From Kansas to the Coast.

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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.

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The Gorgeous Vistas of Roessler Point

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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.”

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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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A Very Fun Wedding with Twin Brothers

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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 !!

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Tying the Knot at FETE

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Wiely Yang and Tran Luu attended a bridal show at an exciting new venue in Costa Mesa named (appropriately) FETE, where they spoke with Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore who represented Great Officiants of Long Beach. As a result, they decided to contract with FETE for their wedding and reception, and also to ask Gary to be their minister for the marriage ceremony. It all came together the evening of August 4, and the couple’s many friends and family members brought best wishes, prayers, cheers and gifts to celebrate this handsome couple’s adventure into a bright future.

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High Tide in Little Corona Del Mar

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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. 

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Huntington Beach Hilton Over-looking the Ocean

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Megan Cai and Kevin Courtney, with friends and family cheering, recited their marriage vows at the Huntington Beach Hilton overlooking the great Pacific Ocean.  In their long courtship, Kevin and Megan traveled across that ocean to her homeland of China ten times!  With homes both in Irvine and Hawaii, of course, the trip to Asia is cut into two manageable halves, and the happy couple plan to keep flying around the globe to exotic locations.  The weather was perfect for the ceremony, the harpist played beautifully, and Rev Gary Barmore of Great Officiants, according the the bride and groom, offered just the right words and feelings for the auspicious occasion.

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