Instagram!

Hey folks, I’m separating my personal and professional Instagram accounts! You can now follow my working account instagram.com/wedbyjon. Hope to see you following me there!

Also, I’d like to congratulate Yvonne and Richard on their fun┬áceremony yesterday atop the Los Angeles Athletic Club. What a beautiful couple and venue!

Panorama Wedding

Yvonne & Richard mingling with guests following their ceremony atop the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

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Marriage Equality resumes in California!

Rev. Jon and hubby Narcisso

Rev. Jon and hubby Narcisso

I’m so very happy that today, gay and lesbian weddings, with all the legal recognition they deserve, are resuming in California! It has been a long wait, but the wedding bells of love and justice are ringing again. I’m eagerly awaiting my first gay or lesbian couple to book me as their officiant, so spread the word to all your friends that you know a fabulous gay wedding officiant who would love to meet them!

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Altadena Town & Country Club Affair

Wedding at Altadena Town and Country ClubI was going through some old photos and came across this shot of David and Cristina Nava, taken almost two years ago! I recently had the honor of blessing their baby boy, Nicolas. I had a great time with the Navas back in 2011 and again this spring! I’m continually amazed at how lucky I am to be involved in families’ lives in such meaningful ways.

The Altadena Town & Country Club was a beautiful venue. I highly recommend anyone consider it if you’re looking for a wonderful setting for your wedding. It has a lush garden lawn that was perfect for David and Cristina’s wedding and reception. I really enjoyed the violinist and cellist, friends of the couple, who provided the music for the ceremony. So elegant!

You can read about Nico’s blessing here.

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Griffith Observatory Wedding

Lia and DanaWedding planning takes many forms, from elopements to massive, detail-laden extravaganzas, and many levels in between. What really matters is that the couple is in love, ready to commit to each other, and that you have a few basics in place. Lia and Dana contacted me just a few days ago, asking if I was available for a their ceremony. With a few friends and relatives, the beautiful backdrop of Griffith Observatory, and a simple ceremony at sunset, Lia and Dana got married! I’m always honored by couples who ask me to officiate their ceremony, no matter how many frills are involved, and this was no different. Congratulations, Lia and Dana, and thanks so much for inviting me into your lives for this privilege.

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Baby Blessing

Nicolas BlessingWow, I just officiated my first baby naming and blessing! Baby Nico is the son of proud parents Cristina and David, whom I had the pleasure of marrying almost two years ago in Altadena. How wonderful to get to bless and name their baby today in a lovely cermony in Cristina’s parents’ backyard garden. about forty friends and family members gathered for the blessing. Indeed, we were all blessed by the love that was poured out today for Nico, his parents, godparents and all present.

I’ll have to also recommend Tacos Mi Rincon Tapatio, the caterer. Delicious tacos, burritos, quesadillas and tamales!

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