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Last weekend was busy with two intimate and unique ceremonies that I will always remember.

Redondo Beach was the setting for the wedding of Karl and Cathy Aldridge. Close friends and family gathered at the Portofino hotel. The most touching moments aside from the love the ride and grok clearly displayed was the affection their wedding party had for them.

Congrats Karl and Cathy!

A small cadre of family and friends gathered at the home of the neighbor of wedding couple Doug and Truc for a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony that preceded the vow exchange.

The bride and groom presented gifts to each other’s parents who then blessed the union with the receipt of tea and wine.

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Michele and Bob had a Casual and Fun Wedding at the Charthouse in Redondo Beach, by Suvin

Michele and Bob have a wonderful love story and celebrated this at the Charthouse in Redondo Beach. They wanted to share this with their guests, so they elected to have the Greatest Package. With this upgraded package, I wrote custom vows and sprinkled tid bits of their relationship into the ceremony by a relationship questionnaire they filled out. They met 37 years ago, crossed paths many times throughout the years, and finally re met through the magic of Facebook! They were such a fun couple, they wanted a casual beach feel with lots of humor. Surrounded by family, friends, and the amazing view of the ocean, they exchanged vows, laughed together, cried together, gave each other that magic kiss, and may they live happily ever after…

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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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Art & Lizbeth celebrated their wedding at Miramar Park. in Redondo Beach.

Art & Lizbeth celebrated their wedding at Miramar Park. in Redondo Beach. Great Couple. They stared at each other smiling throughout the ceremony and had a great sense of humor. Excellent location. Best ocean view and mild ocean breeze. The weather could had not been better. We can do set ups for up to 100 guests at this location. We set up the chairs, arch, handle all the permits and insurance. all the couple has to do is walk down the aisle!

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Leslie & Arnie had a exquisite Wedding, on the water at the Portofino Hotel & Marina

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Wow! Leslie & Arnie had a exquisite Wedding, on the water at the Portofino Hotel & Marina with a ton of friends & family that Love them so much! With the help of an amazing Event Coordinator, Caroline Cervantes…everything was perfect. The Bride & Groom decided to have a Sand, Chord & Veil & Coin Ceremony. It was an honor to preform their Wedding.

Congratulations to the both of them…best wishes!🙏

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Richard Smith and Cynthia Fierro chose everything well for their wedding on the 24th of June: the Portofino Hotel’s outdoor chapel overlooking Redondo Beach breakwater

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Richard Smith and Cynthia Fierro chose everything well for their wedding on the 24th of June:  the Portofino Hotel’s outdoor chapel overlooking Redondo Beach breakwater; their entourage of “best people” which consisted of their six grown children;  “Ave Maria” played live on a concert harp;  a ceremony true to their vision, led by Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore of Great Officiants;  and of course, the most important choice — each other as beloved married companions, each pledging “I give you all my trust, and all my tomorrows.”

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Another Modern Hindu Ceremony at the Charthouse in Redondo

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Joey and Kristen have been dreaming of this day for months now! Hailing all the way from Indiana, they came out here to Southern California to have their perfect wedding on the beach. Although overcast, we were still optimistic on performing the Hindu Fusion ceremony. The ceremony was complete with the major Hindu traditions such as the Vivah Homa/Mangal Fera (fire blessing/circling the fire), garland exchange (beautifully provided by Beth of Lei of Love), and parental blessing. There were some Bible readings to honor Kristen’s religion and culture, which capped off a beautiful ceremony.

During the vows, the sun shone through the clouds, as their love will shine through their lives forever.

They were married in front of 40 of their close family and friends, afterwards we took a group photo

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After the ceremony, they went to the Sunset room at the Charthouse in Redondo beach and lived happily ever after.

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