations to Sabrina Gonzalez & Brian Bauer on their Friday, May 3, 2019 wedding at the Champion’s Club at The Retreat in Corona, CA. It was a beautiful day -- not too hot, not too cold – for their 60 family and friends at the scenic outdoor ceremony. The coordinator, DJ and photographer all did an exceptional job. They included a Rose ceremony for their moms (Brians mom’s rose was accepted by his sister Michelle). After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn followed by a dinner reception on the outdoor patio. My best to Sabrina & Brian as they begin their journey together.
Congratulations to Raluca Malancioiu & Neal Ghura on their Saturday, April 27, 2019 wedding at a private residence in Villa Park, CA. It was an intimate ceremony attended by 30 of their close friends and family. They are planning a larger ceremony in September for their many friends and family with yet a third ceremony next year in Romania for family who where unable to travel. My best to the very happy couple. See you in September!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Santillan & Jonathan Daly on their Saturday, March 9, 2019 wedding at the Lakewood Country Club in Lakewood, CA. It was a simple but meaningful ceremony attended by 120 guests on the outdoor lawn at the country club. It was a comfortable “cool” spring California day. So, guests were able to sit back and enjoy the nuptials! The sun was glaring a bit, but nothing we couldn’t handle. My best to Elizabeth and Jonathan.
Congratulations to Carrie Thompson & Dave Pflugrath on their St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday, March 17, 2019) wedding on Home Plate at the entrance to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. I was a small ceremony attended by their children. My best to Carrie and Dave and the new united family.
Congratulations to Olya Zakharova & Mike Kollen on their St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday, March 17, 2019) wedding on the beach in Laguna Beach, CA. I was a small ceremony attended by Mike’s parents and one guest. After the ceremony, they were headed for lunch. My best to Olya and Mike and, soon to arrive, Nona.
Congratulations to Tiffany Gutierrez & Uriel Armenta on their Saturday, February 23, 2019 wedding at the Marinaj Banquet Center in Moreno Valley, CA. It was a simple ceremony attended by their 100+ guests. The ceremony started on time with the DJ and photographer at their best. Following the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails while the ceremony area was being set up for dinner and the newlyweds took indoor and outdoor photos. My best to Tiff & Uriel for a great life together!
Congratulations to Veronica Modesto & Bonnie Hernandez on their Solemnization Ceremony on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Glen Ivy, CA.
Congratulations to DeAndria Cloud & Ron Krueger on their Monday, December 31, 2018 wedding at a private residence in San Clemente, CA. It was a private, intimate ceremony with no guests in attendance. The knot was tied on a terrace with the Pacific Ocean in the background, on a beautiful southern California day. My best to DeAndria & Ron!
Congratulations to Reina Ixtlahuac & Al Vick on their Saturday, December 28, 2018 wedding at the Veranda at the Green River Golf Course in Corona, CA. The ceremony was attended by approximately 120 guests and included a Rose presentation to their moms and grandmothers and Reina’s stepmom. The sun went down, the wind picked up and the temperature DROPPED! It was cold, to say the least. But, the ceremony went on with some laughs and serious moments, while the guests remained seated and weren’t affected by the weather. My best for a great life together!
Congratulations to Ganga Dhakal & Bhagirathi Ghimire on their Friday, December 28, 2018 wedding at The Rose Garden in Trilogy at Glen Ivy in Temescal Valley (Corona), CA. It was an intimate ceremony with just two guests attending. The couple traveled from Louisiana for a “sunny” Southern California ceremony. My best to Ganga and Bhagirathi!
Congratulations to Liane Jacob & Tom Glenn on their Thursday, December 27, 2018 ceremony at Inspiration Point in Corona del Mar, CA. It was an intimate ceremony of a longtime personal friend attended by their immediate families and three close friends including myself and my wife, Marlene. The ceremony was held on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean in a town in Newport Beach, CA. After the ceremony the guests were invited to a luncheon at the Pelican Hill Resort followed by a reception at a private residence in Irvine. It was my honor to officiate this ceremony and Marlene and I wish Liane and Tom the best life has to offer!
Congratulations to Tina Nguyen & Daniel Whitlock on their Friday, December 21, 2018 wedding at the Indian Cove Amphitheater at Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms, CA. It was a small wedding attended by approximately 45 family and close friends in a beautiful desert/mountain setting of Joshua Tree National Park. They included a Rose presentation to their moms in the ceremony which we completed just prior to sunset and at the time the chill came in. After the ceremony the Northern California couple and their guests headed to Palm Springs for a dinner reception. My best to the new family!
Congratulations to Jeune Belmore & Greg Boshart on their private ceremony on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the Inn at Laguna in Laguna Beach, CA. This happy couple made the journey from Texas to “sunny” Southern California to have a private ceremony with no guests in attendance on a beautiful terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. My best as they continue their journey!
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