Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach

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Kandice Jackson and Radley Soni, residing in Texas but with family on both coasts decided on a most beautiful venue for their August 17 wedding — Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach.  Planners Amanda and Julie made sure that their long-distance dreams came true, and Great Officiants of Long Beach recommended Rev. Dr. Gary Barmore to plan with them and preside over the ceremony.  They “met” with Gary over the phone and knew that all would be well and wonderful.  One memory they shared with Gary, asking him to make mention in the ceremony, involved a couple they met at a Mexican resort.  

After taking photos of Radley and Kandice’s engagement event, the gentleman said, “We’ve been married just two years, so I’m no expert, but let me offer this advice:  Always remember that you now play for the same team.”  Good words for all marriages and families!

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Suvin Performed three weddings, one at the Mission Inn in Riverside, one at Waterfront Park in San Diego, and one at the Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach

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The Mission Inn in Riverside is such a cool venue. It has an almost medieval feel to it! The couple was so happy, they wanted something short and sweet, with some epic references. It was a picture perfect day for a summer wedding in Riverside. The Bride walked down the aisle to heavy metal. They looked into each other’s eyes with love the whole ceremony. Congrats to the happy couple!

Melanie and Jonathan are such an awesome couple. On a beautiful August day, they tied the knot at Waterfront Park in San Diego. San Diego is such a cool town, I love doing ceremonies down there. Waterfront Park is a beautiful location near downtown San Diego. It is almost secretly nestled near the water and downtown.

They had a beautiful Christian based ceremony. I performed it complete with some bible readings, and some jokes to make it light hearted. The couple wrote their own vows as well, which added such a nice personal touch.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Antoinette and Jaime are such a loving couple! They had their ceremony at the picturesque Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach. It was a warm August Saturday, but there was a nice breeze to balance out the heat. As you can see from the view, Surf and Sand is one of our favorite places! Look at that amazing view of the ocean.

They had an amazing love story. Almost in Brady Bunch fashion, they met because of their kids! The older kids went to the same school and knew each other, and set their parents up! Their children served as their wedding party, and I made a special mention at the beginning of the ceremony about how this all happened because of the kids and had everyone give them a round of applause.

A beautiful day for a beautiful couple, congrats!Share This Post:
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Rev. Sarah officiated for a fun and awesome couple at the Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach

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Christine and Bryce hail from Colorado, so we met first on skype.  I got to know this fun, adventurous, animal loving couple, and felt like I really had a feel for who they are and their journey almost instantaneously.  I loved hearing their story and was so excited to meet them!  We finally met in person the day before their wedding at their rehearsal at the Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach.  They were loving every minute of their time in California –they looked like they were heading to the beach the moment we finished the rehearsal!

By their wedding day, both Christine and Bryce were dressed to the nines!  Her bridal gown was gorgeous, and he was looking handsome.  I got the chance to witness their “first look” and saw the tears in Bryce’s eyes as he cast his first glance at his bride!  So sweet!

Their florists did an incredible job decorating an arch and creating an aisle of rose petals.  They had three stringed musicians, who played the most beautiful music.  The view from the Ocean Terrace was perfect –the sun was nearing sunset, the whole sky was simply magical, and the waves were crashing adding a whole new dimension to the accompany the musicians!

I’ve never been to a wedding that actually started early! But everyone was ready and lined up early and ready to go, with guests already present and seated before our 7:30pm start-time.  Very impressive!

Bryce and Christine opted to write their own vows -and they did so beautifully.  It was a lovely ceremony –filled with laughter and tears and a whole lot of love!  They both have such an adventurous spirit, they will challenge each other, and support one another, and have fun doing it!   Their wedding day was incredible – a perfect way to begin their marriage.  Many blessings along your journey!   Congratulations Bryce and Christine!

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Roger had the honor of marrying Ryan & Lindsey this last weekend at a oh-so-amazing Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach

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Roger had the honor of marrying Ryan & Lindsey this last weekend at a oh-so-amazing Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach.  Not only is this wedding venue an extraordinary location right in the middle of Laguna Beach, but the entire staff is so accommodating and friendly.  Now this was not to be a large wedding because Ryan and Lindsey were flying in from out of town for the wedding.  So with maybe a handful of guests and the wonderful guitar music of John Scott Evans, Roger chose not to use the supplied microphone and really bring the intimacy in to the ceremony.  So just the music, Roger’s voice and the crashing of the waves were all the guests heard and it was fantastic.  Intimate and simplistic……..

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A Golden Sunset Over the Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach

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A golden sunset over the Pacific, from the wedding balcony at Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach, was exactly the setting envisioned by Thomas Jones and Kendra Gibbon for their marriage September 25.  And as promised by Great Officiants, Rev.Dr.Gary Barmore expressed in the ceremony words and feelings that drew the guests close to the hearts of this blessed couple and blended family. When the photographer asked Rev. Gary where he would be standing, he replied “all over the place” because the ceremony he leads has movement as well as content.  Also, because in this particular case, the extra tall groom would block the officiant’s ability to see the guests whom he was addressing.  What a beautiful bride and handsome groom!  What fantastic kids they are bringing to one home!  What a glorious venue!  What an exciting and moving ceremony!Share This Post:
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