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Obtaining California Marriage License

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Ease  Of Obtaining A California Marriage License

Getting a Marriage License in California for a ceremony in San Francisco, Half Moon Bay or any  location in California is as simple as filling out the paperwork in any County Clerk’s Office in California. A license is valid for use in any other county in California.

If you are coming out of the State of California you can be married in California, it’s not necessary to establish residence.  All you need to do is bring a valid photo ID for each of you to receive the marriage license. You will bring that license to your ceremony for the officiant to fill in and a witness to validate.

The two of you need to arrive a minimum of a day before your ceremony to get your license; in some counties you can make an appointment, otherwise just show up. It’s a good idea to check with their office though to be sure they are open for the day you plan to get your license.

Your license is valid for 90 days after you obtain it.  The officiant will mail it in after the ceremony and you can obtain a certified copy once the County Clerk’s Office has received it and

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, here is a list of some of the County Clerk’s offices in the area.

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Wedding Cakes – Moonside Bakery

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Resources - Half Moon Bay Coastside, Wedding Tips

Moonside Bakery is a European-style bakery located in the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay. Their wedding cakes are made with only the finest, freshest ingredients and they offer a wide variety of flavor and style options to suit your needs.

Their certified master pastry chef and owner, Thomas Grauke, will sit down with you to explain the delicious possibilities available for your special day. His general style is classical, but he has created many different styles of wedding cakes and is open to ideas to accommodate your personal style.

Moonside Bakery offers cake flavor options of dense chocolate which they suggest complimenting with their delicious chocolate canache filling, white sponge which is a more traditional layer to compliment any filling, chocolate sponge cake which is both delicious and moist and carrot cake with carrots, pecans, walnuts and filled with cream cheese filling.

Their fresh fruit fillings include strawberry, lemon, and raspberry or you can choose from several mousse options of chocolate, mocha, mascarpone cheese or hazelnut.

Then to finish it you can select either white chocolate buttercreme or whipped crème icing and/or topped with fresh fruit.

Whatever your style and taste, Moonside Bakery will provide a special, fresh compliment for your wedding cake.

For more information visit, or call 650-726-9070 to make an appointment.

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Wedding Hair and Makeup Services – Mizu Salon

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Resources - Half Moon Bay Coastside, Wedding Tips

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and you will want to look your best. Mizu Salon is a full service hair and makeup salon with two locations in Half Moon Bay and El Granada. Their experts provide complete wedding hair and makeup services and are able to bring out your natural beauty for the bride as well as the bridal party.

Mizo Salon offers a full range of professional services including designer hairstyles, brow shaping and customized makeup. They can accommodate a special look from casual to more formal creations specific to your needs.

Their services are available at either of their Mizu Salon locations, the wedding location, your hotel room or in your own home.

Complimentary consultation is required with a trial run recommended. During consultation skin condition, brow shaping, hair cut and color will all be considered as preparation for the wedding day.

For more information on their specialty packages for the bride or the entire wedding party, contact Carla at 650-245-6124 or visit

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