Beach Wedding Blog

Monthly Archive: August 2015

Their wedding was canceled due to the hurricane. Great Officiants saved the day. 

 Don and Shelley plan and exciting elopement to the Virgin Islands. They plan to get married with their toes in the sand. Then came the hurricane
They gave us a call and explain the situation and we jumped into action. We arranged for a photographer and a videographer to capture the moment on the beach. We show them where to get a small cake so they can celebrate that moment on the beach.

It all turned out so wonderful. They were excited and very much in love. They gave me these kind comments.


Weddings up and down the coast from Malibu to Del Mar. 

It is a good thing that I drive a Prius. I put a lot of miles on my car going from Wedding to Wedding  this weekend I had weddings all over the place and it was a blast. From a simple beach wedding to a wedding at our new wedding chapel to the beautifully designed weddings I did it all.

Beach weddings on the beach or overlooking the water, are very special to me. And when I get an opportunity to do one that makes me very happy. When I’m surrounded by trees and laughter that makes me very happy. So being the guy who does weddings in Southern California, I’m a happy guy.

Here’s some pictures from the wedding as I did this weekend  and a couple testimonials.

 Long Beach

Leo Carrillo Beach

Calamigos Ranch

Our new chapel



Beautiful Ceremony at Crescent Bay Park

20150808_172721(0)_resizedCathy and Marc met first in high school decades ago, but didn’t really know each other well and definitely didn’t keep in touch.  Yet thanks to the miracle of social media they reconnected on a high school Facebook group and kindled an unexpected romance!

It didn’t take too long to realize that this was a gift from God!  Both Cathy and Marc are strong in their faith and deepened their relationship by going to church together.  It was important that their marriage be blessed and officiated by a Christian pastor.

That’s where I came in!  What a joy it was to get to know the couple and hear their professions of love for one another, their journey to get where they are today and their excitement about their lives to come.

On Saturday August 8 we gathered in beautiful Laguna Beach, Crescent Bay Park. They booked one of Great Officiants beach weddings so the set up was entirely taken care of and it looked incredible.  It seemed God had arranged the perfect day with the deep blues and greens of the ocean, a lighter blue sky, and the sun high above casting sparkles upon the ocean below! It was perhaps one of the most gorgeous sites for a wedding I have ever seen!

The couple was beautiful as well, I could see their glow of excitement, the look of love in their eyes, and the joy that emanated from them!  Surrounded by about 40 of their friends and family, they said “I do” and vowed to hold one another’s hand through the journey of life that lies ahead.  The sand ceremony was particularly fitting as we stood on the cliff high above a sandy beach and imagined all the sands of the world.  These particular sands representing the two of them, all that they are, have been and who they will be. As they poured them together they symbolized pouring themselves into their marriage, and the unexpected beautiful design that was created reminded them of the unexpected beauty they will find in their marriage.

It was a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!  I look forward to returning to Crescent Bay Point Park in gorgeous Laguna Beach to witness more weddings– this spot is one of the most spectacular views I have ever seen!  Blessings to Catherine and Marc!  20150808_162749_resized 20150808_164809_resized 20150808_164818_resized 20150808_164822_resized 20150808_165428_resized

1000 Steps Beach Wedding. Easy to get down there and not so easy getting back up.

Rich and Amy and her two children and some family came from out-of-state and rented a home above Thousand Step Beach. Normally when you go down to Thousand Step Beach it’s a long straight stairway but The private homes and have easier ones…. just a bit. once you get down to the beach it’s a beautiful spot. We celebrated by doing a family sand ceremony some wonderful vows and an incredible kiss.