On Valentine’s Day was a day for love in Tallahassee! I was a part of 2 lovely Tallahassee weddings on Valentine’s Day.
On Valentine’s Day morning I officiated Shawnteira and Randy’s wedding at A Country Rose florist shop. About 15 family and friends gathered in the back garden area of A Country Rose for a short and sweet wedding ceremony. Shawnteira wore a borrower wedding dress and held a beautiful light purple and white rose bouquet that A Country Rose had designed specially for her.
Three years ago, Tomeshia and Kimberly had contacted me about officiating a commitment ceremony. At the time same-sex marriage was not legal in Florida so they had thought a celebratory commitment ceremony was the way to go. They decided to hold-off on the ceremony and this Valentine’s Day I was able to officiate and legally marry them! It was truly an exciting moment. I officiated their ceremony and arranged to have a photographer present for pictures. A few family gathered with them and we held the ceremony under two trees in Cascade Park.
Both of these Tallahassee Weddings on Valentine’s Day were awesome AND the Tallahassee Democrat showed up! They wanted to do a feel good story about love on Valentine’s Day. To everyone’s surprise the following morning, our Tallahassee Weddings on Valentine’s Day story was featured on the FRONT page of the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper!! Hah! I was so excited I took a picture and text both couples and neither of them had seen it yet but were SOO thrilled!! Read the full article online here: http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/2015/02/14/valentines-day-special-day-marriage/23439195/