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Our Great Officiant Beth performing a lovely Laguna Beach wedding on a gorgeous day!

Our Great Officiant Beth performing a lovely Laguna Beach wedding on a gorgeous day!

Charla and Scott’s precious daughter was a big help with flowers by Lei of Love.

The sand ceremony was lovely bounding for this new family.

What a great ceremony with friends and family encircling this new family with love and laughter.

Below please find a link to one of Great Officiant’s Beth’s most picturesque and loving wedding videos to date.


A Beautiful Ceremony on an Overlook, Monument Point, in Laguna Beach

Charla and Scott Laguna BethOn 9-5-15, Charla and Scott tied the knot overlooking the beach at Monument Point in Laguna Beach.

A picture perfect day and Love was in the air!

Their beautiful daughter Sienna was the perfect helper when Charla handed off her bouquet!

Flowers by Great Officiants Preferred Florist: Lei of Love, Beth Gates who also Officiated this lovely union!!

Here are some beautiful words the couple had to say:


Thanks again for all your help coordinating!  Everything turned out great.


Charla and Scott Lei of Love Bouquet



Sharon and Daniel got married on 10-17-25 in Huntington Beach

Sharon & Daniel-563Sharon and Daniel  got married on 10-17-25  in Huntington Beach. A Wedding on the sand. Flowers by Great Officiants Preferred Florist: Lei of Love, Beth Gates

Here is a wonderful testimonial the couple sent us:

“I wanted to tell you again how wonderful of a job you did.  One of my favorite parts of the entire wedding was my beautiful, stunning bouquet.

Thank you so very much for creating such a masterpiece for me!!!!!

Thank you again,

Sharon”Sharon & Daniel-569

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

Beth and Greg had a busy start to the Fall wedding season!

Beth Gates marries another happy couple Middle Ranch Lodge Lakeview Terrace beautiful setting for an October wedding:

The bride and groom wrote their own vows and both became very emotional!  Our Great Officiant Beth was ready though and handed tissues to both the bride and the groom a first for Beth, sure glad she always has two tissues at ready!20141025_173231

Beth and Greg Gates work as a team and marry two Happy Couples in one day, September 27th was a great  day filled with love:

Beth in Long Beach at Marine Stadium Park with Brittany and Jeremy with a handle full of friends and family on a beautiful day!9-26-41 Wedding download 019

Then Beth and Greg Gates are off to Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes were Beth designed the flowers and blew the Conch Shell  Announcing a new voyage for Glenn and Renee as Greg married the couple just outside their bungalow overlooking the Pacific Ocean.9-26-41 Wedding download 036

Just another day in Paradise for these  two Great Officiants!

Steve and Kim true love 10-18-2014:

 Beth Gates marries the couple on the beach in Long Beach and here beautiful Arch flowers turn into sweetheart table decor at Don the Beachcomber!



Blogs for Beach Wedding, brought to you by Beth

  1. Michael marries one of our many September Beach Wedding couples in the water at Santa Monica Beach per the Groom’s Request.  It was such a fun wedding!20140907_120304

  2. On the Bay at  69th Street and Ocean Long Beach was a serene setting for our couple from Arizona. 20140918_152319 20140918_151513

  3. Also Our Great Officiant Beth designed the flowers, officiated and set up  this beautiful  wedding with the help of her beach team!20140918_135343

  4. Hermosa Beach– Hawaiian Style brought another Happy Couple together with Beth and Chief Tama bringing the Aloha Spirt to a beautiful family wedding! 20140920_174501 20140920_165424

A Classic Wedding and a Runaway Best Man?

A Runaway Best Man ???

Roger married a really great couple Alex & Veronica this last Saturday at the Ports O Call Restaurant overlooking the water in San Pedro.

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It was a picture perfect day.  The only problem was that the best man was a no-show…… He was Alex’s best friend and Alex was concerned because this would never happen on a day like his wedding day ! So just before the wedding started, Alex was visibly distraught so Roger and him took a walk and chatted about what was important that day and the everything would turn out fine in the end.  And sure enough, the Best Man made it….. late, but he made it and the day finished on a high note!!!


A Classic Wedding And A Classic Pose…….

Roger’s couple Alex & Bertha that got married on the beach of Santa Monica this last weekend had the classic wedding.  A beautiful beach wedding set up by Beth at Lei Of Love with a small, intimate gathering of friends and family.

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It was a perfect wedding and right at the end after Roger announced them husband and wife and that Alex may now kiss his bride, Alex suddenly takes his new bride and dips her with the kiss!! It was the perfect ending to a classic wedding with a classic pose!!

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Beach Wedding Coordinator Beth Creates Two Wonderful Beach Ceremonies!


Our Beach Wedding Coordinator, decided to fill us in on her amazing beach ceremonies this past weekend below!

“This past weekend’s Great Officiant’s Beach Weddings were great and international!

First, a Long Beach wedding for a lovely Australian couple. Aimee and Alison had family and friends flying the Australian flag and a rainbow flag on to the beach. Standing in this beautiful heart of rose petals their wasn’t a dry eye on the beach during their ceremony! And then in true Aussie fashion, the whooping and hollering began as the entire group posed for a sunset photo!



Friends and family placed beach colorful pails filled with goodies on the chairs at another Great Officiant’s beach wedding at Point Dume in Malibu! And Father Geoff, another Great Officiant, waits calmly for Connie and Marc to arrive under one or our Bamboo arch designs and the bluest of skies! Creating beach weddings up and down the coast in LA and Orange County is fun and fulfilling to the soul!”