Officiant Beth Prevents Ring Disaster!

Eula Mei & Jon Paul

Married on Saturday August 30th at Roessler Point Gazebo in Palos Verdes.

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It was a beautiful day as friends and family from California and Hawaii joined the couple for their wedding ceremony. My first surprise was when the Mother of the Groom gave me a Cigar Lei straight from Hawaii. What a great honor (see orange lei on Beth Gates Officiant)! The next surprise occurred when the best man dropped the groom's ring. As it rolled toward the cliff, I stopped it before it could roll off and be gone forever! Even with a little excitement it was a beautiful and sweet wedding and I had the honor of receiving the spirit of Aloha with the gift of my lei!

 

Aloha until next time!


 

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End of the year Aloha Wedding Ceremony

With the Palm trees blowing in the wind and the guests wearing Hawaiian shirts and Leis….. Don and Sherlyn and exchanged vows in a park by the Wedge in Newport Beach.
The ceremony included the blowing of the conch shell and exchange of leis a sand blending the ceremony and of course the kiss.

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Rev. Anthony is Staying Busy With Multiple Weddings

The much loved Rev. Anthony has been very busy with multiple weddings. Take a look at some memorable moments he wanted to share.

 

Katie & Michael 

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September 7th, 2013

This ceremony took place at the beautiful Heisler Bench Park in Laguna Beach. It was scheduled to start at 6:00pm but ALL of the guests arrived on an old school bus converted into a party bus painted like an old woody.

Since everyone was there – we started early!

Katie & Michael stood up alone, no wedding party at all. The groom cried, the bride consoled him, and I provided tissue. The weather cooperated with a nice shore breeze to make the ceremony quite pleasant.

Jaclyn & Daniel

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Saturday September 14th, 2013

This wedding was out in Temecula / Murrietta at Harveston Lake. This very similar to Lake Mission Viejo, man made with homes all around. A lovely fountain was just behind us.

Jaclyn & Daniel had a short and simple ceremony. They included the Lasso ritual with Daniel’s mother and step mother as sponsors.

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It was quite warm but a good breeze helped created some havoc with decorations.

 

Jane & Will 

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I had two Great Officiant weddings on Saturday September 14th, 2013

The second was at The University Club on the University of California, Irvine Campus. A GREAT LOCATION!

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William and Jane were both a bit anxious before starting but the weather was fantastic and the staff excellent!

Will & Jane wrote their own vows to one another and there was not a dry eye anywhere by they time they finished.

They had a secular ceremony and included The Wine Box and Love Letter Ceremony.

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The box was decorated great. The cooperation, both holding the hammer while inserting the nails, was fantastic! (if you do this ceremony, use short nails!)

They created a twist to the ‘rose to mothers’ side ceremony.

Near the end, they asked for both sets of parents to stand. In place of roses, they gave them hugs!

 

Joyce & Jerry

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September 20, 2013

Rev. Anthony had the privilege to officiate the wedding of Joyce E. Sorby & Gerald ‘Jerry’ L. Bailey in San Diego, CA.

It was a small, intimate back-yard event with 20 +/- guests.They had a full Hawaiian theme with Conch blowing (took two tries!), Lei exchange, hand lei ceremony using blonde kekui nut lei & Sand Pouring.

The couple were both nervous, excited, smiling, giggling and even making faces at each other throughout the ceremony.

The bride was escorted by her daughter, the Matron or Honor and Best Man gave leis to all the guests as they walked in.

Stacey & Devin

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September 21, 2013

I had the privilege to be the Officiant for Stacey Eaton & Devin Vink at the Dove Canyon Courtyard in Trabuco Canyon.

It was an afternoon event, sunny and warm. The venue has a small ‘brides room’ with a lovely staircase for a dramatic entrance.

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 The anxious groom and father of the bride both skipped the stop and wait for “who gives…” part. I did go back, ask dad to stand up and give her away. It was a light and fun moment.

The bride lit a memorial candle for her late mother very early in the ceremony.

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Couple gets Stoned and Leid at their wedding at the Hilton in Carlsbad

Anthony submitted this report from his wedding.

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Ryan & Cara were married at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Carlsbad. They had a modified Hawaiian theme ceremony incorporating the Conch shell and lei exchange with each other as well as giving one to each of their parents.

As the guest came in they each wrote on a stone that was placed in a large vase.

During the ceremony they shared a drink of water from the same glass then filled the vase the stones were in. They then lit candles and floated on in the vase.

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Leis and love on Corona del mar beach.

Rev. Anthony just turned in this wonderful beach wedding story.

So, this morning, started at Corona Del Mar State Beach.
Lovely morning, not typical overcast for this time of year and time of day.
Light breeze – could not ask for more perfect weather.

Ellen and Cindy are fantastic couple! Laid back, fun and very much in love.
Ladies were both in blue jeans and white button down shirts, comfy
sandals the kicked off when walking out onto the sand.

Cindy’s daughters presented them with the lei’s for the lei exchange and
Ellen’s friend Cathy had the rings.

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