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.
Cathy and Marc met first in high school decades ago, but didn’t really know each other well and definitely didn’t keep in touch. Yet thanks to the miracle of social media they reconnected on a high school Facebook group and kindled an unexpected romance!
It didn’t take too long to realize that this was a gift from God! Both Cathy and Marc are strong in their faith and deepened their relationship by going to church together. It was important that their marriage be blessed and officiated by a Christian pastor.
That’s where I came in! What a joy it was to get to know the couple and hear their professions of love for one another, their journey to get where they are today and their excitement about their lives to come.
On Saturday August 8 we gathered in beautiful Laguna Beach, Crescent Bay Park. They booked one of Great Officiants beach weddings so the set up was entirely taken care of and it looked incredible. It seemed God had arranged the perfect day with the deep blues and greens of the ocean, a lighter blue sky, and the sun high above casting sparkles upon the ocean below! It was perhaps one of the most gorgeous sites for a wedding I have ever seen!
The couple was beautiful as well, I could see their glow of excitement, the look of love in their eyes, and the joy that emanated from them! Surrounded by about 40 of their friends and family, they said “I do” and vowed to hold one another’s hand through the journey of life that lies ahead. The sand ceremony was particularly fitting as we stood on the cliff high above a sandy beach and imagined all the sands of the world. These particular sands representing the two of them, all that they are, have been and who they will be. As they poured them together they symbolized pouring themselves into their marriage, and the unexpected beautiful design that was created reminded them of the unexpected beauty they will find in their marriage.
It was a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple! I look forward to returning to Crescent Bay Point Park in gorgeous Laguna Beach to witness more weddings– this spot is one of the most spectacular views I have ever seen! Blessings to Catherine and Marc!