Sunday, May 27, 2012

UNIQUE Info: Florida Marriage License

We receive marriage license questions all of the time. "What do I need to get a marriage license?" "Where do I go to get a marriage license?" "How early should I get a marriage license?"

Here's some information about getting a marriage license in Florida to help you - 
  • Every marriage license is issued by a county court judge or clerk of the circuit court, under his or her hand and seal.
  • Marriage licenses are issued by counties and you can apply for your license at county clerk's office.
  • You can get married in any county in Florida, regardless of where you obtained your marriage license.
  • To obtain a marriage license, you will need a picture ID, social security card or valid passport, and $93.50.
  • If you complete a licensed Florida pre-marital course, you will pay a reduced fee
  • A marriage license is valid for 60 days after issuance. You must perform the ceremony and return the license to the county clerk's office within 60 days.
  • Blood tests are not required.
  • All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel or elders in communion with some church, or other ordained clergy, and all judicial officers, including retired judicial officers, clerks of the circuit courts, and notaries public of this state may solemnize the rights of matrimonial contract, under the regulations prescribed by law.
  • For additional information, check out the Florida Marriage Statues.
All information courtesy of Image courtesy of

Saturday, May 26, 2012

UNIQUE Anniversaries!

Before May goes away, we want to wish a very special "Happy Anniversary" to these UNIQUE couples!

Happy One Year Anniversary, Deanna and Dax!

Image Courtesy of Roohi Photography

Happy One Year Anniversary, Heather and Matt!

Image Courtesy of Lifelong Studios

Happy One Year Anniversary, Beth and Jake!

Image courtesy of Weber Photography

Happy Two Year Anniversary, Gina and Maurice!

Image Courtesy of Theresa Marie Photography

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

UNIQUE Wedding: Lisa & Nick at The Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast

Lisa and Nick are not your "run of the mill" couple. They wanted a quaint, elegant, and UNIQUE wedding! Choosing to do their wedding at a small Gulfport Bed and Breakfast, instead of a typical wedding venue, set the tone for a fun, relaxed event! A soft multi-color scheme kept the wedding from being too redundant. The Bride chose to have her bridesmaid dresses custom made with each girl's style and personality in mind. A rose ceremony was included in the wedding ceremony. The couple payed respect to their parents and each other, by offering a single rose. Luckily, Gulfport beach was right across the street, so they were able to get some great photos on the sand. One of the guests had a vintage vehicle, which became the perfect photo op for the Bride and Groom. The ceremony space was turned over to create the dining area and the altar became the sweetheart table setup. The Bride and Groom toasted champagne with beautiful, handpainted toasting flutes. A typical wedding cake would not work for this couple, so they cut into a large brownie, while their guests enjoyed a brownie sundaes all night! Each guest was also left with a crab wine stopper favor, paying homage to the Bride's Maryland roots.

Lisa and Nick, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your spectacular wedding!

Wedding Coordination and Stationery: UNIQUE Event Design...of course!
Lighting: Tampa Lights
Bartending & Catering: Delectables Fine Catering
Brownies: A Royal Brownie Co.
Florist: Events in Bloom
Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Group
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
DJ: Scott Elliot
Photography: Limelight Photography
Rentals: Coast to Coast Event Rental
Linens: Connie Duglin
Venue and Hotel Accommodations: Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn
Videography: Deke Antrim

Images courtesy of Limelight Photography.   

Friday, May 4, 2012

Marry Me Tampa Bay is hosting a Bride-To-Be Brunch this Sunday, May 6th at 12:15pm at The Bungalow in South Tampa.

Details can be found HERE!

This is an event for brides only, but there will be some upcoming informational sessions where vendors are going to be presenting information to educate brides.

Image courtesy of Marry Me Tampa Bay.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

UNIQUE Feature: Amy & Ric on Rachel Doyle Photography

Amy & Ric's wedding is being featured on Rachel Doyle Photography's blog.

Check it out HERE!
Images courtesy of Rachel Doyle Photography.