Elope in Tallahassee

Elope in Tallahassee

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If you’re in the process of planning your wedding, I’m sure you’ve thought, “OMG! We should just elope in Tallahassee!!”

Whether wedding planning is making your nuts, you want to keep your ceremony sweet and simple and just the two of you, your on a tight budget, you need to get married asap for this that or the other….we got your back! We love helping couples elope in Tallahassee!!

An elopement can be planned or done on short notice. It can be elaborate or simple. You can invite a few friends or none. At the end of the day, whether you are having a big fancy wedding or you’ve decided to elope, all that really matters is that you and your beloved are happy.

How to Elope in Tallahassee

How exciting, you’ve decide to ditch the big wedding plans and elope in the Florida Capitol City!!! We’ve officiated tons of elopements and want to share a few tips on how to put your elopement plans together.

  1. Pick a date and commit to it
  2. Budget- how much can you spend will determine whether you can hire a professional photographer, get a little cake, drive off in a limo, or simply just get married!
  3. Hire us as your officiant  😛
  4. Decide on the location. There are so many beautiful places to elope in Tallahassee;  a park, your favorite restaurant, the steps of the Florida Capitol, FSU stadium, your home, the beach, or someplace else.
  5. Guests or no guests? Decide if you want it to be a beautiful intimate ceremony shared with you and your beloved or if you’d like to have your parents or best friend with you.

We’ve officiated elopements where the couple has splurged on a high-end photographer, limo ride to the location, and champagne toast. We’ve also officiated elopement ceremonies where the couple is wearing jeans and flip flops. There’s no wrong way to elope in Tallahassee. You can keep is super sweet and simple or add a little extras to it.

If you want to elope in Tallahassee check out our Waverly Pond Special….it’s a super special price for weddings held at the beautiful Waverly Pond Park. Of course, if you have special spot you’d like to elope just let us know and we can officiate your ceremony there– wedding officiant prices vary depending on the type, date/time, and location  Contact us today for an exact price quote.

Here are a few pictures of  of couples we’ve help elope in Tallahassee

 

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 .

 

Rainy Maclay Gardens Tallahassee Wedding

Rainy Maclay Gardens Tallahassee Wedding

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Rain on your wedding day happens. Especially in Florida! When it does rain and changes your wedding plans, I wish there was something I could do. It rained on my wedding day so I truly understand what a disappointment it can be. But rain is also beautiful and brings freshness to earth. As long as you are marrying the one you love most, rain or shine, it’ll be the best day ever! Trust me!

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Beautiful bride, Casey, in Maclay Gardens on a rainy day. Photo by Tai Nunez Photography.

Casey and Matt were married on March 26th at a rainy Maclay Gardens Tallahassee wedding ceremony. I had the honor of officiating their ceremony.  The day before we met at Maclay Gardens for a rehearsal. The weather forecast was showing high chance of rain for Saturday, but we all crossed our fingers it’d hold off. I guided everyone through the rehearsal. Casey and I talked about what we’d do for “plan b” in the event of rain.

On Saturday it was raining and raining and raining. I felt so bad because Maclay Gardens is a beautiful for outdoor Tallahassee weddings. I arrived at Maclay Gardens and big tents were up around the cottage.

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M&M’s make everything better 🙂

One small tent was placed right outside the house. For the ceremony Casey walked out of the house with her Dad then we had the ceremony right there. There was a second larger tent setup adjacent to the house where other guests gathered for the ceremony.

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Small tent right outside cottage for ceremony.

Casey and Matt are the sweetest couple. Rain was not going to stop them from having a wonderful day shared with family and friends. We gathered closely under the tent for their ceremony. Casey’s Dad walked her down the aisle and gave her to Matt.

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Rain didn’t stop us from having a wedding ceremony filled with love, smiles, and a few happy tears.  Photo by Tai Nunez Photography.

Rain or shine, Matt's love for Casey is real. Photo by Tai Nunez Photography.

Rain or shine, Matt’s love for Casey is real and he was so happy to be holding her hands on their wedding day. Photo by Tai Nunez Photography.

Despite the rain photographer, Tai Nunez, was able to capture the beauty of Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and the love Casey and Matt share. Check out more photos:

http://www.tainunez.com/casey-and-matt-tallahassee-wedding-photographer/

Congratulations, Casey and Matt!!

Congratulations, Casey and Matt!!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Tallahassee, FL

Photographer: Tai Nunez Photography

DJ: Amplify Entertainment

We Won WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2016

We Won WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2016

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A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tampa and A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tallahassee Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016!!!

WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named A Beautiful Wedding in Florida as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Officiant Services in Tampa and Tallahassee Florida!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with A Beautiful Wedding in Florida. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as A Beautiful Wedding in Florida who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, A Beautiful Wedding in Florida is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.

A Beautiful Wedding in Florida is proud to be one of the top Officiant Services in Tampa and Tallahassee Florida in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.

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Small and Beautiful Tallahassee Weddings

Small and Beautiful Tallahassee Weddings

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Your wedding is YOUR day! We encourage you to do what you and your fiance want. So many times couples get caught up in what others want and “keeping up with the Jones” that they lose track of what brought them to the wedding. On October 25, 2014, I had the privilege of officiating two small and beautiful Tallahassee weddings.

Leann and Joseph got married at the Piney Z Lodge which is part of the Piney Z community center. There was nice outside green grassy space where the ceremony was held. The inside Lodge had plenty of space for tables, buffet, and dance floor. Leann and Joseph had friends and family helping them put everything together. It was very nice. They had special message next to a picture of Joseph’s mother whom died from breast cancer a few years ago. All the groomsmen wore pink ribbons in her honor. It was very touching. The weather was perfect for their outside Tallahassee wedding and I really enjoyed being a part of their special day.

Inside the Piney Z Lodge for Leann and Joseph's wedding reception.

Inside the Piney Z Lodge for Leann and Joseph’s wedding reception.

Beautiful remembrance memorial message for Joseph's mother.

Beautiful remembrance memorial message for Joseph’s mother.

Me with the beautiful Leann and her now-husband Joseph

Me with the beautiful Leann and her now-husband Joseph

Later that day I had the real pleasure of officiating Robin and John’s Tallahassee wedding. Robin and John had been together for over 20 years and finally decided they wanted to get married. They live in South Florida and traveled to Tallahassee for the wedding because John’s family lives in Tallahassee. The wedding was held at John’s sister’s house off Ansel Ferrel Rd. About 15-20 friends and family were gathered to witness the joyous occasion. John and Robin were so cute! When I arrived and met Robin in the bedroom she told me they had memorized all the vows; including the “repeat after officiant” parts! They were so excited and so in love. The ceremony was held outside in the grass. White chairs were lined up and under neath a beautiful tree. John and Robin impressed me by saying the vows that are typically repeated. After the ceremony Robin’s mother told me, “I never thought I’d see this day. I am so happy.” Tables were setup outside to have a lovely reception and celebration. It was truly an honor to be a part of their small and beautiful Tallahassee weddings.

Me with the very happy just married Robin and John

Me with the very happy just married Robin and John

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Outside tables for John and Robin’s reception

So please remember as you plan your wedding ceremony it can be any size, shape, color you want. Have fun with your day! These are just a few examples of small and beautiful Tallahassee weddings I have been a part of. For more ideas about planning your wedding please contact me!

Ashley and Seth’s Wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee

Ashley and Seth’s Wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee

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October 18th was a crazy day in Tallahassee because the Florida State Seminoles were playing Notre Dame in Tallahassee. For those of you that know what it’s like to live in a college football town you know this is a BIG deal. So about a month and half before October 18, 2014, I got a message from Ashley asking if there’s ANY WAY I would officiate her October 18th wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee, FL. The person she originally had asked to officiate her wedding just backed out on her so she was really hoping I would help her out. Fortunately, I was available and I don’t really like football so I was more than happy to officiate their wedding!

Ashley and Seth had wonderful wedding vendors working with them to create a beautiful wedding day. Nate Long with Amplify Entertainment was their DJ, Kate with A Piece of Cake Event Planning was their wedding planner, Piggy’s BBQ was the caterer, and Tallahassee Photo Booth.

Ashley and Seth hired me to serve as their rehearsal director so the day before the wedding I met everyone out at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond. It was a great rehearsal because Kate (their wedding planner) and I were able to work together to show everyone where and when to walk. We practiced a couple of times and everyone was ready.

On Ashley and Seth’s wedding day the weather was awesome!! The sun was shinning and there was low humidity. Ashley looked beautiful!! Her father walked her down the isle and she wore her veil over her face. They the isle was lined with shepherds hooks and hanging mason chairs filled with flowers. Ashley was very smart and after the ceremony Kate took all the flowers from the outside mason jars and brought them inside to use for the table centerpiece flowers! What a great idea!! Ashley and Seth were a super fun and easy going couple. Their love for each was so apparent and I wish them all the happiness!!

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Me with Ashley and Seth at their wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee

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What a perfect day for a wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee