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Gary Officiates at Two of Alan Katz’s Favorite Venues

gary1A beautiful day at the Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa for an international nuptial between Melissa of Portuguese heritage and Ehab with Jordanian roots, and Great Officiants interfaith minister Dr. Gary Barmore leading the ceremonial celebration.

Via the Wyndham's website:

"A place of gracious luxury, the secluded lakeside setting of our Southern California wedding venue sets the stage for romance. Exchange vows overlooking the glimmering lake of our resort-style property while the sun gently sets. Host a glamorous wedding reception in a candlelit Grand Ballroom that your guests will never forget. Suitable for large gala affairs and intimate wedding ceremonies, our stylish oasis offers wide ranging facilities and amenities which can be custom configured to your event.

Perfect for everyone in your wedding party, you and your guests will enjoy all of the features of our resort-style property in the heart of Orange County, including luxury accommodation, artisanal fine dining, year-round heated pool with private cabanas, fitness center, and free airport transportation to and from John Wayne Airport.

Wedding Venue Facilities include

  • Grand Ballroom with 16' ceilings
  • 7,200 sq. ft. of interior space
  • 8,000 sq. ft. of outdoor meeting space
  • Gourmet catering & banqueting facilities
  • Choice of custom wedding packages
  • Experienced wedding planners
  • Intimate weddings up to receptions for 
    250 guests"




gary2Fog obscures the Pacific Ocean view at La Venta in Palos Verdes, but the bride Marianne shines with celestial beauty, and her new husband, Dr. Mirko Villanueva, looks pretty good too.  Great Officiant minister Dr. Gary Barmore met with the couple in his home and then captured their love and joy in the beautiful ceremony. 

Via La Venta's website:

"A luxury ocean view estate is exclusively yours for your wedding or special event. From your first visit to La Venta Inn until your last guest says goodbye, our team of expert coordinators are committed to providing you with the ultimate in service and hospitality. 

The New York Food Company culinary team will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests with their award-winning cuisine and artistic presentation. La Venta Inn's professional and friendly service staff will attend to your guests' every need."

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