Rev. Anthony’s Beautiful Weddings are one in a Million … Pinky Promise!

Jennifer & Jeff

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On May 10th, our Great Officiant Anthony was the Officiant of record for this intimate an elopement at the Palisades Gazebo Park.  It was just the three of us for a short, basic ceremony on a perfectly lovely day!

 


Nikki & Randy

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Nikki and Randy had a fairly traditional ceremony at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano, a WONDERFUL venue!  We were interrupted by the bells ringing at the mission so we took a short break until that ended.  They did however add something personal Рa pinky promise.  This is something they have done since early in their relationship.  They made their promises hooked pinkies and kiss hands.  So romantic!

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Lou and Rose Married on Their 34th Anniversary!

Great Officiant Shari sent us this blog:

I married these two ladies on their 34th anniversary, at 3:00 pm, at Palisades¬†Gazebo Park in Dana Point. They had their two best friends (a straight couple) witness the ceremony, and then had a reception at their friend’s home nearby thereafter. All four of them worked together during the time that Lou and Rose¬†met. To quote them, they met during at time when¬†you still had to be a member of a club to get into a secret lesbian bar. They were the warmest, sweetest couple,¬†and they are still so in¬†love after all these years.

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Officiant Anthony Performs Beautiful Beach and Garden Weddings

Lots of Smiles with Farrah and Sean

On October 18th, Farrah and Sean were married at the Laguna Cliff Marriott in Dana Point. Sean had a permanent smile from the moment I arrived and never stopped!

Although he was doing fine on his own, his mother told him “Breath! Deep, in from your nose, out from your mouth!” She even¬†continued telling¬†him as Farrah was coming down the isle!

Her dress was amazing Рthe processional music had a can-can rhythm, and Farrah kicked as she walked. Her dress moved to the music producing a beautiful flowing effect.

There were lots of smiles and good laughs for the personalized promises: Farrah will go to In-N-Out and Sean will let loose on the dance floor.

The weather was wonderful, and the¬†sunset¬†made for some¬†rockin’ photos!

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Wonderful Ceremony with a Scottish Touch and Poem – James and Diana

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On October 13th, I was privileged to be the officiant for James and Diana, whose ceremony took place at the Palisades Gazebo Park in Dana Point.

There was a lovely view of the ocean behind them along with candles, photos of loved ones near by, and a Bagpipe player in full formal Scottish dress to play the processional and recessional.

The ‘normal’ ceremony verbiage was replaced by a poem written by Diana and read by me.

The ring exchange followed the reading and then the kiss!

Untraditional I Do’s at Beautiful Traditional Wedding – Robert and Yvonne

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On October 12, I was at the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. This is a beautiful place, and a perfect setting for a wedding. The weather was amazing Рsunny but not to warm Рand just enough breeze without being windy.

The couple, Robert¬†and Yvonne, had a traditional, secular ceremony except for the “I Do’s” which included Robert learning to cook and turn off lights when he leaves a room, and Yvonne learning to drive a standard transmission car and getting up at 4:30 am to watch Formula 1 with Robert. Their guests appreciated the humor with long, loud laughs and even some applause.

Nervous Groom Cracks Up Bride – Chris and Mellisa

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On October 5th I was privileged to be the officiant for Chris and Mellisa at the Los Verdes Golf Club.  It was a warm, bright, and lovely day.

The couple are fantastic people!! Light, fun loving, and surrounded with like-minded folks. The groom was one of the most animated nervous I’ve ever seen! He could not stand still nor stop talking! His bride was beautiful and had the most delightful look on her face and in her eyes, except of course when see was laughing at something Chris said!

There were twice as many groomsmen as brides maids. The live music, keyboard, and guitar with an additional singer were great! They included a sand ceremony set up under a hoopa.

Fun Backyard Wedding Over-looking Sunset on the Beach

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On September 28th, at 5:00 pm, I performed a beautiful¬†event that took place in a back yard over looking the beach from the edge of a cliff at San Clemente’s Riviera District.

The groom’s son was his best man, and the bride’s daughters were her court.

Having not seen each other the entire day, the moment the groom saw his bride in her dress was emotional for them both. Her brother was her escort and gave her away.

They incorporated several things into the ceremony to show their sense of humor. The ceremony was very funny, and the guests loved it!

Sometimes the Ocean is All You Need – Shawn and Leslie

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This fine event was in Oceanside, in the backyard of a house that ends ON THE SAND!

Thirty or so chairs were set up facing the ocean. There was¬†no arch or¬†flowers, but just the big ol’ lovely ocean behind the couple.

Shawn and Leslie had a small wedding party of family. It was a fun, light ceremony – just what the couple asked for.

There were a good number of people on the beach and many took to watching and even clapping when the couple kissed!

 

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