Alexis & DeAngelo at Little Corona Del Mar Beach

Who says that you can’t dress up for your beach elopement. Definitely not Alexis and DeAngelo who came to slay at their beach elopement on Little Corona Del Mar Beach in Corona Del.Mar.

The date 11/11 holds not only spiritual but personal significance for Alexis and DeAngelo, therefore it was important for them to be married on that day. They originally planned to elope on El Matador in Malibu. However when the Woolsey wildfire made the Malibu area inaccessible, I was able to suggest Little Corona Del Mar Beach. So not only were they able to marry on 11/11 in the presence of Mother Ocean, but they both said that this setting was even more beautiful than their original choice.

The ceremony, which was attended by both mothers and the groom’s sister, included words on the significance of numerical sequence 1111 and jumping the broom.

Photographer: Kelley : Kelli Scates

Officiant: Rev. Connie Jones-Steward

Ife & John at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

On a sunny afternoon in September Ife and John said “I do” in a lovely ceremony at The Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, CA.

The groom wore a pink tux in honor of his mother who died of breast cancer. Their customized ceremony included personal vows written by the couple, poetry by Gibran and culminated in Ife and John jumping the broom.

John is author of the book “The Oop: Simplifying Finance & Economics Through Basketball”, in which the concepts and terminology of basketball are used to impart financial wisdom and literacy. His writing skill was evident in his touching and personal vows to Ife.

Photography: Hannah Costello

Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch

Planner: Champion Events Productions

Cake: Frost It Cakery

Floral: Fox Gloves & Folly

Officiant: Rev. Connie Jones-Steward of Officiant Lady.

Omar and Brandon Jump The Broom at The Reef on The Water

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When Omar and Brandon of North Carolina chose to jump the broom they decided on Omar’s home state of California for their destination wedding and they chose The Reef on The Water Restaurant as their venue . The ceremony, which took place against the stunning view of the Long Beach Harbor and city skyline, was officiated by Rev. Connie Jones-Steward .  The couple each chose a childhood best friend to stand up for them as “bestwomen”,Gay weddings, Los Angeles,  african-amercan wedding officiants

The wife and husband team of Susan Whitney Photography provided stunning photos of the event from the first walk down the aisle to the last dance of the reception.

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Gay weddings, Los Angeles, african-american wedding officiants

Gay weddings, Los Angeles, african-american wedding officiants

Gay weddings, Los Angeles, african-american wedding officiants

  • The Venue: The Reef on The Water Restaurant
  • Photographer: Susan Whitney Photography
  • Wedding Officiant: Rev. Connie Jones-Steward

Pat and Jody Tie The Knot In Their Orcutt Ranch Wedding

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Surrounded by the early springtime greenery of  Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center, Pat and Jody exchanged vows in a gorgeous garden ceremony.  Frank Martin of Luxury Events For Less designed an affair that was both casual and elegant, combining the garden’s exceptional greenery with the couples soft color palette of mint, cream and purple. Luna Bella Photography did an outstanding job of photographing the affair, creating photos that had an almost 3D quality

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Jody wore a gown in a lovely soft shade of green, one of The Knot’s hot color picks for this years wedding season.

Pat and Jody waited 14 years to marry because they wouldn’t settle for a commitment ceremony or domestic partnership. Their ceremony included a handfasting after the ring exchange and jumping the broom as part of the pronouncement of marriage.

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  • Venue: Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center
  • Wedding Planner: Luxury Events For Less
  • Wedding Photographer: Luna Bella Photography
  • Wedding Officiant: Rev. Connie Jones-Steward