The weather was picture-perfect; warm and not too windy. It's always windy at the beach, but it was unusually calm. The spot is perfect for beach weddings as it has a beautiful view of downtown Long Beach and the Palos Verdes peninsula. Except for a few remaining winter sand berms, the spot is perfect.
Renee looked very beautiful in her wedding dress. Her crystal and pearl sandals were perfect for a beach wedding. Joaquin’s tuxedo was sharp and formal, and he looked extremely handsome.
The ceremony, customized by Officiant Beth, was performed in a semi-formal Hawaiian-Style including the blowing of the Conch shell, the receiving of Leis (supplied by Beth) the hand Lei ceremony and the "blending of the sands". The ceremony was true to Hawaiian custom, but was warm, loving, and a little funny. Maritza, Joaquin’s sister, worked with Beth to plan the custom ceremony while Joaquin was deployed. Joaquin and Renee, as well as their family and friends really enjoyed the wedding.
All of us at Great Officiants congratulates Joaquin and Renee and wish them much love and happiness in their future together.
The bride and groom wrote their own vows and both became very emotional! Our Great Officiant Beth was ready though and handed tissues to both the bride and the groom a first for Beth, sure glad she always has two tissues at ready!
Beth and Greg Gates work as a team and marry two Happy Couples in one day, September 27th was a great day filled with love:
Beth in Long Beach at Marine Stadium Park with Brittany and Jeremy with a handle full of friends and family on a beautiful day!
Then Beth and Greg Gates are off to Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes were Beth designed the flowers and blew the Conch Shell Announcing a new voyage for Glenn and Renee as Greg married the couple just outside their bungalow overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Just another day in Paradise for these two Great Officiants!
Steve and Kim true love 10-18-2014:
Beth Gates marries the couple on the beach in Long Beach and here beautiful Arch flowers turn into sweetheart table decor at Don the Beachcomber!