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Officiant and Planner in San Diego, CA,
(619) 252-9970
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4.8 out of 5
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    Marissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • I recently had the best experience with Ren and Grant!!!!! Ren was very responsive and quickly answered any questions I had throughout the planning process. She was very flexible with us given the unforeseen COVID pandemic. Our original plans were for a September wedding with 80 people, Ren graciously allowed me and my fiancé to change our date to August 1 and downgrade the original package to fit a small backyard wedding. My bouquet was perfect, the wedding arch was exactly what I envisioned and overall the day went without a hitch. The photographer included in the package was great. Grant was punctual, professional, and performed our ceremony beautifully. No complaints at all!!! I highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed! Thank you Ren and Grant for creating such a beautiful day for us to remember forever.

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    Hi Marissa! Thank you soooo much for the lovely review! It was wonderful to read your kind words and I am so appreciative! It has been a very challenging few months for our business since COVID started and although we have done our best to be flexible with those couples whose wedding plans have been affected by the pandemic, not everyone has been willing to work with us. With so many cancellations, reschedules and limited new business coming in due to COVID, it is so disheartening when disappointed Brides feel compelled to negatively effect our business during such a difficult time. Your words were exactly what I needed to get re-energized and stay positive as I ride into the next few months of Covid and wedding ceremony adjustments. Thank you, thank you for that :) It was truly our pleasure to be of service and we wish you both all the best for a lifetime of love and happiness! xoxo

    Karen Bjorgo

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  • We are so thrilled with the flawless communication and execution of our Coronado Beach Elopement by Ren and Grant! Ren is prompt and through with attention to detail. We had some challenges with rescheduling due to the Pandemic but Ren was so gracious and easy to work with my worries melted away and left it all to her. I have had so many compliments on the quality of the photos, provided by Di-Lanatta's photography and the flowers, they were absolutely gorgeous. Many thanks for making our day joyous and stress free.

    Mary Ann Gonzales

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  • We live out of state, but planning with Ren was such a relief! She was easy to get a hold of if I had any questions and responded quickly. They had several options for the ceremony so all we had to do was choose. She was very professional and flexible as we had to change the date of our wedding. Seeing everything come together on the day of the wedding was so perfect! The ceremony was very simple and done wonderfully by Grant. Working with them was such a pleasure!

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    Hi Mary Ann! I just came across this awesome review and wanted to thank you for your kind words. We just loved putting together your San Diego beach wedding. The photos just say it all.... such a beautiful couple in love! We hope you and your family are well and staying safe. Wishing you lots of love and happiness together! xoxo

    Nancy Weedin

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  • Grant was timely, professional and friendly, we are very happy with our the service we received! It was just perfect, and what we wanted right on the beach! Thank you!

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    Thank you for your wonderful words! It was so fun planning your beach wedding in San Diego. We hope you both are well! Wishing you much love and happiness in your life together! xoxo Seaside Beach Wedding San Diego

    Linda Kyle

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  • Everything was great. The words selected for the vows were great. I lived out of state and everything went smoothly. They were there to help with anything you needed.

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    We so appreciate your support of our small, family owned beach wedding company, Linda! Your very kind word mean so much to us. We hope you both are doing well and enjoying married life! xoxo Grant and Ren Daversa - Seaside Beach Wedding San Diego

    Magnus

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a destination wedding in San Diego. Ren helped us arrange every detail up front over the course of 7 months and Grant performed the ceremony. Both of them were kind, personable and very accommodating. When we arrived at the location - a place we'd never been before - the flowers, arch, chairs, aisle, everything was set up exactly as planned and Grant met us with a big smile. One thing about having an outdoor beach wedding is that it is not going to be perfect so it's best to just .. relax. There will be people around and some stick around for the entire ceremony. I did have a mini panic attack when we arrived and saw that there were so many people around but Grant and his team took care of it in a polite, friendly way. We're extremely grateful to Ren and Grant. They really put us at ease, before and during the ceremony. We highly recommend them to anyone wanting a simple, classy wedding.

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    Oh, Magnus! Thank you so much for this awesome review! I just loved working with you to plan your San Diego Beach Wedding, and am so glad that we were able to help put you at ease so you could enjoy your wedding ceremony. Wishing you both all the best for a long, happy marriage! xoxo Ren & Grant

    Nicole

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a destination wedding in Coronado, CA on the beach near hotel del Coronado. Communicating with Ren out of state since I was in Wisconsin was very very easy. She responds very quickly in a timely manner. We had a small wedding elopement package. Grant was our officiant. He was amazing as well! Very kind and helpful in making the ceremony run smoothly. Our photographer that was included in the package was great too and made sure we were satisfied with our photos and poses. I highly recommend them for your wedding needs!

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    Thank you for the awesome feedback, Nicole! We really love what we do and it gives us so much pleasure to help our couples create their dream San Diego beach wedding. Wishing you both all the best for a long marriage filled with lots of love and happiness! xoxo Ren & Grant Daversa

    Kayley

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    5 out of 5
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  • We started planning our intimate beach wedding in Carlsbad and came across Seaside Weddings. Being from Canada, we were going to have to rely and trust a company that organized destination weddings. After searching and reading countless reviews, we decided to book with Seaside Weddings for our August 7th wedding. Ren was amazing to deal with! She was quick to reply to emails and was so sweet. The entire process was so simple – we selected our location (South Ponto Beach) and chose a package. I sent a picture of what I wanted for my upgraded bouquet…they were perfect and so beautiful! Grant was our officiant and I really liked his easy-going relaxed vibe. Choosing Seaside Weddings was the best decision and we would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to plan a beautiful wedding in San Diego!

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    Hi Kayley! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. It was such an honor to help plan your day. One of the unique aspects of our service is our custom designed florals. We have a full-service Flower Shop here and create beautiful custom bridal bouquets for each individual Bride, so we are really thrilled that you loved your flowers. They were gorgeous! I hope you both are well and happy. Wishing you all the best! xoxo Ren & Grant Daversa - Seaside Beach Wedding San Diego

    Kelley

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  • We had a destination wedding. I found Seaside Beach Wedding on line. I worked with Ren and she was amazing. She guided me thru the entire process. She made sure I was making decisions such as flowers, decorations, vows etc as we went along. She was very professional and very quick to respond to any question I had. Wedding day was upon us and I felt so comfortable with all the decisions we had made and knew that everything was taken care of. Grant did our ceremony and it was beautiful and romantic. The vows were amazing. We had so many comments and compliments with our choice of location. I always wanted a beach wedding and they provided that and more. I highly commend them for you beach wedding.

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    Hi, Kelley! What a wonderful surprise to see this review! Thanks for the awesome feedback and hope you both are enjoying married life! Best always for a lifetime of love and happiness! xoxo Grant & Renate Daversa www.SeasideBeachWedding.com

    Jon

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  • Seaside Beach Wedding is THE PLACE to go to for beach weddings in San Diego. My wife and I were very impressed with their service and professionalism. They responded very promptly to our initial inquiry and then continued that through out the process. We recently got married on 4/9/17 at Calumet Park, which is an awesome location. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean on the cliffs and provided a great back drop for our wedding. They have a few different options for themes and were very accommodating. If you want someone who will make your experience hassle and worry-free, I highly, without a doubt, recommend Seaside Wedding.

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    Wow, John! Thank you! I have been so busy with our little family wedding business, that I haven't had a chance to visit Wedding Wire in a while, so it was such a lovely surprise to see your review today. You both were just the cutest and we are grateful for the opportunity to be of service for your beach wedding in San Diego! Thank you again!

    DEBBIE

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    5 out of 5
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  • Grant performed our elopement ceremony on the Coronado beach. He was professional, wore appropriate attire and performed our ceremony with class. The ceremony vows he wrote were beautiful, they couldn't have been more perfect. We asked Grant for a copy to guide us each day in our marriage. Ren was our point of contact for planning our ceremony. She was responsive and professional. We highly recommend Ren and Grant !! Thank you! Debbie and Morgan

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    Thank you, Debbie! You both were so sweet and we thank you for these lovely words! It was truly our pleasure to be of service for your elopement in San Diego... we were honored to be a part of your wedding day! Stay happy!

    Margaret

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  • DO NOT BOOK WITH THEM! Ren, per your reply, as far as lies are concerned you never offered me a credit to a later date. What you offered me was a 50% discount if I choose to re-book my wedding. Not only are you keeping my $633 but you were offering to charge me an additional $225 if I chose to re-book with you at a later date. As far as having empathy, I have the empathy, looks like you choose not to have any when there is a pandemic going on and you are making it like I chose not to go ahead with my wedding. You do realize the whole country in a state of national emergency?? You were not even willing to compromise at all. I am sadden that in such a stressful environment that someone has to deal with something as petty as this. I have cancelled (AND NOT BY CHOICE) all my wedding plans, including flights, venues and other vendors with ease, you are the only one that has given me a problem. It seems that you always hide behind the word "contract". As far as the screaming, tha... Read more

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    You canceled your March 25 wedding on March 14. Due to the short notice cancellation, we were not able to ask for refunds from our photographer and officiant as their payment had already been disbursed. In addition, I spent many hours organizing your special day and all the work for your wedding was done except for the actual ceremony, which is about 10% of the job. The contract you signed was transparent about our “No Refund” policy, so why do you think it is OK to post this on a public forum and email me demand letters for a refund? Or have strangers sending me threatening emails and harassing me on the phone. As is the industry standard, we were happy to issue a voucher if you chose to reschedule your wedding for a later date when things settle down. I was not able to issue a voucher for the full amount as hard expenses had already been paid. I refunded your money today because I can’t stand the thought of working with you or your fiancé again. I rescinded your voucher and sent you a full refund. I would never dream of reneging on an agreement with my vendors so I had to pay money out of my own pocket because of your ignorance. Shame on YOU for writing this review and trying to harm honest, hardworking San Diegans during a time of crisis!

    kylie

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  • Still putting everything together on my end but so far so good they have been doing great! Can’t wait for the day!

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    Thank you for sharing your wedding planning experience, Kylie! We can't wait to see you on your wedding day! xoxo Seaside Beach Wedding San Diego

    Kristina

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  • My fiancé and I had our wedding booked for July 13, 2018. My fiancé tragically passed away May 1, 2018. The Daversa, Inc, refused to refund my deposit. I wasn't surprised as before I booked I read a similar review. However, when their is an unexpected tragedy that someone has to deal with it really shows the true heart of the company. This company is clearly only about the money. I really do not understand how people can be so heartless, so beware. If you have an unexpected tragedy you will NOT get your deposit back, so sad that $350 means so much to them over "doing the RIGHT thing"...karma

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    We were very sorry to hear about your fiance's suicide, Kristina, and apologize that we were not able to accommodate your request. Unfortunately, we are not able to refund payments, per your contract. Deposits are used to pay our vendors to reserve their services for your wedding date, and they have the same non-refundable policy in place. Kristina, realize there are real people behind our company name. Quite frankly, you know nothing about who we are or how we feel, and your personal attack is uncalled for and not appreciated. Words hurt.

    Dolores

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  • This place has no heart or compassion. We paid in full for grandson's wedding. A month before the wedding, he was diagnosed with abdomen cancer. He has an intensive chemo therapy regiment scheduled that coincides with the wedding date. They would not postpone the wedding for us. They say the vendors still need to be paid. For what? For doing nothing? You don't do the flowers a month ahead of time. We did not ask for a refund. We needed a postponement. They refused. When they do get married, we will not be using this place.

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    This review is inaccurate and was not written by our Client. We requested that it be removed by Wedding Wire, but our request was denied. Our contract is very clear regarding cancellations and the contract was accepted and signed by the Bride, who was our Client. Not sure why this lady is badmouthing our company when our Cancellation policy is very clear CANCELLATION POLICY • Upon receipt of the signed contract and required non-refundable payment, ABW reserves the date, time and services at the contracted location for Client. For this reason, even if the wedding is canceled, moved, postponed or rescheduled, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date. • Payments are not transferable to other parties. • There are NO REFUNDS for wedding packages that are reduced or canceled due to inclement weather, change of date or venue, scheduling conflicts, family emergency, or any other circumstances.
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