Caitlin & Nick
Kaitlyn & Max's Blended Nuptials
Terrace Hotel Lakeland
Their Story: Lisa & Jo, along with daughter Mia, moved to Florida to begin a new life together. When they decided to finally marry, they had a special date in mind. Thinking early afternoon would be somewhat cooler than later in the day, they chose a 1 p.m. ceremony time. After saging the area, we began!
Unfortunately Mia was visiting grandparents in another state, so she asked that her Bunny represent her. I wanted Bunny to have a good view, so asked Bunny to help me officiate.
Venue: Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo (pop up style)
Photography by: Anthony Galvez Photography
Tess & Steve's
Backyard Halloween COVID 19 Wedding
Kayla and Michael's sunflower wedding
When Michigan native, Nate, met the lovely Ecuadorian Sarah on a business trip to Canada, he knew he had to make her his own. After getting to know them via video chats, I wrote a personal wedding ceremony for them, including ending with them jumping the broom into their future. This was only my second time writing a broom jumping and the couple was able to tell me exactly what that ritual meant to them and their union.
Loading up THE dress, their two best friends, and a decorated broom they drove to Florida.
Their Vendor Team - Even an elopement needs a team of professionals!
Southern Streams Ranch, Laura Davis Photography, and Marry You I Do came together to create this magical afternoon for them. The mini horses kept the couple and their friends amused while the gorgeous rustic venue in Thonotosassa prepared a steak dinner for them.
Taylor and Matt's Romantic Day at
The Edison in Dade City
Sammy & Patricia's
Bilbo Baggins / Lord of The Rings
Bok Tower Gardens
Lisa & Jo's July wedding
Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo
On a warm summer evening, Ali and Devin gathered their families and a few close friends to witness their union.
Friends since their teens, it took a fishing challenge from Ali (and yes, she won the challenge) to connect them in a way beyond old friends. They wanted a very short and not too personal ceremony from Marry You I Do. This was their third attempt at a wedding and they didn't want to prolong or risk even a long ceremony.
Two Sisters Ranch was chosen as the perfect nearby location as it looks and feels like a South Carolina Lowcountry home, one of their dream locations.
Natalie of Landrum Photographycaptured each smile, tear, and giggle. And several of the guests got to meet cows up close!
Nate & Sarah's Destination Wedding
Marry You I Do
On a brisk January day, these two - with help from their son - pledged forever. They were able to set up a Zoom conference for their family and friends in Pennsylvania who were unable to travel due to COVID19.
Their non religious ceremony, with Zen touches, represented both families and their love. The trio of ring security guys, their dark glasses, precision walk, and somber expressions were a hit with the guests.
Paradise Cove in Orlando provided a large outdoor space with a lakeside white sand beach, palm trees, and lots of covered outdoor space for the reception.
Ali and Devin's
sweet pandemic mini-mony at
Two Sisters Ranch - Dade City
Amber & Evan's Wedding at
Paradise Cove - Orlando
While not a traditional wedding venue, the backyard of a friend provided the perfect location for this adorable mini-mony.
Guests were invited to wear costumes - and the bride and groom changed into Captain America and Wonder Woman!
Members of the wedding party all wore facial masks and the reception was outdoors also - the perfect COVID / Halloween ceremony!
This sweet couple met at University of South Florida, outside of a class. Nick's opening line was "Why are you standing here?". . . a line that was woven into their ceremony, both of their personal vows, and the reception. Added was a touch of Disney, as Caitlin looked the part of a princess.
The beautiful Crystal Ballroom North Tampa glowed almost as brightly as the couple's love. And with a beautiful harp playing, they combined their different cultures and faiths with a handfasting and the sweet twinkling of Irish wedding bells as they exited as a married couple. A memorable experience for Nick and his Caitlin AND their guests.
Photography was done by Photo Harp Weddings
Harp music before and during the ceremony plus cocktail hour was provided by Harpist Kristen Elizabeth.
Officiant Marry You I Do
A crazy windy day for Kayla and Michael's beautiful sunflower covered wedding!
Originally they met in middle school - Michael kept kicking her chair and finally asked for her number. That first request was met with the area code. . . sure my number is 727. . . . that's all you get.
During the wedding, there wasn't a dry eye - from the couple to the guests! But there was also joy and laughter.
Venue: The Red Barn Bushnell
Photography: Vintage Queen Photography
Officiant: Marry You I Do
and obviously I could not select just one favorite photo
I love when a couple personalizes their event with a theme
that has a deep meaning to them. This unique couple met at a gaming meet up
and fell into a conversation about their favorite book.
Their ceremony took place in "Middle Earth" -
or Bok Tower Gardens to the left of the Tower.
Instead of flowers, these two adventurers carried lanterns to light their combined path.
The attendants dressed as elves and
they asked me to get into the spirit, dressing as Bilbo.
Photographer Megan Pitts captured the essence of the theme,
along with each tear and giggle.
Marry You I Do loved meeting the challenge of dressing the part.
The amazing events staff of Bok Tower handled everyone and everything with calm, professionalism, and grace.
The Lake Mirror Room of the historic Terrace Hotel provided an ideal spot for the blending of two families, two religions, two lives into one love fest.
Harpist Kristen Elizabethoffered the perfect musical background as she always does.
Photography and videography was provided by Photo Harp Weddings
OfficiantMarry You I Do blended Christian and Judeo traditions along with the couple's mad love for all things Disney.
They originally met at a party, Taylor, being somewhat shy, noticed Matthew was the life of the party. A great balance for each other, it wasn't long before they found themselves spending more and more time together.
Ten days before the wedding, Taylor graduated nursing school and took her State Boards for her Registered Nurse certification. After all, it wasn't like she had anything ELSE going on!
Their Vendor Team:
The Edison was the ideal venue - a perfect combination of vintage industrial meets country setting. The Edison lights throughout the interior provided a magical glow for their guests.
Lindsey Vander Wal Photography captured every smile, and every tear.
Officiant Marry You I Do wrote a sweet ceremony with just enough smiles to keep Taylor from ugly crying.
Leasa and Jen fromL & J Elite Events decorated and coordinated their perfect day.