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Michele and Bob had a Casual and Fun Wedding at the Charthouse in Redondo Beach, by Suvin

Michele and Bob have a wonderful love story and celebrated this at the Charthouse in Redondo Beach. They wanted to share this with their guests, so they elected to have the Greatest Package. With this upgraded package, I wrote custom vows and sprinkled tid bits of their relationship into the ceremony by a relationship questionnaire they filled out. They met 37 years ago, crossed paths many times throughout the years, and finally re met through the magic of Facebook! They were such a fun couple, they wanted a casual beach feel with lots of humor. Surrounded by family, friends, and the amazing view of the ocean, they exchanged vows, laughed together, cried together, gave each other that magic kiss, and may they live happily ever after…

Art & Lizbeth celebrated their wedding at Miramar Park. in Redondo Beach.

Art & Lizbeth celebrated their wedding at Miramar Park. in Redondo Beach. Great Couple. They stared at each other smiling throughout the ceremony and had a great sense of humor. Excellent location. Best ocean view and mild ocean breeze. The weather could had not been better. We can do set ups for up to 100 guests at this location. We set up the chairs, arch, handle all the permits and insurance. all the couple has to do is walk down the aisle!

Another Modern Hindu Ceremony at the Charthouse in Redondo

20160604_164226Joey and Kristen have been dreaming of this day for months now! Hailing all the way from Indiana, they came out here to Southern California to have their perfect wedding on the beach. Although overcast, we were still optimistic on performing the Hindu Fusion ceremony. The ceremony was complete with the major Hindu traditions such as the Vivah Homa/Mangal Fera (fire blessing/circling the fire), garland exchange (beautifully provided by Beth of Lei of Love), and parental blessing. There were some Bible readings to honor Kristen’s religion and culture, which capped off a beautiful ceremony.

During the vows, the sun shone through the clouds, as their love will shine through their lives forever.

They were married in front of 40 of their close family and friends, afterwards we took a group photo20160604_164009

After the ceremony, they went to the Sunset room at the Charthouse in Redondo beach and lived happily ever after.20160604_164110

It was another picture-perfect beach wedding for Woody and his couple Monica and Brandon on the Redondo Beach.

SAM_1663Either this couple plans on taking Woody with them on their honeymoon, or Woody just spotted a shark. It was another picture-perfect beach wedding for Woody and his couple Monica and Brandon on the Redondo Beach. This was a walk-on wedding with no set up, and included their custom courtship story as well as a Hawaiian lei ceremony. ALOHA!SAM_1664

From Emergencies to Toddlers- Great Officiant Michael Thieling Can Handle It All!


Emily & Casey

Married on July 25, 2014 at Saddle Peak Lodge

 

Stories like Emily and Casey’s make me really proud of what we at Great Officiants do. Their ceremony was on a Friday.  That Monday, the officiant they had been working with for a while (not from Great Officiants) called and refused to perform their ceremony unless religious elements were included, which the had said from the onset they didn’t want – so he quit on them.

 

Enter Great Officiants.  I was happy to put together and perform a ceremony exactly how they wanted it – after all, it’s their day – that’s the point!  

Afterwords they had this to say:

About a week before our wedding, our original officiant had to cancel. We were suddenly in a bind and had to act fast to find a new officiant. About an hour after we called Great Officiants, we were put into contact with Michael Thieling. After our first conversation on the phone, we knew he was the right person for the job. Not only was he absolutely the perfect person for our ceremony, he was far better than the original officiant we planned on using! Everyone commented on how well he did.”

Emily and Casey

 

I’m so glad they were able to find us and have the ceremony they had dreamed of – congrats guys!!!


Monica & Jebadiah

Married on July 25, 2015 on Point Dume Beach

Monica and Jebadiah 1

Monica and Jebadiah 2

Monica and Jebadiah had a small, intimate ceremony on the beach at Point Dume – my go-to spot for couple who want to get married on the beach in Malibu.  They were so fun and I had to get an extra picture of their daughter Millicent who was very interested in how I filled out the marriage license. Congrats family!


Kara & Chris

Married on July 26, 2014 at the Courtyard Marriott – Long Beach

Kara and Chris 1

Kara and Chris 2

Kara and Chris were gracious, upbeat and super fun on their wedding day despite the one major element affecting their wedding out of control – the heat!  We were on a beautiful lawn next to the pond in downtown Long Beach with the majority of their guests in the direct sunlight.  Right before we were about to begin the bride asked me to make it quick.  As I was performing their ceremony I noticed every guest was fanning themselves with their program, so I began to edit down their ceremony on the fly – to the delight of the couple and guests who couldn’t wait to get into the shade. Congrats guys – I hope the reception was held in a location with air conditioning!

Kara and Chris 3

 


Paul & Keiko

Married July 27, 2014 at The Portofino – Redondo Beach

Paul and Keiko were already married, but wanted to affirm their vows in front of their family and friends and I was happy to oblige.  They performed a lovely rose ceremony to their parents and I was able to incorporate some language to include their little son Kai.

Paul and Keiko

Congratulations and good luck to this wonderful family!