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Rich reached out to me a little over a month before his wedding to Maisie. They already set the date at an extraordinary venue, secured an amazing photographer, but still hadn’t chosen a wedding officiant to actually marry them yet! Rich said he dug my vibe – I’m pretty sure that’s a direct quote, which made me laugh because I thought I was the only one who still says that! He really wanted me to chat with him and his fiancée to see if we were a good fit. Spoiler alert: We were.
I was so excited when Andrea and Jimmy chose me to officiate their wedding. I was even more excited when they told me it was at their old stomping grounds – Cal Poly Pomona, where they met. The campus is the home of the famous Kellogg House (of Kellogg cereal fame), a beautiful historical mansion that overlooks the campus yet still feels tucked away. All the gorgeous historical details lent to an intimate, simple yet old-world atmosphere to their practical wedding that suited them brilliantly.
As a minister for three of their locations – Wedgewood Indian Hills, Wedgewood at the Retreat, and Wedgewood at Glen Ivy – I know the high quality, streamlined planning experience couples enjoy when they book with a Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center location. So you can imagine my giddiness to be asked to do a quick interview with Wedgewood’s marketing manager, Elizabeth Brook. We talked about what couples like you should look for in a officiant and even my favorite part of the ceremony.