Bernice and Brook’s Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony

Bernice and Brook’s Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony

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Bernice contacted me about officiating her wedding ceremony while she and her partner were in Florida. She and her partner were traveling from Ohio and wanted a nice Florida beach wedding. Her partner Brook had never been to the beach before!! Bernice sent me photos of what she wanted the beach to look like and was asking for suggestions on where to have their wedding ceremony. They envisioned their Florida wedding ceremony on a wide open beach somewhat secluded with white sand. I knew I could help them! We went back and forth with photos and questions before they decided that a Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony was exactly what they wanted.

Bernice and Brook booked our Clearwater Beach Special #2 package and added our A La Carte mound style heart in sand with tiki torches, greenery, and hydrangeas for floral arrangements around the tiki torches. She wanted a few chairs with navy sashes and a rose petal aisle runner. They knew just what she wanted for their wedding ceremony. Bernice told me she was even having a monkey as a ring bearer because that was something Brook had always wanted.

Last Thursday morning Bernice and Brook had their dream Florida beach wedding. It had rained the night before the wedding leaving the beach sand somewhat damp, a little windy, and completely empty! It was best time to have a Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony because nobody was on the beach (note- if you know Clearwater Beach it’s very hard to get the beach to yourself ). The beach was quiet and wide open.

Clearwater special #2 with A la Carte mound rose petal heart in the sand with tiki torches, greenery, and hydrangea's.

Clearwater Beach Special #2 with added A la Carte mound rose petal heart in the sand, tiki torches, greenery, and hydrangeas.

Our associate officiant, Ellida, performed the ceremony and I setup the ceremony details (chairs, heart, torches, flowers) and got them down the aisle on time. During the wedding ceremony when it came time for the rings Don Juan, a little monkey, brought them up to them. Don Juan was the cutest little ring bearer. He hopped on Brook’s shoulder and gave the rings to them. It was super cool!!!

Bernice and Brook with ring bearer Don Juan

Bernice and Brook with monkey ring bearer Don Juan

Brook and Bernice were leaving that afternoon for a cruise to Cozumel before heading back to Ohio. Bernice text me and said, “Thank you so much for everything. Wouldn’t have been possible without your help.”

Bernice, Ellida and Brook

Ellida with the newly married Bernice and Brook 

 

4th of July Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony

4th of July Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony

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Jocelyn & Waldemar have been together for over 19 years. They were going to be traveling to Florida from Pennsylvania and staying in Kissimmee for the last week of June and over the 4th. They were going to come over to Clearwater Beach for the 4th of July and wanted a morning Clearwater beach wedding ceremony. Jocelyn called me and sent me photos of what she wanted for her Clearwater beach wedding ceremony.  She wanted bamboo arbor with starfish tie backs and decorated with turquoise fabric and white fabric. She also asked to have an aisle runner with sea shells and flower petals in the center.  She said this was her first time being married and she wanted something simple but beautiful. She hired me to put together her dream wedding ceremony including Officiant (me) and photographer. I was glad to help her put everything together!

4th of July morning arrived and it was a beautiful hot summer day. Very hot! Fortunately, we found a spot on Clearwater Beach to set up where a lot of beach goers hadn’t arrived at. A number of family members from the area arrived and guests. Jocelyn had a special song that she asked to be played as she walked down the aisle. It was a Spanish song called Solo Para Ti. When Jocelyn walked down the beach she looked so pretty. As Waldemar (also called Tito) looked at his bride I could see how much love he had for her and how happy they were for this day to finally be here. Jocelyn had been making plans for the wedding with me since early February.

Jocelyn and Title under the bamboo arbor with starfish and turquoise fabric that I put together for their Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony. Picture by C.R. Newman Photography.

Jocelyn and Title under the bamboo arbor with starfish and turquoise fabric that I put together for their Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony. Picture by C.R. Newman Photography.

I had hired my friend, Rebecca Newman, with C.R.Newman Photography to take photos of their Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony. Jocelyn & Tito were so happy to have so many of their family members present. They wanted all kinds of combinations taken. It was a fun wedding. Everyone was enjoying themselves and having fun with the pictures. We even had a very patriotic Santa Claus (Christmas in July on the beach join us for photo and congratulations.

Santa celebrating 4th of July joined Jocelyn and Tito for a fun wedding picture. Picture by C. R. Newman Photography

Beach Santa celebrating 4th of July joined Jocelyn and Tito for a fun wedding picture. Picture by C. R. Newman Photography

Jocelyn text me and thanked me for everything. They were both so happy and very pleased with the wedding.

So in love....Picture by C.R. Newman Photography

A picture perfect day for Jocelyn and Tito’s Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony….Picture by C.R. Newman Photography

Redington Beach Florida Wedding

Redington Beach Florida Wedding

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Jackie and Jerry were travelling to Florida from Indiana to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday with her parents. Her parents had a timeshare unit at Redington Ambassador Resorts on the beach. Jackie and Jerry thought it would be great to have a Redington Beach Florida Wedding, be with her parents, and spend Thanksgiving together. When Jackie called I suggested a package with photographer and officiant. She happily said, How easy! Do I need to do anything else?” I let her know she would just need to get their Florida Marriage License when she arrived, and be safe driving to Florida!

The wedding was on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It was rather chilly day so they decided to have the wedding on the balcony at the condo where they were staying. She was concerned about her parents being out in the cold on the beach. The balcony had a gorgeous ocean view.
Jackie’s parents were very pleased that they decided to have the wedding while visiting with them over the holiday.

Photos by George Sr.

Jackie and Jerry at their Redington Beach Florida wedding. Photos by George Sr.

Photos by George Sr.

Photos by George Sr.

Jackie held a pretty bouquet of red roses and looked very pretty with a simple white gown.

Jackie Photos by George Sr.

The newly wed Jackie. Photos by George Sr.

After the ceremony George Sr. took photos in the condo and suggested to Jackie and Jerry that they go out to the beach for a few more photos. The wind had died down and it was actually pretty nice out on the beach.

Photos by George Sr.

Jackie and Jerry with Jackie’s parents. Photos by George Sr.

Jackie and Jerry were staying through the weekend before returning back to Indiana. They were so pleased and thankful.

Chilly Clearwater Beach Wedding!!

Chilly Clearwater Beach Wedding!!

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Geralyn (Brittany’s Mother) had been corresponding with me for over a year in planning her daughter Brittany & now son-in law Kyle’s Clearwater Beach wedding.  Geralyn hired us to handle the ceremony setup including bamboo poles with decorations, sand ceremony and setup, photographer, and officiant.

Clearwater beach wedding ceremony setup. Photos by George Sr.

Clearwater beach wedding ceremony setup. Photos by George Sr.

The wedding was this past Saturday. They rented a beach house on Clearwater Beach. Geralyn corresponded with me about the wedding setup, photos, where to get flowers, hair done, where to go to dinner etc…She was paying great attention to details and I could tell by her messages just how excited and how much this meant to her.  In some of her messages, I could pick up tearful sentiment as she was corresponding about her daughter’s wedding. I let her know that I had a daughter recently get married and sent her my picture of me balling my eyes out at my daughter’s wedding. She laughed, and we continued with Mother-to-Mother correspondence in planning her daughter’s wedding. We enjoyed corresponding and planning her daughter’s wedding. On the day of the wedding it was so nice to finally meet her!

Brittany and Kyle were married this past Saturday at sunset on Clearwater Beach. It was a rather chilly evening. Brittany and Kyle and family are from Illinois so the cold didn’t bother them. They were jumping for joy!!

jumping for joy at their Clearwater Beach wedding. Photos by George Sr.

Brittany and Kyle jumping for joy at their Clearwater Beach wedding. Photos by George Sr.

A multi-colored four post bamboo poles was setup. They performed sand ceremony blending sand into a photo frame.

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Brittany and Kyle’s wedding ceremony setup. A Beautiful Wedding In Florida provide bamboo setup with decorations, photographer, sand ceremony, and officiant. Photos by George Sr.

George Sr did the photographs and video. It was a beautiful sunset. He had them strolling on the beach and got a lot of shots of them having fun together.

A perfect sunset for a Clearwater beach wedding,

A perfect sunset for a Clearwater beach wedding. Photos by George Sr.

Family and friends were going to The Beachcomber for reception dinner. Brittany and Kyle were staying in Clearwater Beach until Monday when they were going to begin their honeymoon bye taking a cruise before returning to Illinois.

Geralyn thanked me so much for everything. She couldn’t believe that it came and went so fast. She looked forward to a relaxing Sunday on Clearwater beach. She sent me an email saying “I want to thank you and George again for all that you did.  It’s kind of sad that our brief relationship is over.  I enjoyed our correspondence.  You must get great satisfaction on the positive way you touch the lives of so many people.  I wish you and your family the best.” It’s always nice to know that our hard work is appreciated and enjoyed.

Congratulations, Brittany and Kyle.

Congratulations, Brittany and Kyle! We had a wonderful time being a part of your beautiful Clearwater beach wedding! Photos by George Sr.

Clearwater Weddings on Halloween

Clearwater Weddings on Halloween

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This year Halloween fell on a Friday, which made it a GREAT day for Clearwater weddings on Halloween night! George and myself both had fun opportunities to officiated Clearwater weddings on Halloween night. Both weddings were Halloween themed which made them hilarious and fun!We always say, “Your weddings is YOUR day! Let us help you create the ceremony of your dreams!” and if it’s a Halloween themed wedding then we are there to make it the best Halloween wedding ever!

George Jr. got a last minute call from someone inquiring about him doing a wedding on Clearwater Beach for them on Halloween. They asked if he could dress up as a pirate. George said he didn’t have a pirate costume, but had a leprechaun outfit, and offered to wear it. George said the leprechaun would bring them good luck. George met Michael and Valerie on Clearwater Beach Halloween night and performed a sunset beach wedding for them. They were a fun couple and really enjoyed being married by a leprechaun…. and they appreciated the good luck that the leprechaun marrying them brought to them. Hah!

George Jr. AKA the "Lucky" Clearwater Beach Wedding Officiant

George Jr. AKA the “Lucky” Clearwater Beach Wedding Officiant

George Jr. with

George Jr. with

I had a backyard wedding on Halloween at Marie and Leo’s home in Clearwater. Marie and Leo were dresses as convicts with orange pants, white shirts, and ball and chains wrapped around their ankles. The set up for the wedding ceremony was gravestones, with spider webs in the background, and orange lights. They were having a Halloween costume party for the reception. Guest were all dressed up in all kinds of fun costumes. As I was performing the ceremony as they were looking at each other and it was hard for them to keep a straight face without laughing. I was the only one not dressed up in costume, trying to be serious. It was a FUN wedding, and a great couple.

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Marie and Leo all dressed up for the wedding

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Me with the just married Marie and Leo at their Halloween themed wedding

Halloween weddings are such fun. Couples come up with some great creative ideas for ceremonies and receptions. I wasn’t asked to dress in costume for this wedding, although I have officiated other Clearwater wedding on Halloween. Don’t let Halloween scare you from having a wonderful wedding.

Andrews Memorial Chapel Dunedin Wedding Ceremony

Andrews Memorial Chapel Dunedin Wedding Ceremony

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Shanik and Jeff had their wedding ceremony at Andrew’s Chapel in Dunedin on the Saturday before Labor Day. After being together for six years and having a beautiful five year old daughter, Kierra, they decided it was time to be married. Andrews Chapel has the historic early Florida Victorian charm and is centrally located close to downtown Dunedin near Hammock Park. The chapel has an open alter with shiny hardwood flooring and wooden pews. A convenient changing room for bride & bridal party is adjacent to the chapel.

Andrews Memorial Chapel in Dunedin is a great place for a civil ceremony wedding.

Andrews Memorial Chapel in Dunedin is a great place for a civil ceremony wedding.

Shanik had relatives from her hometown, Jamaica. Here Grandma was so tearful, and almost had me in tears, as she was escorted down the aisle to “Ave Maria”.  The bridesmaid wore teal sleeveless dresses and the groomsmen had matching ties with beige suits. Shanik looked absolutely stunning with her sleeveless white dress. The dress had a jewel beaded waistline and Shanik accented her neck with a lovely necklace and matching head piece. She got her dress at David’s Bridal and carried a beautiful bouquet of white and deep peach colored roses. Their daughter, Kierra, carried the rings in a box. She was very excited and looked adorable.

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Shanik’s white and peach roses

Shanik and Jeff were having a reception at 315 Banquet Hall in Palm Harbor.

Shanik sent me a text message the following Monday and said, “Thank you so much Charmaine you helped make our wedding day perfect and are really thankful.”

I really enjoyed meeting them and serving as their Dunedin wedding ceremony officiant

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Me with Shanik and Jeff at their wedding in Dunedin, FL