A beach wedding in Santa Monica, Little Corona del Mar, and a Wedding at Orange Hill Restaurant by Suvin

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Jaronica and Darryl came from Georgia and Missouri, respectively, to have their ceremony in the sands of Santa Monica

It was a beautiful day, and they got married at the perfect time, catching the golden hour for the sunset. The entire family surrounded them on the beach, and surrounded them in love. They had a Christian ceremony, sprinkled with a little bit of humor here and there. They did not want to write their own vows, but still wanted a personal touch. I advised them to share some words with each other right before the conclusion of the ceremony. Nothing formal, nothing written down, just a few loving words straight from the heart.

We delivered the marriage license also! This saved them a trip down to the county clerk’s office since they were in town just for a few days.

Congrats to the happy couple.

On a warm July day, Hala and Nicholas tied the knot overlooking the amazing view provided by the Orange Hill Restaurant.. I met this awesome couple at the Orange Hill Bridal Show, and they wanted to incorporate some Arabic traditions with some Christian elements. They did not want it too heavy handed though. I recommended we have a reading from Rumi and 1st Corinthians. A quick wedding prayer at the end of the ceremony tied everything nicely together.

Although it was a warm day, everyone enjoyed. They had a large wedding party complete with friends and family, and look at that beautiful walkway!

Brittany and Vincent had an intimate ceremony at Little Corona Del Mar, one of my favorite beaches.

They had a trying situation, Brittany’s mother has stage 4 bone cancer. In situations like this, I was happy to donate my services to this loving couple. They traveled all the way from Vegas so mom could experience this moment. They were able to have the ceremony of their dreams in front of their family on this gorgeous summer evening. They were able to catch the sunset as well.

I performed a Christian based ceremony with a sand blending. Sand Ceremonies are such a cool addition to beach ceremonies. It really captures the vibe of the moment, and it is a perfect expression of two people’s lives joining into one.

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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!

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An Awesome Couple at the Hotel Maya by Suvin

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The Hotel Maya is such a great venue. Beautiful scenery, great views, and of course, this happy couple. They had an intimate ceremony surrounded by their family and friends. They had some wonderful decorations, and a nice sign in table with some candles and their picture. We had a non-denominational ceremony with a few words from them at the end. It is always a nice touch when the couple adds a few words in. It does not have the formality or the stress of writing out your own vows, but it still customizes the ceremony.

And they lived happily ever after.

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Karina and Savas had a beautiful ceremony with their toes in the sand at Shutters in Santa Monica by Suvin

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Karina and Savas wanted an intimate and beautiful beach ceremony. They chose the sand near Shutters in Santa Monica for their beach wedding. Surrounded by family and friends, they had their daughter play the violin for their entrance.

I blended a few Christian elements with some Rumi quotes and a Sufi reading. It was a beautiful blending of faiths on a perfect Southern California day.

After the ceremony, they went into the Ocean View room for their reception. Overall, it was a perfect day for a perfect couple. May they live happily ever after.

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Jhorge and Lily got married at the Paracel Restaurant in Westminster

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Jhorge and Lily are such a sweet couple. They got married at the Paracel Restaurant in Westiminster on Mother’s Day. To honor this great day, they had a Mother’s Rose Presentation. In addition to the mother’s rose presentation, they also had a unity candle and wine box and love letter ceremony. 

They also wrote their own vows. Check out my last blog or reach out to us to see the two easy steps on writing your own vows.

It was a sweet and intimate ceremony surrounded by friends and family.

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

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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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Joseph and Maile Have Some Custom Vows for their Ceremony at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana

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Joseph and Maile are so in love. They had their picturesque ceremony under the gazebo at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana. Jamie Hiber is amazing to work with! They also had some other amazing vendors such as Diana Perkins from Country Garden Catering as their day of coordinator and Katar Marcus from Invisible Touch as the DJ. Choosing a professional is so important, and this couple did it correctly!

Another aspect they did correctly was their written vows. Many couples ask me, what is the best way to write your own vows. You can do this in two easy steps:

1. Type it out, and place it in a frame.
This way, you aren’t memorizing and forgetting the words, or pulling out a crumpled piece of paper. Also, these framed vows look great on the sweetheart table!
2. Write your love story.
Everyone has heard the same “I promise to do this, I promise to do that…” be unique! Write down how you two met, where you are now, where you see yourselves in the future.
These two easy steps will make your vows beautiful and memorable.

At Great Officiants, we can even issue the marriage license. This will save time because you don’t have to go down to your local County Clerk’s office and wait in line for hours to obtain the license. We issue it and turn it into the county for you, you never have to step foot in a County building!

Joseph and Maile, you two are the perfect couple, may you live happily ever after!

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