Christy Lim and Blake Barnes were married November 29 in the hospitable environs of the Paracel Restaurant in Westminster. Through Great Officiants of Long Beach the couple secured the ministry of Rev Dr Gary Barmore, and when they met with him at his Costa Mesa home they discussed the marriage relationship and planned the ceremony. Blake and Christy joyfully yet calmly rehearsed the vows and other elements of the big day’s main event. So it was a bit unexpected that when during the actual ceremony — after Rev Gary said to the guests that “words can never express the hearts of these two, but that they had composed, each in their own way, words that will do a pretty good job this day and forever” — Blake teared up as he expressed his love for Christi, and after composing himself, again broke into tears. Eventually he expressed all he wished to say to his beloved, and the good Reverend commented to everyone’s affirmation that Christi was the envy of all the women … to be marrying a sturdy and studious man who was also deep with feelings of affection, appreciation and awe … and not ashamed to let it show!
Roger had the honor of marrying Eric & Wai-Ling at the amazing Wedgewood Country Club. They are an adorable couple who are perfect for one another. And their choice of a wedding venue was spot on. The grounds are beautiful and cozy and it was a perfect day for a wedding. Blue skies, the perfect temperature, and a great officiant !
Riece Bailey and Ian Mueller traveled from Kansas City to the California coast for a private and picturesque ceremony. Great Officiants of Long Beach suggested the perfect site, secured their wedding license, suggested a photographer and engaged Rev Dr Gary Barmore to lead the marriage ceremony. The love each has for the other was beautifully expressed in their exchange of vows, and Rev Gary read a touching letter sent to them from Ian’s mother in Kansas. After a few more days of celebrating and seeing west coast sites, the couple will return to Kansas City to build their life together. God Bless.
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.