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Ken StriplinCity of Santa Clarita Hosts the Spectacular ‘The Big I Do’ Event

This Valentine’s Day, the city of Santa Clarita is proud to announce the much-anticipated return of the “The Big I Do” wedding experience. This remarkable event extends a warm invitation to couples seeking a stress-free alternative to a traditional wedding, all while being mindful of financial considerations. Picture a day where numerous couples unite to partake in a collective ceremony with an elegant reception provided by the wedding experts on the City Hall Ceremonies team. And what adds an extra layer of excitement to this already joyous occasion? The unwavering generosity of our local businesses, ensuring that every moment of this day is thoughtfully crafted to forge lasting memories for the couples and their guests.

Santa Clarita takes immense pride in being the only City in Los Angeles County that offers a comprehensive one-stop destination for both marriage licenses and ceremonies. The esteemed “The Big I Do” event is an integral component of the globally recognized City Hall Ceremonies program and is efficiently overseen by the city of Santa Clarita’s City Clerk’s office. Through the widely embraced “Wedding Wednesdays” at City Hall, Santa Clarita has perfected the art of commemorating love. However, what sets “The Big I Do” apart is the exceptional generosity demonstrated by our local wedding vendors.

Couples are offered an extravagant wedding experience that encompasses a captivating live violin performance, beautiful floral arrangements, an unforgettable reception featuring a skilled DJ, a photo booth, a professional photographer, a delicious brunch, a celebratory champagne toast, personalized wedding cakes and various other elements. Since its inception, this concept has stirred the community’s enthusiasm, providing local wedding vendors with a platform to showcase their services on a grand scale. The City takes immense pride in highlighting our local businesses through our City Hall Ceremonies program, by having them demonstrate their individual talents and expertise. This serves as a testament to the dynamic spirit of our community and the unifying influence of love.

We warmly invite all wedding vendors to join us, whether you specialize in jewelry, possess talent in floristry, have a renowned baking skill or stand out as a distinguished gown designer. Your valuable contribution has the potential to significantly impact the most crucial day in a couple’s life. Your participation serves not only as an investment in your business, but also as a heartfelt contribution to the celebration of love and unity. Seize the opportunity to elevate your brand to unprecedented heights and demonstrate your unwavering commitment to our community spirit by becoming an essential part of the city of Santa Clarita’s grand ceremony.

Whether you are starting your story or renewing your vows, I extend an invitation to all couples to participate in this unique ceremony. For more details on how to participate in “The Big I Do,” please visit SantaClarita.gov/Weddings. Do not miss this invaluable opportunity to create cherished memories and celebrate your love surrounded by the warmth of our community.

Ken Striplin is the city manager for the city of Santa Clarita and can be reached at kstriplin@santaclarita.gov.

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