Monday, December 13, 2010

On the sand beach wedding

This is North Main Beach in Laguna Beach - that is historic Pelican Rock out in the ocean.  There are 26 steps to get down to this beach.  However, if you have elderly or handicapped, there is a flat entrance to the beach up by the lifeguard station.  At that lifeguard station, they keep a sand wheelchair (the one with the big wheels). It is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  When you are considering an on-the-sand beach wedding, sometimes it's hard for Gramma to come.  We have one location where the elderly can view from up on the cliff.   While they will see everything, they probably won't hear anything.   Laguna Beach has gotten very strict about what they will allow in the way of decorations.  A lot of other vendors are still offering more elaborate decorations that I do, but they are illegal.  And there is the risk that the police will come and stop the wedding.   Laguna does "random" enforcement, so you never know!  I don't take the risk.  Since I do about 200 weddings a year in Laguna Beach, I have to go by the rules!   However, if you have an aisle to walk down, and you can hear from favorite music played,  and you are at the beach at the edge of the ocean, and your man is waiting for you at the "altar"what more is there?      

Sunday, December 12, 2010


One of the prettiest places in all of Southern California is Crescent Bay Park in Laguna Beach. During these more strict economic times, you can choose to cut down your guest list, only invite 40 guests, and have your ceremony at Crescent Bay Park. There are a lot more pictures of the park on There is a small amplitheater where the guests can sit. The view is beautiful - you can see all up and down the coast of Southern California. We will decorate the amplitheater for you, have a violinist or guitarist, and do the ceremony. You can have a small reception at Aliso Creek Inn or Salt Creek Grill. Have your guests go to the reception site, park their car, have a party bus to bring them to the park. Do the ceremony and then take them back to the reception for a nice dinner and some dancing, cake & champagne!

How old were you when you got married?

I was 19 years old when I got married. I had gone to college and met a gentleman who was pursuing a law degree. We got married and I worked while he finished his degree. Then we went into the Air Force for two years. And he joined a law firm and we started our family. We had three children. Those kids are all grown now and on their own, making their own home and raising their children.

This picture is of a very young groom. He is only 20 years old and his bride is 15 years older than he is. However, she had never been married before. And it was obvious to me that she had waited until she found her twin flame before she got married. This boy was every inch a man this day that he stood to take her to be his wife. He had made all of the plans for the wedding. He booked a suite at the gorgeous St. Regis Hotel, ordered her a beautiful red and white rose bouquet, champagne, my special shell cake, and we did the ceremony down on the sand at the edge of the ocean, inbetween two rather heavy rain showers that day. It was all about just the two of them and the photographer and I felt like they indeed were in their own private world where nothing else mattered and they were hardly aware of us! I did do the ceremony and the photographer got about 150 pictures but they were in their own world of love and being loved.

Age is relative. We have different levels of being - spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical. At each level, we can be a different age. Our chronological age does not necessarily indicate our true accumulative age. So when we are true to our self and know ourself, we will be coming together with another soul who is our sure complement and compliment.

Monday, August 23, 2010

bouquets & lapel flowers!

My desert bride incorporated cactus in her beach bridal bouquet! And another bride took starfish and glued a pin on the back and the fellows wore them as boutineers!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

beach shoes?

These girls had to take off these shoes to go down
to the sand for the wedding!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

This couple came from New York to California for their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Instead of re-giving one another their original rings, the husband gave the wife a toe ring "as a symbol of my love and a sign to the world that you are still my wife!"

Saturday, March 27, 2010

St. Thomas Virgin Islands

I married my granddaughter Elizabeth at Bolongo Bay on St. Thomas Virgin Islands. We did the ceremony out on a sailboat on the water. She was a gorgeous bride, they are a handsome couple! And the wedding was perfect. I highly recommend the staff at Bolongo Bay to do your wedding. Also I would be happy to fly down and do the ceremony for you!!! xoxo Rev. Marcy Ann

Friday, February 12, 2010

beach brides

This Las Vegas couple brought their umbrella for their beach wedding last Saturday - but .....
it was a gorgeous sunny day here in California!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Beach 'Wedding with photos

We are still offering our ON THE SAND BEACH WEDDING PACKAGE for up to 95 guests with two hours of professional photos - $1,360.00

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Book you summer beach wedding now in January and get our beach photo special!
1-25 guests beach wedding with decorations, music, Unity Sand Ceremony and one hour of professional photos, only $1,195.00.

25-95 guests beach wedding with deluxx decorations, music, Unity Sand Ceremony and two hours of photos, only $1,495.00 if you book in January.