First up, Tina and Brian at the Hyatt Regency, Orange County. The rain gave up a half an hour before the scheduled start time and everyone sprang into action!
Florist, hotel AV team, photographer, catering staff – flurry of activity. Also trying to work in a rehearsal while the guests were arriving!
We started only a few minutes behind schedule and everything went perfectly!
The ceremony started with a rose presentation to the mothers, a sand pouring that included the couples daughter and also a rose exchange between Brian and Tina.
As the couple stopped at the end of the isle for another kiss picture – rain came back! Fifty minutes of sun shine. Could not have asked for more!
Danielle and John at Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach. The weather held, no more rain, and it was a lovely, crisp fall evening.
An international affair with the Groom and Family from England and the Bride a local So Cal girl.
Keeping with the Halloween theme from the day before, the wedding party took pictures in masks, and all of the guest were supplied with and asked to wear them as well.
The exquisite Tivoli Too! in Laguna Beach, was the spectacular setting for last night’s celebration of two amazing women becoming legal domestic partners.
Great Officiant Priscilla Munson, led the proceedings as our brides exchanged personal vows before their closest family and friends with their two children at their side. This semi-religious, sacred ceremony included the brides offering a flower dedication to the Virgin Mary while one sang “Ave Maria” accompanied by a 5 piece mariachi band!
It was a tender, beautiful prayer for her blessings on their new life in song. With the lush backdrop of gorgeous foliage, waterfalls, angelic statuary, and even a bird who swooped in to bless our brides, their 45-minute custom ceremony was filled with heart-felt poems, prayers, a community vow, a family vow and sand ceremony with their children. What a beautiful, romantic, deeply personal way to be ushered into their new partnership! And then it was on to the party!