You can make any additions or changes to the ceremony vows that you want, or keep them as is. We also have a section to include some personal words of love for each other, if you would like.
The ceremony begins with the Introduction and Opening Comments. This section is about the sanctity of marriage and the importance of love.
From there we proceed to the Vows section, where you both say your "I Do's" to each other.
Then, if you want, you and your fiance can say your Personal Words to each other. Otherwise, we will go on to the Ring Exchange.
After you exchange your rings, we perform the Unity Beach Sand Ceremony.
Here, you both scoop up some beach sand from below your feet where your vows were spoken, and pore them into your personal heart-shaped bottle at the same time.
Finally, we have the Closing where we pronounce you both "husband and wife", (or "spouses for life, united in love, and legally married", or "a couple, united in love"). So don't put off your elopement plans another minute!
After your ceremony and photo sessions, we will hand you: the Decorative Copy of your Customized Ceremony Vows, your Keepsake Certificate of Marriage (Commitment or Vow Renewal), and your Champagne Gift Basket.
We will take care of the legal filing of your marriage license after the ceremony. Then, the State of Florida will send you a certified copy of your marriage license after it gets recorded.
We will also e-mail you a link to the Miami-Dade Marriage License Bureau website; so you can see online that your license has been recorded, and order any extra certified copies of your marriage license in the future.
Monique N. Gilbert,
Florida Notary Public