How to Include Children in Your Wedding Ceremony

How to Include Children in Your Wedding Ceremony

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We are often asked about If and How to Include Children in Your Wedding Ceremony or Vow renewal ceremony

Yes, you can certainly include children into your ceremony. These are are few ways, of how to include children in your wedding ceremony:

  • Unity Sand Ceremony
  • Family Poem
  • Unity Candle
  • Giving a gift to the children

Unity sand ceremony- The unity sand ceremony has an empty vase on a table, along with bottles of colored sand for each member participating in the sand ceremony. The couple and each child participating can have their own bottle of color sand. The officiant will invite the children to join the couple. The sands are blended together into the empty vase on the table. Each container of sands represents each individual participating in the ceremony. When the sands are blended together they symbolize the uniting of the children along with the couple being married or renewing their vows. Just as the individual containers of sands can never be separated into there own containers so will your lives be joined together as one family never to be separated. This is a beautiful way to symbolize the joining of families and children have fun being involved in the ceremony with the pouring of the sand.

Family Poem-  the officiant will invite the children to join the couple being married and the family will join hands. The officiant would then recite the family poem as the family is joined together. After the poem is recited the family is asked to give one another a loving family hug. The poem can also be done along with a unity  sand ceremony.

Family Poem

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Including your children in your wedding ceremony is a beautiful memorable touch

A family is …..The sweetest feelings, The warmest hugs, Trust and togetherness
Unconditional love
The stories of our lives written on the same page
The nicest memories anyone has ever made
Treasured photos
Thankful tears
Hearts overflowing with all the years
Being there for one another
Supporting and caring
Understanding, Helping, Sharing
Walking life’s path together
And making the journey more beautiful because …..
We are a family…..
And a family is Love.St Petersburg wedding ceremony

Unity Candle Ceremony- children can also participate in unity candle lighting ceremony. Similar to a unity sand ceremony there is a center candle then each family member has their own candles. The individual candles are light then during the ceremony the family will take their lit candles and together light the center candle.  As the center candle is lit the flame symbolizes the brightness of each individual’s own lives that they bring to the family.

Jewelry or gift– often the couple being married wants to give their children a gift to remember this special day. We enjoy incorporating the giving of this gift into the ceremony. Before the couple exchange their rings the parents will give a gift to their children. The gift can be a piece of jewelry, pocket watch, or anything you feel is special. We recently had a couple get bracelets made that had the coordinates of the wedding location engraved on it.

We have officiated a number of ceremonies with children participating. All very loving and bonding a true family relationship.  Often marriage is viewed as the union of two people. Yet marriages not only unite the couple, it unites the families. With the changing structure of what a family is in today’s world we are offered unique and wonderful opportunities to simply increase the number of loving caring relationships we have in our lives.

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Hold hands as a family during your wedding ceremony. Wedding ceremony at Carrabelle Beach

 

 

Florida Winter Ceremonies

Florida Winter Ceremonies

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The holiday’s have come and gone and we’re busy officiating Florida Winter Ceremonies

We’ve had some cold weather here in Florida this winter, but that hasn’t stopped Florida winter ceremonies and vow renewals from happening.

Angel and Bernard were married on Clearwater Beach on January 2nd. They traveled to Clearwater for vacation from South Carolina. Angel thought she’d be swimming and be able to wear her wedding dress without a jacket but it turned out to be a cold sunset beach wedding. Although it was cold the beach was so quiet and gorgeous making it an ideal time for a private beach ceremony. Even thought it was cold their love was true, and Bernard kept Angel warm in his arms throughout the ceremony.

Clearwater Beach Winter Wedding Ceremony

Warm hearts, cold beach!!

Every year Jon and Patty visit to St George Island for their wedding anniversary week. St. George Island is where they went on their honeymoon and continue a yearly tradition going to St George Island. This year Jon surprised his wife with an anniversary vow renewal ceremony. On the day of, it was a bit of a foggy cold day. As they were walking their dog on the beach Amanda approached them and asked if they would let her take a photo for a school project she was doing. When she looked at the photo and asked if they were Patty & Jon they said yes.  Amanda let Patty know that she was here to celebrate a special occasion, and perform a vow renewal ceremony for their wedding anniversary. Patty was so surprised, and loved it so much.

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Surprise vow renewal ceremony- St George Island.

Another cold ceremony was this past Saturday at Sand Key Park. LaTressa and Desyouth are both in military. She was in Jacksonville and he in Miami. They had been trying to coordinate schedule and when to have wedding before they are both deployed. LaTressa planned her beach wedding and when Saturday arrived it was so cold. We didn’t even go all the way down to the beach for the ceremony. It was beautiful. The love they have for each other truly warmed them both up. LaTressa e-mailed me and thanked me for everything.

Rain or shine, wind or cold …we will perform a beautiful wedding for you.

Wedding Ceremony at Sand Key Park in Clearwater

Cold ceremony on Sand Key Park

 

Tampa Officiant and Tallahassee Officiant Win 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards

Tampa Officiant and Tallahassee Officiant Win 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards

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Once again, A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Officiant Service Honored in 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards for our Tampa Officiant and Tallahassee Officiant service.

A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tampa Officiant and Tallahassee Officiant is thrilled to be one of the top Wedding Officiant services in Tampa and Tallahassee on WeddingWire.com.

This award is presented to A Beautiful Wedding In Florida in honor of the exemplary work we have done this past year, and based on the number of reviews we have received from couples who have used our services. The award is presented to 5% of wedding professionals on WeddingWire.

A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tampa Officiant and Tallahassee Officiant services was recognized as a recipient solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences working with them. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

We are so thankful to all of the wonderful couples we have met and have had the honor to perform their wedding and vow renewal ceremonies.

For more information about A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Officiant services, please visit our About Us page at http://abeautifulweddinginflorida.com/wedding-services/

To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

Thank you again for all the couples that took time to review our Officiant service, we look forward to an amazing wedding season for 2018!!

WeddingWire Couples Choice Award 2018

Winners of the WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards 2018

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Wedding Ceremony Sunset Beach Tarpon Springs

Wedding Ceremony Sunset Beach Tarpon Springs

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Annette and Carlos Antonio’s Wedding Ceremony Sunset Beach Tarpon Springs- Officiated by George Doumanian Jr.

Why do we love a Wedding Ceremony Sunset Beach Tarpon Springs? Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs is a great place for a wedding ceremony because it doesn’t require a permit to setup a wedding ceremony. Plus it’s pretty, small, and romantic making it ideal for a Florida beach wedding. Because no permit is required a space cannot be reserved and is a first come first serve basis. If it’s a busy weekend day, we recommend sending someone out early to claim a spot. The Sunset beach does have a parking lot and overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, as well as, and Fred Howard Park.

On 11/11/17 Annette and Carlos Antonio were married on Sunset Beach. George Doumanian Jr performed their late afternoon wedding ceremony. It was a picture perfect day for a Florida beach wedding.  Annette planned the ceremony with me and asked to include a few ofour A-La-Carte Ceremony Items. She chose to include our “Sweet and Simple” bamboo poles with starfishes and white chair setup. They had 40 guests attend the wedding ceremony.

A few days before the wedding, Annette had texted me and said she thought Carlos Antonio was nervous. George Jr. called Carlos was very calming in speaking to Carlos Antonio which helped calmed his nervousness. Annette’s son was the best man standing next to Carlos Antonio. Annette and Carlos Antonio were very pleased with the wedding ceremony setup and thanked George Jr for officiating, and myself for helping organize everything. Annette told me just how simple we made it and how beautiful everything looked.

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George Jr officiating Anette and Carlos Antonio’s wedding ceremony Sunset Beach Tarpon Springs. The view is overlooking Fred Howard Park and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Annette’s son Michael best man watched as George Jr. officiated their Sunset Beach Tarpon Springs wedding ceremony.

Cypress Point Park Wedding Ceremony

Cypress Point Park Wedding Ceremony

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When looking for a pretty place to have a small beach wedding Cypress Point Park in Tampa would provide a great place to consider.

Why do we recommend a Cypress Point Park Wedding Ceremony?

Cypress Point Park is an oceanfront park conveniently located near Tampa International Airport and downtown Tampa. The park overlooks Tampa Bay, has picnic pavilions, park amenities, and has very pretty beach areas for a wedding ceremony. The beach is very clean, has palm trees, parking, and a pretty walking trail; quite often you will see some beautiful birds.

Heather and Allen’s Cypress Park Wedding Ceremony

We found an isolated spot for Heather and Allen’s early morning ceremony on October 14th. Not only was the location isolated it was also a very picturesque spot with Tampa Bay in the background,  some trees, and a few pretty puffy white clouds.

Heather and Allen chose our Wedding Package #2 with the fresh rose petal heart in sand, and George Sr took photos. They had a few family members at the ceremony. It was a beautiful morning.

Heather and Allen were very pleased that we could accommodate them for an early morning ceremony and thanked us repeatedly for their beautiful wedding.

 

Summertime Morning Wedding Ceremonies

Summertime Morning Wedding Ceremonies

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Summertime Morning Wedding Ceremonies are the best!!!

Sunrise or very early morning is the nicest time of day for a beach wedding in the Florida Summer. Also if you want a quiet, peaceful atmosphere for your summertime wedding ceremony morning is by far the nicest time for just that. Summers in Florida get very hot and humid as the day goes on. In the morning it isn’t as hot and humid making it so much more comfortable thus why we highly recommend summertime morning wedding ceremonies.

A Beautiful Wedding in Florida had a beautiful sunrise vow renewal ceremony on Sunday for Brenda and Kenneth. We were the first and only ones on the beach at Sand Key Park in Clearwater at 7:00 AM. George Sr and I made a fresh rose petal heart in the sand and George SR took photos. Brenda and Kenneth were celebrating their 25th year wedding anniversary on that day. They were vacationing in Florida from Missouri. Brenda and Kenneth chose to commemorate their ceremony with the giving and receiving of communion recognizing their spiritual commitment and showing their participation in the body of Christ. The quiet ambiance at the beach allowed us to just listen to the waves of the ocean and have a very undisturbed vow renewal ceremony.

Immediately following Brenda and Kenneth’s vow renewal ceremony, we had a wedding ceremony at 9:00 AM on Honeymoon Island in Dunedin. George Sr. and I met Hope and Wendy at the beach before the beach crowds started to arrive. We setup the arbor on the white sand where no beach goers had arrived yet then had a lovely wedding ceremony. Hope and Wendy chose to participate in a unity sand ceremony with pink and purple sands to be blended.

Summertime morning wedding ceremonies are popular! We officiated another morning wedding ceremony before the Honeymoon Island park opened. Bonenita and Jody were married outside of Honeymoon Island State park before it opened! They are fishermen and chose to tie the knot with the fishermen’s knot ceremony.

Quite often summertime morning wedding ceremonies or sunrise ceremonies are celebrated without guests but guests are not excluded. After the wedding ceremony you can have a celebrotary reception brunch or beach day. We always say “It’s your day” have fun with it.