Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach

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Kandice Jackson and Radley Soni, residing in Texas but with family on both coasts decided on a most beautiful venue for their August 17 wedding — Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach.  Planners Amanda and Julie made sure that their long-distance dreams came true, and Great Officiants of Long Beach recommended Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore to plan with them and preside over the ceremony.  They “met” with Gary over the phone and knew that all would be well and wonderful.  One memory they shared with Gary, asking him to make mention in the ceremony, involved a couple they met at a Mexican resort.  

After taking photos of Radley and Kandice’s engagement event, the gentleman said, “We’ve been married just two years, so I’m no expert, but let me offer this advice:  Always remember that you now play for the same team.”  Good words for all marriages and families!

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High-school Sweethearts at Friendly Hills Country Club.

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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.

Two 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.

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A Busy Weekend for Beach Weddings

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Great Officiant Frank married Ana and Andrew at a beautiful morning beach ceremony which took place Saturday, August 16th. It was the first of 3 ceremonies to be set up on the Long Beach Peninsula.


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The 2nd beach wedding on the 16th was an afternoon ceremony for Wendy and Cornelius. by Great Officiant Greg. This lovely couple decided to have a sand ceremony in their wedding. Find info on our sand ceremonies HERE!


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The picture above shows the set up for the 3rd and last wedding that occurred on the Long Beach Peninsula that day. Kelly and Andrew were married by Alan Katz in the late afternoon against the beautiful backdrop of downtown Long Beach.


8-16-14 Point Dume Beach Wedding

Officiant Michael married Ateah and David, who chose to have their wedding ceremony at Point Dume in Malibu.Share This Post:
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Cool looking venue in Catalina

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A new venue in town, and it’s a beauty.

The newly-named OVERLOOK HALL at 209 East Whittley has now emerged

from its two-year renovation in spectacular form.  First opened in 1929 as a

Christian Science church, the building was originally designed after the Chapel San

Croce near Florence, Italy.  After more than 60 years of service, it closed in the

early 1990s and remained shuttered until 2009 when it was purchased by a

property restoration expert.  Today it sparkles once again.

Nearly all of the original features are still in place.   Old-growth Douglas fir

spans the length of the sanctuary while massive open beams stretch out above.

A raised stage at one end provides the focal point, while three majestic doors

open to a spacious view deck on the other.  Windows all about provide both

ventilation and natural light.

Now reconfigured as a special events venue, Overlook Hall opened its doors

last week for the first time in more than 20 years.  The Hall played host to the

Chamber’s monthly mixer on Thursday night and then converted itself to an

elegant dining hall on Friday for a Catalina Island Museum charity dinner.  Both

events met with rave reviews.

Beginning June 1st, Overlook Hall will be available for rental for groups up to

125 strong.   With so few mid-size venues available in Catalina, this new/o

beauty will be a valuable addition to local resources.  Inquiries from such diverse

events as anniversaries, corporate meetings, extension classes, film festivals,

reunions, weddings, wine tastings and yoga lessons have already been received.

According to venue manager Jenea Dominguez, the use of tables and chairs

and even some original pews) is included in the hall rental fee, and there is no

food minimum.

There is little doubt that OVERLOOK HALL’s central location, classic styling, and

pristine condition will make it an instant success.

For more information, please visit www.overlookhall.com or inquire to

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