The bride's brother came early and made all of the sand castles that encircled the place where Jess and Rick said their vows. This was another one of our ll/ll/ll weddings. There were eleven weddings at the beach that day!
This bride came from Figi with her three neices who were her bridesmaids. The groom was a very tall, dark and handsome German-Japanese and his Best Man was French Cajun. We had a gorgeous sunny day at the beach for the ceremony on ll/ll/ll. There was a group of students from Chicago who were attending a conference at UCLA who were visiting Laguna Beach that day. The conference simulated a meeting of the United Nations, and each studen had been assigned a country. The students lined up and made the "aisle" for the bride to walk down. I felt that we were all in sync together, participating in the future of what life on earth is going to eventually become. Loving and being loved is all there is!
When you are getting married for the second time, and you've already had the "big wedding" the first time, why not just be yourself! This bride looked real and sexy at the same time, wearing her blue jeans and a lovely silky cranberry top. She picked up the cranberry color in her bouquet. The groom also wore blue jeans and a white shirt. The kids wore blue jeans and various colors of tops. The bride had 2 children, a boy and a girl, and the groom had 2 children, a boy and a girl. It was just the six of them at the ceremony.
While the bride was on her cell phone to try to see when her bridesmaid would arrive, she held the mirror for one of the groomsmen to tie his tie. The bridesmaid didn't plan her time very well and as it turned out, she was still on the toll road about 45 minutes away. So the bride asked one of her guests, a good friend, to step in and be the missing bridesmaid. Her dress didn't match the other girls, however, no one was upset about this. Or even said anything about it. At a wedding, guests NEVER wonder about anything. It is the bride's day and guests figure, if that is what the bride wanted, then it's OK! And guests are just happy to be there.
These are sisters and their mother had passed. The bride had her sister be her Maid of Honor and the Maid of Honor's bouquet had a necklace on it with a picture of their mother. We said in the ceremony that we knew that their mother joined us today from Spirit.
This bride married her U.S. Marine and this highly decorated soldier will now be the role model and father-figure to these three boys. Since the Marine wore his dress blues, the bride dressed her boys in military garb!
Can you have children at your beach wedding? Can you have children in your beach wedding? The answer is yes and yes. What will children do at a beach wedding? They will play in the sand! This bride brought sand buckets and shovels and other beach toys, and while the bride and groom are taking their pictures, the kids had a ball! Remember, sand is kind and forgiving. It is not mud. It will not stick to clothes or stain or damage clothes. Kids can play in the sand and yes, you will have sand in your car going home, but sand is fun! Sand is harmless. So let the kids play in their wedding clothes. These pictures are of the flower girl and ring bearer. They didn't want to leave they were having so much fun!
This is by far the prettiest dress I've seen all year. And we had a simply gorgeous day at the beach in Laguna Beach for this bride's wedding. All of her girls were dressed in purple and they had purple and white flower bouquets. The bride chose the classic white rose bouquet to go with her beautiful dress. All the guys wore the sand colored dockers with white shirts. The groom wore a sand colored vest. As you can see the beaches are empty now. October is the PERFECT time to have a beach wedding in California. Beautiful blue skies, empty beaches, warm balmy days, cooler nights. xoxoxo Marcy Ann http://www.marcyann.com/
This is the bride's nephew and he was the best bell ringer I've ever seen!!! He ran down the sidewalk ringing the bell, saying: THE BRIDE IS COMING!!!! THE BRIDE IS COMING!!!! He ran all around the entire area, even over by Las Brisas Restaurant and made sure EVERYONE knew that the bride was coming!
In these days of tight budgets and smaller weddings - brides who would like a more intimate and romantic setting for their wedding - here is a picture of Crescent Bay Park in Laguna Beach. This is the only location in the public areas of Laguna Beach that offers seating for the guests - 40 guests!! So if you are planning that smaller wedding, this is the PICTURE PERFECT place!! We will provide white pillows for the guests to sit on. The entrance to this amplitheater is through a lovely garden which is always in bloom. The package is $1200 and includes the permit, location, decorations as shown, pillows for the guests to sit on, coordinator, music, and romantic wedding ceremony with either male or female (Marcy Ann) minister. We also have a reception venue in Newport Beach that starts at $40pp including venue fee, tax and gratuity! See a virtual tour of this park at www.marcyann.com/orange_county_weddings.htm. Call today for more details - Marcy Ann 949-433-3129.
This couple came from Harrisburg Pennsylvania across the country to be married at the beach in Laguna Beach California. They stayed at the Inn at Laguna Beach which is an oceanfront hotel that looks right down on the beach. We took this picture in a charming little park nestled inbetween The Hotel Laguna and Laguna Cliffs Village. A lot of people miss this precious spot, but when you work with a local person in the area, we know all these hidden little gems!! When you book a destination wedding, I heartily advise you to work with a person who lives in the area and is familiar with all rules and regulations, the best locations and out-of-the-way little charming places like Brown's Park!
The bride made the dresses and the bouquets for herself and her bridesmaids, the starfish lapel pins for the guys, the shell ring holder, even their beach sandals. It was a gorgeous day at the beach for her ceremony. She and the groom were boyfriend-girlfriend 33 years ago when they were teen-agers. They were each other's first love. After graduating from high school, they went their separate ways, married other people, the bride had five children, the groom had two children. Now all the children are grown and on their own and they felt it was time for them to be together now for the rest of their lives. The bride walked down the aisle to the song Open Arms by Journey accompanied by her son D.J. pictured above with his starfish lapel pin. We did the FAMILY BLENDING OF THE SANDS CEREMONY. I took the sand from under the feet of the bride and groom and put it in the Keepsake Container, and each child put in their color of sand. D.J. wanted 2 colors - black & yellow which are the colors of his favorite football team.
This beautiful white cape with fur is exactly what every winter beach bride needs to have, just in case it gets a little chilly in the evening! The bride's grandmother bought it for her and now I have it for rent for all of my winter beach brides!
When this bride called me to ask if I could do a 14 year vow Renewal for her, I had to ask her - 14 years? That's an interesting time to do a Vow Renewal. And she said, "My husband just completed a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan, and he has come back home to me and our four children. It is time to celebrate! We missed him so much."
I couldn't agree more. During World War II, men with four children did not go to war.
And my grandson just deployed to Afghanistan to be part of a NATO Mission to END THIS WAR!
I pray that this is true. Please join me in demanding that we end all wars and bring all of our boys and fathers home.
Stacey and Troy came from Chicago to have their beach wedding in California. They have had a terrible winter in Chicago this year. It was 75 degrees, warm and sunny here in California! Troy's parents came from Wisconsin. We had a perfect wedding for them! I provided the beautiful location, got the permit for them, set up the decorations, provided a photographer and a violinist, and I even got the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. Stacey chose red, orange and yellow gerber daisies. All for under $1,000.00! Come to California for your SIMPLY ON THE SAND BEACH WEDDING!!!