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Cindy & Chris wedding on 27 May 2017

Cindy and Chris chose to have their wedding at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach. This is a beautiful venue with views of the harbor, the downtown skyline and the bow & side profile of
the RMS Queen Mary. They chose a wonderful Latin band, which provided beautiful music during the ceremony and a wonderful salsa feel to the cocktail hour after the ceremony.

A beautiful start to a happy life together, in the company of friends, soft ocean breezes and a relaxed yet elegant setting.

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Although their reception was at another spot, Jonathon McCawley and Monica Dewi wanted to be married on the beach in front of the Hotel Laguna

Although their reception was at another spot, Jonathon McCawley and Monica Dewi wanted to be married on the beach in front of the Hotel Laguna.  And on Sunday April 30 it all happened! — string quartet, exquisite attire, cherished guests and a ceremony conducted by Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore of Great Officiants.  Gary’s voice was strong enough to be heard over waves and beach-goers, and with his counsel with the bride and groom at his Costa Mesa home providing momentous and memorable words worth hearing, the event fulfilled all the couple’s expectations and more!  When he offered the prayer of blessing, the waves didn’t pipe down, but the beach-goers did.  There was plenty of inspiration for everyone.

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It was a gorgeous oceanfront wedding for the ages! Joelle and John Paul showed how to pull off a large family wedding with panache and grace

It was a gorgeous oceanfront wedding for the ages! Joelle and John Paul showed how to pull off a large family wedding with panache and grace. Their choice of the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort was an unexpected surprise – a venue with tantalizing fountains across a wide plaza that faces the Pacific, elevated above the seaside, offering views like no other.

What a terrific place to stand with my back to the waves while John Paul was greeted with wide applause (and boistrous cheering from friends) as soon as he appeared. It may have been a bit of a walk “down the aisle” for Joelle, but she took advantage of the fountain court to it’s fullest effect, her stunning gown flowing gracefully as the string section played a cool arrangement of U2’s “With Or Without You” from The Joshua Tree album. What a novel and inspired choice of song.

The best parts of this wedding came from the audience responses.  Their cheers, laughs, and enthusiasm made it a remarkable day. The new camara drones were able to soar high above the entire crowd and grasp the fully gorgeousness of the view, the romance, the sweep of it all.  Without any doubt, Joelle and John Paul are destined for an equally romantic life together – and Clifford was deeply proud to have been part of it.  Thanks so much to the newly extended Sazon family for all their love and acknowledgment! 

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Rev. Ralph was delighted to perform the wedding ceremony for Clare & Josh at the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach

Rev. Ralph was delighted to perform the wedding ceremony for Clare & Josh at the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach.  The date, April 21, 2017, was clear and beautiful, the location was picturesque, the guests were in a festive mood, and the bride and groom were composed and confident!  Assisting very professionally were guitarist/singer Wise (wise100doors@gmail.com) and coordinator Ida Gardner (ida@idagardnerevents.com).  All in all, a perfect day!

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600 Wedding Guests And Only 100 Were Invited…….

Roger had the honor of marrying Ruben & Vanessa this last Saturday at the always amazing Ayres Hotel in Hawthorne.  This particular Ayres hotel has an amazing central courtyard with beautiful trees and wonderful acoustics for the ceremony.  The staff and venue coordinator are always spot on and always willing to go the extra mile to help out…..except there was nothing they could do this last Saturday to ask the extra 500 or so uninvited wedding guests to leave the ceremony….. Not that there was anything anyone could do………you see, a swarm of over 500 bees had decided about a hour before the ceremony, to make their new home right in the tree over the alter !!  The group decision was to still have the ceremony where it was at but not to make any quick movements…. and it worked out perfectly !  Not one person got stung or even bothered !  I guess Roger’s ceremony went over well with the bees too, not one of them complained.  And as you can imagine, it gave Roger some really great material for fun comments throughout the ceremony !!

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Roger had the honor of marrying Ryan & Lindsey this last weekend at a oh-so-amazing Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach

Roger had the honor of marrying Ryan & Lindsey this last weekend at a oh-so-amazing Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach.  Not only is this wedding venue an extraordinary location right in the middle of Laguna Beach, but the entire staff is so accommodating and friendly.  Now this was not to be a large wedding because Ryan and Lindsey were flying in from out of town for the wedding.  So with maybe a handful of guests and the wonderful guitar music of John Scott Evans, Roger chose not to use the supplied microphone and really bring the intimacy in to the ceremony.  So just the music, Roger’s voice and the crashing of the waves were all the guests heard and it was fantastic.  Intimate and simplistic……..

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Congratulations to Renee Yip & Ken Chen on their March 11, 2017 wedding at the Hilton Universal City in Universal City, CA

Congratulations to Renee Yip & Ken Chen on their March 11, 2017 wedding at the Hilton Universal City in Universal City, CA.  It was a beautiful day for a ceremony on the rooftop terrace overlooking the city.  The string quartet added an eloquent touch for an already “classy” ceremony.  The “Ave Maria” during the Rose Presentation to Renee and Ken’s moms was a great choice.  Planner Jackie Tan and her team did a great job putting everything together with perfection.  My best to the newlyweds!

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