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Easter Bunny shows up at wedding at Point Dume in Malibu Beach Wedding

Joey and Gustavo wanted to get married on Easter Sunday so i dad to bring along my bunny head.

I didn’t wear it for the ceremony only for pictures after. It made for a great laugh.

They chose Point Dume in Malibu. I was all ready to walk out onto the beach when their friend pointed to the top of the cliffs and said the wedding is up there. I was not ready for that as I was ready to be barefoot on the beach. SO I put on my dress shoes and trecked up the hill.

It was worth every gasp when i got up there. The view is amazing

They decorated the area with wild flowers and draping and the grooms walked down the gauntlet of friends to the end of the path to where I was waiting.

They did a beautiful Sand Ceremony blending their lives together.

After it was all done they had a big kiss and got tons of pictures with their family and friends.

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The Plane Crash and the Couple

Normally you don’t hear both of those words in the same sentence but today was a special day.

They came here from Australia with their child to get married on the beach. We met in the parking lot first were issued them their marriage license and we proceeded to walk to the beach.

While on the beach at Point Dume in Malibu as we were walking toward the beach we noticed something strange in the sand.

Plane wreckage:

This area is well known for shooting movies and apparently they were shooting a movie about a plane crash.

So after we explored a bit we went down to the waters edge by the rocks.

I performed a beautiful ceremony for them with the waves crashing in the background. During the ceremony a helicopter flew over and thankfully it didn’t crash.


During their big kiss their child jumped up to join them. It was a very sweet moment.

We love doing beach weddings!

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This couple rented an Airbnb in this cool little castle looking structure off of Latigo Canyon and Alan performed their wedding at an overlook nearby

Traveling from out of state, this couple rented an Airbnb in the Malibu Hills to stay. They stayed in this cool little castle looking structure off of Latigo Canyon. While exploring the area they discover this wonderful lookout about three quarters of a mile up the hill from where they were staying. They decided that was where they were going to do the ceremony. I wish they had told me because I was wearing my loafers which are not proper shoes for hiking.

Once on top of the hill and after I caught my breath I performed a simple yet meaningful ceremony for them.

I took this really cool 360° video of them kissing and pictures of the surrounding area. It was not only a great experience for them but a treat for me. Anytime I can do a wedding outside the norm I am a happy boy.

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Calamigos’s Ranch was the perfect venue for Golan and Tannia

Calamigos’s Ranch was the perfect venue for Golan and Tannia

After meeting the couple at the venue during one of the many shows Great Officiants attend, I was fortunate enough to meet them there.  When I asked who was doing performing their wedding, the said that they were looking for a rabbi who would be willing to marry an interfaith couple.  It wasn’t too difficult for us to bond within minutes.

The fun thing about their wedding was a friend of theirs was asked to speak the Spanish parts of the prayers and other important elements.  I was able to send him the English and we had a trilingual ceremony.

Being that Tannia was from Mexico and Golan, from Israel, you would think it was difficult to see the two families meld into one.

Here is a neat preview video right before the ceremony:

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Congratulations to Siuna Morales & Neevon Esmaili on their November 19, 2016 wedding at the Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA

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Congratulations to Siuna Morales & Neevon Esmaili on their November 19, 2016 wedding at the Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.  It was a perfect day for a wedding in Malibu and the timing was just around sunset outdoors in front of a beautiful rock waterfall.  It was a traditional ceremony to which they added the “Love Lock Tree.”  Love Lock are a symbol of love and commitment which have been inspired by an ancient custom.  The custom was started in Europe in the early 2000’s where love padlocks were affixed to a fence, gate or bridge to symbolize a couples everlasting love.  In this ceremony, the locks are affixed to a metal Love Lock Tree.  Their parents also affixed their locks in support of the couples intent to marry.  It added a nice dimension to the ceremony!

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This Wedding Had One Individual That Objected….

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Roger married Jason & Lanie at the always wonderful Calamigos Ranch this last Saturday and they brought their adorable little dog Bizou to the ceremony.  The ceremony was fantastic !  A beautiful, romantic setting with a fitting ceremony to match…  The only problem is that their loving dog Bizou wanted his mommy & daddy and was not at all happy about sitting just as a guest for the wedding!  He wanted to be part of the wedding…. So, he proceeded to bark his disapproval, not of the wedding but him not being a part of it !  Still all in all, his barking added to the festivities ! 
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A Malibu Estate Wedding for Great Officiant Greg!

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Great Officiant Greg had the distinct honor and good fortune of marrying Jared and Sydney Unger on Saturday, June 4th 2016 at the unbelievable Villa Sancti Di Bella Vista Estate and Winery in Malibu, California.  The only thing one can say about this venue is “OMG”!  It is the sort of property one only sees in the movies!  The home, grounds, waterfalls, pool, and vineyard were just fabulous!  No wonder it was voted the number one wedding venue by The Knot!  The pictures speak for themselves.  Truly, the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

Sydney looked so beautiful in her wedding dress, and Jared was sharp and handsome!  The happy couple just loved the ceremony customized by Great Officiant Greg.  Many friends and family commented how much they enjoyed themselves!

In the “it’s a very small world” category, Greg discovered that he and the Bride’s Father John both get their hair cut by the same stylist, Ashley Olson of One Luv Salon in Seal Beach, California!  John and Great Officiant Greg hit it off very well!

Many thanks to Susan, who owns the Estate with her husband.  She was kind enough to share the rich history of the property with Great Officiant Greg.  From native American burial ground, barracks during World War II, to the two additional bedrooms added above the garage for Prince William and Prince Harry when Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed had an option to purchase the Estate just prior to their tragic deaths, it is a very interesting history indeed.

All of us at Great Officiants wish Jared and Sydney much love and happiness in their life together as one.

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