Beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding

Beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding

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March 6th was a beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding!

Amy & Ron were married at the beautiful Waverly Pond Park in Tallahassee, FL. They’ve been together for over 4 years and decided it was time to be married. Amy’s Dad isn’t doing too well and she wanted him to be there they day they got married. When Amy emailed me she wasn’t even sure if we could pull off the wedding plans….because she wanted to have wedding 1 week from the day she contacted me! Hah! She was in luck and together we pulled it off!

Beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding

Amy & Ron had a Beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding

It was such a beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding. Amy and Ron wanted an intimate wedding at a beautiful park and Waverly Pond provided just that. Originally Amy and Ron had hired me for Tallahassee Wedding Special #3 but with the short planning time frame they asked me for a little help. After checking out our a la carte items they decided to have me arranged for Lance Oliver to photograph, ordered engraved champagne flutes and bottle of champagne, as well as, officiating their ceremony.

Mr. & Mrs engraved champagne flutes

Mr. & Mrs engraved champagne flutes

Their ceremony was short and sweet with a small prayer. After the wedding Lance took pictures around the pond, they did a champagne toast, picked up and headed off to dinner.

Wedding ceremony was held inside the gazebo.

Wedding ceremony was held inside the gazebo.

Amy and Ron were so happy with the way everything turned out. Amy envisioned getting married in a beautiful park with a rustic feel. The wedding ceremony was inside the gazebo and was truly perfect. For everyone it was such a beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee wedding!

Officiant Amanda with the newly married Amy & Ron

Officiant Amanda with the newly married Amy & Ron

Special thanks for our friends

Lance Oliver – photographer

Awards 4 U – champagne flutes

Tallahassee Wedding Officiant Awarded 2017 WeddingWire Couples Choice Award

Tallahassee Wedding Officiant Awarded 2017 WeddingWire Couples Choice Award

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A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tallahassee Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® Wedding Wire Couples Choice 2017

WeddingWire, the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announced A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tallahassee as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for Wedding Officiant service in Tallahassee!

The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The prestigious awards are given to the top local wedding professionals across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tallahassee. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

Christen’s review wrote, “Amanda was wonderful! She really made us comfortable during the ceremony and she helped us to overcome the little bumps in the road that we were met with. Overall, it was an incredible experience and I feel very fortunate to have had her there with us on the most wonderful day of our lives. Thank you so much!”

“The Couples’ Choice Awards’ ninth year features one of the most impressive groups of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals yet,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is our honor to work with high-caliber merchants, such as {Enter Your Business Name}, who not only make a couple’s big day possible, but also contribute to the more than 2.5 million U.S. reviews represented on WeddingWire. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievements.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tallahassee is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals in the U.S.

A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tallahassee is thrilled to be one of the top Wedding Officiant services in Tallahassee on WeddingWire. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We truly value all of our clients and appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn a 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award.

For more information about A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tallahassee, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.weddingwire.com/abeautifulweddinginfloridatallahassee

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WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers around the world are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses globally. It provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 800 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

2016 NYE Tallahassee Wedding Ceremonies 

2016 NYE Tallahassee Wedding Ceremonies 

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I officiated two New Year’s Eve wedding ceremonies in Tallahassee! How else would an officiant end the year?  😉

My NYE started with a sweet and simple wedding ceremony at the beautiful Waverly Pond gazebo. Chelsey and Brandon have been engaged for nearly 7 years! They decided to end 2016 by getting married. Brandon’s brother was present for the ceremony then they were heading to dinner. It was a very sweet ceremony to officiate.

Chelsey & Brandon just married at their simple wedding in Tallahassee

The 2nd wedding I officiated on NYE was for Amanda and Todd at the Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Tallahassee. They had setup the outdoor pool deck for the ceremony. It was really a neat idea, and so beautiful. Amanda and Todd read the most heartfelt vows to one another. You could truly feel the love they had for each other. After the ceremony guests were invited to a cocktail hour on the pool deck which include hot chocolate…because it was a little chilly.

Me with Amanda and Todd at their NYE wedding ceremony in Tallahassee

NYE wedding ceremony setup on the pool deck of the Four Point by Sheraton Downtown Tallahassee.

These two 2016 NYE Tallahassee wedding ceremonies were the perfect way to end the year. I am so grateful to all the couples I officiated weddings for in 2016!!

Cheers to a 2017 full of love and happiness! Xoxo, Amanda

Festive Holiday Wedding Ceremony in Tallahassee

Festive Holiday Wedding Ceremony in Tallahassee

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December is a great time to get married in Florida. The weather is cooling down, hopefully, and everything is decorated for the Holidays. I recently officiated Beverly and Tim’s festive holiday wedding ceremony in Tallahassee. The wedding was sweet and simple, and so beautiful. About 30 of their closest family and friends gathered for the celebration which was held at the community center in their neighborhood. Red roses and red table clothes made for a beautiful decor; perfect for a holiday wedding. It was no too much holiday decorations, just the right touch of holiday cheer in for their wedding ceremony and reception. Beverly and Tim met on Match.com and were so delightfully suited for one another. A simple white arch and white chairs were setup on the clubhouse pool deck then the reception was held inside. Beverly walked down the aisle with her closest friend then I officiated a sweet and simple ceremony. It was a truly lovely wedding and an honor to be a part of it.

Officiant: Amanda Reeves- A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tallahassee
Photographer: Lance Oliver
Ceremony and Reception: Mission San Miguel, Tallahassee

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Beverly and Tim’s festive holiday wedding ceremony in Tallahassee.

 

Sweet & Simple Tallahassee Wedding In Lieu of Court House

Sweet & Simple Tallahassee Wedding In Lieu of Court House

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Getting married doesn’t have to be a big expensive ordeal. And if you don’t want a big wedding you don’t have to get married at the court house. Florida is a fairly simple state to get hitched in 🙂 You and your partner go to any Florida Clerk of Court, apply for a Marriage License, and then you can getting married! If both people are non-Florida residents you can actually be married on the same day that you get the License! Florida residents that have not taken an approved pre-martial course have a 3 day waiting period before the Marriage License is effective.

If you’re not going to have a fancy big wedding and loath the idea of a court house wedding where are you going to have it? Your house, my house, a park, or someplace special to you is always a great option.

It was a rainy Sunday afternoon but the gazebo made for a great Tallahassee wedding ceremony.

It was a rainy Sunday afternoon but the gazebo made for a great Tallahassee wedding ceremony.

In Tallahassee we recently started offering a special for sweet & simple wedding in lieu of court house at the pretty Waverly Pond gazebo.  It’s a beautiful city park in midtown Tallahassee. The gazebo makes for the perfect little wedding ceremony spot. In our opinion this is much better than getting married at the court house 🙂

Waverly Pond wedding special

Waverly Pond Tallahassee wedding special

The gazebo overlooks this pretty pond.

The gazebo overlooks this pretty pond.

Types of Wedding Ceremonies

Types of Wedding Ceremonies

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Your wedding ceremony is personal! It’s the time where you stand in front of your family and friends and vow to be with someone for the rest of your life– a very special and personal moment. So why wouldn’t there be different types of wedding ceremonies?

Kelly and Daniel had fun with their wedding....and we did too! Photo by Black and Hue Photography.

Ring exchange during a Cape San Blas wedding ceremony. Photo by Black & Hue Photography.

When we started officiating weddings in 2001 our goal was to provide all couples with a way to celebrate their love. We when we say, “Let us celebrate your love with the wedding ceremony of your dreams!” and we mean it. Whether you simply want a Notary Public to legalize your marriage license, have recently been divorced, are an interfaith couple, same-sex, young, or old we are more than happy to work with you on your wedding ceremony.

These are the most common types of wedding ceremonies:

  • Civil or secular– there will be no mention of God in any form and no blessing will be given. Added readings can range from humorous to romantic to philosophical. Ceremony will include wording about family, love, commitment, and values shared by the couple.
  • Spiritual- this is broad because spiritual can mean different things for different people. Some people are spiritual in nature, in leaders or teachers, or ancestors. Some couples chose to have a spiritual ceremony  to share variations of their faiths like Christian and Jewish.  A spiritual ceremony would typically be for those who follow Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism or Sikhism. Spiritual ceremonies are neat because they can be written to fit your spiritual following. Some couples will have mentions of God and blessings included in their spiritual ceremony and other’s do not.
  • Interfaith or intercultural- this is when a couple from two difference religious gets married. One time I officiated a wedding that included Christian bible readings, a reading from the Velveteen Rabbit, and a Jewish glass breaking at the end of the ceremony. Interfaith weddings can sometimes take a little bit of research to figure out the best way to blend the traditions, but end up wonderful because both families are happy.
  • Religious- you can have a religious wedding and not be married in a church. Religious wedding ceremonies can be performed anywhere that makes you happy- a park, beach, venue, garden, or one’s home. Although we are not affiliated with a church we are happy to officiate a religious wedding ceremonies. Only a Catholic priest can perform a Catholic mass and discuss Catholic married life wedding ceremony.
  • Vow renewal- the couple is already married and is having a celebratory vow renewal. We love vow renewals. Vow renewals can be planned, a anniversary surprised, or super of the moment.
  • Commitment ceremony-this is not a legally binding marriage. Sometimes couples request to commitment ceremony as a way to pledge their love to one another.

All of these ceremonies can be adjusted to fit your personal wedding ceremony preferences. For example adding a unity sand ceremony, include a hand fasting, or have your favorite poem read. Your wedding ceremony should be exactly as you want. When planning your wedding ceremony you’ll get a lot of feedback from others. Some will be helpful and others not. Remember it’s your wedding ceremony so do what makes you happy.

When we begin working with a new couple, we encourage them to have a wedding ceremony will reflect reflects their personalities, family traditions, spiritual, religious, or non-religious beliefs. We guide them through the different types of wedding ceremonies and are always open to new ideas.

Celtic Hand Fasting ceremony picture by Megan Pitts

Celtic Hand Fasting ceremony picture by Megan Pitts