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  • March 15, 2012
    A Florida Beach Wedding is one the most romantic and popular ways to say "I do." The natural beauty of our gulf beaches with its white powdery sand and breaktaking sunsets are impossible to match at an indoor location. Many Couples choose to spend several days at the beach before the wedding enjoying the company of their families and close friends before the big day. Just the two of you? Florida's Gulf Coast sets the perfect stage for a truly magical Elopment Wedding Ceremony.
  • March 6, 2012
    Bringing the Love of Chocolate and Wine to Your Ceremony. If you love the idea of brings a slightly sensual element into your ceremony, this Ceremony is for you. The Dark Chocolate represents the sweetness of life, and wine, the bitter. An expression of a couple’s acceptance of the good and bad of marriage. There is kind of an innocently sexy element to this ceremony which is appropriate for family and guests but speaks deeply to the couple.
  • February 24, 2012
    Sometimes, in the midst of all the plans and preparation of your wedding day, couples forget that it is the "Ceremony" that makes you married . . . it is what unites you as husband and wife. Your Wedding Ceremony is the heart and soul of your wedding day. So when choosing an officiate it is important to find one that you are comfortable with and who will create a ceremony that is a true reflection of who you are as a couple as you journey forward as a married couple.
  • February 12, 2012
    Often times, amidst all the plans that make the day special and beautiful, couples need to be reminded that it is the "Ceremony" that makes you married - it is what unites you as husband and wife. There many unique ways to create memories that will leave a lasting impression for you and your guests. Many of them may include children and family members while others will bring a tear or two.
  • January 31, 2012
    A beautiful wedding day doesn't just happen - it takes planning and a lot of time and energy to create a day that you have been probably dreaming about since you were a little girl. Did you know that couples spend on an average 200-300 hours planning for their big day? If you don't have this kind of time, hiring a coordinator is one of the wisest decisions you will make when it comes to your wedding.
  • January 27, 2012
    The Leap Year Proposal ~ A Fun & Romantic Gesture. I'm really interested to know what readers think and especially interested to hear from anyone who proposed in a leap year or indeed who are considering proposing this year! Have you been inspired to pop the question to your man in a leap year? How did you do it? Perhaps you are planning it now? Or were you the lucky recipient? Share your thoughts below… Postcard Images by: Vintage Postcards.org
  • January 23, 2012
    {Ruskin,FL} – January 23, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Weddings By Christina has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Officiant!
  • January 19, 2012
    I love to incorporate a sand ceremony into my weddings, which is a beautiful and meaningful ceremony that originates in Hawaii. The bride and groom each have a small container of a different color of sand. These separate vials of sand represent all that they were, and all that they are, and all that they will ever be. By combining their individual jars of sand together, I pronounce that, “just as these individual grains of sand cannot be separated, so may your lives be blended together for all eternity.” Regardless of where this ceremony originated, it is a beautiful and meaningful addition to your beach wedding ceremony or a very suitable alternative to a unity candle ceremony.
  • January 3, 2012
    From the dress to the decor, think - lace, vintage, sentimental, romantic love.
  • December 27, 2011
    He popped the question and you said "YES" and you are probably asking yourself where do I begin? Now the excitement, or should I say anxiety of planning a wedding has kicked in? The most daunting task of wedding planning is finding the right venue and vendor services. This is where hiring a wedding planner to assist you becomes an invaluable tool to bring your wedding day dreams to life.
  • December 22, 2011
    Christmas is a magical season full of wonder, warm fuzzy feelings and love. It is also a wonderful time to pop that special question to the love of your life as you are both enveloped in the Christmas cheer.
  • December 17, 2011
    An Art Vow is a beautiful work of fine art, personalized with your message of love to each other. The message can be your personal vows, a favorite poem, song lyric or inspirational passages and scripture readings. It is a lasting reminder of the promises you made on your special day. It is something that you will cherish for years to come. As it is prominently displayed in your home, it will be a conversation piece to be shared and enjoyed with family and friends for years to come.
  • November 30, 2011
    You have probably dreamed about this day since you were a little girl. If you are like most brides you have gone out and purchased every wedding book and magazine you can get your hands on. A flawless wedding day doesn't just happen . . . it takes planning and a lot of time and energy to bring your dream day to life. Dreaming about your wedding and planning your wedding, as you are about to discover, are not exactly the same. There are so many decisions to be made that it is no wonder that many brides quickly become overwhelmed once they begin the planning process. As your coordinator, we become your voice and advocate during the whole process.
  • November 9, 2011
    Your Ceremony is the Heart and Soul of your Wedding Day. The words expressed is Love Made Tangible . . . the verbal expression of your deepest love and devotion to one another. It is the first event of your special day with your family and friends. As your officiate, we will warmly welcome your guests, pays tribute to your loved ones, and tell the story of your love as we guide you through your vows and ring exchange, the pronouncement of marriage and happily present you to your guests as husband and wife! We want your ceremony to be personal, celebratory, romantic, inclusive, and interesting. Your friends and family will love to hear the story of your love, laughing and crying at all the right places. This feeling of closeness and celebration will flow right on into your reception.
  • October 27, 2011
    For couples who have lost a loved one, their wedding day can be bittersweet. As it is important to remember significant friends and family members who have passed at your wedding, for many couples struggle to find tasteful ways to honor loved ones without casting a sad and somber tone on their special day. There are both silent and verbal ways to remember those loved ones . . . to keep them close to you on your day in a way that doesn’t dampen the spirit of the event. The way a couple chooses to remember is a personal decision. Here are just a few ways to keep those lost close to your heart when you walk down the aisle:
  • October 13, 2011
    Beach weddings are the most popular type of destination wedding in Florida. From a simple barefoot affair to a grand production on the gulf, the natural beauty of our beaches, the surf, our exquisite sunsets create a magical and romantic setting to begin a new life together. Just imagine if you will, saying your "I dos" on our beautiful gulf coast of Florida, with the soft, white sand beneath your feet . . . it truly is a little piece of Paradise here on Earth.
  • October 3, 2011
    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. "Brides Against Breast CancerTM" , “Making Memories” Campaign is a “wish-granting” service that helps put the realities of this terminal illness aside, if just for a few days, while providing the opportunity for a family to spend quality time together. 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. Patients come to them with their dreams, but only WE can help them fulfill their wishes.
  • September 26, 2011
    Be swept up in the romance of a sunset wedding on the beautiful and tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Weddings here take on a tropical and breezy feeling and the warm Florida sun intrinsically will be sure to brighten the faces of everyone.
  • September 13, 2011
    I am often asked by couples who I recommend for photography. I always tell them that their wedding photos are where the biggest portion of their budget dollars should go because your photos are where your memories are. These are the photos that will be looked at for generations to come. I have had the privilege of working with some of the most gifted and talented photographers that exist on Florida's gulf coast. The skill and artistry they bring to a wedding cannot be measured in words or in dollars and cents but in pictures . . . Your pictures!!
  • August 26, 2011
    Now Offering! Beach and Photography packages that include Arches and Chairs, Rose Petal Aisle way, and Beach Decor with a variety of options to choose from.
  • August 19, 2011
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  • August 10, 2011
    We are so much more than the Sand and the Sea!
  • August 4, 2011
    A Celebration of Love and Family
  • June 28, 2011
    Sunset Ceremony on North Bean Point
  • May 31, 2011
    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.
 
"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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