3651 NE 15th Ave Ocala FL
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(352) 789-8852

3651 NE 15th Ave Ocala FL

Welcome to Cherished Moment Weddings

3651 NE 15th Ave Ocala FL

Welcome to Cherished Moment Weddings



SERVING: OCALA/GAINESVILLE/ST AUGUSTINE/DAYTONA BEACH/ORLANDO/NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

MAKING YOUR WEDDING DAY EXTRA SPECIAL IS OUR GOAL

WE HONOR OUR MILITARY AND TEACHERS

MILITARY AND TEACHER APPRECIATION DISCOUNT - PLEASE ASK ME

CELEBRATING YOUR LOVE STORY

Cherished Moment Weddings is all about love and we cherish and celebrate life.  As a Notary/Ordained Minister, I specialize in personalized, custom designed weddings that will be memorable and meaningful not only to you, but to your guests as well.

ABOUT US

Congratulations...You are getting married! Getting married is one of the greatest joys in life and my goal is to make sure that stress doesn't overwhelm the joy of becoming husband and wife.  Your engagement and wedding ceremony should be a special time, so I focus my energy on supporting you and to help you experience your "Perfect Day"

My passion for planning and organizing family and friends weddings grew to starting my own business.  In the past 8 years I have officiated many wedding ceremonies, from just the bride and groom, to the large and extravagant.  Each on of them is unique and special.  no matter the size, a wedding is  celebration of love and commitment, and a joyous occasion.  I love what I do and it shows.  

Your ceremony reflects you as a couple, your love, your relationship, our beliefs and values.  It would be an honor to be apart of your wedding day, and to work with you on a ceremony that will be memorable and meaningful not only to you, but to  your guests as well.  Your creativity and ideas are encouraged and I am flexible and considerate of your desires.  I look forward to chatting with you soon.  


Valerie Tony

Notary/Ordained Minister

Member of AAWO

website: www.cherishedmomentweddings.com

email:

vtony@cherishedmomentweddings.com


 

 

CEREMONY PACKAGES

CEREMONY PACKAGES

   "SWEET AN SIMPLE"    


This package includes all the elements for the wedding ceremony: Opening words, exchange of vows, exchange of rings, Closing words, marriage blessings and pronouncement of marriage. 


Package includes:· 

  • Perform ceremony at location of your choice· 
  • Wedding Officiant· 
  • Custom-designed Wedding Ceremony· 
  • Wired Microphone available for use at the ceremony· 
  • Keepsake Marriage Certificate· 
  • Filing of Marriage License after ceremony· 
  • (Couple is responsible for obtaining license prior to the wedding) 

Fee: $249  (Non-refundable retainer fee is $50 due at booking) 



"TRUE LOVE” (Special)    


Enjoy your wedding ceremony at a free outdoor venue with a prepared ceremony at a discounted cost (due to location) This special price is available ONLY in ONE special location: Tuscawilla Park in Ocala.  Tuscawilla Park has several beautiful locations for a ceremony and is perfect for elopements or small wedding ceremonies.   


 Fee: $149 (Cash only-before ceremony begins) 

NOTE: THE DISCOUNTED OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE TUSCAWILLA PARK LOCATION  



"I DO FOR TWO" (Simply Sign and Seal-No Ceremony)    

For couples who do not want a formal ceremony.  This is an informal meeting for notarization of your license with the minimum requirements.  These meetings are scheduled at my convenience or availability. 

(For convenience, they are commonly at a public place, such as Panera Bread or Tuscawilla Park.     

Fee: $80 (Cash only – Before ceremony begins)


“TWO SHALL BECOME ONE –(Christian Ceremony)


A Christian wedding celebrates the love that a man and a woman share and the testimony of their lives before God. It should also be an expression of worship, reflecting joy, celebration, community, respect, dignity and love. The primary goal should be to give each guest a clear impression that as a couple, they ware making a solemn, eternal covenant with each other before God.


Package Includes:·

  •  Ceremony at location of your choice·
  •  Ordained Non-denominational Minister· 
  • Christian Ceremony samples to choose from· 
  • Traditional or Contemporary wording· 
  • Scripture reading, prayers and blessings· 
  • Phone and email assistance as needed· 
  • Filing of Marriage License after the Ceremony· 
  • A travel fee may be charged for venues more than 60 minutes from officiant’s home

Fee: $249 (non-refundable retainer fee $50 due at booking) 



“I Do Again” (Vow Renewal Ceremony)


The Vow Renewal package includes all the basic services for a simple yet romantic ceremony to capture your special moments at one of our beautiful Florida beaches or venue of choice, as a backdrop for your special day.


Package includes:· 

  • Ceremony at location of your choice·
  • Wedding Officiate· 
  • Initial consultation (by phone or in person) to discuss design, tone and content of ceremony·
  •  Phone and email assistance as needed during the planning process· 
  • A travel fee may be charged for venues more than 60 min from officiates home

Fee: $249 (non-refundable retainer fee $50 due at booking)


MILITARY AND TEACHER APPRECIATION DISCOUNT – PLEASE ASK ME**

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 


We can put together a package just for you if you don’t see one that fits your needs


International couples: add $30 to Beach wedding package to cover postage


The non-refundable retainer fee is part of the total package


A one-time travel fee of $50 applies to all wedding locations more than 60-mile radius from officiant’s residence


Special Holidays Fee: $50


Sunrise Weddings: add $30 to package


REHEARSAL - Additional fee for Officiant to choreograph separate rehearsal date.  Rehearsal fee starts at $100 per hour, one hour minimum.  Price varies with location due to additional time and mileage.    


REHEARSAL COORDINATION:· 

  • Arrive 15-30 minutes prior to rehearsal and meet with couple· 
  • Orchestrate processional, seating and recessional with bridal party to ensure everyone involved is comfortable with their role in the day of the wedding· 
  • Direct the wedding party on where to stand, how to walk down the aisle and with whom, how to carry bouquets, etc.· 
  • Assist with seating arrangements· 
  • To keep everyone cool, calm and collected, so that everyone enjoys the experience.     

LATE FEE:  If your ceremony starts 30 minutes after the planned start time, and the Officiant is able to stay, then an additional $50 each 30 minutes late shall be paid to the Officiant.  Payment is completed before the ceremony is performed.  In the unlikely event the excessive delay prohibits the officiant from remaining, then the bridal couple is responsible for the full fees agreed upon prior to the ceremony.      


CANCELLATION FEE -  When you are on my calendar, I block the travel time to and from, as well as the time for your marriage ceremony.  Hours are spent in correspondence, as well as writing your ceremony before your wedding day.  


After you have emailed your commitment and paid your non-refundable retainer fee confirming the officiant, if you later cancel, then the $50 nonrefundable retainer fee is applied to the cancellation fee.


PAYMENT

:  A $50 non-refundable retainer fee shall be paid before your draft ceremony is submitted. The non-refundable retainer fee is applied to the total amount due. Retainer fee may be paid by check, money order, cash, debit or credit card or PayPal.  Any and all return check fees are the responsibility of the bridal couple.  


Remaining amount due is paid before, or on the day of your ceremony.  Payment in full is completed before the ceremony is performed.   Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted on the wedding day.  If not cash, then please have the remainder of your payment payable by credit card.  


Gratuity is not included in cost.  


CEREMONY RITUALS: 


 UNITY CANDLE CEREMONY


The Unity Candle Ceremony consist of the lighting of one candle from two separate candles held by the bride and groom. This ceremony symbolizes the union of two lives into one.  Creative variations can be added to the ceremony, such as the mothers of the bride and groom, or any designated members of the wedding party lighting the candles after they walk down the aisle or during the ceremony.  The couple may keep the candle (some relight the candle each year on their anniversary.) 


UNITY SAND CEREMONY


This ceremony is an alternative to the Unity Candle Ceremony and is similar in its symbolism.  The relationship of the bride and groom is symbolized through the pouring of two individual containers of sand (representing their individuality) into one container representing their union.  As the sand from the two containers is poured into the third container, the individual sands no longer exist, but now is a combination of the two.  If you are having a beach wedding, this ceremony is a MUST!  It is also an excellent ceremony to include children and/or family member as it not only symbolizes two individuals coming together as one but many times a family becoming one.  I provide a basic set for the Sand Ceremony.  If you would like something different or engraved, I recommend the following site. http://www.sandsationalsparkle.com



HANDS OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM CEREMONY


The hands of the Bride and Groom ceremony is a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony that is guaranteed not to leave a dry eye among the couple and guests alike.  The ceremony is typically cone right after the exchange of rings.  It can be done as a secular or religious element.  Here is an excerpt from the beautiful ceremony -"These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to live each other today, tomorrow and forever...And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch


" RING WARMING CEREMONY


If you are looking for a unique element to add to your wedding ceremony, incorporating a ring warming into your wedding is such a special way to involve all of your guests in your ceremony.  A ring warming is when you give your loved ones the opportunity to hold and infuse your wedding bands with a wish, blessing or prayer for your marriage.  By the time your rings make it on to your fingers they will be infused with all the love of your friends and family. "Bride and Groom will exchange rings as a physical symbol of the vows they are making to one another.  As the ceremony proceeds, will the families of Bride and Groom please warm these rings by passing the down the row.  As you hold them in your hands, pause for a moment, and make your wishes for the couple and for their future together before you pass them on to the next person.  These rings will not only be a gift from one to another but will be given with the love support and wisdom of their family and friends.


" ROSE CEREMONY FOR COUPLES


The Rose Ceremony brings a touch of elegance, romance and beauty to your ceremony.   The ceremony is usually held at the end of the ceremony, before being pronounced husband and wife.  The bride and groom exchange two roses, symbolizing the giving and receiving of their love for each other throughout their entire married life.  The Rose Ceremony also conveys how to use the rose and its symbolism in difficult times in order to forgive each other.  You may choose to have the officiant hand the bride and groom their roses, or the officiant can invite the bride and groom’s mothers up to give their children the roses.  Red roses are usually used but a white rose can also be used. For a smaller wedding, couples may also choose to present roses to their guest as a "thank you" for sharing in their special day.  This ceremony is adaptable for a vow renewal as well.


ROSE CEREMONY FOR MOTHERS


The Mother's Rose Ceremony, which is also known as the Rose Presentation, takes place near the beginning of the ceremony, and is especially sweet and touching when it is a surprise for the Moms!  The couple places two roses with a ribbon tied around them and laid on the ceremonial table in the front.  You can use any flower; however, the rose is a universal symbol of love and can be pressed very easily in a book for a keepsake.  Moms love to do this.  Honoring Mothers comes just after the officiants welcome, and presentation of the couple will present the moms with the rose.  You may also write notes of love and gratitude, rolled up like scrolls, and attach to the roses with a ribbon.   



THE LAST KISS BEFORE THE FIRST KISS


This ceremony is a creative and touching way to celebrate a special moment for the bride and groom and their mothers during the ceremony.  this is a very tender and poignant - and sometimes emotional moment - for the mothers, the bride and groom and also for the guests.  In the wedding ceremony just before the "first kiss" as husband and wife, the officiant calls the mothers of the bride and groom forward and says the following:These mother’s lips were the first to kiss them and bring them into this world and today a mother's love - together with their blessings - will be first to send them on their way to their new life together as husband and wife."  Mothers please kiss the bride and groom.


ENGAGEMENT RING WORDING: 


As part of the ceremony, you may include this wording as part of the ring exchange.“The engagement ring is a symbol of promise and intention. Now the intention is realized and the promise fulfilled. (Groom) Please place the engagement ring on (Bride’s) finger over her wedding band to symbolize that the love that brought you together will always protect and sustain your marriage.”  

 

 

 

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3651 NE 15th Ave, OCALA, FL 34479, us

(352) 789-8852

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