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“Lasting Romance” was in the air for the marriage ceremony of William Sune and Emily Noble

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“Lasting Romance” was in the air for the marriage ceremony of William Sune and Emily Noble.  Ten years after finding attraction and affection in Middle School, the pair were married before delighted family and friends at Heritage Park in Rancho Santa Fe on May 1, 2016.  They now reside in Fairbanks Alaska, as firefighter and teacher, and requested that Rev Dr Gary Barmore of Great Officiants preside over their nuptials, which included personal love-notes shared before the guests, as well as a traditional tea ceremony that honored family.

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Bloody fingers and a family sand ceremony highlight this wedding

 RICHIE and JESSICA got married at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood. This is a cool little park that you can rent from the city very inexpensively and do a really nice DIY Occaision. in addition to this amphitheater style ceremony site they have a hall with a full kitchen.

  

they wanted to do a fun and lighthearted ceremony and that’s what I did.
they love their money because it’s combined everything that’s important to them.

their children were their best man and maid of honor.
The rings on the pillow were attached to bloody fingers which are actually gummy fingers.
when prompted the sun took the rings around to all of the guests for a special ring warming.

  

After the rings the 4 of them did a sand ceremony and then held hands in a circle for a family dedication and big hug.

it ended with beautiful kiss and smiles all around.

It’s Cake time!!!!!

  

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The Wedding of Brittney Holton and Alex Megrano, October 13 at Fountain Valley’s Mile-Square Park “Wedding Garden”

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Every officiant hopes that from every nuptial a couple begins a lifetime of love, commitment and joy.  At the wedding of Brittney Holton and Alex Megrano, October 13 at Fountain Valley’s Mile-Square Park “Wedding Garden” the Rev.Dr.Gary Barmore received a double blessing in this regard:  Not only did a beautiful and personal ceremony launch this couple on their romantic and responsible voyage, but following the wedding recessional, the officiant heard someone call “Hey Gary” — it was Bruce and Marianne, a couple he had married twenty years earlier!  After hugs and joyous expressions, Rev. Gary told their two teenaged children, “I helped make you happen.” Great Officiants, who suggested the professional services of Dr. Barmore to Alex and Brittney, can bask in the glow of bringing our world lots of lasting love.
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A Wonderful Testimonial for a Crystal Cove State Park Ceremony in Newport Beach

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Here is a great testimonial our Great Officiant Frank received:

Maria and I met Frank and liked him right away.  We had a beach wedding at Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach.  We are middle aged and decided to skip the rehearsal.  Frank did a great job arriving early, organizing participants before the wedding started, and putting people at ease during the ceremony.  He’s a true professional at conducting ceremonies.  Frank did an excellent job incorporating a personal story into the ceremony, recognizing my late wife and other late relatives in a dignified way which did not detract from the celebration of our wedding day and marriage.  We truly appreciated Frank’s experience.  He is very well organized and promptly follows up with documentation of the ceremony and completed marriage license.  We highly recommend Frank as a great choice to conduct any wedding in any environment.  With all the decisions you need to make in selecting people to help with your wedding, selecting Frank will be one of your best decisions.

You did a great job.  Thank you Frank!

Sincerely,

Cary and Maria

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Under the Oak Tree in Agoura Hills

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Woody had the honor of performing Alexandra and Steven’s wedding this weekend under an oak tree at the Cheeseboro Park in Agoura Hills. As a matter of fact, it was under two oak trees. The two trees came together to form what Woody calls: “Nature’s Cathedral.” The branches on either side almost hit the ground, and when the sun came through, it was like stained-glass.

Woody custom wrote a nature-themed wedding for nature-lovers, Alexandra and Steven. Woody started the ceremony out by saying: “As we stand here under this centuries-old oak tree, I’d like to start out by saying that every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts, who decided to stand their ground. During the ceremony the couple exchanged their own vows as well as had a Couples Rose Exchange. Woody concluded the ceremony with a quote from Louis de Bernieres: “May your roots grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms fall from your branches, you find that you are one tree, and not two.”

Early Monday morning the Bride wrote:

“Hi Woody,

Thank you so much for a beautiful wedding ceremony. It all went off without a hitch! Didn’t I tell you those oak trees were magnificent?! Here are a few photos from the ceremony. Feel free to use them for your portfolio if you’d like.

All the best,

Ali”

Another picture-perfect wedding for Woody!

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OMG I love this dress

 

 Heajung & Huan got married at Oak Canyon Nature center

When I saw her dress I thought it was beautiful until she turned around and I noticed the heart shaped in the back of the dress. So beautiful!

I did an amazing ceremony for them filled with love and laughter and unplugged. 

So at the brides request I had everybody put away the cameras, cell phones and iPads and told them to experience the ceremony with their eyes and their ears in their hearts. 

They prepare their own battles and at my recommendation put them in this beautiful frames. 

 

 The harpist played some beautiful music before during and after and really created a wonderful ambience.

This menu is a beautiful rustic place and you can DIY it to your hearts content.

 

  
  
 

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One Intimate Beach Wedding…….All done On The Sly……….

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This last weekend Roger married Chris & Ericka, a very cool couple who drove out from Arizona with their children in order to get married by the ocean.  They wanted to be close to the sea and recite their vows with just a small entourage, maybe 12 to 14 people including their kids…But the dilemma was they didn’t realize that they needed to get official permission to marry on the beach or park with a group that size. So the day of the wedding, they met Roger at the Great Officiants office in Long Beach, filled out the paperwork for their wedding license and were ready to get married, but where? So Roger, being the enterprising fellow, suggested a favorite location of his, the Long Beach Lighthouse!! So the whole group followed Roger over to the park, casually walked up to the lighthouse, gathered in a circle and performed the ceremony! It was intimate, personal, loving and all done on the sly!  And just as we they finishing, the park department van was rushing up to the group, so all of them disbursed and acted like nothing special was happening all while Roger was wearing his ministers robe! It was a perfect wedding!!
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