Surprise Coquina Beach Wedding Ceremony

Surprise Coquina Beach Wedding Ceremony

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Coquina Beach is a little hidden gem spot for a wedding. Coquina beach has the clearest water, and it is just beautiful. Their is path leading to the beach from the parking lot that brings you out to gorgeous beach with white sand. The nicest thing about it is no swimming is allowed because of the current. It makes it a beautiful spot for a beach wedding, and has amazing sunsets.

We were a part an amazing surprise Coquina Beach wedding ceremony on August 11th.

Lellani called me on Monday ,August 7th and asked if I would be available to officiate a surprise Coquina Beach wedding ceremony on Friday,  August 11 at sunset. Lellani,  her fiance Mario, and their two children were vacationing from Miami  and wanted to get married.  She booked our Tampa wedding package #4  .

Wedding day!

On Friday when George Sr and I arrived we found out then that it was going to be a surprise wedding for the children. Lellani told the children they would be going to the beach to have family photos taken. The children were the only guests. They were totally clueless that their parents were getting married. They were asking what the bottles were that I was setting up for the sand ceremony, and I just told them it was part of the background for the pictures. When we were all setup and ready to start the ceremony Lellani walked back away from the setup and we started to play the wedding song for Lellani to walk down the aisle. That’s when the oldest child said, “Gee it’s like your getting married or something.” Lellani and Mario replied, “We Are!” The children were so so excited!!! They said, “For real?!” They actually had tears of joy in their eyes. They had been asking their parents when they were going to get married and were never given an answer. The children seriously watched the ceremony and loved every minute of it.

It was a gorgeous sunset. Lellani, George Sr took photos of ceremony, and family photos. Lellani and Mario thanked us so much for such a wonderful ceremony, and all we did to help with their Surprise Coquina Beach wedding ceremony.

Lellani walking down the aisle.

Coquina Beach. Lellani and Mario sunset ceremony

Family enjoying the ceremony

Lellani, Mario and family so happy after the wedding.

Capturing the moment when children found out about the wedding

 

Florida Marriage License Fee Decrease

Florida Marriage License Fee Decrease

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Florida Marriage License Fee Decrease!!

Getting married in Florida is simple, and now it just got a little less expensive! This week, Governor Scott signed House Bill 1-A.This bill eliminates the “Displaced Homemaker Trust Fund,” of which $7.50 was allocated from the $93.50 marriage license fee.  The bill is effective July 1, 2017.

Therefore, effective July 1, 2017, the marriage license application fee will be $86.00.  Please note that the application fee for couples who complete premarital counseling will remain at $61.00 as the $7.50 “Displaced Homemaker Trust Fund” fee was already waived for completion of counseling.

FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017

Item Fee Amount
Marriage application and license (includes one certified copy of license) $86.00
If pre-marital class certification filed (3-day waiting period waived) $61.00
Providing a certified copy $3.00

We notarize a lot of Florida Marriage Licenses. Whether you want to have a big fancy wedding or simply have a notary sign your marriage license, we can do it. Many Florida courts do not offer civil wedding ceremonies anymore so if you’re looking for an affordable way to get married please contact us.

Palm Harbor-   727-641-3374 

Check out our Clearwater Wedding Specials http://abeautifulweddinginflorida.com/clearwater-beach-wedding-ceremony/

Tallahassee-  850-322-0911

Check out our Tallahassee Wedding Specials http://abeautifulweddinginflorida.com/tallahassee-wedding-ceremony-specials/

Florida Marriage License Fee Decrease= less expensive to get marriage in Florida!

 

Elope in Tallahassee

Elope in Tallahassee

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If you’re in the process of planning your wedding, I’m sure you’ve thought, “OMG! We should just elope in Tallahassee!!”

Whether wedding planning is making your nuts, you want to keep your ceremony sweet and simple and just the two of you, your on a tight budget, you need to get married asap for this that or the other….we got your back! We love helping couples elope in Tallahassee!!

An elopement can be planned or done on short notice. It can be elaborate or simple. You can invite a few friends or none. At the end of the day, whether you are having a big fancy wedding or you’ve decided to elope, all that really matters is that you and your beloved are happy.

How to Elope in Tallahassee

How exciting, you’ve decide to ditch the big wedding plans and elope in the Florida Capitol City!!! We’ve officiated tons of elopements and want to share a few tips on how to put your elopement plans together.

  1. Pick a date and commit to it
  2. Budget- how much can you spend will determine whether you can hire a professional photographer, get a little cake, drive off in a limo, or simply just get married!
  3. Hire us as your officiant  😛
  4. Decide on the location. There are so many beautiful places to elope in Tallahassee;  a park, your favorite restaurant, the steps of the Florida Capitol, FSU stadium, your home, the beach, or someplace else.
  5. Guests or no guests? Decide if you want it to be a beautiful intimate ceremony shared with you and your beloved or if you’d like to have your parents or best friend with you.

We’ve officiated elopements where the couple has splurged on a high-end photographer, limo ride to the location, and champagne toast. We’ve also officiated elopement ceremonies where the couple is wearing jeans and flip flops. There’s no wrong way to elope in Tallahassee. You can keep is super sweet and simple or add a little extras to it.

If you want to elope in Tallahassee check out our Waverly Pond Special….it’s a super special price for weddings held at the beautiful Waverly Pond Park. Of course, if you have special spot you’d like to elope just let us know and we can officiate your ceremony there– wedding officiant prices vary depending on the type, date/time, and location  Contact us today for an exact price quote.

Here are a few pictures of  of couples we’ve help elope in Tallahassee

 

Renew your vows once again with a special touch

Renew your vows once again with a special touch

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Renew your vows once again with a special touch like a surprise vow renewal ceremony. Eric surprised his wife with a 10 year anniversary vow renewal on Honeymoon Island Beach, Dunedin Anniversary Vow Renewal Ceremony

When you are at a new stage of your married life after completing 2, 5, 10, 25 or even 50 years, then it’s the perfect opportunity to renew your vows once again with a special touch of a vow renewal ceremony.

This is an opportunity for both of you to really think about how you feel about your relationship, especially if the last time you exchanged vows was decades ago.

A celebratory anniversary wedding ceremony is conducted with a special touch. After all it is your wedding anniversary day. The ceremony is truly the most special part of a vow renewal. Exchanging vows with each other can make a wedding anniversary celebration even more special than it already is. Your ceremony doesn’t need to be elaborate; it can be as simple as exchanging of vows before close family and friends.

  • You can use strings of lights and candles for night celebrations, and sprinkle silver glitter, confetti and tiny white hearts on the tables.
  • Framed photos from different stages of your life together also make great centerpieces and provide a conversation starter for guests.

Where do you want to celebrate?

The vow renewal can be conducted in a house of worship, at your home, at a restaurant, on the beach, in a pretty garden or park, on a mountaintop or on a cruise—basically; anywhere that has sentimental meaning for both of you.

Choosing the right wedding officiant is one of the most important decisions you’ll make because the way your ceremony feels will be something you and your families will remember forever.  Our wedding officiants work closely with each couple to create a fully customized ceremony.

Recently we officiated a romantic 10 year anniversary vow renewal ceremony on Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin with a fresh rose pedal heart in the sand. Eric surprised his wife Dana with a beautiful ring and a poem,”I love my life, I love my wife. I love you here, I love you there. I love your sexy underwear.”

We truly care about all the couples we work with and work hard to ensure your wedding ceremony is amazing! We are available to plan and officiate your vow renewal ceremony. If you’re looking to Renew your vows once again with a special touch check out our vow renewal packages.

Photos are essential for any big celebration! Hire the best photographer you can afford to capture your big day.

For Eric and Dana’s vow renewal we were fortunate to have our very own Photos by George Sr. capture the surprise and celebration.

Alligator Point Vow Renewal Ceremony

Alligator Point Vow Renewal Ceremony

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Wade and Kimberly’s Love is as True as it Gets

Wade and Kimberly celebrate their wedding anniversary every 5 years with a celebratory vow renewal ceremony. This year their 15 year anniversary happened to be while they were on vacation in Alligator Point. So they decided to have an Alligator Point vow renewal ceremony. Alligator Point is in North Florida just 45 minutes from Tallahassee which makes it a perfect place for locals and visitors to visit the Florida beach.

Wade and Kimberly are awesome people! They have four beautiful children and four big sweet dogs! When I arrived at the beach house for the vow renewal Wade introduced me to everyone, dogs and all 🙂 Bryan with Black & Hue Photography was their to capture the special celebration.

When Wade and Kimberly got married they agreed every 5 years to do a vow renewal to celebrate their marriage and remind them of the reasons they chose to marry. Each vow renewal Kimberly has worn her original wedding dress!! And she looks great in it!!

For their 15 year Alligator Point vow renewal ceremony, I made a fresh rose pedal heart in the sand out on the beach. Their kids gathered around while I officiated a celebratory ceremony. It was a lot of fun and a true honor to be a part of their celebration. Check out these awesome pictures by Black & Hue Photography .

 

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