Pinellas County nondenominational wedding ceremony chapels

Pinellas County nondenominational wedding ceremony chapels

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Our Favorite Pinellas County nondenominational wedding ceremony chapels

We’re in Florida so beach wedding ceremonies are popular! But maybe having your toes in the sand and sun in your face on your for your wedding ceremony is not your thing. An alternative option to a beach wedding ceremony is to have a nondenominational wedding ceremony at a chapel. With the heat of the summer and rainy season a chapel is a suggestion to consider when planning your Florida wedding. Here are a few Pinellas County nondenominational wedding ceremony chapels available for rent that we recommend:

St Michael’s Shrine in Tarpon Springs. This beautiful little shrine is very spiritual. Light a candle and enjoy the peace. The chapel has only a few pews and no air conditioning. It is very small, but quite beautiful. No charge is required to use the chapel for your wedding. It is just asked that a donation to be given. The chapel is just a few blocks from Tarpon Springs sponge docs. The chapel is open from 7am-6pm. The chapel ask that you notify them in advance if you would like the chapel for a wedding.

Andrew Memorial Chapel in Dunedin. This historic chapel is located by then entrance to Hammock Park and close to downtown Dunedin. The building has a charming Victorian style. They welcome all faiths and orientations. The chapel can be rented out hourly, and has seating for up to 130 people. The pews are hand carved, and has a nautical beamed ceiling.

Palm Harbor Reba Sutton White Chapel in downtown Palm Harbor is a historic 1920’s White Chapel. The chapel has a bride room and groom room available, and an adjacent reception hall if needed.

These chapels allow you to bring your own officiant to perform your wedding ceremony. You are not required to use a priest or minister. We have officiated ceremonies at all these lovely chapels. Here are a few of pictures.

 

 

 

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 .

 

Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach Weddings

Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach Weddings

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Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach Weddings where you can get married with your toes in the sand!

Clearwater Beach is such a great place for a wedding ceremony, vow renewal or elopement. Not only is Clearwater Beach a gorgeous beach there are a number of extravagant resorts, hotels, restaurants, and things to do.

Because we love Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach weddings, we created a number of wedding special packages for Clearwater Beach ceremonies. When asked where we would suggest on Clearwater Beach to have a wedding ceremony our first recommendation is Sand Key Park. Sand Key Park is a beautiful beach park that over looks Clearwater Beach. The park is on a beautiful beach and has a lovely ambiance for a beach wedding. Their is also sufficient parking for guests. Quite often we can find a spot that isn’t too populated with beach goers to have the wedding ceremony. Depending on the size of wedding and what setups are being used a permit may be required.

There’s also a location off Mandalay Ave on Clearwater Beach that we would suggest as well.  Not as much parking is available, but has a beautiful open beach.

We have performed sunrise, sunset, vow renewal, elopements and many different types of setups ofor Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach weddings. Large or small we can provide it all. Contact Us to plan Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach Wedding.

Sand Key Park sunset vow renewal with white arbor rose petal aisle runner. Shelly and Jason celebrating 13 year wedding anniversary.

 

 

Ways to Use Rose Petals at your Wedding Ceremony

Ways to Use Rose Petals at your Wedding Ceremony

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You want to use rose petals at your wedding ceremony but not sure how. Check out our favorite ways to use rose petals at your wedding ceremony!

Whether it be on the beach, park, venue, or elsewhere rose petals can be incorporated into your wedding ceremony. We’ve used rose petals to make a heart, down the aisle, lining the aisle, circle, accent petals around an arbor, and much more! Here are some different rose petal options to consider for your wedding ceremony.

Fresh mixed colored rose petals

Mixed colors of fresh rose petals

Rose petal heart ideas

A rose petal heart can have mixed colored petals or a solid color. We always use fresh petals on the beach or on the grass because the artificial petals easily get blown away into the ocean and all around the park. Fake rose pedals need to be picked up, which is super annoying, and are are harmful to the environment.

You can do a pretty flower heart with artificial flowers that are strung together. This is always a good option on a windy day or for a grass location. The string of flowers can easily be picked up and secured into the ground.

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A mound style heart in the sand with fresh rose petals in the center of the heart is a very pretty idea to consider. The heart can be accented with tiki torches and greenery with flowers at the end of the tiki torch posts or shepherds hooks with hanging lanterns or flower balls.

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How about a circular ceremony with rose petal heart in the center of the circle! We love this setup because all of your guests are truly around you. Having a rose heart in the middle of the circle gives the ceremony a beautiful pop of color.

Rose petal heart in center of circular ceremony setup. Siesta Key Beach

Rose petal heart in center of circular ceremony setup at Siesta Key Beach

Lining the aisle

At the beach, park, or inside venue adding rose pedals to line the aisle is a great touch. Adds just a pop of color and really pulls the look together. Here are a few pictures of wedding ceremonies we’ve done with fresh and artificial flowers lining the aisle.

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Circle

If a heart is not your thing you can make the flower petals into another shape. We think it’d be neat to have a circle of rose pedals for the couple to stand inside showing their love will go on forever. Another idea we had was to make an infinity sign out of pedals!

Down the aisle

The traditional rose pedals down the aisle is always a great look! Keep in mind if you are having an outdoor wedding ceremony and use artificial rose pedals you need to pick them up…and that’s not easy or fun.

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Shapes down the aisle

If you want to get real creative use flower pedals and make shapes down the aisle. This is a wedding Charmaine officiated at the Kapok Tree in Clearwater Florida. If you create a flower design in the aisle you need to make sure to block the inside chairs (see how they did it hear with fabric) so guests enter into their seats from the outside in….and don’t mess up the design. We can do these designs or you can have your florist or coordinator do it.

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There are a ton of neat ways to use rose petals at your wedding ceremony. We love working with couples to make their vision come to life! Keep your wedding simple, affordable, and pretty by using rose petals whether it be beach or elsewhere. Contact us to discuss your wedding ceremony ideas: info@abeautifulweddinginflorida.com

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

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