Lovebirds will soon run out of time to make this Valentine’s Day extra memorable. Friday, January 26th is the last day couples can register for the Clerk’s 12th Annual Valentine’s Day Group Wedding. Up to fifty couples are expected to say “I do” or renew their vows on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in the romantic and picturesque Wedding Garden of the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Slots are filling up quickly as over 40 couples have already reserved their place to take part in the annual tradition.
The event is organized by the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Ken Burke. The Clerk’s office is proudly showcasing the special event complete with an eye-catching window display at the Downtown Clearwater Courthouse. Aimee Matsko and Shantel Griffin, owners of Bearer of the Bling Bridal in Kenneth City, volunteered to design the Clerk’s window display this year.
A single ceremony will unite each couple in attendance. Everyone will be serenaded with a cappella melodies performed by the Charmonizers Barbershop Quartet. In addition, the couples will be treated to beautiful melodies performed by Deputy Clerks Tiffany Clayton and James Beaty. After the ceremony, the couples and their guests will celebrate with wedding cake and refreshments provided by local sponsors.
The Clerk has waived the normal $30.00 ceremony fee. Standard marriage license fees will still apply. To complete the online registration, please visit the Clerk’s website at www.mypinellasclerk.org.
In order to be eligible to register for the 2018 wedding event, application for a marriage license must be made between December 16, 2017 and February 9, 2018. The ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Wedding Garden of the Florida Botanical Gardens located at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774. Couples will receive a special Commemorative Marriage Certificate, which will be mailed within one week from the date of the ceremony with the official Certificate of Marriage. All couples should arrive at the Botanical Gardens by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the event with their marriage license and identification.
For more information, please contact Recording Services at (727) 464-3008. Photograph of the garden Cupid was provided courtesy of the Pinellas County Marketing and Communications Department. For a high resolution copy of the photo, visit https://tinyurl.com/y8p4m6ca