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Roessler Point Palos Verdes California May 2017

Wow what a hidden gem. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Lisa Smith of Great Officiants had the pleasure of performing the nuptials for DG and Mariah it was a very chilly misty day however everybody gathered under the gazebo and created a very warm environment for this lovely couple joined by family from the Bay Area and close friends DG and Mariah  tied the knot. Both DG and Mariah are so in love, I don’t think they even knew anybody else was there. The ceremony was very heartfelt they chose to write their own very special  vows . And just as I pronounce them husband-and-wife a beautiful cool breeze blew the clouds away and there was the sun wishing DG a Mariah a lifetime of love peace health and happiness congratulations to this happy couple.

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Rev. Ralph married Justin & Julia at the Roessler Point Gazebo

There were only four of us there, but it was a joyous occasion as I (Rev. Ralph) married Justin & Julia in the presence of God and photographer McKenzie Smith (mckenziesmithphotography.com) at the Roessler Point Gazebo, Malaga Cove, in beautiful Palos Verdes.  It rained the day before and the day after, but was clear and calm for the quiet ceremony by the sea.  

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Claudia & Scott celebrated their marriage at a lovely setting by the seashore, at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Palos Verdes

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Claudia & Scott celebrated their marriage at a lovely setting by the seashore, at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Palos Verdes.  Arriving early, Rev. Ralph stopped to enjoy the setting, and greet some of the arriving guests.  The couple’s 2-year-old daughter Lola was the flower girl.  As the ceremony began, Rev. Ralph asked Lola if she would promise to help make the family a happy and healthy one, and Lola responded by bursting into tears!  We think that meant “yes.”  After the ceremony, Claudia & Scott posed with Rev. Ralph and it was “all smiles” after that!
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White Dove Release Wedding

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Roger had the honor of officiating the wedding of Jose & Katelyn this last weekend at the most amazing La Venta Inn, a beautiful wedding venue and (a little bit of history) the first home built in Palos Verdes !  This wedding location has an amazing view of the ocean and expansive views of the coastline and what not better way to celebrate of this beautiful view and their wedding, but with a white dove release !  For as long as time, the white dove has been has been a symbol of peace, love and new beginnings… And at the end of the ceremony, Jose & Katelyn opened the beautiful cage and released the two doves who would now fly home together as a couple for doves stay together for life.  And you could easily spot the male dove because he was the one not following directions home.  The female dove had stopped talking to him as well!
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Shari’s Return to Blogging with a Beautiful and Romantic Love Story

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This story begins in Iran. The Groom was born there, then moved to Italy, then moved to sunny Los Angeles, and now lives in San Antonio. His family still lives in Palos Verdes, so the groom travelled here to LA to be married on Palos Verdes Cliffs. The bride travelled all the way from Italy to tie the knot with her love. She is now moving over to San Antonio with him, this is an intercontinental love story! But it does not stop there: at the end of July, this lovely couple will be married in Milan for the family in Italy!
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The groom was a romantic at heart, so he brought two dozen red roses in a lovely vase, it was really cute! To make things different, the bride had a boquet with red roses, baby's breath, and white marshmellows!

I love these romantic marriages. No matter the distance, love conquers all!

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Picture Perfect Wedding!

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One of the nicest couples Roger has married, Scott & Anete got married this last weekend at the beautiful La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes. The day was beautiful, they are a loving couple and the wedding was a blast! A great ceremony overall!

The couple sent these lovely words to Roger:

"Thank you so much! Anete and I are still in awe of what an amazing job you did. Not only did you make it on time right after a car accident (hope everything is okay) but you jumped right in to truly blow away our expectations for our ceremony (which were already very high after getting to know you beforehand). During the reception everyone we talked to gave you glowing reviews and could not believe we hadn't known you for years. You gave us a ceremony that Anete and I as well as our guests will never forget and we can't thank you enough!

We'll send you over some pictures as soon as we get them in and we'll have to catch up at M Street when we get back from Maui.

Thanks again,
Scott & Anete"

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Gary Officiates at Two of Alan Katz’s Favorite Venues

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A beautiful day at the Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa for an international nuptial between Melissa of Portuguese heritage and Ehab with Jordanian roots, and Great Officiants interfaith minister Dr. Gary Barmore leading the ceremonial celebration.

Via the Wyndham's website:

"A place of gracious luxury, the secluded lakeside setting of our Southern California wedding venue sets the stage for romance. Exchange vows overlooking the glimmering lake of our resort-style property while the sun gently sets. Host a glamorous wedding reception in a candlelit Grand Ballroom that your guests will never forget. Suitable for large gala affairs and intimate wedding ceremonies, our stylish oasis offers wide ranging facilities and amenities which can be custom configured to your event.

Perfect for everyone in your wedding party, you and your guests will enjoy all of the features of our resort-style property in the heart of Orange County, including luxury accommodation, artisanal fine dining, year-round heated pool with private cabanas, fitness center, and free airport transportation to and from John Wayne Airport.

Wedding Venue Facilities include

  • Grand Ballroom with 16' ceilings
  • 7,200 sq. ft. of interior space
  • 8,000 sq. ft. of outdoor meeting space
  • Gourmet catering & banqueting facilities
  • Choice of custom wedding packages
  • Experienced wedding planners
  • Intimate weddings up to receptions for 
    250 guests"

 

 

 

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Fog obscures the Pacific Ocean view at La Venta in Palos Verdes, but the bride Marianne shines with celestial beauty, and her new husband, Dr. Mirko Villanueva, looks pretty good too.  Great Officiant minister Dr. Gary Barmore met with the couple in his home and then captured their love and joy in the beautiful ceremony. 

Via La Venta's website:

"A luxury ocean view estate is exclusively yours for your wedding or special event. From your first visit to La Venta Inn until your last guest says goodbye, our team of expert coordinators are committed to providing you with the ultimate in service and hospitality. 



The New York Food Company culinary team will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests with their award-winning cuisine and artistic presentation. La Venta Inn's professional and friendly service staff will attend to your guests' every need."

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