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Roger had the extreme honor to marry Adam & Diserie this last Sunday at 10:00 in the morning in Seal Beach

Roger had the extreme honor to marry Adam & Diserie this last Sunday at 10:00 in the morning in Seal Beach…….  And they made it just in time.  No, they weren’t late….in fact early….. And all their guest were there on time too……..  It was just the fact that most of their guests and Adam & Diserie had run a triathlon THE DAY BEFORE !!  But you would never know it !  Both were chipper and excited to start the day !  It was a great day and a wonderful couple !

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Hannah Shaw and David Castellanos picked just the right day of the week for their marriage ceremony: Monday!

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Hannah Shaw and David Castellanos picked just the right day of the week for their marriage ceremony:  Monday!  Their chosen venue, Seal Beach near the Reef Cafe and jetty, was quite vacant for a beautiful mid-day in July, and their thirty guests had an excuse for an extended weekend, spending the day with this delightful couple.  The Rev Dr Gary Barmore of Great Officiants made his way across the sand, donned his clergy robe, and led a ceremony that David and Hannah as well as their parents (pictured), family and friends found inspiring for the happy couple and their own lives as well.  Dr. Barmore has oft noted that weddings are now one of the few times people actually sit/stand still — not in front of a screen, game or TV but in the presence of a loving event —  and that the couple thus offers folks around them a great opportunity to reflect on life and love and make re-commitment to deep relationships.

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Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water in Seal Beach

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The weekend was cloudy, the May Gray was in full effect. The day of the ceremony, the clouds cleared, and the sun was shining, only to be clouded by the smoke of the fire at the end of the Seal Beach Pier. By the time of the ceremony, the haze was gone, and there was a cool breeze through the air.

Firefighters work to put out a fire at the end of the Seal Beach Pier on Friday morning.  The fire damaged the pier and destroyed the former site of Ruby's restaurant which closed in 2013.  ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Slug: sealbeachpier.fire.0520.jag, Day: Friday, May 20, 2016 (5/20/16), Time: 7:33:15 AM, Location:  Seal Beach, California - Seal Beach Pier Fire - JEFF GRITCHEN, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Alexa and William were so in love, that the fire and passion in their hearts burned brighter than that fire, and they continued on with a beautiful walk on ceremony in Seal Beach.

I convinced them to get married not only toes in the sand, but toes in the water. We stood at the edge of the waves. With the water softly kissing our ankles, I performed a beautiful ceremony for the couple and their two guests.

They incorporated a sand ceremony, which turned out amazing. I had placed some sand from the beach to immortalize that moment, that spot, forever.

I told them, if the clouds or smoke of trouble hides the sun in their lives, they can always remember it’s still there. As long as they have that burning fire of passion in their heart, they lives will be filled with joy.

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Terminally ill Groom exchanges vows in Leasure World Seal Beach Wedding 

Carol and David wanted to be married today. As any couple they are hoping for the wonderful elaborate wedding but due to David's terminal cancer their options were severely limited. 

 

When they called me and explain the situation I gave them an option that worked for them. 

I delivered the marriage license to them at their home in Leisure World. Surrounded by some of their family we did a simple ceremony. 

I only charged them for the marriage license delivery and gave them a free wedding ceremony.

Being a cancer survivor myself I have a big place in my heart for couples in this situation.

We hope  that every moment they have left is filled with the love I saw that they share. 

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Seal Beach Sunset Wedding

 

On the sand in Seal Beach, California with the Pacific Ocean as a back drop Joseph and Lupe exchanged vows, with the sun setting in the background.

The bride prior to the wedding had collected Driftwood and seashells and  crafted a exquisite cross to for the wedding.

That morning and early afternoon it was extremely overcast and sprinkled.  Needless to say we were concerned about the weather, but an hour before the wedding the sun broke through and we ended up with a beautiful sunset.

We believe the experience was custom-made for this lovely couple.

Congratulations Lupe and Joseph!

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Reunited and it feels so good

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Greg and Evelyn had split but wanted to remarry. They brought their daughters with them and we chose the beach by first Street in seal Beach.

I drew a heart in the sand and place their initials in it and it was a beautiful site. The kids were delighted and they really enjoyed it.
our staff photographer was on the scene to capture all the beautiful moments.

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