Lindsay & Brooks Burgoon’s wedding video / Awesome couple!

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MY WIFE NEEDS MY AFFECTION

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 4.55.06 PM     In His Needs, Her Needs, psychologist and author Willard F. Hartley Jr. discovered that the number one need for women is AFFECTION. This is the first thing a woman cannot do without. Affection is the cement of a relationship and symbolizes security, comfort, and approval. When a husband shows affection to his wife, he is sending a powerful message to her that says, “I love you. I care for you. I’ll take care of you and protect you. I’m concerned for your needs. I approve of you. I am proud of you.”

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AFFAIR-PROOFING YOUR MARRIAGE

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How affair-proof is your marriage? A recent Gallup poll found that 91% of Americans believe that cheating on a spouse is morally wrong. Nothing destroys a family faster than adultery. Continue reading

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BEACH WEDDINGS: The Do’s and Don’ts

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     Planning a beach wedding? So what’s the big deal? Well let me tell you, there is a whole lot more to it than you expect. Here are the Do’s, the Don’ts, the Ifs, Ands, and Buts about planning a ceremony on the beach. Keep in mind, the laws, rules, and regulations will be different depending on your location. So make sure you check your city laws.

How to Plan A Beach Wedding:

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VIDEO: Emily and Grant Chen // Westlake Village Inn

  Emily is an executive with Marshalls and Grant is the men’s tennis coach at UCLA. I really enjoyed working with this couple and getting to know them. I met former tennis great Pete Sampras at the wedding. Pete and Grant are good friends and Grant worked for Pete at one time.

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HOW TO PERSONALIZE YOUR WEDDING: 3 Things I Love About You

Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 3.28.40 PM     Have you ever noticed how so many weddings seem the same? I seek to perform weddings that are meaningful and memorable. The key to achieving this goal is to personalize each ceremony – no cookie-cutter weddings allowed. Every couple is distinct and every couple has a story. It is my job as the officiant to help couples tell their story in a way that reflects their uniqueness, beliefs, and beauty. So I came up with a new element that I call 3 Things I Love About You. Continue reading

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BRIDES: How To Change Your Last Name

LastNameChange     Changing your last name is one of the most exciting parts of the wedding … at least it was for Jenn Hallak, a friend of mine, a new bride and the owner of The Overwhelmed Bride. In fact, she changed her last name on Facebook the night of the wedding – that’s how excited she was! Continue reading

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