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Krista and Kelley’s Wedding: April 29, 2017 Hotel Laguna

Instead of April showers, Krista and Kelley were blessed with sunshine and clear skies, on their wedding day in Laguna Beach.  On the sands of Hotel Laguna, their friends and family traveled from the hot desert of Arizona to the ocean breeze of Southern California, to witness this lovely couple say, “I do.”    Everything was perfect –from the bride’s gorgeous dress and bouquet, to the beautifully decorated arch, the DJ’s music and the wedding coordinator’s attention to detail – our only fear was the rising tide!  But thanks to Hotel Laguna staff for digging a trench and creating a berm we made it through the ceremony without anyone floating away!  We even had an unexpected guest –a sea lion swam up to observe the couple exchange their vows!

It was a real joy to stand with Krista and Kelley and their family as they professed their love and vowed to be in relationship with one another as long as they both shall live.  Cherishing the love God has given them to nurture and sustain, it’s clear that Krista and Kelley will undoubtedly be blessed in their marriage as they begin their lives together as husband and wife.

Congratulations to this special couple!  What an incredibly beautiful wedding!  May your marriage continue to be filled with beauty and love!

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Although their reception was at another spot, Jonathon McCawley and Monica Dewi wanted to be married on the beach in front of the Hotel Laguna

Although their reception was at another spot, Jonathon McCawley and Monica Dewi wanted to be married on the beach in front of the Hotel Laguna.  And on Sunday April 30 it all happened! — string quartet, exquisite attire, cherished guests and a ceremony conducted by Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore of Great Officiants.  Gary’s voice was strong enough to be heard over waves and beach-goers, and with his counsel with the bride and groom at his Costa Mesa home providing momentous and memorable words worth hearing, the event fulfilled all the couple’s expectations and more!  When he offered the prayer of blessing, the waves didn’t pipe down, but the beach-goers did.  There was plenty of inspiration for everyone.

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow in Laguna beach………

Roger had the incredible honor of marrying Tommy & Taylor this last weekend down in the always amazing Laguna Beach.  And to top that off, it was at a place Roger had never been to before.  It’s called Seven Degrees and it’s is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue that is extraordinary.  And Morgan, the onsite wedding coordinator is fantastic.  So not only are Tommy & Taylor getting married at an incredibly romantic place and Roger officiating doing his magic, but this wedding had amazing thing happen in the middle of the ceremony.  It turns out that Taylor growing up was always enchanted by a family friend, Dr. Robert Blake who is an amazing trumpet player and she asked him to play during their ceremony.  So half way thru, Roger introduces Dr. Blake and he comes up to the front and plays Somewhere Over The Rainbow on the trumpet !!  There was not a dry eye in the house !  It was the perfect addition to a perfect ceremony and day !!  Thank you Laguna, thank you Dr. Blake.

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Roger had the honor of marrying Ryan & Lindsey this last weekend at a oh-so-amazing Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach

Roger had the honor of marrying Ryan & Lindsey this last weekend at a oh-so-amazing Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach.  Not only is this wedding venue an extraordinary location right in the middle of Laguna Beach, but the entire staff is so accommodating and friendly.  Now this was not to be a large wedding because Ryan and Lindsey were flying in from out of town for the wedding.  So with maybe a handful of guests and the wonderful guitar music of John Scott Evans, Roger chose not to use the supplied microphone and really bring the intimacy in to the ceremony.  So just the music, Roger’s voice and the crashing of the waves were all the guests heard and it was fantastic.  Intimate and simplistic……..

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Congratulations to Laura Chavez & Andre Aguirre on their May 21, 2016 wedding at a beautiful private estate in Laguna Beach, CA

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Congratulations to Laura Chavez & Andre Aguirre on their May 21, 2016 wedding at a beautiful private estate in Laguna Beach, CA.  High on the mountainside with a beautiful view of the countryside and the Pacific ocean in the background made a beautiful setting for a wonderful wedding.  Everything about it was done with class!  The ceremony was held on a grassy area  overlooking the countryside of Laguna Beach on a beautiful sunny California afternoon, with sunset capturing the reception.  They even had a live trained wolf greeting their guests as they exited the ceremony area!  The wolf was available for pictures as well.  It was a great, well-coordinated evening.
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Our Great Officiant Beth performing a lovely Laguna Beach wedding on a gorgeous day!

Our Great Officiant Beth performing a lovely Laguna Beach wedding on a gorgeous day!

Charla and Scott’s precious daughter was a big help with flowers by Lei of Love.

The sand ceremony was lovely bounding for this new family.

What a great ceremony with friends and family encircling this new family with love and laughter.

Below please find a link to one of Great Officiant’s Beth’s most picturesque and loving wedding videos to date.

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Rain Cant Put a Damper on True Love

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Mark and Emma planned on getting married, just the two of them, on the beach today.

But due to El Nino (so they say), the day was inundated with a crazy storm. So instead they chose the gazebo at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach.

It was just the two of them, myself, and the photographer. It couldn’t have been more romantic with the gentle rain pitter pattering on the roof of the gazebo, the waves crashing on the beach, and the palm trees swaying in the wind.

It wasn’t what they expected, but with me taking care of their ceremony, they got more than they could ever dream.

We wish them a happy marriage, and hope they will be singing in the rain.

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