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Karina and Danny Samret’s Wedding on 12 May 2017 took place at Santa Monica Beach, near the Casa Del Sol Hotel.

Karina and Danny Samret’s Wedding on 12 May 2017 took place at Santa Monica Beach, near the Casa Del Sol Hotel. Santa Monica offers a very broad and sandy beach, with classic life guard huts flying the American flag. The adjacent park offers ample and inexpensive parking for guests as well as restroom facilities.

The casual beach feel is refreshing and you can usually count on a pleasant ocean breeze and sea air to cheer spirits. Many swank hotels and restaurants are mere steps from the beach and offer wonderful venues for your wedding reception.

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It was a typical gorgeous day at Palasides Park that was made even more beautiful by the love that was reaffirmed in the vow renewal for Charles (Kat) and Wanda Edgerton

It was a typical gorgeous day at Palasides Park that was made even more beautiful by the love that was reaffirmed in the vow renewal for Charles (Kat) and Wanda Edgerton. After 50 years of marriage they renewed their vows in front of their children and grandchildren in an all-white affair. The love and affection this family has for each other was so infectious that it captured the attention of passers-by who became impromptu wedding guests. Congratulations Kat and Wanda. May your next 50 years together be even more blessed and amazing.

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Roger performed a beautiful wedding at the always wonderful Palisade Park in Santa Monica

Some couples will exchange gifts during the ceremony and some couples will read their worlds of love to one another……..  This last Saturday Roger got to witness a very special gift that was given to the groom Alfredo from his bride Julianne…..and Roger got to be part of it.  The wedding was held at the always wonderful Palisades Park in Santa Monica.  Just a small intimate wedding of 25 people including Julianne’s two children.  Plus Julianne is pregnant with their first child together.  And neither of them know the gender of the baby…. At least that is what Alfredo thought…..  So just before Roger announces them husband and wife…. he mentions that Julianne has a gift for him…….. What could it be???  She hands him a small box……. And in that box was a very, teeny tiny pair of PINK cowboy boots !!  Alfredo was now a father to a little girl….for a total of three girls now !  It was a wonderful surprise and a doozy of a gift !!

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Great Officiant Greg has a beautiful beach wedding in Santa Monica!

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Great Officiant Greg had the true pleasure of marrying Scott and Heather Chard at the Annenberg House on July 16, 2016.  What a great location for a beach wedding!  The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach facility built on the location of a now-demolished 110-room mansion that was built for Marion Davies by William Randolph Hearst.  The “guest house” is restored and certainly could qualify as a mansion on its own!

Scott, his groomsmen and of course Scott II looked so handsome in their gray Tuxedos!  Heather’s personal taste dictated an eclectic mix of the modern and old-school traditional.  Her dress was just beautiful!  The bridesmaids were gorgeous, and little Bella was so cute and beautiful as well with all her jewelry and a little bouquet of her own.

My Favorite Ceremony, customized by Great Officiant Greg for Scott and Heather, included the “Blending of the Sands” was very VERY special since it included Scott II and Bella.  A special reading by Kathy made the ceremony one to remember!  All of their friends, family and relatives really enjoyed the marriage of Scott and Heather!

The reception was held at the Annenberg House banquet room, which was so convenient for everyone.  A special mention must be made to Greg’s wife, Great Officiant Beth and owner of Lei of Love, who supplied all the flowers for the ceremony, the archway flowers and the very special centerpieces.  Each one was a unique design, in a different style container.  Heather’s eclectic design flair was reflected in her special “antique” bouquet and these unique centerpieces!  Her vision was perfectly executed by Beth, and Heather was thrilled!  Lei of Love is the preferred florist for Great Officiants.

All my thanks to the staff at the Annenberg House for their help and assistance.  Also the staff of SoCal Beach Wedding (A division of Great Officiants) for the set-up of the chairs and archway.

All of us at Great Officiants wish Scott, Heather and their children much love and happiness as a family.

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A beautiful, breezy afternoon at The Victorian in Santa Monica was the setting for the boisterously happy wedding ceremony of Kim and Michae

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A beautiful, breezy afternoon at The Victorian in Santa Monica was the setting for the boisterously happy wedding ceremony of Kim and Michael, presided over by Rev. Ralph.  The mood, fueled no doubt by the natural energy of joy and excitement, plus the influence of plenty of champagne, was bubbly and festive.

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A Beautiful Santa Monica Wedding! 

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Great Officiant Greg had the honor and pleasure of marrying John and Cleoneide Mulder on June 11th, 2016 at Michael’s Restaurant in Santa Monica, California.  What a hip and super-cool place!  A combination restaurant and wedding venue, the ceremony takes place in their beautiful garden, the receiving line leads directly to the bar, followed by dinner.  Everything in one place!  The adjacent giant parking structure is a delight as it is a little tough to park in Santa Monica!

The ceremony was beautiful.  The bride was a bit overwhelmed with happiness and joy, but Officiant Greg took it real slow and all went well.  Originally from Brazil, Cleoneide’s friend Rodrigo traveled on a red-eye flight for the ceremony all the way from Sao Paulo!  John’s mother Jean read a wonderful poem which added to the beauty of the ceremony.  Both the bride and groom looked fabulous!

Many of John and Cleoneide’ s family and friends commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony by Great Officiant Greg.

All of us at Great Officiants wish John and Cleoneide a wonderful life together, and many blessings and much happiness.

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A Wonderful Intimate Beach Wedding

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Roger married Alan & Zulmira this last weekend.  They flew out from Virginia to get married on the sunny beaches of So Cal in Santa Monica….  It was going to be a small, intimate wedding of maybe 10 people and they wanted Roger give them the perfect, quaint wedding.  And that is what Roger did !  This couple and their family were really special to Roger.  What a great wedding !

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