Beach Wedding Blog

Monthly Archive: April 2015

Toes in the Sand and a great Kiss.

Angela and Kelly with their toes in the sand get married on the beach in Long Beach.

Bayside Wedding with Alan Katz of Great Officiants

It was a simple ceremony. Just the 2 of them, me and the photographer.

I dug a heart in the sand for them to stand in.

They exchanged vows and did a sand blending ceremony.

It was simple, sweet and just what they wanted.

Naples Island and the bay was the backdrop of the ceremony.

These photos were taken by:

Lana Farfan
Caught in the Moment
(562) 397-5674

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A Sunset Beach Wedding in Long Beach

Officiant Beth had the honor of marrying Joaquin and Renee Mesa  on Friday March 27, 2015 with a sunset beach wedding in Long Beach, California.

The weather was picture-perfect; warm and not too windy. It's always windy at the beach, but it was unusually calm. The spot is perfect for beach weddings as it has a beautiful view of downtown Long Beach and the Palos Verdes peninsula.  Except for a few remaining winter sand berms, the spot is perfect.

Renee looked very beautiful in her wedding dress.  Her crystal and pearl sandals were perfect for a beach wedding. Joaquin’s tuxedo was sharp and formal, and he looked extremely handsome.

The ceremony, customized by Officiant Beth, was performed in a semi-formal Hawaiian-Style including the blowing of the Conch shell, the receiving of Leis (supplied by Beth) the hand Lei ceremony and the "blending of the sands".  The ceremony was true to Hawaiian custom, but was warm, loving, and a little funny. Maritza, Joaquin’s sister, worked with Beth to plan the custom ceremony while Joaquin was deployed. Joaquin and Renee, as well as their family and friends really enjoyed the wedding.

All of us at Great Officiants congratulates Joaquin and Renee and wish them much love and happiness in their future together.IMG95708720150327_18544220150327_185452

Three different couples… three different ceremonies…all ending with a wonderful kiss.

My day today was filled with wonder and happiness. My three big weddings crisscrossed across Orange County and Riverside County. 

The first one was at Coyote Hills Golf Club in Fullerton.  A wonderful and shy couple we're surrounded by beautiful flowers and music from a quartet.

The second was down on Little Corona Del Mar beach. The tide was going out in the rocky shore was appearing. I did a wonderful loving ceremony celebrating their believes in God and each other.

The third one was a Green River Golf Club in Corona. I did a wonderful custom written ceremony for them. During the ceremony it was interrupted by two different trains passing by. I incorporated them into the ceremony so everything would stay on track. Chuckle chuckle .

On either side of the three appointments I had to marriage license appointments. It was a wonderful and full day. I love days like this.