Tampa 4th of July Wedding Ceremonies

Tampa 4th of July Wedding Ceremonies

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Beach, Barbecue, and Tampa 4th of July Wedding Ceremonies

For some it was celebrating 4th of July by going to the beach, barbecuing with friends and family, and fireworks. Others celebrated by getting married or with a celebratory vow renewal ceremonies. We did it all.

The entire weekend we kept busy with Tampa 4th of July wedding ceremonies. We started on Saturday with a sunrise wedding ceremony at Sand Key Beach Park for Natalie and Terrance. Terrance is a sergeant in the US Army and Natalie is a US Veteran. They had an very intimate beach wedding ceremony with just two close friends, Jamia and Jeff, in attendance.  Natalie vowed to take Terrance as her beloved king and Terrance vowed to take Natalie as his beloved queen.  They chose to commemorate their marriage through the celebration of a Foot Washing Ceremony, “The feet of the twelve disciples were caked with the dust of daily travels. The job of washing feet was reserved for the slave of the home. Yet, in striking fashion, Jesus – the one who spoke galaxies into existence – dons the towel of a poor slave and wipes the muddied feet of his friends. What a display of love – a love that would bend as low as necessary to lift up, a love that would enter into the mess so it could make things once again clean. This is what Jesus not only does for us, but calls us to do for one another – love by serving and humbling ourselves.” The love Natalie and Terrance was infectious as their wedding ceremony was performed.

Natalie sent a review a few days later, “Amazing. Mrs. Charmaine was a true God-send. She stayed in constant communication with Terrance and I. She made us feel comfortable. When she was reading the vows we picked, she was reading them as if they were special to her too.”

That same Saturday evening our associate officiant, Ellida, performed  Jamia and Jeff’s ceremony (Natalie and Terrance’s two friends that attended their morning wedding) at sunset at Sand Key Park in Clearwater.  Jamia and Jeff were also a military couple. Jamia and Jeff radiated with the love they have for each other. Their ceremony was recognized with a sweet treat that will bring joy to their lives and nourish their souls. They shared a delicious chocolate bar promising to always be present for each other in darkness and in light in sweet and in titter in dismal and delicious!

On Saturday at sunset I officiated Bruce and Patricia’s 20 year vow renewal ceremony at Redington Shores Beach. Bruce totally surprised his wife Patricia. Bruce arranged for over 30 family members to be at the ceremony. Many of the family members hadn’t seen one another for years. Bruce had a plan and George Sr captured the moment as Bruce got down on one knee and proposed again to his wife…..She said “Yes” 😉

Bruce wrote a few days later “Great to work with. Very nice people. Everything was just beautiful.”

It was a busy weekend and we still had a few more Tampa 4th of July wedding ceremonies!

Amy and Chuck thought they were eloping until the word got out. Monday evening they had a beautiful sunset wedding ceremony at Ft Desoto Beach Park.

Also on Monday, Brandon and Tracy eloped at Sand Key Beach in Clearwater.

Pam and Lonnie thought they were eloping on the 4th, but word got out and they had a number of guests attend their ceremony at Honeymoon Island. Pam wrote the following day “Thank you we were very touched by the ceremony you made it very special for us we will always remember it and we wish you a lifetime of happiness”

What a great weekend for so many wonderful couples!! After all the Tampa 4th of July wedding ceremonies, we still had a little time for barbecuing, pool, family and fireworks.

 

 

Holiday Weddings in Tampa Florida

Holiday Weddings in Tampa Florida

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It’s that time of year!! Families and friends will be gathering for Thanksgiving this week and over the upcoming weeks for the holidays. Since families and friends are going to be together it can also be a great time for holiday  weddings in Tampa Florida. I was recently contacted by a couple from Ohio that will be visiting their parents in Florida this week and wanted to know if I could perform a wedding for them on Reddington Shores Beach. They also asked if George Sr. could take photographs. I let them know we are available for their Reddington Shores Beach wedding and would love to work with them. They want a simple ceremony on the beach.

We have other weddings booked over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend for similar reasons. One couple has family visiting with them over the holiday weekend and the other couple will be vacationing in Florida for the holidays.  Whatever the reason may be it is can be a great time for holiday weddings in Tampa Florida. And, it’s actually pretty easy to get married in Florida. If you’re from out of state you can be married on the same day that you get your marriage license. Florida residents have to wait three days. We can meet you at your home, park, at the beach, or wherever your gathering may be and perform a wedding ceremony for you.

This weekend family and friends were together for Maribel and Jose’s wedding in Seminole, Florida. The wedding was at Maribel’s parents home in Seminole. The ceremony was in backyard by the pool. An arch was set up with chairs for guest and I officiated a sweet simple ceremony. They were looking forward to a fun time celebrating at their home with all the guest.  Maribel and Jose have been together for over five years and it was time to be married. They have a lot of fun together and thought this was an opportune time for a wedding. Although this wasn’t actually on the holiday guest were arriving for the holiday week.

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Like Maribel and Jose, having a wedding with select family and friends over the holidays can be a lot fun. Not only are your friends and family gathers but a lot of venues are decorated for the holidays so you don’t have to go as crazy with the wedding décor! If you are considering a wedding over holiday season get in touch with us because we are available for last minute ceremonies or can help you plan and organized your special day!

Tampa Wedding Officiant Salutes Veteran’s

Tampa Wedding Officiant Salutes Veteran’s

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, I took a look back at a few military weddings I’ve performed. It’s always such an honor to officiate a wedding for someone serving in our countries military. On Veteran’s Day, and always, I salute all our USA active and retired military personnel. As a small token of our appreciate, A Beautiful Wedding in Florida offers active U.S.A. Military members a discount on their ceremony services. We also salute and say a big thank you to our very own, George Sr., for his service in the Army. From all of us at A Beautiful Wedding in Florida, THANK YOU!!!
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Tampa Wedding Officiant Salutes Veteran’s with a look back at a few military weddings I’ve had the honor of being a part of:
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Kylie and Robert were married on June 13, 2012. Robert is in the Army.
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Photos by George Sr.

Jamie and Shon were married on August 29, 2014. They eloped with a wedding ceremony on Honeymoon Island. Shon is in the Navy and flies helicopters.
Photos by George Sr.

Photos by George Sr.

Elisa and Jason were married February 22, 2014 at Hollis Gardens in Lakeland. Jason is in the Army.
Photos by George Sr.

Photos by George Sr.

We proudly offer active U.S.A. Military members a discount for their ceremony services. *Offer only applies if one of the parties getting married is currently in the military. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO OUR COUNTRY!