On March 3rd Lisa and Eddie had their wedding ceremony at Southern Plantation Oasis in Lutz. The Southern Plantation Oasis is a beautiful large lakeside house on a private secluded road. It is an elegant house with accommodations for up to 12. The house, has a luxury pool, spa and lazy river. The plantation is on acres of natural protected wetlands. Horses, flowers, and gorgeous trees enhance the beauty of this romantic venue and making it ideal for wedding.
Lisa, Eddie, and her family stayed at the plantation. When Lisa contacted me about officiating their wedding ceremony at Southern Plantation Oasis in Lutz she let me know that she was going to be decorating her tables and setting things up themselves. The wedding ceremony was held outside on the lawn by a beautiful tree. Lisa and Eddie decorated a very natural looking arch with lavender flowers and greenery draped along the sides. The bridesmaids were wearing lavender dresses. Eddie and groomsmen were wearing gray slacks and vest with yellow ties. The colors were all so well coordinated. Everything was so decorated so nicely for a beautiful Spring wedding.
The love Lisa and Eddie have for one another just radiated in their eyes. Their eyes filled with joyful tears as I read their ceremony:
“Many people remember how fleeting their own wedding day was. So I want you to take a few seconds to look onto each other’s eyes. Think about the happiness that you’re feeling in this place, in this moment. Really let that feeling register in your heart and your mind. Now, I want you to think about your life together in twenty years. Where are you? What are you doing? We all know that your visions of the future are not identical, but always complementary. John Lennon once said, ‘a dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together, that is reality.’ And for LISA and EDDIE, that reality starts now.”
Lisa and Eddie were very pleased with my wedding officiant service. When returning home from their honeymoon Lisa wrote this great review,
“Charmaine was a wonderful officiant for our wedding! She was very fast at responding to our questions, super knowledgeable with questions related to obtaining our marriage license and certificate, and willing to help with any of the steps. As we worked through what our ceremony readings would look like, she asked great clarifying questions to make sure we had everything right. On the day of, she spoke clearly and beautifully. She was even prepped to step aside after saying ‘I now pronounce you…’ so that we could get a great shot of just my husband and I. Charmaine was lovely and we would highly recommend her!”