How To Stay Sane While Planning for Your Wedding!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours

I officiated Erica and Marcos' wedding last September at The Resort At Pelican Hill. To say that they are a fun, sweet couple is an understatement!

Perhaps the most important aspect of the ceremony I discuss with a couple is the VOWS. Couples often tell me that they're afraid to write their own vows, as they'll come off sounding cheesy or corny. I can honestly say that I've never heard vows that made me roll my eyes!

However, I have heard vows where I start to feel that classic "lump in my throat"––not often, as I'm the one who cannot afford to get teary-eyed. That said, I was especially moved by the words Erica and Marcos offered to each other. And I can tell you that Marcos' last words were for me a stab-me-in-the-heart die-hard romantic moment!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Married To Amazement

I want to say:
all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

Mary Oliver

Saturday, February 18, 2012

How Do You Treat Each Other?

Never love anyone who treats you as ordinary.
Oscar Wilde

I came across this quote last year and was immediately taken by it.  As you plunge headlong into the planning of your wedding, it'll be easy to take each other for granted.  
 Your love is extraordinary.  
Take conscious care to find the extraordinary within the ordinary routine of your daily life together.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


How To Stay Sane While Planning Your Wedding!
Communication Tips & Tricks for Getting and Staying On the Same Page

I love my mother, but she’s driving me crazy.
The stress is too much; I’m ready to elope to Vegas.
I can’t believe the nerve of some of my guests!
I’m trying to please everyone, but. . .
Whatever she wants is fine with me.  I’m staying out of it.
I’m worried that it won’t be perfect.

Sound familiar?  From having officiated more than one thousand weddings over the last twenty years, I’m convinced that you’ll survive the wackiness and the frustration of your wedding planning only if you and your partner talk with each other—in ways that are healthy and honest.

This one day, 3-HOUR workshop offers you communication techniques so that you can:

·         resist pressure from family and friends so you make decisions that most honor and reflect you as a couple
·         argue fairly so you don’t drive each other crazy
·         listen so you’ll both be on the same page
·         express your emotions without saddling guilt trips on each other
·         sit down and talk about the issues you’ve been avoiding
·         look at challenges from each other’s P.O.V. so as to solve seemingly unsolvable problems
·         have fun and so be refreshed, not exhausted, when you walk down the aisle

My techniques and stories will show you how to communicate so that you can create the wedding of your dreams while actually strengthening your relationship. 

WHEN:     SUNDAY, MARCH 4    again on   SUNDAY, APRIL 15
TIME:       2:00 – 5:00
COST:       $250
PLACE:    2436 WEST COAST HWY   #105,   NEWPORT BEACH,  92663

QUESTIONS AND TO RSVP:   JP Reynolds   818-415-8115

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Glimpse Of Wedding Magic

Andrew & Nikki - Pelican Hill from Taylor Films on Vimeo.

Jason Taylor manages to capture some of the fleeting moments of Andrew & Nikki's wedding in this video montage. . .woven together, those moments created the magic of their great celebration.

Nikki & Andrew's vision for their wedding was a shared vision, grounded in family and friends. For Nikki & Andrew their love only makes sense within the comforting context of the love of their friends and family. A cliche? No––just reality, as this video shows in its sweet simplicity.