Warren contacted me and asked if I could perform a simple Sunken Gardens wedding ceremony. It would be the two of them with no guest. They had been together for a few years and just wanted to be married. He also asked for a photographer to do a few pictures as well. I was available on Saturday and so was George Sr for photographs so we planned their simple wedding ceremony at the Sunken Gardens. They wanted a morning wedding before the Sunken Gardens got to crowded and it got too hot.
Warren told us that Larissa loved flowers, and I agreed that Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg would be an ideal place for their ceremony. The Sunken Gardens has so many beautiful lush tropical plants, flowers, greenery & waterfalls. Larissa is from the island of Dominica in the West Indies and Warren is from Jamaica so they felt at home in the tropical gardens at Sunken Gardens.
On the day of the wedding, I notarized their marriage license in the lobby before the ceremony.
Then they strolled out to the Oak Pavilion for the ceremony.
The flowers, birds, and plush greenery made such a romantic atmosphere for a wedding. George took photos before, after & during the wedding. He had them stroll over the bridge and into the Wedding Lawn.
Warren & Larissa were very pleased with our wedding officiant and photography service. In a review Warren said, “They did a good job! Just what we wanted, straight and to the point.”
It was a beautiful day for a simple Sunken Gardens wedding ceremony. Although Warren & Larissa weren’t having a reception, the Sunken Gardens does have function rooms for wedding with receptions. They also have chairs, electrical set up for music, and an arch for the outdoor garden weddings. Florida weddings don’t always have to be at the beach. Consider Sunken Gardens as a beautiful alternative with it’s romantic gardens.