Simple Palm Harbor Wedding Ceremonies


I hear quite often “I can’t afford to get married right now.” What’s to afford? Yes, you do have to get a marriage license, but everything else can be affordable. Maybe not elaborate, but affordable. Especially here in Florida. We have so many beautiful parks, beaches, gardens and even backyards that are great places for a wedding that have minimal cost involved. The main focus is to be married isn’t it?!

This past weekend, I performed a wedding on Saturday for Malania and Jimmy at their home in New Port Richey. They have been together for over five years and wanted to be married. A few friends and family members were guest. They kept it simple. There were cupcakes and champagne and everyone was just enjoying being together with the select people that were invited. I took a few photos for them with their camera and they were very happy.

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Me with Malania and Jimmy at their wedding in New Port Richey

Later in the day, I performed a ceremony for Penny and Stanley at Honeymoon Island in Dunedin. They also kept it simple. They had the beauty of the beach and had friends take photos for them. They were going out together with friends after the ceremony, but hadn’t made any plans on where.


Me with Penny and Stanley at their wedding in Honeymoon Island

The brides for both weddings didn’t wear wedding gowns. They did both wear smiles and I could see the genuine love they have for their now spouses.

If you are holding off in getting married because of money, contact us A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Palm Harbor, Dunedin or Tallahassee. We can give you ideas and options for a wedding that you just might be able to afford, but hadn’t even thought about. We see Simple Palm Harbor Wedding Ceremonies and simple Tallahassee area wedding ceremonies all the time!!

Keep it fun, simple, and get married!!! KEEP CALM AND GET MARRIED!


Simple Weekend Weddings

Simple Weekend Weddings


Summer weekend weddings are very popular in Florida…and I love being a part of them! This past weekend I had the privilege of officiating three awesome couples simple weddings.

On Sunday, I met Heather & Ray at 7:00 AM and performed their morning sunrise wedding ceremony on beautiful Pass-A-Grille Beach in St Petersburg  A friend of theirs brought them to the beach in a limo. The beach was so quite. The only sounds were the ocean waves and a few sea gulls hovering along the shore. This is why sunrise weddings in the summer are my favorite time for beach weddings. Ray & Heather wanted a simple quiet ceremony on Pass-A-Grille beach and they got it! There wasn’t even the typical beach goers. It was just quiet, simple, and beautifully romantic.

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Ray and Heather’s sunrise wedding on Pass-a-grille beach.

Saturday afternoon I married Ron & Debra at their home in Palm Harbor, FL. Ron hired me as his Palm Harbor wedding officiant and asked me for the most basic simplest traditional ceremony. They wanted their wedding to be a celebration with a few family members and friends. The ceremony was in their living room and was just what they wanted. Debra’s sister from New York surprised Debra and came to Florida just for the wedding. They were having a celebration at a neighbor’s house. The ceremony was exactly as they asked it to be.

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Ron & Debra at their Palm Harbor wedding

Also on Saturday afternoon I officiated Kelly and Don’s wedding at Rigsby Recreation Center in Safety Harbor. Family and friends had decorated and setup the hall for the ceremony and reception. It was nice to be a part of an indoor wedding on a hot Florida Saturday afternoon.

Rigsby Recreational Center in Safety Harbor set up for wedding

Rigsby Recreational Center in Safety Harbor set up for wedding

Don was comfortable in his black tux and Kelly looked beautiful in her white gown. Don was nervous before the ceremony and was glad to see me when I arrived. I talked to him and asked him how he and Kelly met and got to know more about him and Kelly. As we spoke he calmed down and was then just anxious for the ceremony. They met a year and a half ago in a bar. He never thought he’d meet someone in a bar and get married to that person. He chuckled when I told him that’s how I met my now husband of 32 years. Kelly and Don had a simple wedding ceremony and reception. They were going to spend a few days honeymooning on St. Petersburg Beach.

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Kelly & Don at their Safety Harbor wedding

Weddings don’t have to be big and extravagant to be nice. As a Palm Harbor Wedding Officiant, trust me, there are plenty of ways to create a wedding ceremony that is perfect for you and your budget.