Valentine’s Day Wedding Celebration Tallahassee

Valentine’s Day Wedding Celebration Tallahassee

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This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday so the Court House is NOT open to perform marriage ceremonies. Three Tallahassee locally owned and operated businesses have teamed up to offer a way to get hitched on Valentine’s Day. A Country Rose Florist, A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Officiant Services, and Ivory Fine Art Portraits are excited to offer couples a fun beautiful way to get married, or celebrate their love with a vow renewal, this Valentine’s Day.

The garden in between A Country Rose Florist and Ivory Fine Art Portraits (3252 Mahan Dr. Tallahassee, FL) will be setup for ceremonies all day. Amanda with A Beautiful Wedding in Florida will be officiating and notarizing marriage licenses. Couples can chose from 1 of 3 Valentine’s Day Wedding Celebration Tallahassee packages:

Package 1: $150

Ceremony Officiant

Florida Marriage License Notarized

Fresh rose bouquet

 

Package 2: $200

Ceremony Officiant

Florida Marriage License Notarized

Fresh rose bouquet

1 professional digital picture
Package 3: $350

Ceremony Officiant

Florida Marriage License Notarized

Fresh rose bouquet

5 professional digital pictures

1 small cake to cut

Champagne for champagne toast

 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Leon County Humane Society. A Country Rose Florida, A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Officiant Services, and Ivory Fine Art Portraits are proud supporters of marriage equality and available to officiate same-sex marriages. Ceremonies can also be done for vow renewal celebrations.

Appointments are necessary. Call Amanda at 850-322-0911 to reserve your Valentine’s Day wedding or vow renewal ceremony.

 

Tallahassee Wedding Officiant: Lichgate On High Rd Wedding

Tallahassee Wedding Officiant: Lichgate On High Rd Wedding

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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Lichgate on High Rd. is a beautiful hidden gem in Tallahassee, Florida. As a Tallahassee Wedding Officiant, I LOVE having opportunities to frequent Lichgate on High Rd. Lichgate is located on High Rd. (duh) in between Tharpe St. and Tennessee St. If you blink you’ll miss it! They have a tiny poll out front where a driveway is. It’s the perfect location for weddings- small or large. As a Tallahassee Wedding Officiant, I have performed small weddings with just 2 people, a large wedding with 100 guests, and medium size weddings with 30-50 guests. The park is large enough that anything will work and be beautiful. When you booked a Lichgate on High Rd wedding the park is closed for you! So it’s a beautiful intimate setting. The volunteers that run Lichgate on High Rd are very friendly, helpful, and willing to work with you to make your experience at Lichgate remarkable.

On Saturday, November 1, 2014 I have the honor of being Brian and Julie’s Tallahassee Wedding Officiant for their Lichgate on High Rd wedding. The day was a bit colder than they were hoping for BUT it was beautiful and sunny. They had about 50 guests in attendance. White chairs were lined up under the big oak tree that makes Lichgate on High Rd special. Rose pedals lined the isle. A big white tent was setup with tables, chairs, heaters, and a dance floor for the reception. It was truly a beautiful beautiful setup for a wedding. Our friend Sweet Cakes by Alisha made their gorgeous cupcake cake. The wedding ceremony was short and sweet. Brian’s son walked down the isle with the runs then Julie’s dad walked her down the isle. Everyone was joyeous. At the end of the ceremony, I asked everyone to blow their bubbles (a small bubble pack was on everyone’s chair) so when Brian and Julie happily walked down the isle as newly weds bubbles blew threw the air…it was fun! I loved working with Julie and Brian and wish them many many years of happiness!!

Lichgate on High Rd wedding setup....so perfect!

Lichgate on High Rd wedding setup….so perfect!

Me, Tallahassee Wedding Officiant, with the newly married Brian and Julie

Me, Tallahassee Wedding Officiant, with the newly married Brian and Julie

Sweet Cakes by Alisha excited about her cupcake display for Brian and Julie's Lichgate on High Rd wedding

Sweet Cakes by Alisha excited about her cupcake display for Brian and Julie’s Lichgate on High Rd wedding

What a cute wedding cake topper!

What a cute wedding cake topper!

Reception all setup for Brian and Julie's Lichgate on High Rd wedding. Outdoor dance floor, white lights, heaters, and fun!

Reception all setup for Brian and Julie’s Lichgate on High Rd wedding. Outdoor dance floor, white lights, heaters, and fun!

If you want to have a Lichgate on High Rd wedding a big white tent is perfect for the reception.

If you want to have a Lichgate on High Rd wedding a big white tent is perfect for the reception.

Ashley and Seth’s Wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee

Ashley and Seth’s Wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee

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October 18th was a crazy day in Tallahassee because the Florida State Seminoles were playing Notre Dame in Tallahassee. For those of you that know what it’s like to live in a college football town you know this is a BIG deal. So about a month and half before October 18, 2014, I got a message from Ashley asking if there’s ANY WAY I would officiate her October 18th wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee, FL. The person she originally had asked to officiate her wedding just backed out on her so she was really hoping I would help her out. Fortunately, I was available and I don’t really like football so I was more than happy to officiate their wedding!

Ashley and Seth had wonderful wedding vendors working with them to create a beautiful wedding day. Nate Long with Amplify Entertainment was their DJ, Kate with A Piece of Cake Event Planning was their wedding planner, Piggy’s BBQ was the caterer, and Tallahassee Photo Booth.

Ashley and Seth hired me to serve as their rehearsal director so the day before the wedding I met everyone out at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond. It was a great rehearsal because Kate (their wedding planner) and I were able to work together to show everyone where and when to walk. We practiced a couple of times and everyone was ready.

On Ashley and Seth’s wedding day the weather was awesome!! The sun was shinning and there was low humidity. Ashley looked beautiful!! Her father walked her down the isle and she wore her veil over her face. They the isle was lined with shepherds hooks and hanging mason chairs filled with flowers. Ashley was very smart and after the ceremony Kate took all the flowers from the outside mason jars and brought them inside to use for the table centerpiece flowers! What a great idea!! Ashley and Seth were a super fun and easy going couple. Their love for each was so apparent and I wish them all the happiness!!

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Me with Ashley and Seth at their wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee

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What a perfect day for a wedding at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. 

Throughout the country people are encouraged to wear pink to raise awareness about Breast Cancer. I’ve seen football players, celebrities, and friends wearing pink in support of this great cause. This past Saturday the bride, Leanne, at one of the weddings I officiated at The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond in Tallahassee had a small pink ribbon on her bouquet. I thought this was a really nice way to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month being that her wedding was in October.

Leanne's Fall wedding bouquet with a small pink ribbon for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Leanne’s Fall wedding bouquet with a small pink ribbon for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

What are you doing to show your support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month? What do you think about having pink at your October wedding to show your support?

Tallahassee Wedding at Mission San Luis

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On Saturday, September 27th I had the honor of officiating Christine and Marcelo’s Tallahassee wedding at Mission San Luis. And boy was it beautiful!!!!

“A visit to Mission San Luis transports you back to 1703. Your destination is a community where Apalachee Indians and newcomers from Spain lived together. In recognition of its historical significance, San Luis received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1960. Today Mission San Luis is the only reconstructed Spanish mission in Florida. As a living history museum it is devoted to sharing the stories of its former Apalachee and Spanish residents. Knowledge of life at San Luis over three centuries ago comes from intensive archaeological and historical research—the site is the most thoroughly investigated mission in the southeastern United States.” From: http://www.missionsanluis.org/

I had communicated with Christine for many months coming up with her dream wedding ceremony. We planned to do a surprise for the moms. So on the day of the ceremony I was very excited to do this. At the beginning of the ceremony, I recognized the parents and thanked them on behalf of Christine and Marcelo then they gave each of their moms a rose. It was very very sweet. Christine and Marcelo also participated in a sand unity ceremony where they blended to colors of sand to signify their joining together as one.

 

The isle had fresh rose pedals and the alter had flowers and candles.

The isle had fresh rose pedals and the alter had flowers and candles.

Not only is Mission San Luis a wonderful place to work with and the staff is always amazing. They had a wonderful team of vendors setup to make sure their Tallahassee wedding at Mission San Luis went off without a hitch. Our friends at Amplify Entertainment were the djs and provided me with a great microphone so all the guests could hear the ceremony. Kate and Ashley with A Piece of Cake Event Planning were there helping everything go smoothly. They were super helpful with getting the ceremony going and everyone lined up.

Christine and Marcelo are big FSU fans and their wedding happen to fall on the FSU vs North Caroline game- which started at 3:30pm and their wedding was at 5:30pm. When I arrived FSU was losing (gasp!!) and I told them that after the wedding we’d be winning…and sure enough we won the game!!! So not only to I officiate wonderful weddings, I officiate weddings that make FSU win games 😉

If you looking for a great place with lots of options a Tallahassee wedding at Mission San Luis must be considered. I’ve officiated many weddings at Mission San Luis and there’s SO many locations to have the ceremony.

I loved being a part of Christine and Marcelo’s Tallahassee wedding at Mission San Luis. It was such a pleasure to get to know them and be their for them during such a happy moment. I wish them all the BEST!!!

 

Me with Christine and Marcelo

Me with Christine and Marcelo

 

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 🙂

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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 🙂 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 🙂

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 hike 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.