Beach Wedding Blog

Monthly Archive: May 2014

Great Officiants Octavio and Ralph’s Beautiful Beach Ceremonies

Ralph- Angela & Tracy

Rev. Ralph presided over the nuptials of Angela & Tracy on the beach at beautiful Point Dume, on Sunday afternoon, May 18.  The bride made Ralph’s job easy: she not only provided personalized vows, but wrote the entire ceremony herself!  It was a lovely day, a lovely service, and a lovely couple!


 

Our Great Officiant Octavio wrote the following: Allan & Stephany got married at beautiful Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, CA. The ceremony took place on the beach and the crowds were cheering them on as we did the ceremony! This is one of my favorite things about officiating ceremonies in public places, everybody around joins in on the love!!!

Allan & Stephany, thank you for giving me the honor of officiating your wedding! I wish you all the blessings in the World!

Officiant Michael’s Packed Weddings Pt 2!!!

SueAnne and Nick had a beautiful midday ceremony just up from the beach in Santa Barbara.  I got the pleasure of telling their love story to their family and friends before they tied the knot and went off to a fabulous luncheon reception.

They sent me this lovely note afterwards and we wish them all the best!

 “Thank you so much for an awesome ceremony. Everyone came up to us after and asked us if you were a lifelong friend since you delivered our story so well. Everyone was laughing and crying throughout your dialog and most people said it was the best wedding they have ever been too. Again thank you and keep up the great work. It made our wedding day that much more special.”


Michael- N & R

Who doesn’t love a surprise vow renewal?  Nathan and Rachel agreed to do one every year but this time around Rachel had no idea.  Nathan told her that I was an old softball buddy of one of their friends and that we were all going out to dinner together.  But first, their friends wanted to show them a special spot on the beach.  As Nathan and Rachel walked past me he told her that none of them knew me, I was an officiant, and it was time to renew their vows.  She was shocked and the surprise went perfectly.

Afterwards, they had this to say:

We had a blast with our officiant – Michael Thieling. He helped me do a quick 10 min vow renewal on the beach by pretending to be one of my friend’s old softball buddies that we were going to dinner with. It was quick, easy, painless, and my wife was surprised and loved it.  I would (as would my wife) use Great Officiants and more specifically Mike again anytime and highly recommend them!”


Mark and Brandon’s story was amazing, as was their ceremony at the beautiful Disney Concert Hall.  After I told their love story, the couple exchanged arras (coins), performed a sand ceremony, and of course said their vows and I Do’s.  The finale, however, might have been the most special – Mark surprised Brandon with a professional vocalist who performed Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love” – a personal concert for two.  I then had the pleasure to go to their wonderful reception at Lexington Social House for an unforgettable party!

Afterwards, they left the following review for Great Officiants:  http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/great-officiants-long-beach/1baffbabd5438059.html

Thank you so much gentlemen, I look forward to seeing you both again soon!


 

Terrence and Jessica was so fun and there were lots of laughs all around.  After I recounted their courtship story, they exchanged vows, I Do’s, rings and followed it all up with a huge Sand Ceremony that incorporated their four children.  Afterwards I proclaimed that I married Derek Jeter to Mariah Carey – they’re dead ringers. They day after their ceremony, Terrence texted me this:

 “Hello Michael, this is Terrence and Jessica.  We just wanted to thank you again for doing such a GREAT job.  Every one commented on how great you did.  It was truly an honor to have you part of our most special day.” The honor was all mine guys!

Officiant Michael’s Packed Wedding Weekend Pt. 1

Michael 5-9

This young couple was so fun!  While their ceremony had quite a number of guests we were in a lovely side area of Calamigos Ranch, in Malibu, which gave it an intimate, private feeling.  They exchanged personal vows which contained more than one Disney reference to the delight and laughter of their family and friends.  Their Disney cake epitomized their celebration – carefree joy and light-hearted excitement.


 

How can you not have an amazing time this close to Disney Land?  Tin and Megumi’s intimate ceremony was beautifully setup in the center garden area of this castle-like hotel, the Sheraton Anaheim.  While their friends and family watched (along with some curious hotel guests), they tied the knot and began their new life together.


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Grace and Scott boarded a cruise ship in Los Angeles and hopped off in Santa Barbara so that I could perform their ceremony.  Along with a friendly couple they met on the ship and their photographer, they exchanged heartfelt vows and some special readings they picked for each other on the beach.  After I pronounced them husband and wife, we sped them back to the dock just in time to re-board the ship for the rest of their vacation.