Tag archives: marriage

Four Relationship Killers
By Jude Bijou   |   May 16, 2023

As a marriage and family therapist for more than 40 years, I’ve seen a lot of couples. Over and over, the demise of marriages and relationships in general, is not over money, children, or health but crummy communication styles. We were not taught in school or at home about how to communicate, so we resort […]

Weddin’ on the Ritz
By Richard Mineards   |   May 2, 2023

Montecito realtor Timothy Di Prizito is tying the knot in style next month at the Ritz Hotel in Paris with two days of nuptial activities. De Prizito, who has been in real estate for 18 years, is plighting his troth with Mary Becker Velardo, who also works with him at Coldwell Banker, and formerly worked […]

The Love-Addicted Divorce: Letting Go of Your Ex, Honestly
By Dr. Cortney S. Warren   |   February 21, 2023

by Dr. Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D., ABPP “Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept something that your mind already knows.” – Paulo Coelho  Getting divorced is a downright awful experience. As if slogging through legal documents that remind you of contentious fights about money, kids, or pets with your now-ex isn’t unpleasant enough, you’re […]

Wedding Announcement
By Joanne A Calitri   |   December 27, 2022

The Montecito Journal is pleased to announce the wedding of Jessikah Moran and Jacob Fechner. The couple was married in a private ceremony on Friday, December 16, by an officiant at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, where they read their wedding vows that they wrote for each other.  The bride wore a long, white lace-over tulle […]

Just Married! Eva Violet Van Prooyen & Kenneth Paul Kahn
By James Buckley   |   October 18, 2022

Eva Violet Van Prooyen and Kenneth Paul Kahn were married on Saturday, September 24, 2022, on the Santa Ynez Chumash Reservation. A double quartet serenade of strings surrounded the ceremony under the oaks on a historic Ortega property where the groom’s great “Tio Charlie” Ortega once lived. Officiated by the groom’s brother, Thomas Gomez, and […]

Montecito Matrimony
By Richard Mineards   |   April 26, 2022

A planned equestrian fest went from bridle to bridal when Montecito real estate developer Xorin Balbes celebrated his New Year Mexico wedding to floral curator Truman Davies at the charming estate of Lily Hahn. The dashing duo, who live at the former Hot Springs Road home of Leslie Ridley-Tree, tied the knot in Tulum on […]

In Good Faith
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   November 16, 2021

One of the wonderful things about people, is that, in general, we trust each other.  Betrayal is a violation of trust – but it is the exception, not the rule. Formal marriage is a solemnization of trust, particularly in terms of sexual fidelity. Divorce is common but getting married is still very popular. We even […]

About the Wedding…
By Elizabeth Rose   |   August 5, 2021

Our wedding was nothing that I expected and more than I could have hoped for: Jason and I were married in front of close family on a Wednesday, with a small reception on Saturday. And if I had to choose one moment to sum up the week, it was the time I snuck out of […]

America Needs a Couples Counselor
By Gwyn Lurie   |   July 1, 2021

I was talking with a friend about the institution of marriage — why some marriages last and others don’t. We agreed that for a marriage to last, both partners must, first and foremost, be committed to the institution itself; because on any given day they may not agree on the same ideas or course of […]

Fighting Fair Housing Initiatives is Counterproductive
By Montecito Journal   |   May 6, 2021

In reference to the recent Montecito Association meeting held on April 13, I was deeply disappointed to see that our esteemed, highly respected former senator, Hannah-Beth Jackson, has agreed to represent the anti-growth side of the discussion regarding California State Bills 9 and 10, or SB-9 and SB-10. The legislation proffered by Governor Newsom will […]

Montecito Matrimony
By Richard Mineards   |   June 13, 2019

Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s 29-year-old author daughter, Katherine, tied the knot with actor Chris Pratt, 39, at the San Ysidro Ranch, where her great uncle John Kennedy and wife, Jackie, honeymooned in 1953, over the weekend. Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner‘s hostelry was under heavy security for the event, with a large […]

Wedding Bells are Ringing
By James Buckley   |   May 23, 2019

Sue Brooks has been selling ads for Montecito Journal for… gulp… more than 22 years. When she first joined us, she and her husband, Steve (remember Brooks Jewelers on Coast Village Road where the Sushi Bar is now, next to Montecito Inn?) had two little girls: Michelle and Jennifer. Well, those girls are all grown […]