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Marriage License Info Orange County

May. 23rd 2012


Marriage Licenses


Marriage licenses are issued to applicants on the spot.  A marriage license is valid for 90 days. There are no citizenship or residency requirements, nor are blood tests required.  Applicants must be over 18 years old. Couples can begin the process for submitting an application for a marriage license online. (See Online Services.)

For your convenience, appointments are accepted but not required. Online applicants are given priority.

Walk in applicants are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.  Afternoons and Fridays are the busiest times.

Payment can be made by cash, personal check, cashier’s check, money order, Discover, American Express, MasterCard/Visa Credit and Debit.

To complete the application for a marriage license, a couple must:

  1. Appear together in person.
  2. Each present one form of a valid non-expired photo identification (driver’s license, passport).
  3. If divorced within the last 90 days, provide proof of divorce decree or dissolution/termination. If spouse is deceased within the previous 90 days, please provide copy of death certificate.
  4. If divorced within the last 90 days, provide proof of divorce decree or dissolution/termination. If spouse is deceased within the previous 90 days, please provide copy of death certificate.
  5. Select the name each wishes to use after marriage, to be listed on the marriage license. Couples are not required to change their names nor are they required to take the same name. However, if a name change is desired, it must be correctly reflected before the marriage license is signed. Once the license is signed, names can only be changed by a court order.

Public Marriage License

A public marriage license is a public record, and anyone can request a copy or information from the record. This license can be used anywhere in the state of California.


Confidential Marriage License

A confidential marriage license becomes a confidential record, and the only people able to obtain information about it are the couple, except under certain circumstances.  The requirements to obtain this type of license are:

  • Couple must  be living together prior to the marriage.
  • The ceremony must  be held in Orange County.

United States Armed Forces Stationed Overseas

A member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is stationed overseas serving in a conflict or a war and is unable to appear for the issuance of a license and solemnization of the marriage may enter into the marriage by the appearance of an attorney-in-fact, commissioned and empowered in writing for that purpose through a power of attorney.

The attorney-in-fact must personally appear at the Clerk-Recorder Department with the party who is not stationed overseas, and present the original power of attorney, duly signed by the party stationed overseas and acknowledged by a notary or witnessed by two officers of the United States Armed Forces.

The power of attorney shall state the true legal names of the parties to be married, and that the power of attorney is solely for the purpose of authorizing the attorney-in-fact to obtain a marriage license on the person’s behalf and to participate in the solemnization of the marriage. The original power of attorney shall be a part of the marriage certificate upon registration.


r Click here for the Power of Attorney Form and Information Sheet

r Online Marriage License Application



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BRIDES: Orange County Bride Magazine wants to feature YOUR wedding!

May. 19th 2012

Brides, here is your chance to get your upcoming or recent wedding in Orange County Bride Magazine or Blog! Orange County Bride Magazine is an in-print and online wedding resource for the “everyday bride.”  That means, we LOVE to feature REAL Weddings of REAL people. We would like to see your bridal pictures, ceremony, romantics, details, and anything that made your wedding unique. In order to submit your Real Wedding to the blog or magazine it is easy, just follow the submission instructions below. To submit your wedding to the blog we need a top 10-15 images that tell a story, along with as much pertinent information to give the venue and all of your wonderful wedding vendors credit. A quick note from the bride is also great! We love any back story on meaningful choices or why you chose a theme or carry it out, or even what your favorite part of the day was. You have nothing to loose by submitting, it would be so fun to see YOUR wedding in a bridal magazine and blog! Orange County weddings are a huge plus, but we also like to feature destination weddings too! Please no weddings prior to 2010 and we must have photographers information to give credit for images.


For submission to the magazine and blog please email us at and include 10-15 images. If you are unable to attach or want to send more we can give further options upon request. In the Title put Real Wedding Blog Submission. Please list the Venue and ALL Wedding Vendors; such as Photographer, Florist, DJ, Coordinator, Dress, etc.  Photographers are also welcome to submit. 



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BEST Wedding Make-up Products by OC Hair and Make-up Artist

May. 15th 2012

Orange County Bride Magazine is proud to feature our best Orange County Wedding Vendors for the Everyday Bride! Every week our blog will feature a different vendor or venue, along with amazing contests, resources, and tips for the perfect wedding day! We do all the work for you! Lisa Leming is an experienced Hair and Make-up artist in Orange County and specializes in weddings. Lisa creates beautiful faces and hairstyles for a wide variety of weddings, print ads, tv commercials, and special events.  As a licensed cosmetologist of 14 years, she has a talent for styling hair creatively as well as quickly.  Her philosophy with makeup is less is more and she likes to enhance a persons features rather than masking them with heavy makeup. Lisa offers us some of her expertise by sharing her favorite products and why she uses them. Check out her favorite products below and see why she may be the perfect person to make you look like you just stepped out of a bridal magazine on your wedding day!

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Lisa Leming is an Orange County Hair and Make-up artist, call her about your wedding day and set up a consultation! (714) 914-6397

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As we head into the warm summer wedding season I wanted to share some of my favorite products with you for long lasting makeup.

All of the products we use are developed from a studio stand point, and you can be assured these are perfect products for flash photography.  Also, it is really best to avoid sunscreen on your wedding day (use it everyday though!) especially products with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide that can cause your face to have a white cast with flash photography.


  1. Use a Primer. I really like Makeup Forever HD primer. It really helps to prep skin and keeps the makeup on.

2. Use a good foundation. I like Makeup Forever HD foundation it photographs beautifully and stays on all day.

3. What about shine? If you are really oily you can dab a little anti shine on problem areas. I recommend Smashbox  Anti-shine

4.  I don’t want to sound like a broken record but Apply a Primer. Try Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer potion.

5. Worried about tears? Try Makeup Forever aqua eyes-this liner is made especially for those tearful events. My favorite to use because you can use a brush is Bobby Brown Gel Liner.

6. If you really want Lip Staying Power try MAC Pro Longwear Lip Colour.

If you don’t go for a long wearing lip product then make sure you have a gloss or lipstick with you to touch up with before photos and after eating.

7. For extra added Setting Assurance, this Model in a Bottle is perfect to keep everything in place. Just a few sprays will really set your makeup.

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Wedding Dresses by Mon Amie Orange County

May. 9th 2012

Orange County Bride Magazine simply Loves the new looks by Mon Amie, 2012 Wedding Dress Collection. The mermaid style dress is definitely a hit, coupled with elegant ruffles and a delicate flow. These dresses are sure to make your guests awe when they first catch a glimpse of you walking down the isle. These fashions can be found in Orange County too, right in your own backyard. Check out Mon Amie Costa Mesa to try on one of these amazing gowns! More info and links below. Maybe you are looking at your dream dress now!?! We hope so!

     Mon Amie is a family owned & operated bridal salon that has served as Orange County’s, Southern California’s, and the West Coast’s most elegant and premiere bridal salon for 35 years. We present to our brides an unparalleled selection of designer gowns in our spacious 20,000 sq. ft. boutique.  Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are renowned for their sincere personalized service.
     In addition to our couture collection of bridal gowns, Mon Amie offers a wide selection of special occasion gowns, mother-of-the-bride gowns, flower girl dresses, veils & bridal accessories to complete your wedding day look. Mon Amie is also proud to offer an outstanding team of seamstresses on staff to tailor your gown.
We will turn the search for your perfect gown into an event full of memories to be treasured forever! Finding your special gown is truly a magical experience at Mon Amie.
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Orange County Wedding Reception Venues

May. 8th 2012
Orange County Bride Magazine is an in print and online resource for the everyday bride! We are here to help you find only the best wedding venues and vendors at the best rates in the Southern California area. On our website, you will find a plethora or information. The magazine, website, and blog facilitate your wedding planning with ideas, tips, contests, as well as the perfect perfect venue, wedding coordinator, photographer, florist, DJ, Limo, and much much more! We encourage you to check out our wedding and Honeymoon Planner on our homepage as well, which is a great asset to help keep the busy bride organized.  We also list most local bridal and Trunk shows on the website as well, so Happy Planning!

Below is a complete link and resource guide to all Wedding Reception Venues in Orange County and beyond. Whether you want your wedding in a garden, on a Yacht, or in a Cathedral, we have got it! We look forward to assisting you in planning the perfect day of your dreams!

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David Tutera’s Wedding Dress Sketch for Angelina Jolie

May. 1st 2012
So we all LOVE David Tutera and coupled with that, we can’t wait to see what Angelina Jolie will finally choose to wear for her big wedding day! David Tutera already has a vision for Angelina. You can check out his sketch on, It’s a Bride’s Life. Let’s see if you agree with David. What do you see Angelina Jolie walking down the isle in? Something sexy, simple, modern, over the top? Her last wedding was interestingly different to say the least, now that she has matured and is a Mother, it will be equally as interesting to see the difference in her style marrying Brad Pitt. What style of wedding dress do you see Angelina Jolie in? Do you agree with David? Please leave a comment below, we would love to hear your thoughts!
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