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Weddings Elsewhere - Fall 2014 13 love with the area and decide to put down roots here. We All Say “I Do” Every Valentine’s Day, thousands gather on Siesta Beach at sunset for the annual vowel renewal hosted by the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department. At Your Service Preparing for the big day is easy in Sarasota. Seasoned florists, wedding planners and transportation services are available for celebrations. DJ’s or live bands are also available. Let’s not forget the rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch. Within a 20-mile radius of downtown Sarasota, there are more Zagat-rated restaurants than anywhere else in Florida. This makes planning group meals easy. From outdoor bayside dining to candlelight, white-gloved service, there are many options to please a variety of discerning palates. Marriage licenses are needed to marry in Florida. There is a fee for the licenses, which can be obtained at the Clerk of the Court Circuit Court, Marriage License Division of Sarasota County. There is a waiting period of three days after issuance, except for non-Florida residents. For more information on Sarasota County and destination weddings, visit www., or contact Vanessa Zigich, Meetings Manager at Visit Sarasota County, at 941.955.0991 or ♥ Lynn Hobeck Bates was married in Sarasota eight years ago. The ceremony took place on St. Armands Circle. A trolley escorted the wedding party over the Ringling Bridge to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. A three-piece band entertained guests at the Mansion, while the sun set over the bay. She is the Public Relations Manager for Visit Sarasota County in Sarasota, Florida.

Weddings Elsewhere - Fall 2014
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