Holiday Weddings in Tampa Florida

Holiday Weddings in Tampa Florida


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.



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!

October Tampa Area Weddings

October Tampa Area Weddings


October is a very popular month for weddings in Florida. George Sr, Ellida, and myself were all out and about performing weddings this past Saturday.

George Sr put his camera down for the day and enjoyed performing a beautiful sunset wedding ceremony on Englewood Beach for Sivan and Nathan. Parties A La Carte coordinated everything from chairs, arch, and putting together all the wedding arrangements. The ceremony was on the beach followed by reception at Flounder’s Restaurant. George Sr. and I met Sivan and Nathan a week before the wedding. They were such a nice couple. They had been engaged for 7 years and decided it was time to be married. This was a destination wedding for them because they traveled to Englewood from Ohio. Family members and friends were delighted to come to Florida for the wedding.

George Sr. with

George Sr. with Sivan and Nathan at their Englewood Beach Wedding Ceremony

Ellida, my friend and one our Tampa Wedding Officiate, performed a wedding on Siesta Key Beach for Mayra and Pablo. It was another gorgeous day for a wedding on Siesta Key Beach. Pablo is Mexican and had a little difficulty in understanding the English ceremony. He did understand his love for Mayra, and that was all they needed.

Ellida with

Ellida with Pabla and Myra at their wedding on Siesta Key Beach

I performed a wedding in Lakeland for Jan and John. I had officiated their daughter, Melissa, and now son-in-law’s, Kyle, wedding ceremony two years ago in Treasure Island. Jan remembered me and said I did an amazing job and it was now her turn to be married. It was nice to see Melissa and Kyle again and see how happily married they are.  The wedding was at Jan’s home overlooking the lake. Jan asked me to say pause frequently so they don’t forget what they were supposed to say. They were truly an adorable couple.

Me with

Me with Jan and Jon at their Lakeland wedding

Saturday was a gorgeous day for all the weddings officiated by A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Tampa wedding officiate ‘s. We couldn’t have asked for a more picture perfect day.

This weekend again we will all be performing weddings in Tallahassee, Tampa, St Petersburg, Dunedin and Clearwater. Florida has so many gorgeous places for weddings and Fall is one of the best time of year for weddings in Florida.

Palm Harbor Officiant attends Weddings on Water Bridal Showcase


On Sunday I participated as a Palm Harbor Officiant vendor at The Weddings on Water Bridal Showcase event at Bon Appetit in Dunedin. What a great event!! I had never participated in one of these events and I was glad I did.


Me and my table representing A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Palm Harbor Officiant Services and More!

I met a number of brides, family members, and got to meet a number of local vendors. Over 30 vendors had their tables setup displaying their products or wedding services. Prizes were given away throughout the event. Most vendors had a prize to be drawn and the winner had to be present to win. Many attendees wanted to stick around for the drawings so a constant flow of attendees continued to inquire at vendor tables about products and services they offered. A number of great wedding prizes were being given away. The grand prize was a $2500 towards a Bon Appetit wedding.  Bon Appetit provided D’Oeuvrs  and champagne for guest to enjoy as they visited the vendor tables.

Guests mingling at bridal show

Guests mingling at bridal show

I was next to Photo Bot Events. Photo Booths are such a fun entertainment wedding idea. Wedding guest can put on hats, funny glasses, wigs or a number of other get ups that they have and have their pictures taken. Photo Bots had guest putting on props and taking pictures. They even got me on one!!

Having fun with the Photo Bot team!

Having fun with the Photo Bot Events team!

I finally got to meet Desiree Chambelin who is the owner of Chantilly Cakes. Her cakes are at so many of the weddings I’ve officiated at. I never get to taste them. She had samples so of course I had to try them out. They are as good tasting as they are good looking. They are now open in Palm Harbor.

Harp by Victoria was playing soft comforting music on her harp as guest were arriving.


Need invitations made, cards, centerpiece ideas, monograms, logo ideas Kathy Davenport with Up Your Sales is a local vendor with some great designs and products.


Photo Bots was on one side of my table and Party Doctor Productions DJ Service on the other side. Party Doctor played music, and did all the prize drawings. Attendees could request songs by texting or by just letting them know what they wanted to hear. They were so entertaining at the bridal show I could only imagine that they would have guest dancing and well entertained at a wedding.

As a Palm Harbor officiant service, we often get asked about other products services, and ideas for different wedding things. The show was a great way for me to get to know other vendors and the services they offer. The show was not only great for attendees to get wedding ideas, but it was a great way for me to see wedding ideas that I can offer and suggest to brides, couples or anyone needing so many of these services and products. A Beautiful Wedding In Florida Palm Harbor, Dunedin & Tallahassee offer wedding packages and we can also share a number of ideas and services that you may be considering for your wedding.