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Orange County Wedding Minister & Officiant Rev. Bruce Danzara

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Strangely enough, many people worry more about planning the reception than they do the ceremony. However, the ceremony is the heart of the whole day. It is the ceremony where two individuals are married into one. It is the ceremony that marks the beginning of a new life together. -


This is a very exciting time in your life. Marriage represents life's deepest and most sacred commitment possible. Your wedding ceremony is an extremely personal and distinctive statement shared with family and friends, it is an intimate ritual celebrating your love and commitment while marking the formal beginning of your new life together. Orange County Non-denominational wedding minister and officiant  Rev. Bruce Danzara will collaborate with you every step of the way to help ensure that you fully enjoy what ought to be one of the most exquisite moments of your life.

Occasions at Laguna Village in Laguna Beach


No two couples are alike and no two ceremonies are alike, consequently, "one size fits all", doesn't fit at all. That is why we provide an online Ceremony Selection Guide containing a broad array of ceremony texts ranging from civil (non-religious) to spiritual to religious. It will assist you in planning a wedding ceremony that is uniquely yours. The content and length of your wedding ceremony are totally up to you. Our Reading Selection Guide offers many wedding ceremony readings and alternatives that are visually exciting and meaningful that will add time, creativity and dimension. 


Rev. Bruce Danzara  is referred by over forty of the foremost Orange County wedding locations, Wedding Venues, Hotels, Country Clubs and Restaurants and by dozens of wedding vendors. Rev. Danzara  has performed thousands of wedding ceremonies during his career - In settings ranging from homes to Hotels, parks to beaches and gardens to country clubs. Rev. Danzara is one of the most sought after and popular wedding ministers and officiants in Orange County receiving thousands of requests for his wedding ceremony services every year.


Rev. Danzara would be happy to collaborate with you every step of the way to create the wedding ceremony of your dreams - one that will resonate through out your married lives. Friendly, adaptable and professional. He will suggest and advise, however, he will respect your wishes and always leave the final decision to you. As a published author and writer, he can help ensure that the words spoken on your special day will reflect YOUR love, feelings and commitment.


Everybody has heard horror stories about the things spoken by wedding ministers and officiants at ceremonies that not only took the bride and groom but also invited guests totally by surprise. Your wedding ceremony should say all the right things, the way you want them said, period!  Therefore, we provide you a draft of your ceremony for your approval in advance of your wedding day. While performing a fun, spontaneous and at-the-moment wedding ceremony, Bruce never goes on tangents departing from your pre-approved ceremony.


What your guests see at your wedding ceremony far outweighs what they hear. We highly encourage the use of visuals in the wedding ceremony. Whether it is the Hand Blessing Ceremony, Sand Blending Ceremony, Unity Candle, Red Rose Exchange, Hand Fasting Ceremony, Dove Release, Butterfly Release, Mothers Rose Presentation or wine sharing by the bride and groom your ceremony should make a visually exciting statement. Not only will you delight your family and guests, but your wedding video and photos will be rich in imagery and creativity.


Sand Blending Ceremony


During your preliminary complimentary consultation, Bruce will suggest ways to panic-proof your wedding ceremony and avoid common ceremony pitfalls. Experienced and understanding, he has a rare talent to deal gracefully and calmly with the unexpected. He is known for his ability to calm and reassure nervous brides and grooms and help ease them through those pre-ceremony jitters and breathtaking peak moments during the saying of their vows.


Our wedding ceremony services are moderately priced and competitive with other Orange County wedding ministers and wedding officiants. Because the dynamics of every wedding are unique, our fees are evaluated on an individual basis – some of the determining factors are: the date, time and location of the wedding ceremony and travel time. I keep my rates affordable without compromising the priority of personalized attention to each couple. For availability and an estimate of fees please fill out our online Contact Form
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lifetime, having a trained and experienced professional - someone you can trust and count on to conduct your wedding ceremony properly is "Invaluable".


Thank you so much for doing our wedding ceremony. Everyone commented on what a great minister we had, and Mike and I agree. Out of all the things that went on that day, the one compliment we received numerous times was, "That was the most beautiful wedding ceremony I have ever seen." Thanks again for everything, you are so awesome and fun and we were very lucky to have found you!! You helped make our special day even more special. Thanks for just being you! Love, Mike and Denise "TATE"!!
All I can say is "wow", this is such a beautiful ceremony that you have created for us.  I'm sitting here at work reading it, struggling not to cry. Thank you so much for all of the hard work that you have put into making our wedding beautiful, special, and utterly memorable.  This ceremony perfectly fits the place that David and I have finally arrived at together, everything in it seems to carry so much meaning for us personally...thank you, Tammy
I wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so great! I can't tell you how wonderful you were. Finding someone to marry us was actually one of the most difficult things to do. We were absolutely blessed to have found you. It was just "meant" to be! I just wanted you to know how grateful both Heath and I are for you and all that you did for us. Its so hard to convey to you exactly how awesome we think you are. Thanks again for everything! Dana and Heath
For the millionth time, thank you soooo much for a great ceremony. My friends and family enjoyed and loved the ceremony. They commented that you were pretty hip and funny. Many of our guests said the ceremony was meaningful, beautifully done and flowed romantically. I had an incredible time, Jay and I will truly remember this day for the rest of our lives. With Love, Flosil
Hey Bruce!  I just wanted to let you know that everyone including Josh and I thought the service was so beautiful! Your mannerisms' and humor were just what we were looking for.  I can see why you are so popular!  I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know that is getting married. Thanks again for making my wedding as perfect as can be. Love, Angelina
Dear Bruce, Nineteen years ago today you married my husband Joe and me. I remember you saying to the audience that you wished they could see the love that was reflected in our faces at that moment. Well, many years have passed and the love that we share has only grown richer and deeper. God has blessed us with this love as well as faith, trust in each other & terrific communication skills. Thanks for being such an important part of the day when we pledged our love for each other before God and all the other people that were and have been central to our lives. Sincerely, Denise & Joe


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I would love to discuss your wedding ceremony plans with you and to answer any questions or concerns you might have. You can reach me at 800-600-4933 or 949-337-8888 or via my web site online Contact Form. Orange County wedding ministers and officiants that are in demand book quickly, especially during the high wedding season. After securing your wedding site with a firm time and date you should book your wedding minister or wedding officiant as soon as possible.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Congratulations! Rev. Bruce Danzara.


Orange County wedding minister and wedding officiant Bruce Danzara has had a rich variety of experiences, serving as youth leader, associate pastor, chaplain and as a Calvary Chapel senior pastor for seven years. He is an Alumnus of Southern California College (Vanguard University). Bruce is the author of the book "The Pleasure Seller" and was co-host of "Love Rock" a musical radio show and host of "More Power to You" a radio teaching program. Since leaving formal ministry a number of years ago he has now focused his full time attention on serving the needs of engaged couples as a wedding minister and wedding officiant. Bruce is the father of two children, David and Tamara, and resides in Orange County with his wife Kristy.

Bruce and Kristy Danzara, Grandson Noah and My Children David and Tamara


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Disneyland Weddings - Anaheim
Diamond Court at The Catch - Anaheim
Green Side Cafe - Anaheim
Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim
Sheraton Anaheim Hotel - Anaheim
Sheraton Park Hotel - Anaheim
The Club House at Anaheim Hills - Anaheim Hills
Aliso Viejo Golf Club - Aliso Viejo
Amada Plaza - Buena Park
California Plaza  - Buena Park
Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel - Buena Park
Los Coyotes Country Club - Buena Park
Five Crowns - Corona del Mar
Sherman Library and Gardens - Corona del Mar
Celebrations by Turnip Rose - Costa Mesa
The Center Club - Costa Mesa
Wyndham Orange County - Costa Mesa
Grand Newport Plaza - Costa Mesa
The Hilton Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa Country Club - Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa Marriott Suites - Costa Mesa
Mesa Verde Country Club - Costa Mesa
Park Prive - Costa Mesa
The Westin South Coast Plaza - Costa Mesa
The Holiday Inn  - Costa Mesa
Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club - Coto de Caza                                                 
Cannons Restaurant - Dana Point
Chart House - Dana Point
Dana Point Yacht Club - Dana Point
OC Sailing and Events Center - Dana Point
Doubletree Hilton - Dana Point
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa - Dana Point
Ocean Institute - Dana Point
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort - Dana Point
The Beach House - Dana Point
Ritz Carlton of Laguna Niguel - Dana Point
Dove Canyon Country Club - Dove Canyon
Coyote Hills Golf Course - Fullerton
Fullerton Arboretum - Fullerton
Summit House Restaurant – Fullerton
The Meridian Club – Fullerton
The Muckenthaler Mansion – Fullerton
Arbor Manor - Fullerton
Angelo's and Vinci's Ristorante – Fullerton
Los Caballeros  - Fountain Valley
Mile Square Golf Course - Fountain Valley
Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim South - Garden Grove
The Garden Room - Garden Grove and La Habra
Hotel Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach
Meadowlark Golf Course - Huntington Beach
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort - Huntington Beach
Seacliff Country Club - Huntington Beach
Atrium Hotel - Irvine
Hilton Irvine / Orange County Airport - Irvine
Hyatt Regency Irvine - Irvine
Oak Creek Golf Club - Irvine
Strawberry Farms Golf Club - Irvine
UCI University Club - Irvine

Aliso Creek Inn - Laguna Beach
Capri Laguna Inn on the Beach - Laguna Beach
Hotel Laguna - Laguna Beach
La Casa del Camino - Laguna Beach
Montage Resort & Spa - Laguna Beach
Pacific Edge Villa - Laguna Beach
Surf and Sand Resort - Laguna Beach
Seven Degrees - Laguna Beach
Tivoli Terrace - Laguna Beach
Tivoli Too - Laguna Beach
Occasions at Laguna Village - Laguna Beach
Villa Rockledge In Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach
Westridge Golf Club - La Habra
Bourne Hall - Laguna Hills
Holiday Inn Laguna Hills - Laguna Hills
Pacific Hills Banquet Hall - Laguna Hills
Heritage Hill Historic Park - Lake Forest
Japanese Garden - Long Beach
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club - Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo Country Club - Mission Viejo
Tortilla Flats Restaurant - Mission Viejo 
Valentina Ristorante Italiano - Mission Viejo 
Balboa Bay Club & Resort - Newport Beach
Balboa Inn - Newport Beach / Balboa 
Fairmont Newport Beach - Newport Beach
Harborside Pavilion - Newport Beach / Balboa 
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach - Newport Beach
Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa - Newport Beach
Orange County Museum of Art - Newport Beach
Radisson Hotel Newport Beach - Newport Beach
The Island Hotel - Newport Beach
Pelican Hill Golf Clubhouse - Newport Coast
American Family Living - Orange
Jones Victorian Estate - Orange
Lakeview Banquet Center - Orange
Orange Hill Restaurant - Orange
Orange County Mining Company - Orange
Santiago Oaks Regional Park - Orange
The French Inn - Orange
The Rose by Turnip Rose - Orange
Victorian Manor - Orange
Alta Vista Country Club - Placentia
Tijeras Creek Golf Club – Rancho Santa Margarita
Casa Romantica - San Clemente
Courtside Catering and Restaurant - San Clemente
Garden Cottage at the Green - San Clemente
Ole Hanson Beach Club - San Clemente
Pacific Golf & Country Club - San Clemente
Talega Golf Club - San Clemente
San Clemente Historic Cottage - San Clemente
Wedding Chapel in the Sky - San Juan Capistrano
Cafe Mozart - San Juan Capistrano
El Adobe de Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano    
Franciscan Gardens - San Juan Capistrano
Marbella Country Club --San Juan Capistrano 
Rancho Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Hills Golf Course - San Juan Capistrano
The Tea house on Los Rios - San Juan Capistrano
Bowers Museum - Santa Ana
Capistrano's - Embassy Suites - Santa Ana 
Country Garden Caterers - Santa Ana
Centennial Heritage Museum - Santa Ana
Green Parrot Cafe - Santa Ana
The Hacienda - Santa Ana
Tangata at the Bowers Museum - Santa Ana
Waverley Chapel - Santa Ana
Old Ranch Country Club - Seal Beach
Rancho Las Lomas - Silverado Canyon
Haute Spots - Southern California
Red Rock Chateau - Trabuco Canyon
Joes Garage - Tustin
Tustin Banquet Center - Tustin
Tustin Ranch Golf Club - Tustin
Westminster Manor - Westminster
Black Gold Golf Club - Yorba Linda
Richard Nixon Library - Yorba Linda

For information regarding our availability for your desired wedding date and time
and an estimate of fees please fill out our online contact form.


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