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An intimate oceanfront wedding ceremony, at Pacific Coast Grill in Cardiff. Not only uniting a couple in marriage, but creating extended family, with daughters gaining sisters.

~What a treat for the guests to be serenaded with the talent of Israel Maldonado
~Gorgeous bouquets by Isari
~Wedding planned and coordinated by the ever professional and talented Laura Rizzo
~All images captured by the fantastic Boyd Harris

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Boulders, beach, and ocean waves at Pacific Coast Grill create a dramatic backdrop for a simple ceremony

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Without a traditional aisle and arch, wedding planner extraordinaire Laura Rizzo created the personal touch, with names written on beach stones as place markers for the wedding party.

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Sweet image of daughter helping mom with a beautiful wedding gift from her husband-to-be, just before the ceremony

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For an intimate feel, guests were invited to gather in a half circle around the bride and groom

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Mr. and Mrs.!

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Everyone was feeling the love!

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I’m meeting with an engaged couple and they are telling me what is important to them about their wedding ceremony.

“We just want it to be short and simple.”

When you say “short and simple,” what do you really mean?

If you want to get it over with, you can easily pop down to the county clerk and make it happen today. Here’s all the info for a San Diego wedding: https://arcc.sdcounty.ca.gov/Pages/marriage-licenses.aspx

Short and simple.

Maybe what you really mean is that you don’t want to be bored, or to bore your guests. Maybe you don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable with flowery language or emotional vows. Or that the wedding ceremony seems like such a big unknown and it’s a little nerve-wracking to go exploring.

Or maybe what you really want is to be authentic. An opportunity to experience this momentous occasion in a way that feels natural and true to you.
I can help you with that.

An emphatic "I Do!". Photo by Cassidy Hall

An emphatic “I Do!”. Photo by Cassidy Hall

Because it’s not about how long the ceremony is. It’s about connecting to the experience. As a nondenominational minister and officiant of sacred ceremonies, I can help you find ways – through readings, rituals, and expressing your personal story – for your family and friends to connect, too.

When it’s authentic–truly you–every moment of your wedding ceremony will feel good and exciting and inspiring.

When it’s authentic, you will create a memory that is so vivid you will be able to describe it in detail for the rest of your lives: when your kids ask you about your wedding; when you celebrate your 50th anniversary.

Authentic is unforgettable. Photo by Cassidy Hall

Authentic is unforgettable. Photo by Cassidy Hall

 

 

Short and simple is ok. Authentic is unforgettable.

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This LA couple traveled down to San Diego to say ‘I Do’ in front of the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. On a beautiful breezy summer day, these two thought of everything to make their guests feel included and welcome, even supplying just the right footwear for the beach wedding ceremony.

Wedding Coordinator extraordinaire Susie Mintie had it all in hand and everything went smoothly thanks to her expert guidance.

Beautiful florals created by Organic Elements. Creative, stylish, and warm photos courtesy Derek Chad http://www.derekchad.com

To one of the most generous, kind and downright happiest couples I’ve had the pleasure to marry, Congratulations Mike & Kyle!

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The iconic Hotel Del makes a beautiful backdrop for this beach wedding ceremony. Photo by Derek Chad

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A fun way to welcome your guests to the wedding ceremony. Photo by Derek Chad

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A great gift for your wedding guests – keep their dancing shoes clean! Photo by Derek Chad

Toes in the sand. Photo by Derek Chad

Toes in the sand. Photo by Derek Chad

I love this metal frame huppah with its clean and classic lines. Photo by Derek Chad

I love this metal frame huppah with its clean and classic lines. Photo by Derek Chad

Having a laugh. Photo by Derek Chad

Having a laugh. Photo by Derek Chad

Invite your guests to offer a silent wish or blessing for your marriage, with a ring warming! This small velvet pouch is the perfect way to send your rings through the crowd, safe and sound. Photo by Derek Chad

Invite your guests to offer a silent wish or blessing for your marriage, with a ring warming! This small velvet pouch is the perfect way to send your rings through the crowd, safe and sound. Photo by Derek Chad

A sophisticated, simple vessel for the blending of the sands, unity ceremony. Photo by Derek Chad

A sophisticated, simple vessel for the blending of the sands, unity ceremony. Photo by Derek Chad

This will make a beautiful souvenir and decor in their home. Photo by Derek Chad

This will make a beautiful souvenir and decor in their home. Photo by Derek Chad

Mr. and Mr.! Photo by Derek Chad

Mr. and Mr.! Photo by Derek Chad

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You may kiss the bride!

You may kiss the bride!

PHOTOS BY Kevin McIlwain 8TWENTY8

Congratulations Ericka and Greg! These two created a warm and welcoming ceremony with their own personal touches for their August wedding on Coronado. The Coronado Cays Yacht Club is a beautiful location with the sea and sky all around.

Ring bearer coming through! Love the Red Wagon

Ring bearer coming through! Love the Red Wagon

So great to work with amazing wedding planner Paige Jensen of Turquoise Events . Beautiful flowers by Whimsey Florals.

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Delicate starfish and seashells add to the beach and ocean theme

Beautiful San Diego sky

Beautiful San Diego sky

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“We really appreciated your guidance on the order of the ceremony and responsiveness to all of our questions. We really felt like the whole ceremony felt so organic. You helped us to create a ceremony that reflected our personalities. You were also so positive throughout.”- Ericka and Greg

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PHOTOS BY SARA FRANCE

So happy to see the pics from officiating the wedding ceremony for Chelsy and Mario. They were such a fun couple at their August wedding at the beautiful Hilton Mission Bay.

Toes-in-the-sand San Diego wedding

Toes-in-the-sand San Diego wedding

They had a true toes-in-the-sand San Diego wedding!

During the craziness of gathering everyone for the wedding rehearsal, they had a cute phrase they said to each other, “honey, lead by example.”

Aside from their beautiful vows to each other and the meaningful readings during the ceremony, I feel like that phrase really exemplified who they are, and the support and encouragement they give each other.

So fun to work with the amazing Sara France on this one! Thank you for the fantastic pics Sara!

I always love the "hand-off hug"

Love the “hand-off hug”

I always keep tissues handy for moments like this

I always keep tissues handy for moments like this

Unity Ceremony: They tied the knot!

Unity Ceremony: They tied the knot!

I pronounce you husband and wife!

I pronounce you husband and wife!

Stunning Italian mother of the groom, rocking her stiletto heels in the sand - how does she do that!?

Stunning Italian mother of the groom, rocking her stiletto heels in the sand – how does she do that!?

A good sign . . .

A good sign . . .

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