Archives of #Weddings in Mendocino

A Traditional Filipino Wedding

Janice and Ray Jan, high-school sweethearts, dreamed of someday getting married. Throughout the years they worked towards this day which marks the joining of their lives. They are accompanied only by close family members, “For the ideals, the understanding, and the mutual respect, which you bring to your life together, had their roots in the love and […]

Julie and Victor get married in Mendocino

  “Call Julie regarding their wedding in Mendocino” the note said. My heart leaped with delight! Wow, what a lovely surprise.  What a sweet opportunity to perform a ceremony for two good friends – people Richard and I dearly love! I’m thrilled! For the next two weeks Julie and I had many telephone conversations between […]
The flowering

The true meaning and promise of marriage

After performing hundreds of weddings and being married myself for over a decade, I have some observations about this rite of passage. Some people unconsciously approach marriage as a vehicle to quell fear and loneliness, and meet their “needs”. There is nothing wrong with that necessarily. However, marriage may not accomplish this goal. What it […]