5 Things That Can Ruin Your Wedding Ceremony

What Can Ruin Your Wedding Ceremony (yes – the official start of your marriage) “The wedding ceremony is a dance between the personal and the public. Don’t forget it’s about the two of you OR that you asked guests to be here to witness the momentous occasion.” – Stacy Prouty, Officiant & Non-denominational Minister Your…

the what and why of wedding rings

The Tradition of Wedding Rings

The Hows and Whys of Engagement and Wedding Rings Rings given before marriage (i.e., engagement rings) and during the wedding ceremony are common in many cultures.  These symbols demonstrate a person’s intent and commitment (and belonging) to another. Rings have a long history as they relate to love or marriage. In fact, hieroglyphics show Egyptian…

Wedding ceremony at the Ringling in Sarasota

Wedding Ceremony 101

  So you’re getting married and have the date and venue secured!  Best wishes and congratulations – finding the right person is the most important part.  And once the date and venue are set you can start focusing on how to CELEBRATE – pre-wedding parties, festivities, wedding ceremony, reception and of course, the honeymoon. The…

couple exchanging vows

Planning Your Destination Wedding in Florida

In 2018 156,248 couples got married in Florida – the majority were destination weddings on the beaches on the West Coast and East Coast. On the SunCoast (also referred to as the Gulf or West Central Coast), we married more than 14,000 couples in 2018. Destination weddings are extremely popular because of the beautiful weather,…

Yay or Nay on Wedding First Look?

Yay or nay on a first look? A “first look” is when a couple sees each other on their wedding day before their wedding ceremony. It is a private moment for the couple, away from the eyes of family and friends.  On your wedding day, much of what happens is public, so the “first look”…