This could be photography related. Some Southern California photogs really like the drama of the ocean, and the beaches are a lovely and popular place for weddings; BUT! "sneaker" waves do happen.
I have seen beautiful photos of bridal couples Waaaay out on the end of a jetty or sea wall, and I have thought to myself "If a real monster wave happens, those poor people will have no chance!" Fortunately, events like this happen rarely, but like in boxing..."Protect yourself (and your loved ones) at all times!" Just because some guy or woman with a camera says it's O.K, maybe not!