A Look Back at our 2016 Tampa Area Wedding Ceremonies

As we take a look back at our 2016 Tampa area wedding ceremonies, we smile and feel so grateful. We had the privilege, pleasure, and honor to officiate so many wonderful weddings and vow renewals throughout 2016. We met a ton of couples and families from many different states and countries. Each ceremony had it’s own uniqueness and style; all of our 2016 Tampa area wedding ceremonies were truly amazing.

One of our first 2016 Tampa area wedding ceremonies was for  dear family friends, Kim and Felipe. George Sr officiated their wedding ceremony at Sunken Garden’s in St Petersburg on January 2nd. Their ceremony included a wine love letter box, Harry Potter, references to fantasy football, and so much love.

Kim & Felipe Sunken Gardens Ceremony

Kim & Felipe-Sunken Gardens wedding ceremony

In April 2016, Charmaine donated her officiant service to the ‘Mission I Do‘ wedding charity. She had the honor of officiating Tim and Anh’s ‘Mission I Do’ wedding ceremony at The Barn at Crescent Lake in Odessa. Tim is a wounded veteran. The wedding, ceremony, and all wedding costs were generously donated to Tim and Ahn from all the vendors in honor of, and to raise awareness, for the services and sacrifices of all of our USA military. Tim and Anh’s wedding ceremony was a truly honorable event to be a part of.

In 2016 we performed a number of vow renewal ceremonies throughout Tampa and Clearwater.  We love vow renewals! Lisa and Terrance celebrated their 25th year wedding anniversary at Sand Key Park in September. They were vacationing with their daughter, son in law, and granddaughter from England they took a break from Orlando activities and had us officiate a beautiful sunset vow renewal ceremony.

Lisa and Terrence 25 years

Lisa and Terrence celebrated 25 years of marriage with a wedding anniversary vow renewal. Photo by George Sr.

As the laws changed in 2016 for same sex marriages, we officiated a number of Tampa area wedding ceremonies for same sex couples. Angelia and Barbara were married at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs in August.  Mathew and Andrew had a holiday wedding at Sunken Gardens in December. We provided officiant service for many more same sex Tampa area wedding ceremonies throughout the year. It was wonderful to be a part of so many beautiful unions.

Holiday Wedding Sunken Gardens

Holiday Wedding Sunken Gardens

We were a part of all sorts of Tampa area wedding ceremonies: small wedding ceremonies, big wedding ceremonies, simple weddings, fancy weddings, funny weddings, wedding ceremony on a boat, backyard wedding ceremonies, Florida elopements, and many more! George Sr photographed a number of the Tampa area wedding ceremonies we officiated. We enjoyed every ceremony, every couple, and all the preparation and correspondence with all of our couples. What a great year= THANK YOU!!! We look forward to 2017!!!

Fancy wedding ceremony setup for a wedding we officiated in 2016

Fancy wedding ceremony setup for a wedding we officiated in 2016