Where should I have my Tampa wedding?

Where should I have my Tampa wedding?

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Where should I have my Tampa wedding? We can help! We often get asked for suggestions on where in Tampa to have a wedding. Recently, I got a call from a bride to-be who was in North Dakota and planning a Tampa Florida beach wedding. She had just been surfing the internet about locations and had contacted a resort in Marco Island. The resort told her to contact us, A Beautiful Wedding in Florida, for help answering her question on where to have her Tampa wedding ceremony.

Barb contacted me and asked, where should I have my Tampa wedding? I guided her with suggestions and ideas for her wedding, places to stay ,and restaurant ideas for after the wedding.  Barb’s wedding would consist of no more than 10 guests and she wanted it on the beach. She said she knew nothing about the Tampa area. As Barb and I spoke, we discussed options and ideas for her wedding. Barb decided she would have her wedding at Sand Key Park in Clearwater. Barb looked at our website,  reviewed our packages, and a la carte items. Barb was so pleased and excited that we put together plans for just the wedding she had been envisioning. She decided on: Officiant,  flowers, photographer, cake, and tiki torches. I helped her put it all together and she couldn’t have been more pleased.

Wedding cake with topper

Wedding cake with topper

Barb emailed me two days later letting me know she got her flights and more of her family were interested in coming. She thanked me again and let me know how excited she was.

I thanked her for contacted me and allowing us to be a part of her special day. As Clearwater wedding officiant service this is what we do. We are always glad to give suggestions on locations for the wedding, fun things to do while you’re in the Tampa area, and we can always help with wedding ideas. Your Tampa wedding ceremony doesn’t have to be at the beach. If you’re not sure where in the Tampa area to have your wedding contact us, we’d be happy to recommend a number of park locations, gazebo’s, homes, and gardens.

Meet Charmaine! Your Palm Harbor Wedding Officiant!

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Hi, I’m Charmaine your Palm Harbor wedding officiant. I am a native Bostonian. 17 years ago I decided to move with the family to Palm Harbor, Florida because I couldn’t stand the cold weather any longer. I’ve been married to my husband George for 32 years. It seems like yesterday that we got married. 10 years ago I retired from a management/customer service position with Delta Airlines where I worked for over 32 years. I had been a Florida Notary Public during my airline career and when I retired I decided to further pursue notary opportunities, including wedding officiating.

I'm your Tampa Clearwater Palm Harbor wedding officiant

Hello! I’m your Tampa, Clearwater, Palm Harbor wedding officiant

I have two adult children. Amanda, who lives in Tallahassee with my son-in-law, Ryan & their dachshund, Lola.

Amanda and Ryan at their wedding rehearsal dinner last October in Tallahassee, FL. Ryan's being silly.

Amanda and Ryan at their wedding rehearsal dinner last October in Tallahassee, FL. Ryan’s being silly.

My son George Jr. lives in Dunedin, FL and has a very active 2 ½ year old daughter, Adriana (my granddaughter). He has a little all black dachshund Rose.

George Jr. and Adriana at a festival in Dunedin, FL.

George Jr. and Adriana at a festival in Dunedin, FL.

I have the cutest little dachshund Bella. So basically, we are a dachshund family!! Hah!

Our dachshund family- Bella is on the left, Rose in the middle, and Lola on the right.

Our dachshund family- Bella is on the left, Rose in the middle, and Lola on the right.

When I’m not serving as your Palm Harbor wedding officiant, I enjoy spending time with family. I love to travel. My daughter & son-in-law Ryan enjoy vacationing with us and we always like having them with us. We love to hike together, go exploring, and going out to eat. We recently took at trip to Bryce National Park & Zion National Park. Two beautiful parks with lots of great hiking trails and lots of neat things to explore.

George Sr., me, Amanda, and Ryan in Bryce Canyon National Park

George Sr., me, Amanda, and Ryan in Bryce Canyon National Park

When I’m at home I’m usually out jogging in the morning or working out in our garage gym.

Working out in our home gym

Working out in our home gym

In the evening, I take my dog, Bella, out walking. My little granddaughter, Adriana, loves coming over to Grammy’s house, and of course, I love having her come over. We go swimming in the pool together, feed the ducks in a nearby park, or go to a fun place like Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, or Glazer’s Children’s Museum. We have so many fun parks & places to go in Tampa Bay area.

Building a ginger bread house!

Building a ginger bread house!

Adriana loves when I read to her.

Adriana loves when I read to her.

My husband George & I enjoy it when he has a photo shoot at a wedding that I’m performing. We usually end the day watching brainless TV show’s like the Bachelor, America’s Got Talent, Dancing With the Stars or put on a good movie. We love going to the movies, go out to eat, bike ride on Pinellas Trail, and just staying home enjoying our home & each other.

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George Sr. taking pictures at a wedding I officiated in Treasure Island

I’m so glad to be a Palm Harbor wedding officiant. I’ve performed many weddings throughout the Palm Harbor Tampa Clearwater area over the years and have met so many wonderful couples. I’m glad to share a little bit about me as I often get to know a lot about my couples through my correspondence as their Palm Harbor wedding officiant.