2018 FSU Football Schedule Released

2018 FSU Football Schedule Released

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Here is the 2018 FSU Football Schedule for anyone trying to plan a wedding ❤️in 2018:

Monday, September 3: Virginia Tech Hokies (Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL), ESPN
Saturday, September 8: Samford Bulldogs (Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL)
Saturday, September 15: Syracuse Orange (Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY)
Saturday, September 22: Northern Illinois Huskies (Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL)
Saturday, September 29: Louisville Cardinals (Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY)
Saturday, October 6: Miami Hurricanes (Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL)
Saturday, October 13: Bye
Saturday, October 20: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL)
Saturday, October 27: Clemson Tigers (Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL)
Saturday, November 3: NC State Wolfpack (Cart-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC)
Saturday, November 10: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN), 7:30 PM, NBC.
Saturday, November 17: Boston College Eagles (Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL)
Saturday, November 24: Florida Gators (Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL)
Saturday, December 1: ACC Championship Game (Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC)

Our Tallahassee wedding officiant service currently has a few Saturday’s in Fall available for officiating. Now that the 2018 FSU football schedule has been released couples planning 2018 weddings are going to be booking wedding vendors fast! We highly encourage couples planning Fall weddings in Tallahassee to book their favorite vendors now before they are booked up. We would love to talk with you about your Fall Tallahassee wedding and how we could be your officiant and/or coordinator. Whether your planning a small elopement or a large wedding, we can work with you.

If you’ve already booked your wedding date and it happens to fall on a FSU game day– no worries!! We’ve officiated MANY weddings for couples on FSU game days and it’s always great. Some couples choice to embrace the fact that their wedding falls on a game day and have the football fun as part of their celebration and others choice not to include it. No matter what you do, as long as you are marry the person you want to be marrying, the day will be just perfect!!

Wishing you all the best during your wedding planning!!

FSU Groom’s cake is one way to embrace the fact that your wedding falls on game day.

Get married right before the game in your favorite FSU gear

Take pictures in front of the stadium will give you great wedding memories

Florida Winter Ceremonies

Florida Winter Ceremonies

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The holiday’s have come and gone and we’re busy officiating Florida Winter Ceremonies

We’ve had some cold weather here in Florida this winter, but that hasn’t stopped Florida winter ceremonies and vow renewals from happening.

Angel and Bernard were married on Clearwater Beach on January 2nd. They traveled to Clearwater for vacation from South Carolina. Angel thought she’d be swimming and be able to wear her wedding dress without a jacket but it turned out to be a cold sunset beach wedding. Although it was cold the beach was so quiet and gorgeous making it an ideal time for a private beach ceremony. Even thought it was cold their love was true, and Bernard kept Angel warm in his arms throughout the ceremony.

Clearwater Beach Winter Wedding Ceremony

Warm hearts, cold beach!!

Every year Jon and Patty visit to St George Island for their wedding anniversary week. St. George Island is where they went on their honeymoon and continue a yearly tradition going to St George Island. This year Jon surprised his wife with an anniversary vow renewal ceremony. On the day of, it was a bit of a foggy cold day. As they were walking their dog on the beach Amanda approached them and asked if they would let her take a photo for a school project she was doing. When she looked at the photo and asked if they were Patty & Jon they said yes.  Amanda let Patty know that she was here to celebrate a special occasion, and perform a vow renewal ceremony for their wedding anniversary. Patty was so surprised, and loved it so much.

St. George Island Vow Renewal Ceremony Officiant

Surprise vow renewal ceremony- St George Island.

Another cold ceremony was this past Saturday at Sand Key Park. LaTressa and Desyouth are both in military. She was in Jacksonville and he in Miami. They had been trying to coordinate schedule and when to have wedding before they are both deployed. LaTressa planned her beach wedding and when Saturday arrived it was so cold. We didn’t even go all the way down to the beach for the ceremony. It was beautiful. The love they have for each other truly warmed them both up. LaTressa e-mailed me and thanked me for everything.

Rain or shine, wind or cold …we will perform a beautiful wedding for you.

Wedding Ceremony at Sand Key Park in Clearwater

Cold ceremony on Sand Key Park

 

Wedding Ceremony at Shiloh Farm Tallahassee

Wedding Ceremony at Shiloh Farm Tallahassee

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Sarah and Daniels wedding ceremony at Shiloh Farm Tallahassee

On October 15, 2017 I had the honor of officiating Sarah and Daniel’s wedding ceremony Shiloh Farm Tallahassee. It was the most beautiful day for a beautiful couple.

When planning their wedding Sarah had asked me for an affordable way to have someone make sure the reception ran smoothly. A Day of Coordinator was more than they were able to spend. Fortunately they are a very organized and well planned couple so my awesome assistant, Tyler, was able to work their reception for a few hours.

I worked with Sarah to put together their ceremony. She wanted a short and sweet ceremony that mentioned God. They also wanted to include a cord braiding ceremony. A traditional cord braiding ceremony uses gold, purple and white cords but they had tan colored rope so they asked me to help adjust this part of the ceremony. It really turned out beautiful, as you can see below.

Cord Braiding Ceremony

Today, Daniel and Sarah have chosen to braid three strands together into a single cord. Each strand has a significant meaning.

The 1st strand represents God and His majesty.

The 2nd strand represents the groom and his life.

The 3rd strand represents the bride and her life.

In braiding these three strands together, Daniel and Sarah have demonstrated that their marriage is more than a joining of two lives together. It is a unity with God as well. They have chosen to allow God to be at the center of their marriage, woven into every aspect of it.

As Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 reads, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.”

Bride & Groom braid cord

Today, Daniel and Sarah have been woven together by God as ONE in marriage! One man, one woman, and God. It was God who taught us to love. By keeping Him at the center of your marriage, His love will continue to bind you together as one throughout your marriage.

The reception was fun filled including a pizza buffet and candy bar!

Vendors:

Venue- Shiloh Farm

Photographer- Nina Nicole Photography

Caterer- Marco’s Pizza

DJ- Abernathy Enertainment

Officiant- Amanda Reeves, A Beautiful Wedding in Florida

It was an honor to officiate Sarah & Daniel’s wedding at Shiloh Farm Tallahassee

 

 

Florida Marriage License Fee Decrease

Florida Marriage License Fee Decrease

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Florida Marriage License Fee Decrease!!

Getting married in Florida is simple, and now it just got a little less expensive! This week, Governor Scott signed House Bill 1-A.This bill eliminates the “Displaced Homemaker Trust Fund,” of which $7.50 was allocated from the $93.50 marriage license fee.  The bill is effective July 1, 2017.

Therefore, effective July 1, 2017, the marriage license application fee will be $86.00.  Please note that the application fee for couples who complete premarital counseling will remain at $61.00 as the $7.50 “Displaced Homemaker Trust Fund” fee was already waived for completion of counseling.

FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017

Item Fee Amount
Marriage application and license (includes one certified copy of license) $86.00
If pre-marital class certification filed (3-day waiting period waived) $61.00
Providing a certified copy $3.00

We notarize a lot of Florida Marriage Licenses. Whether you want to have a big fancy wedding or simply have a notary sign your marriage license, we can do it. Many Florida courts do not offer civil wedding ceremonies anymore so if you’re looking for an affordable way to get married please contact us.

Palm Harbor-   727-641-3374 

Check out our Clearwater Wedding Specials https://abeautifulweddinginflorida.com/clearwater-beach-wedding-ceremony/

Tallahassee-  850-322-0911

Check out our Tallahassee Wedding Specials https://abeautifulweddinginflorida.com/tallahassee-wedding-ceremony-specials/

Florida Marriage License Fee Decrease= less expensive to get marriage in Florida!

 

Ways to Use Rose Petals at your Wedding Ceremony

Ways to Use Rose Petals at your Wedding Ceremony

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You want to use rose petals at your wedding ceremony but not sure how. Check out our favorite ways to use rose petals at your wedding ceremony!

Whether it be on the beach, park, venue, or elsewhere rose petals can be incorporated into your wedding ceremony. We’ve used rose petals to make a heart, down the aisle, lining the aisle, circle, accent petals around an arbor, and much more! Here are some different rose petal options to consider for your wedding ceremony.

Fresh mixed colored rose petals

Mixed colors of fresh rose petals

Rose petal heart ideas

A rose petal heart can have mixed colored petals or a solid color. We always use fresh petals on the beach or on the grass because the artificial petals easily get blown away into the ocean and all around the park. Fake rose pedals need to be picked up, which is super annoying, and are are harmful to the environment.

You can do a pretty flower heart with artificial flowers that are strung together. This is always a good option on a windy day or for a grass location. The string of flowers can easily be picked up and secured into the ground.

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A mound style heart in the sand with fresh rose petals in the center of the heart is a very pretty idea to consider. The heart can be accented with tiki torches and greenery with flowers at the end of the tiki torch posts or shepherds hooks with hanging lanterns or flower balls.

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How about a circular ceremony with rose petal heart in the center of the circle! We love this setup because all of your guests are truly around you. Having a rose heart in the middle of the circle gives the ceremony a beautiful pop of color.

Rose petal heart in center of circular ceremony setup. Siesta Key Beach

Rose petal heart in center of circular ceremony setup at Siesta Key Beach

Lining the aisle

At the beach, park, or inside venue adding rose pedals to line the aisle is a great touch. Adds just a pop of color and really pulls the look together. Here are a few pictures of wedding ceremonies we’ve done with fresh and artificial flowers lining the aisle.

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Circle

If a heart is not your thing you can make the flower petals into another shape. We think it’d be neat to have a circle of rose pedals for the couple to stand inside showing their love will go on forever. Another idea we had was to make an infinity sign out of pedals!

Down the aisle

The traditional rose pedals down the aisle is always a great look! Keep in mind if you are having an outdoor wedding ceremony and use artificial rose pedals you need to pick them up…and that’s not easy or fun.

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Shapes down the aisle

If you want to get real creative use flower pedals and make shapes down the aisle. This is a wedding Charmaine officiated at the Kapok Tree in Clearwater Florida. If you create a flower design in the aisle you need to make sure to block the inside chairs (see how they did it hear with fabric) so guests enter into their seats from the outside in….and don’t mess up the design. We can do these designs or you can have your florist or coordinator do it.

Kapok Special Events Wedding Room

 

There are a ton of neat ways to use rose petals at your wedding ceremony. We love working with couples to make their vision come to life! Keep your wedding simple, affordable, and pretty by using rose petals whether it be beach or elsewhere. Contact us to discuss your wedding ceremony ideas: info@abeautifulweddinginflorida.com

Beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding

Beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding

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March 6th was a beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding!

Amy & Ron were married at the beautiful Waverly Pond Park in Tallahassee, FL. They’ve been together for over 4 years and decided it was time to be married. Amy’s Dad isn’t doing too well and she wanted him to be there they day they got married. When Amy emailed me she wasn’t even sure if we could pull off the wedding plans….because she wanted to have wedding 1 week from the day she contacted me! Hah! She was in luck and together we pulled it off!

Beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding

Amy & Ron had a Beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding

It was such a beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee Wedding. Amy and Ron wanted an intimate wedding at a beautiful park and Waverly Pond provided just that. Originally Amy and Ron had hired me for Tallahassee Wedding Special #3 but with the short planning time frame they asked me for a little help. After checking out our a la carte items they decided to have me arranged for Lance Oliver to photograph, ordered engraved champagne flutes and bottle of champagne, as well as, officiating their ceremony.

Mr. & Mrs engraved champagne flutes

Mr. & Mrs engraved champagne flutes

Their ceremony was short and sweet with a small prayer. After the wedding Lance took pictures around the pond, they did a champagne toast, picked up and headed off to dinner.

Wedding ceremony was held inside the gazebo.

Wedding ceremony was held inside the gazebo.

Amy and Ron were so happy with the way everything turned out. Amy envisioned getting married in a beautiful park with a rustic feel. The wedding ceremony was inside the gazebo and was truly perfect. For everyone it was such a beautiful Monday for a Tallahassee wedding!

Officiant Amanda with the newly married Amy & Ron

Officiant Amanda with the newly married Amy & Ron

Special thanks for our friends

Lance Oliver – photographer

Awards 4 U – champagne flutes