Imagine this: a perfect, cool, summer evening in southern California. The sky is clear, the desert spreading out like an immense ocean of sand and waves of mountains surrounding us. It's the night of the Perseid meteor shower, which happens every year in mid August. A picnic blanket set out in the brush, we settle in to watch the shower for the evening. He kneels and opens a small box containing two rings,
"Will you marry me?"
I marvel at the custom built rings for a second, eyes lingering on the meteorite stone on mine, and the dinosaur bone that makes up his. I lean back a bit and look up at a dark sky peppered with stars and meteors racing across.
"Well, I guess I have nothing better to do, so sure. Why not?"
Ceremony and Reception Info
Redeemer Burbank Church
2201 West Alameda Avenue Burbank, CA 91506
The wedding ceremony will take place in the main building of Redeemer Burbank, the one directly across from Walt Disney Studios. The reception will be held in the smaller building next door shortly afterwards! We are so excited for you to join us with our home church for this special occasion.
The bride and the groom would like to politely ask you to keep your phones to yourselves during the ceremony. They will have a professional photographer who we trust to capture all the special moments. Those with their phones out will be politely escorted to the back of the room, no exceptions will be made.
Parking is simple: there is a parking lot next to a Los Angeles news station that our church frequently uses on Sundays. Street parking is free, but please read the signs and look at the color of the curb before parking your vehicle. There is street parking located directly in front of the church, as well as in the surrounding neighborhoods.
The reception will be held shortly after the ceremony in the building right next to the main church, a very short walk away. There will be lunch provided, catered by Porto’s. When you RSVP, there will be an option for dietary preferences, such as being vegetarian or vegan. We want to accommodate all of our guests!
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To RSVP for the wedding, simply click the big RSVP above!
We’d like to humbly request that this wedding stay drama free. Please avoid negative interactions or confrontation during your time with us.
Again, we would also prefer if phones were turned off during the ceremony. Obviously, this is a very exciting day and it is natural to want to capture the moment! However, we will have a professional photographer charged with capturing these special moments, and you having your phone out will hinder them as they try to do their job. Family members will not be excused from this; if you have your phone out and are taking pictures during the ceremony, you will be escorted to the back of the room so you do not obstruct the photographer.
If you are going to bring a plus one that we do not personally know, please ask us first if it is okay to have them. We would love for our family and friends to all celebrate together, and we want to try to limit the amount of strangers at the event.
This is one of the most special days of our lives, and we would prefer to not have this day made more complicated than it needs to be.