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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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Ralf Berensau and Ann-Marie Carlson were pronounced “Ehemann und Ehefrau” amidst the fairytale setting of Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach

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Ralf Berensau and Ann-Marie Carlson were pronounced “Ehemann und Ehefrau” amidst the fairytale setting of Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach the evening of November 6 in a marriage ceremony led by Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore.  Ralf, a German national and Mercedes-Benz executive, met Ann-Marie when his job brought him to California.  They are setting up house in Germany, but the future may well witness their return to the USA.  After meeting with Rev. Gary, they knew that he would construct with them the perfect ceremony and lead it with depth and zest.  They are very happy that Great Officiants provided them with the his name and contact information.   (In an interesting aside, Rev. Gary and his wife dined this past week with Nate (American) and Gerlinda (German) that he married twenty-five years ago and who were visiting from their home in Germany).

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A Beautiful Ceremony on an Overlook, Monument Point, in Laguna Beach

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On 9-5-15, Charla and Scott tied the knot overlooking the beach at Monument Point in Laguna Beach.

A picture perfect day and Love was in the air!

Their beautiful daughter Sienna was the perfect helper when Charla handed off her bouquet!

Flowers by Great Officiants Preferred Florist: Lei of Love, Beth Gates who also Officiated this lovely union!!

Here are some beautiful words the couple had to say:

“Beth,

Thanks again for all your help coordinating!  Everything turned out great.

-Charla”

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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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