Shari’s Return to Blogging with a Beautiful and Romantic Love Story

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This story begins in Iran. The Groom was born there, then moved to Italy, then moved to sunny Los Angeles, and now lives in San Antonio. His family still lives in Palos Verdes, so the groom travelled here to LA to be married on Palos Verdes Cliffs. The bride travelled all the way from Italy to tie the knot with her love. She is now moving over to San Antonio with him, this is an intercontinental love story! But it does not stop there: at the end of July, this lovely couple will be married in Milan for the family in Italy!
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The groom was a romantic at heart, so he brought two dozen red roses in a lovely vase, it was really cute! To make things different, the bride had a boquet with red roses, baby's breath, and white marshmellows!

I love these romantic marriages. No matter the distance, love conquers all!

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Picture Perfect Wedding!

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One of the nicest couples Roger has married, Scott & Anete got married this last weekend at the beautiful La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes. The day was beautiful, they are a loving couple and the wedding was a blast! A great ceremony overall!

The couple sent these lovely words to Roger:

"Thank you so much! Anete and I are still in awe of what an amazing job you did. Not only did you make it on time right after a car accident (hope everything is okay) but you jumped right in to truly blow away our expectations for our ceremony (which were already very high after getting to know you beforehand). During the reception everyone we talked to gave you glowing reviews and could not believe we hadn't known you for years. You gave us a ceremony that Anete and I as well as our guests will never forget and we can't thank you enough!

We'll send you over some pictures as soon as we get them in and we'll have to catch up at M Street when we get back from Maui.

Thanks again,
Scott & Anete"

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Gary Officiates at Two of Alan Katz’s Favorite Venues

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A beautiful day at the Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa for an international nuptial between Melissa of Portuguese heritage and Ehab with Jordanian roots, and Great Officiants interfaith minister Dr. Gary Barmore leading the ceremonial celebration.

Via the Wyndham's website:

"A place of gracious luxury, the secluded lakeside setting of our Southern California wedding venue sets the stage for romance. Exchange vows overlooking the glimmering lake of our resort-style property while the sun gently sets. Host a glamorous wedding reception in a candlelit Grand Ballroom that your guests will never forget. Suitable for large gala affairs and intimate wedding ceremonies, our stylish oasis offers wide ranging facilities and amenities which can be custom configured to your event.

Perfect for everyone in your wedding party, you and your guests will enjoy all of the features of our resort-style property in the heart of Orange County, including luxury accommodation, artisanal fine dining, year-round heated pool with private cabanas, fitness center, and free airport transportation to and from John Wayne Airport.

Wedding Venue Facilities include

  • Grand Ballroom with 16' ceilings
  • 7,200 sq. ft. of interior space
  • 8,000 sq. ft. of outdoor meeting space
  • Gourmet catering & banqueting facilities
  • Choice of custom wedding packages
  • Experienced wedding planners
  • Intimate weddings up to receptions for 
    250 guests"

 

 

 

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Fog obscures the Pacific Ocean view at La Venta in Palos Verdes, but the bride Marianne shines with celestial beauty, and her new husband, Dr. Mirko Villanueva, looks pretty good too.  Great Officiant minister Dr. Gary Barmore met with the couple in his home and then captured their love and joy in the beautiful ceremony. 

Via La Venta's website:

"A luxury ocean view estate is exclusively yours for your wedding or special event. From your first visit to La Venta Inn until your last guest says goodbye, our team of expert coordinators are committed to providing you with the ultimate in service and hospitality. 



The New York Food Company culinary team will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests with their award-winning cuisine and artistic presentation. La Venta Inn's professional and friendly service staff will attend to your guests' every need."

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A Lovely Wedding in the Lovely Rolling Hills Estates in Palos Verdes

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Taylor and Alex had their wedding in the lovely Rolling Hills Estates in Palos Verdes and everyone was in attendance, even several peacocks showing off their plumage. The peacocks also showed their enthusiasm and support by squawking throughout the ceremony. This also could have been because it's their mating season. Taylor was pretty darn nervous before the ceremony but her lovely sister Jill was right on cue, with perfectly timed witty jokes to lighten the mood. When I found out the mother of the Groom, Sonia, was from my neck of the woods in Texas, I felt right at home. Once the ceremony was over, Taylor showed off her silly side by taking a picture as the minister as if she was marrying Alex and I. There couldn't have been a more unique ceremony with such personality!
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A Wedding Ceremony at a Private Home in Palos Verdes, Overlooking the Ocean

Rev. Ralph led the festivities on a gorgeous afternoon in the back yard of an opulent home in Palos Verdes, as Denise and Ryan were joined in Holy Matrimony before a small group of family and friends. The beautiful back yard, which overlooks the ocean, was the setting. The couple's two dogs joined the processional as the guests applauded and laughed.

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A Wonderful Beach Ceremony at Roessler Point in Palos Verdes, by Alan Katz

Michelle Lacson of Michelle Lacson Photography just sent us over these great pictures. Alan performed a wedding at the exquisite Roessler Point gazebo in Palos Verdes on January 9th. The wonderful couple incorporated a sand ceremony, and even got their toes in the sand! It was a beautiful ceremony on a beautiful day.

Photos by Michelle Lacson

www.michellelacsonphotography.com

michellelacsonphotography.blogspot.com/

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Founders Park in Palos Verdes finds two people in love.

Toby and Megan got married in Founders Park in Palos Verdes. It is a beautiful park overlooking the ocean and it could not have been a more perfect day. With temperatures in the high 70s and not a cloud in the sky, they exchanged those amazing thousand vows they had written to each other.

They met as children and then went off their separate ways and reconnected via Facebook. Their love was very special and you could see it in their eyes.

I sang a song for them so they could do their first dance.

Here are some pictures from the day and it wonderful testimonial.

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