Meet Amanda your Tallahassee Wedding Officiant

Meet Amanda your Tallahassee Wedding Officiant

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Hello friends! My name is Amanda Doumanian Reeves and I am your Tallahassee Wedding Officiant šŸ™‚

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I have been officiating weddings in the and around Tallahassee for the past 5 years. I have seen ALL types of weddings and love helping couples create a ceremony that is special to them. I have performed short and sweet ceremonies in my home, religious ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, elopement ceremonies, ceremonies with dogs, ceremonies with kids, sand ceremonies, hand ceremony, and so much more! It’s so fun to get to know couples and be a part of their special day. Tallahassee is a small city so I even occasionally run into couples I have married…which is great to see how they are doing. One time a couple I married attended a wedding I was officiating. Another time, I got to marry the sister of a lady I had married a few years before SO I jokingly said I am now part of their family šŸ™‚ I have even married a couple on the Wakulla Springs boat ride! Hah!

I will marry you anywhere.!

Wakulla Springs boat ride wedding. I will marry you anywhere!

I went to Florida State University and have a B.S. and M.S in Communication…thus where I learned to public speak. I also was involved in a local Toast Masters Club for a couple years.

On 10/19/14, I married my best friend, Ryan. We have one dog-child, Lola. She’s a black and tan dachshund aka wiener dog šŸ™‚

Ryan, me, and Lola relaxing on Christmas

Ryan, me, and Lola relaxing on Christmas

When I’m not busy being a Tallahassee Wedding Officiant and notary, you will find me traveling or planning my next adventure, eating out at a local restaurant, watching a movie or TV, and working out. One of the coolest things, I’ve done is hikeĀ the 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

"The world is a book and those who dont travel read only a page"

“The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only a page”

I am a volunteer Board Member of the Heart Gallery North Florida. I also founded the Tallahassee Dachshund Club- just for fun!

I take a lot of pride in my work and my position as a Tallahassee wedding officiant. I understand a lot of trust goes into allow me to marry you…and I truly appreciate it. I’ve had so many couples leave nice comments about my service on WeddingWire:

Amanda was such a wonderful officiant! We could not have asked for a nicer, more professional person for our wedding. The ceremony was slightly hectic as it was on outdoor venue and a storm was coming, but she helped getting everyone where they needed to be and we couldn’t have been happier.”

“Amanda was very professional and accommodating to our needs. She not only assisted us with the legal aspects of marriage but helped create a nice flow to our wedding day festivities. Highly recommend.”

I’m your Tallahassee Wedding Officiant and I will work with you to make your wedding wonderful. Everything from vows to ceremony director and much more. Thank you to all the couples I’ve had the privilege of marrying and getting to know…and HELLO to all the new couples I will meet in the future.

St. George Island Wedding Ceremony Packages

St. George Island Wedding Ceremony Packages

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St. George Island is a beautifulĀ paradiseĀ on a barrier island, surroundedĀ by the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola Bay. Ā St. George Island is inĀ Franklin County,Ā Florida. It’s about 85 miles from Tallahassee so we travel to St. George Island for a lot of beach weddings. We have officiated small beach weddings and large ceremonies. Ceremonies on the beach and in the houses along the beach. Whatever you want we can work with you to make happen.

Walk way to St. George Island wedding

Walk way to St. George Island wedding

We know that St. George Island is a small area, it’s only a 28 mile long island, so it is sometimes hard to find affordable available experienced wedding vendors. We offer complete St. George Island Wedding Ceremony Packages including, but not limited to, wedding ceremony officiant, chairs, decorated bamboo arch, rose pedal heart in the sand, photographer, day-of-coordinator, and sand ceremony setup.

Rose pedal heart in sand

Rose pedal heart in sand

 

4 post bamboo poles with decorated wtih sand ceremony setup

4 post bamboo poles with decorated with sand ceremony setup

If you’re looking for someone to help you create your St. George Island wedding ceremony please contact us. Ā Many couples travel to St. George Island and rent a big house then have to coordinate family and friends, reception, and putting the ceremony together. Hiring us to be your St. George Island wedding officiant and setup your wedding ceremony will relieve a lot of the pressure and allow you to enjoy your day much more. We’ve love to create a St. George Island Wedding Ceremony Packages that fits your needs 850-322-0911. We can help you arrange a big ceremony, small, surprise, elopement, or just couple ceremony.

 

Please note- We are happy to offer these St. George Island ceremony packages and more as a way to make your planning easier AND allow you to truly create your own ceremony. We do NOT charge additional fees toĀ officiateĀ ceremonies that include sandĀ ceremonies, unity candle ceremonies, readings, and etc. We only charge for those additional items if you ask us to supply the materials ā€” couples that supply their own items and setup will NOT be charged.Ā 

 

Tallahassee Home Wedding Ceremony

Tallahassee Home Wedding Ceremony

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On July 12, 2014, I had the honor of marrying Emile and Chyretta. Their wedding was at their home at 11am.Ā The weather was hot and humid, but the rain held off Ā so the ceremony could be performed as scheduled! Tallahassee home wedding ceremony are some of my favorite, because everyone is casual and just happy to be together. I enjoy all weddings, but it’s exceptionally neat to see what couples can put together at their home to create a beautiful wedding ceremony. You don’t need a lot of money or resources to have a really nice wedding at your house with a few family and friends. I always encourage couples who are considering going down to the Court House to get married to think about doing something small at their house. It’ll be much more comfortable, family and friends can all be their, and it’ll be moreĀ memorable and special.

This the home that Emile and Chyretta live in.Ā Check out the sign above front door, “Smile, it Confuses People”. As soon as I arrived and saw that sign, I knew they’d be a great couple to work with!

Emile and Chyrettas home. Check out the sign above front door, "Smile, it Confuses People". As soon as I arrived and saw that sign, I knew theydd be a great couple to marry!

Emile and Chyretta’s home.

The morning was a perfect time for a wedding because it was not TOO hot yet! Emile had everything setup in their backyard while Chyretta got ready inside. The ceremony was held under a tent which was under a tree so there was nice shade. One of Chyretta’s sons sat in the front row and held the rings. When it came time for the rings he excitedly stood up and handed them to me.

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

About 10-12 family and friends attended the ceremony then later in the afternoon they were having aĀ Ā small reception with food from Publix.

Tent where Emile and Chyrettas reception would be held later in the afternoon

Tent where Emile and Chyretta’s reception would be held later in the afternoon

Emile and Chyretta are a perfect example of a happy in love couple who wanted to get married and do a little more than a court house wedding so they put together a small low budget wedding that made them happy. I was honored to be a part of theirĀ Tallahassee home wedding ceremony and glad to help make their wedding day special.

 

 

Wedding at Lichgate on High Rd Tallahassee

Wedding at Lichgate on High Rd Tallahassee

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Lichgate on High Rd. is truly a beautiful hidden gem in Tallahassee.

This is all you see from High Rd so Lichgate can easily be missed. Photo provided by Anna Hall Photography

This is all you see from High Rd so Lichgate can easily be missed. Photo provided by Anna Hall Photography

I’ve had the privilege of officiating many wedding ceremonies at Lichgate on High Rd. and have fallen in love with the place. Visitors walk down a wooded path and areĀ Ā greeted by a majestic live oak tree shading a soft lawn. Typically, the wedding ceremony is held underneath this majestic live oak tree.

Wedding ceremony at Lichgate on High Rd Photo provided by Ann Hall Photography

Wedding at Lichgate on High Rd Tallahassee Photo provided by Anna Hall Photography

There’s a small cottage for the bride to get ready in.

Cottage at Lichgate on High Rd

Cottage at Lichgate on High Rd. Photo by Anna Hall Photography

Weddings at Lichgate vary in size. I’ve officiated small intimate ceremony for a couple who wanted to do something a little nicer than the Court House, large weddings where tents and port-o-potties were set-up, and medium size weddings where the couple did everything themselves. It really doesn’t matter the size of the wedding because the atmosphere at Lichgate is special and will make for a wonderful wedding.

Tents, tables and chairs, and dance floor can be setup next to the tree for a wedding at Lichgate on High Rd Photo by Anna Hall Photogrpahy

Tents, tables and chairs, and dance floor can be setup next to the tree for a wedding at Lichgate on High Rd Photo by Anna Hall Photogrpahy

On May 31st, I had the honor of officiating Gale and Kurtis’ wedding at Lichgate on High Rd Tallahassee. I had worked with Gale over email to create their short and sweet ceremony. On the day of the wedding the weather was hot, but the shade from the big tree made it wonderful! White ceremony chairs were setup under the tree and big white tents with tables and a dance floor were setup right in front of the cottage for the reception.

White ceremony chairs setup. Everyone getting ready for the wedding!

White ceremony chairs setup. Everyone getting ready for the wedding!

Gale and Kurtis' wedding ceremony all setup. Photo by Anna Hall Photography.

Gale and Kurtis’ wedding ceremony all setup. Photo by Anna Hall Photography.

Gale wore her mother’s wedding dress…and she looked gorgeous! Kurtis and his best man wore gray suites. Our friends at Amplify Entertainment, provided ceremony music as well as reception music. Ann Hall from Thomasville was the photographer.

Gale, Kurtis, and I having fun during the ceremony.

Gale, Kurtis, and I having fun during the ceremony….he’s very happy she said “yes” šŸ™‚ Picture by Anna Hall Photography

The happy couple walks down the isle after the ceremony. Picture by Ann Hall Photography

The happy couple walks down the isle after the ceremony. Picture by Anna Hall Photography

Inside the cabin after the wedding ceremony

Inside the cabin after the wedding ceremony