Janet Reveles and Luis Morales were married in a gazebo at Roessler Point with a gorgeous vista from the cliffs of Palos Verdes. Not only did Great Officiants recommend to them this venue, they also recommended the ministry of Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore to plan with them and preside at their wedding. The nuptials were scheduled for sunset at 7:30. When it was 7:15 about twenty guests were present, but one or two had not arrived. Then another wedding group of ten showed up and their officiant asked if they could enter the gazebo for a “7 minute ceremony.” Luis and Janet — gracious all the way — said to go ahead. Then at 7:28 Rev Gary and the groom and immediate family entered the gazebo to commence the wedding event for this lovely couple. The bride’s father escorted her in just after the red-tinged sun had dropped out of sight in the west. Knowing the disappointment that might be there, Rev Gary said, “Luis and Evelyn, the sun on your wedding day has just set, but sunrise tomorrow will proclaim the oneness of the rest of your life on which will shine the blessings of God.”
Roger had never officiated at the Spanish Hill Country Club out in Camarillo but hopefully it won’t be the last! This is a beautiful place! And Lupe, the venue’s wedding coordinator was fantastic!!
Roger had a lot of fun with the ceremony because the groom Matt, who happens to be 6’6” with dashing leading man looks has an identical twin brother just the same. So Roger had his share of fun with them offering up the other twin as an instant groom at the same time! It was both fun and romantic wedding ! That should be the sub-title of Great Officiants! Oh wait, it is !!
Roger had the honor of marrying Greg & Shannon this last Saturday at the always so beautiful Crescent Bay Park in Laguna Beach. It was an intimate ceremony and the only bridal party was her two young girls. Well during the first part of the ceremony, Roger noticed that the two girls who were standing over to the side were very emotional and both were crying (with happiness) inconsolably. So Roger made an audible and invited the two girls to join Greg & Shannon and totally off the cuff, explained that this wedding is the joining of the entire family and the girls should be right next to them as well. There was not a dry eye in the house….. It was a beautiful moment and a beautiful wedding.
Karina & Miguel had their ceremony at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. They chose the Greatest Package to be able to share their Love Story with their family and friends.
hundred and twenty guests shared the Love Story that brought Karina &
Miguel to the alter.
Their Love Story was filled with laughter, tears and moments of nostalgia. They have been together since High School and the days of MySpace where online dating was invented [smile]. Karina & Miguel’s bilingual ceremony was mixed just enough to have their parents, grandparents as well as their friends enjoy the beginning of what was to be an epic celebration.
Jeanne Cook and Joseph Sladek, having decided to seal their love in marriage, wondered where the wedding should take place. They wanted a spectacular ocean setting for Jeanne’s Nebraska family to enjoy, as well as a place that would excite their six teenage children (all with names ending with “y” — suggesting they were destined to be step-sibs). Wow — did they find just the right site: Little Corona del Mar beach and coves. They also needed just the right minister to fulfill their vision of the ceremony, and were delighted that Great Officiants of Long Beach suggested Rev Dr Gary Barmore.
Gary met with them in his home and everything clicked. Jeanne’s father took on double duty — escorting his daughter down the sandy aisle and then strapping on his guitar to sing the couple a Nebraska grassland love song. The high tide brought glorious waves over the rocks, but just short of the natural altar for Joe and Jeanne’s perfect wedding.
This was a very quaint, intimate setting with just the right number of people in attendance. The couple was a fun loving couple and their ceremony was a fun and heartfelt display of warmth and love from the bridal party and the guests.
Their colors of blue and white highlighted the venue and made the smiles of the bride and groom come alive.
Caroline Ramirez and Robert Ahrendt selected as their minister Rev Dr Gary Barmore, provided through the wedding services of Great Officiants. Meeting at Gary’s Costa Mesa home for planning and building the inter-personal relationship, they indicated that their ceremony would take place at Robert’s Aunt Carol’s home in Corona. The good reverend drove on July 13 to what he expected to be aunt Carol’s modest but nice track home, yet instead found himself arriving at the rainbow-shaped driveway of a vast ranch-style home with a huge back yard and a magnificent gazebo beyond a lawn-surrounded pool. And wow, it was perfect for this attractive and exciting, yet quite unassuming, couple. With their five daughters adding beauty and grace to the processional, Caroline and Robert pledged their undying love within an outdoor paradise.