Skipping Between Raindrops

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Knowing September in Southern California is an extension of summer, Diane Baquedano and Joseph Massaro planned an outdoor ceremony at Tustin Ranch Golf Club.  They met with Rev Dr Gary Barmore of Great Officiants to plan every detail of a beautiful ceremony.  They and their entourage were dressed “to the nines.”   But the weather turned dark and stormy on their big day, September 28, and disappointment loomed large.   As family and friends took their seats in the outdoor plaza the moist air was about to turn to sprinkles.  Nevertheless, the processional proceeded, the full ceremony was completed and the guests who were seated clapped and cheered the happy couple, who “skipped  between the raindrops” to the indoor pavilion for a sensational wedding reception.

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A Beautiful Day at the Bel-air Bay.

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On a glorious Saturday afternoon I had the honor and pleasure of officiating at The Bel Air Bay club. This private over 100 year old club is truly old California. Spanish Moorish style, overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean Calvin and Helen got married in ultimate style. Every thing about this event was absolutely perfect. Trina Schmidt and her staff are no doubt professional with years of experience. We had 170 guests .

Our ceremony was custom designed to their liking a beautiful blend of Christian and Buddhists. Lighthearted yet sincere, they chose to compose their own vows. My first time working with a translator. Ms. Vy Huyen Hoang is a very skilled translator. She translated our whole ceremony to Vietnamese.

We also had the pleasure of listening to a fabulous trio of string instruments gently playing in the background. Angel’s I say WOW ! They had a beautiful group of friends in their bridal party including their two adorable doggies dressed in wedding attire. Our awesome public notary on staff Al-X came from Long Beach to hand delivered the Marriage Certificate .

We are the only company in California allowed to issue this document other than the register recorder county clerk. Such a huge plus to have this privilege for our clients. Fast and easy . Of course the evening was full of love and laughter eating drinking and dancing . I thank this beautiful couple and wish them all great things in life . Thank you for choosing Great officiants and me Officiant Lisa Smith.

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The Great White North Meets the Socal Sand.

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Maple syrup is sweet and can go on many things but it is not as sweet as Mark and Tara‘s wedding at the Adamson House in Malibu, California.

I mention maple syrup because this couple came all the way from Canada to enjoy the warm weather and ocean views of Southern California at the Adamson House for their wedding ceremony.

This couple along with their family and friends are the nicest individuals and they all were enjoying the beautiful landscaped grounds of the Adamson House.

Holly Orr was the wedding planner and coordinator and she and her crew did an excellent job of preparing, organizing and making sure that all the fine details for the wedding and reception were set up to perfection. Holly and her crew were instrumental in making sure that the wedding ceremony started on time.

The day was perfect with clear blue sky‘s, wonderful weather and smiles from Mark and Tara and their guests that went on for ever and ever; and I was happy to be their Great Officiant.


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