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.