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.

Lakeland Wedding Ceremony

Lakeland Wedding Ceremony


Dara contacted me asking if I would be available to perform her Lakeland wedding ceremony on October 6th. She said that I had performed her daughter, Alexa, and son in-law, Scott’s, wedding in February 2013. It was now her turn to get married and since she was very pleased with her daughter’s wedding she hoped that I could perform her ceremony. This was very flattering and exciting for me! Fortunately, I was available and let her know I’d be honored to perform her wedding. Dara and Barry were having a small intimate wedding. She also asked if I had a photographer. I let her know that my husband George was a photographer and he could take pictures for them.

The wedding was on Saturday at The Terrace Hotel in downtown Lakeland in the Lake Mirror Room that overlooks Lake Mirror.


Lakeland Wedding Ceremony at The Terrace Hotel. Photos by George Sr.

It was a gorgeous day for a a Lakeland wedding ceremony. The beautiful window where the ceremony took place overlooked the lake and a beautiful park.

Dara looked stunning! She wore a hat that had a small bird cage veil covering her forehead and just a little bit of her right eye. She carried a beautiful bouquet of colorful mixed flowers and wore a white gown with a silver beaded high waistline trim. Barry wore a grey with a small tweed suit and a lavender colored shirt with a boutonnière to match Dara’s flowers.

Dara looking beautiful at her Lakeland wedding ceremony. Photos by George Sr.

Dara looking beautiful at her Lakeland wedding ceremony. Photos by George Sr.

Dara & Barry walked in together then I officiated a lovely ceremony.

Walking in together. Photos by George Sr.

Dara and Robert walking into the ceremony hand-in-hand. Photos by George Sr.

Her daughter, Alexa, stood next to her holding Dara’s little granddaughter. It was nice to see Alexa again whom I married and to see her now as a Mom. Barry’s Dad stood next to him.

Lakeland wedding ceremony officiated by Charmaine and Photos by George Sr.

Lakeland wedding ceremony officiated by Charmaine and Photos by George Sr.

Dara and Barry are very sentimental and didn’t want to have to say much. I could see the tears in both of their eyes as I was saying some of the words, “We’ll cherish the memories of our individual past; and create our new life as we go now together.”


Dara and Barry had so much love for one and other.

George Sr. took photos of all the family and guests after the ceremony. They were having a luncheon at hotel. Their Honeymoon would be next week; they were going to take their motorcycles up to North Carolina where they have property. They each have their own bikes plus one that they ride together on.  Dara e-mailed me on Monday and said, “Thank you!  It went really well and we could not be happier with the day!”

Congratulations Dara and Barry!!!

Congratulations Dara and Barry!!! We had a wonderful time being a part of your Lakeland Wedding Ceremony!