Tampa 4th of July Wedding Ceremonies

Tampa 4th of July Wedding Ceremonies


Beach, Barbecue, and Tampa 4th of July Wedding Ceremonies

For some it was celebrating 4th of July by going to the beach, barbecuing with friends and family, and fireworks. Others celebrated by getting married or with a celebratory vow renewal ceremonies. We did it all.

The entire weekend we kept busy with Tampa 4th of July wedding ceremonies. We started on Saturday with a sunrise wedding ceremony at Sand Key Beach Park for Natalie and Terrance. Terrance is a sergeant in the US Army and Natalie is a US Veteran. They had an very intimate beach wedding ceremony with just two close friends, Jamia and Jeff, in attendance.  Natalie vowed to take Terrance as her beloved king and Terrance vowed to take Natalie as his beloved queen.  They chose to commemorate their marriage through the celebration of a Foot Washing Ceremony, “The feet of the twelve disciples were caked with the dust of daily travels. The job of washing feet was reserved for the slave of the home. Yet, in striking fashion, Jesus – the one who spoke galaxies into existence – dons the towel of a poor slave and wipes the muddied feet of his friends. What a display of love – a love that would bend as low as necessary to lift up, a love that would enter into the mess so it could make things once again clean. This is what Jesus not only does for us, but calls us to do for one another – love by serving and humbling ourselves.” The love Natalie and Terrance was infectious as their wedding ceremony was performed.

Natalie sent a review a few days later, “Amazing. Mrs. Charmaine was a true God-send. She stayed in constant communication with Terrance and I. She made us feel comfortable. When she was reading the vows we picked, she was reading them as if they were special to her too.”

That same Saturday evening our associate officiant, Ellida, performed  Jamia and Jeff’s ceremony (Natalie and Terrance’s two friends that attended their morning wedding) at sunset at Sand Key Park in Clearwater.  Jamia and Jeff were also a military couple. Jamia and Jeff radiated with the love they have for each other. Their ceremony was recognized with a sweet treat that will bring joy to their lives and nourish their souls. They shared a delicious chocolate bar promising to always be present for each other in darkness and in light in sweet and in titter in dismal and delicious!

On Saturday at sunset I officiated Bruce and Patricia’s 20 year vow renewal ceremony at Redington Shores Beach. Bruce totally surprised his wife Patricia. Bruce arranged for over 30 family members to be at the ceremony. Many of the family members hadn’t seen one another for years. Bruce had a plan and George Sr captured the moment as Bruce got down on one knee and proposed again to his wife…..She said “Yes” 😉

Bruce wrote a few days later “Great to work with. Very nice people. Everything was just beautiful.”

It was a busy weekend and we still had a few more Tampa 4th of July wedding ceremonies!

Amy and Chuck thought they were eloping until the word got out. Monday evening they had a beautiful sunset wedding ceremony at Ft Desoto Beach Park.

Also on Monday, Brandon and Tracy eloped at Sand Key Beach in Clearwater.

Pam and Lonnie thought they were eloping on the 4th, but word got out and they had a number of guests attend their ceremony at Honeymoon Island. Pam wrote the following day “Thank you we were very touched by the ceremony you made it very special for us we will always remember it and we wish you a lifetime of happiness”

What a great weekend for so many wonderful couples!! After all the Tampa 4th of July wedding ceremonies, we still had a little time for barbecuing, pool, family and fireworks.



Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach Weddings

Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach Weddings


Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach Weddings where you can get married with your toes in the sand!

Clearwater Beach is such a great place for a wedding ceremony, vow renewal or elopement. Not only is Clearwater Beach a gorgeous beach there are a number of extravagant resorts, hotels, restaurants, and things to do.

Because we love Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach weddings, we created a number of wedding special packages for Clearwater Beach ceremonies. When asked where we would suggest on Clearwater Beach to have a wedding ceremony our first recommendation is Sand Key Park. Sand Key Park is a beautiful beach park that over looks Clearwater Beach. The park is on a beautiful beach and has a lovely ambiance for a beach wedding. Their is also sufficient parking for guests. Quite often we can find a spot that isn’t too populated with beach goers to have the wedding ceremony. Depending on the size of wedding and what setups are being used a permit may be required.

There’s also a location off Mandalay Ave on Clearwater Beach that we would suggest as well.  Not as much parking is available, but has a beautiful open beach.

We have performed sunrise, sunset, vow renewal, elopements and many different types of setups ofor Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach weddings. Large or small we can provide it all. Contact Us to plan Sand Key Park Clearwater Beach Wedding.

Sand Key Park sunset vow renewal with white arbor rose petal aisle runner. Shelly and Jason celebrating 13 year wedding anniversary.



Sand Key Park Clearwater Wedding Ceremony

Sand Key Park Clearwater Wedding Ceremony


Ken & Solveiga were married on Thursday. I officiated their Sand Key Park wedding ceremony and George Sr. took pictures. Ken & Solveiga were visiting Florida from Norway. They were staying in Orlando and wanted to be married at sunset on the beach. Ken wanted our Tampa Elopement Wedding Package #3 . He asked me for my suggestions for a nice beach to have ceremony at sunset. He said he wanted something Florida themed maybe with a surf board or something like that.  I recommended they have a Sand Key Park Clearwater wedding ceremony and he agreed. He called me when they arrived in United States to confirm;  they were SO excited. He said it was 5 below when he left Norway so they were loving the Florida weather.

On day of their Sand Key Park Clearwater wedding ceremony we had picture perfect weather. It was a nice temperature with some cool wind. We typically don’t have surfers at the beach in Pinellas County, but we had enough wind that day that a number of surfers were out on the beach.

Just married!!! Photos by George Sr.

Just married!!! Photos by George Sr.

I made a pretty rose pedal heart in the sand and had them stand it for the ceremony. George Sr was doing photos.

It was the PERFECT day for a Sand Key Beach Clearwater Wedding ceremony. Photos by George Sr.

It was the PERFECT day for Ken and Solveiga’s Sand Key Park Clearwater wedding ceremony.  Photos by George Sr.

Solveiga was so emotional when saying her vows that she just burst out crying and couldn’t compose herself. I had them hug while she pulled herself together then continued on with the ceremony. They were such a happy loving couple. After the ceremony George Sr was taking photos and noticed a surfer just putting his board down and kind of watching us. George politely asked the surfer if we could use his board for a few photographs explaining that our couple from Norway were just married and would love it for a few photos. The surfer gladly let us use the board…and he even took a few photos himself– everyone loves a wedding 🙂

Photos by George Sr.

Ken and Solveiga got their “Florida” surfer picture 🙂 Photos by George Sr.

Ken & Solveiga met on matchmaker.com. They were going to be spending the rest of the week in Orlando.

Ken e-mailed me this morning and thanked me for a few of the photos that I sent him right away.  He said, “We are thrilled about your service and thanks for the beautiful pictures!”