Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Father of the Bride – Revisited

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Father of the Bride – Revisited

Father of the Bride – Revisited


Grilled sea bass in banana leaves, a classic Jamaican rice dish, a bevy of appetizers (shrimp, oysters, cheeses), rum punch and a host of other goodies are coming our way this Saturday evening following our younger daughter’s wedding on the beach in Carlsbad.

Terramar Beach in Carlsbad CA


We had a beach wedding just 2 ½ years ago in Cardiff when my older daughter got married – you have to be sure of high tide depending on the beach – so we have some experience with this sort of this, including the steps.


And the weather this weekend is supposed to be summer-like, around 80.


The last few weeks have been crazy, with work (a number of relocation clients and a pending closing), travel, SoCal CRS stuff, the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation 5K Run/Walk for Life preparations and event, and wedding preparations. The reception will be in our back yard (thank goodness for a caterer) and people are starting to arrive from around the country tonight, and the lists of things to do and buy keep getting longer it seems. Late nights and early mornings are de rigueur.


I probably won’t be around much the next few days but who knows. Later!


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Comment balloon 18 commentsJeff Dowler CRS • April 18 2012 04:25PM


Congratulations Jeff. Another daughter getting married and on the beach no less. Ahhh perfect California living and celebrating.  

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) about 3 years ago

Fun, Jeff, a beach wedding and a backyard wedding... you must be a really proud Papa!  Congrats!

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) about 3 years ago

Thanks, Martha, it should be great fun. The wedding is small but with some very special friends, which makes it that much nicer. And foodie that I am, I am looking forward to that part, too.


Posted by Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360 (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

Jeff, I thought this was an entry in the Be a Star of your own Movie contest.  Well, I guess it kinda is in real life ... your own movie. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. You may also want to add ... Sleepless in Carlsbad.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 3 years ago

Linda - definitely. We are very excited, and things seem to be pretty well organized.

Kathleen - ha ha, I didn't even think about that. I jsut have not had time to even think about that contest. I like the "Sleepless in Carlsbad!"


Posted by Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360 (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

Hope that you guys have a blast at the wedding. It does sound like Sleepless in Carlsbad.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) about 3 years ago

Congratulations Jeff... sounds like you are an amazing "Father of the Bride"!  K

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) about 3 years ago

Congratulations Jeff, Don't worry about the Rain, it will still be here after the wedding. Have the most wonderful time and spend every min ute you can enjoying this. After all, you are paying for it, LOL

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) about 3 years ago

Jeff, congratulations!  Oysters!  They are my absolute favorite food group!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) about 3 years ago

Jeff congratulations on your daughters up coming wedding.  I am sure that she will be a beautiful bride, as a very PROUD dad walks her down the isle :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut) about 3 years ago

Congratulations, Jeff.  It will be a fun-filled weekend, I am sure.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene (Power Brokers Int'l) about 3 years ago

What a joyous occasion Jeff...knowing will be a sight to behold. And you know WE EXPECT a full slideshow of the blushing bride with proud daddy!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) about 3 years ago

Sounds great Jeff...what a marvelous wedding celebration to have and congrats to you and your will be Jumpin Jeff for a bit!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Melissa - it should be great fun. Yep there is lots to do.

Kathy - and I'm not planning any sort of Steve Martin antics

William - so true.

Pat - I like them pretty well. Some folks really love them and others just can't get past the raw.


Posted by Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360 (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

Congrats and thanks for sharing the beautiful photo!

Posted by Mary Borth, about 3 years ago

Jeff - How exciting, I want to see lots of pictures, I'm sure it will be gorgeous.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 3 years ago

Congratulations to you and your younger daughter!  Best wishes for a great wedding

Posted by Nevin Williams, Raleigh Mortgage Pro (Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh) about 3 years ago

Jeff, Congratulation! I hope you have a wonderful time this weekend!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 3 years ago