Rainy Clearwater Sand Key Park Elopement Ceremony

Rainy Clearwater Sand Key Park Elopement Ceremony


Tiffany contacted me early in the week and asked me if I was available on Friday June 12th at sunset to perform a wedding ceremony. Her fiancé, Erdem, challenged her to see if she could put together an elopement package on such a short notice.  She wanted an officiant and a photographer.  They were coming to Florida from Texas for the weekend and wanted to get married. Tiffany and I got it all put together; and were looking forward to meeting on Friday.

When Tiffany and Erdem arrived in Florida on Friday they went to the County Clerks Office and got their Florida Marriage License. Tiffany contacted me and asked if they could do a champagne toast and cake at the park. I told they could and offered to get it for her. She wanted a white butter cream cake and a nice bottle of champagne. She was so thankful that I was able to pick everything up for her and make their elopement so fun simple.

All day Friday the weather was gorgeous. By 6pm the clouds moved-in and it started to rain. We were planning on meeting at 7:30pm at Sand Key Park in Clearwater. As I was heading to the park I could see some breaks in the clouds, but it just kept raining. When we got to the park there was still a heavy mist. The nice thing about the rain was that we had the park to ourselves. We found a pretty spot by some trees overlooking the ocean. I had umbrellas with me and we proceeded with their Rainy Clearwater Sand Key Park Elopement Ceremony.  The rain didn’t stop the love they had for each other shining through.

Rainy Clearwater Sand Key Park Elopement Ceremony

Rainy Clearwater Sand Key Park Elopement Ceremony. Picture by my friend Megan Pitts Photography

Me officiating Tiffany and Rainy Clearwater Sand Key Park Elopement Ceremony

Me officiating Tiffany and Erdem’s Rainy Clearwater Sand Key Park Elopement Ceremony. Picture by Megan Pitts Photography

After the ceremony the rain let up enough for them to go out onto the beach for photos. I told them I would setup the cake and champagne at a nearby shelter. After the pictures Tiffany and Erdem met me at the shelter where Erdem popped the cork on the champagne and celebrated with a toast to his lovely bride.

The cake and champagne toast that I put together for the newlyweds

The cake and champagne toast that I put together for the newlyweds

The following day Tiffany e-mailed me and said, “Thank you so much Charmaine! It was a delight to work with you and we greatly appreciate your time and efforts to make our day so special. “

The rain brought out a beautiful rainbow

The rain brought out a beautiful rainbow. Picture by Megan Pitts Photography

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.


Tampa Halloween Weddings


I’ve officiated a number of weddings on Halloween.  A Halloween wedding can be fun and something most guest will always remember. I was asked to officiate a wedding where everyone was in costume, including me being dressed as Elvis Presley to perform the wedding. The wedding was at their home. The bride wore an elegant black dress and groom wore an old fashion type of military uniform white knickers with a blue jacket and gold trimming. They had some gothic wording in the vow their piece and had their children in costumes participating in the ceremony.  They had spider cupcakes, spooky music, and punch made with dry ice looking like a witches brew. Spooky music was played throughout the house and everything was decorated for a fun Halloween party wedding.


If you prefer not to be spooky for your Halloween wedding how about something more elegant. A costume ball or a masquerade ball. You can arrive at your wedding in a hearse instead of a traditional limo.


You can make some real cool invitations.  Have your wedding rings in a Death Do Us Part Box.


So many fun things and ideas can be centered around Halloween weddings. Pumpkins for center pieces, black flowers, eyeball ice cubes, skeleton cookies or how about  a bloody cake being cut with an ax….just to name a few.

Bloody Halloween wedding cake

Bloody Halloween wedding cake

Halloween weddings allow you to wear anything you want!

Halloween weddings allow you to wear anything you want!

This year Halloween falls on a Friday making it convenient for Friday night Tampa Halloween weddings.

Contact A Beautiful Wedding Palm Harbor/Dunedin/ Tallahassee we’d love to help you with ideas and officiating services for your Halloween wedding. It’s less than a month away, but still time to plan a great fun wedding to remember….Remember..this will be until death do us part!!!