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Pinellas clerk to hold group Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony

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Ken Burke, Pinellas County clerk court, has opened registration for his 11th Annual Valentine’s Day Group Wedding.

Up to fifty couples are expected to be joined together for one group wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day in the wedding garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.

“Our Valentine’s Day group wedding event is a memorable occasion many in the community look forward to and we are very thankful for the couples who allow us to partake in their special day,” Burke said.

A single ceremony will unite all couples in attendance. The couples and their guests will celebrate with wedding cake and refreshments provided by local sponsors. In addition, everyone will be serenaded with a cappella melodies performed by the Charmonizers Barbershop Quartet.

Burke has waived the normal $30 ceremony fee. Standard marriage license fees will still apply. To participate, couples must sign-up no later than Jan. 27.

In order to be eligible to register for the 2017 wedding event, application for a marriage license must be made between Dec. 19 and Feb. 10. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the wedding garden of the Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

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 p.m. on the day of the event with their marriage license and identification.

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