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  • January 26, 2015
    Color . . . the single most important design element when you are beginning to decide on your color scheme for your wedding day. Choosing the right color palette is an important design element which will reflect the mood and overall style of your day. Pantone® is the world’s largest global provider of professional color standards and is relied on designers everywhere. They recently unveiled their colors for the Spring 2015 wedding season. They are -
  • January 4, 2015
    Are you dreaming of an intimate, romantic, and tropical beach elopement on Florida’s gulf coast? Imagine exchanging your “I do’s as you stand in the sand and by the sea. Our “I Do for Two “Elopement package is perfect for just the two of you, or bring along your close friends and family. Keeping it simple is the key, and many of our couples are looking to do just that! Let us be there to help make your day one that you will never forget.
  • November 21, 2014
    Christimas is a season of Love, Peace & Joy. It is the time of holly berries, mistletoe, hot cocoa, snowflakes, shopping and Engagements! That’s right – ENGAGEMENTS!
  • October 31, 2014
    I can hardly believe that we are only two short months from the end of the year! Which means the 2015 Wedding Season is now upon us. I know many 2015 wedding couples are already in full planning mode and asking themselves "What wedding color trends can we expect to see in 2015?"
  • September 25, 2014
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have to first say that I have been truly blessed that my family and I have never been impacted by this horrific disease. But over the years I have met brides and their families who have suffered pain and loss and their stories and grief and resillience have touched my heart. Since I started by business in 2005, a charity that has always been near and dear to my heart is Brides Against Breast Cancer.
  • September 9, 2014
    Your wedding day is the happiest day of your life. You are about to marry the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with, surrounded by the people you love the most. But for couples who have lost a loved one, the occasion can be bittersweet. It is natural to want to honor these people in some way at your ceremony. But you might not be sure to include meaningful gestures without casting a dark cloud over your special day. You want to take a moment to remember these loved ones yet not detracting from the spirit of the day.
  • August 14, 2014
    The most personal part of your whole wedding day is your wedding ceremony. It is the part of your wedding day that makes you husband and wife. When I am composing a ceremony I try to make sure that the words that my couples hear on their day are a unique expression of their relationship and what’s important to them. If you want, try to incorporate poems, song lyrics or passages that are special to you.
  • July 23, 2014
    Are you looking for a simple yet romantic way to get married? Choosing a Florida beach wedding will free you up from all the stress of planning a big wedding. Can you imagine saying your "I do's" on one of our sun-drenched gulf beaches as the sun is slowly setting on the Gulf of Mexico. It doesn't get more romantic than this.
    Florida's Gulf Coast with its pristine beaches is the perfect setting for a truly magical Florida beach wedding ceremony.
  • June 25, 2014
    One of the most romantic ways to tie the knot is planning a destination wedding. And what better place than the gulf coast of Florida, with its Breath-taking sunsets and soft, white sandy beaches. It truly is a piece of Heaven on Earth.
  • June 3, 2014
    Like fine wine – a good marriage grows better with age. And what better way to show your love for one another than by renewing your marriage commitment. Whether you’ve been married one year, five years, ten years, or fifty years, a marriage renewal ceremony is the perfect way to say “I love you and I choose to spend the rest of my life with you.”
  • May 15, 2014
    This beautiful ceremony is a unique idea that you can incorporate into your wedding that will keep your guests talking for days. The romantic sentiments you write, the declaration of love, the clear thoughts about why you chose this person as your life partner will help put you back on even ground. This is the perfect way to remind you of your wedding day and your intention to love and cherish each other in good times and bad for as long as you both shall live.
  • April 19, 2014
    Weddings are famous for being a time of extreme joy and happiness, as well as high stress and anxiety. To keep calm, there are a few steps you can take during the planning stages to make certain that you remain happy--even if your day has a few snags and bumps along the way.
  • April 10, 2014
    The most personal part of your whole wedding day is your wedding ceremony. It is the part of your wedding day that makes you husband and wife. When I am composing a ceremony I try to make sure that the words that my couples hear on their day are a unique expression of their relationship and what’s important to them. If you want, try to incorporate poems, song lyrics or passages that are special to you.
  • February 20, 2014
    Couples today are always looking for unique ways to personalize their ceremony to include their family and guests. A great way to personalize a ceremony and to include everyone is with a Ring Warming Ceremony. This Ceremony also serves as a physical “connection” with everyone who attended the ceremony.
  • January 31, 2014
    Don't like the idea of guests attached to their phones throughout the ceremony? You can choose to have an unplugged wedding. You can provide a phone check at the door (like a coat check), or add a note to your wedding website or ceremony program asking guests to refrain from taking photos or video. You can word it nicely -- something like: "We want our guests to be truly present at our wedding so you can truly enjoy the ceremony and reception, so we ask that you please refrain from taking photos or video today and just have fun!"
  • December 31, 2013
    A vow renewal is a ceremony of reaffirmation. More a sentimental occasion than the legal ceremony, a vow renewal is not legally binding. It is rather, a symbolic way for a couple to reaffirm their original promise to one another through vows.Vow renewal ceremonies are becoming more and more popular as today’s couples relive the magic of their wedding day and affirm their promises to each other.
  • December 19, 2013
    Love is in the air at Christmas. The nostalgic and magical charm of the season creates the perfect backdrop for romantic proposals. A marriage proposal takes an already special time of year and makes it even more special! According to studies approximately one-third of the 2.3 million annual engagements occur at Christmas and New Years, making it the most popular time of year to say “Yes!” There is just something very romantic as the New Year is approaching and the clock winding down towards midnight that emotions and expectation run so high this time of year.
  • December 10, 2013
    What could be more romantic than beginning your life together as husband and wife than during this magical season that represents Love and Joy. Our elopement ceremonies are beautiful and romantic, and, depending on the beach, often free to use. Eloping has become a very popular trend and alternative to a traditional wedding. So if you are looking for something simple, intimate, and romantic, an elopement might be the choice for you. Elopements are all about keeping your ceremony stress-free and fun. With couples busy life styles and small budgets, elopements are as popular as ever. Keeping it simple is the key, and many of our couples are looking to do just that! Let us be there to help make your day one that you will never forget. Just show up to the beach with your beloved with for a stress-free wedding day!
  • November 14, 2013
    Writing your own wedding vows is the perfect way to personalize your wedding and to show your guests exactly what you love about the person you are about to marry. Your vows should be short and sweet, but convey what makes your relationship special and what you and your partner will hold sacred for the rest of your lives. If you want to know how to make this task as easy as saying "I do," then follow these guidelines.
  • October 20, 2013
    If you want an intimate wedding, your budget is tight, or you are overwhelmed by the thought of planning a large wedding, eloping is an increasingly and popular option that many couples are choosing.
  • September 30, 2013
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and whether you are a bride looking for a gown or have one you wish to donate, this is the perfect opportunity to make a wish come true for a woman or man going through breast cancer. Their hope is that every metastatic breast cancer patient will be able to pass from this world comforted with the joy of having left his or her family a final beautiful memory—something the family will look back on and remember for a lifetime.
  • September 12, 2013
    Congratulations!! You have set your wedding date, purchased an armload of Bridal Magazines, and chosen your ceremony site. Whether that site is a church, country club, bed and breakfast or on the beach or hotel venue, you are going to need someone to perform your ceremony.
  • August 21, 2013
    Often marriage is viewed as the union of two people. Yet marriages not only unite the couple, they unite families. With the changing dynamics of what a family is in today's society, we are offered unique and wonderful opportunities to increase the number of loving caring relationships we have in our lives
  • August 17, 2013
    Is there anything more romantic than getting married on a beach? Probably not. Many couples today are choosing a romantic beach wedding for two or inviting a small group of friends and relatives to share in the joy and excitement of their wedding day. Adding Beach décor can be fun and whimsical. The right decorations will transform the setting and provide the right atmosphere for the ceremony.
  • August 14, 2013
    {TAMPA, FL} – August 14, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, is pleased to announce that Weddings by Christina has reached the prestigious WeddingWire Rated™ Black Level, by earning more than 100 wedding reviews for Officiating & Wedding Planning services in the Sarasota/Tampa Bay area.
 
"Christina was great to work with. Planning a Florida beach wedding from Indiana would have been very difficult for us. Christina put everything together including the location, the officiant and the photographer as well as offering great ideas and additions to our ceremony. Every email was answered right away and each change was accommodated. Our ceremony was EXACTLY what we wanted. I highly recommend Weddings By Christina!"   ~   Read More »
 
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