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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL

Sarasota , FL

LOCATION

2055 Siesta Dr., #25421, South Gate
Sarasota, FL 34277 US (map)

PHONE

941-952-1440

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

For those planning an elopement or destination wedding, Barefoot Weddings provides officiant services in Manatee and Sarasota Counties (on the west coast of Florida, south of Tampa and... Read more
For those planning an elopement or destination wedding, Barefoot Weddings provides officiant services in Manatee and Sarasota Counties (on the west coast of Florida, south of Tampa and north of Naples). Cities served include Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach (Coquina Beach & Manatee County Beach), Ellenton, Englewood (Manasota Key), Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Nokomis, Osprey (Casey Key), Palmetto, Parrish, Sarasota (Lido Key, St. Armands Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key), and Venice.

Fee varies according to location, but STARTS AT $200. E-mail NancyT@BarefootWeddings.com or call 1-941-952-1440 for a more precise quote.

Since 1991, Nancy J. Taussig (a civil wedding officiant) has officiated at over 1,500 ceremonies on beaches, at private homes, in parks, gardens, museums, country clubs, resorts, and even on boats. Each ceremony, whether traditional or civil, is customized to the couple. Weddings, vow renewals, and baby welcoming/naming celebrations are provided.

If you want décor, photos, etc., Mrs. Taussig works with other wedding professionals and is happy to make referrals for her clients.

Effective Jan. 6, 2015, Florida began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Mrs. Taussig has always supported marriage equality and is very happy to officiate any wedding or vow renewal!


Member of:

Elegant Manatee Weddings since 2015; Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce since 2014; Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce since 2013; Visit Sarasota County (formerly Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau) since 2008; Elegant Sarasota Weddings ("Ask Nancy" columnist) since 2005; Longboat, Lido, St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce (Small Business of the Year 2009) since 1994; South Gate Community Association since 1988.

Barefoot Weddings and one of its couples was profiled in the local newspaper:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140704/ARTICLE/140709860/2416/NEWS?Title=Sand-and-surf-are-witness-to-countless-weddings

TESTIMONIALS

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Thank you so much for making our simple Lido Key beach wedding much better than we dreamed of! It was clear you are an experienced professional & we greatly appreciate your helpful hints & guidance throughout this process! The extra touches, including a wedding certificate with our names & wedding colors, made our special day even more special! Thanks again! Lori & Jon, 12/15

Dear Nancy, thank you for our beautiful ceremony on Holmes Beach. It could not have been any more perfect. You did a wonderful job putting all the words together. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you again, Mandy & Mike, 4/14

Nancy, wanted to send you a thank you for yesterday! My husband loved the vow renewal ceremony and thought I wrote it! It just shows how well you "read" what people want, even if you haven't met them. Perfectly professional and I will recommend you to anyone I run across. Thank you again! Jody & Nicholas, 4/13

Hi Nancy, I just wanted to say a big 'Thank You' for you officiating at our vow renewal last night. Everything was absolutely perfect. The setting on Longboat Key was just picture postcard. You were great, it was just like having an old friend perform our ceremony for us. Once again, thank you for making our special day fabulous. Many, many thanks and best wishes for your own anniversary next month. Paula & John, 9/12

Nancy, we can’t thank you enough for making our wedding such a special and personal event. We told you we wanted a traditional exchange of vows without all the fanfare. We told you we decided to save our money in order to celebrate our life together and not overspend on the wedding. You listened and offered up the perfect solution for us. Your service was both solemn and joyful. The two of us saying “I do” barefoot on sunset-washed Lido Beach was romantic and was exactly what we’d hoped for. Our sand jar has an honored place in our home as a reminder of the day. Susan & Steve, 12/11

Nancy from Barefoot Weddings made my Siesta Key beach wedding flow smoothly, better than I could have imagined. Her services at our wedding were calming, comforting, and personally felt. I did not feel as if I was just another bride – she did make it as if it was "our day." The ceremony was a dream come true, I would love to do the ceremony over and over again. It was beyond our expectations. Thank you, Nancy. Lynnae & Ronald, 7/10

Hi, Nancy! We just returned home and wanted to thank you once again for performing our Lido Key wedding ceremony on Labor Day. It was perfect. Those moments on the beach still seem like a movie to us. There was so much to take in at the time that we wanted to make sure that you knew how happy we were. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Fran & Michael, 9/09

Hi, Nancy! Just a quick note to say Thank You! We really loved working with you and you were exactly what we were looking for in our officiant. Your ideas for the girls, your ideas for the ceremony, your ideas for the location, were all spot on and much appreciated. Of all the people we worked with to pull off our wedding day in Bradenton Beach, you were the best. We believe we were meant to meet you and glad we did. Your life in common with the Mother of the Groom (your Wisconsin roots and such) was so neat for our family. We are so glad you stayed to have dinner with us, for we feel you were the main reason things went so well on our day. To anyone who is looking for the right officiant for their beach wedding ceremony, look no more, Nancy is quite simply the best! Thanks Again! Kelly & Patrick, 3/17/08

Nancy, it was a true God send to have run into you that day at Michael’s Craft Store. I can’t thank you enough for helping make my daughter’s wedding a beautiful day on Siesta Key beach. Your professional and precise manner, added by your gentle and personal touch, was enjoyed and appreciated by all. I will certainly recommend your services to anyone. Thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed for Danielle & Michael. Deana, 10/07

Nancy, I just wanted to thank you for such a beautiful ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton. You made it so very special. I surely did not expect to cry, but I was so overwhelmed with such a beautiful day, wonderful people by my side, and the emotional moment! Nancy, thank you again for making it such a lovely day and providing such a wonderful ceremony!! I hope our paths cross again. Pamela & Lawrence, 10/06

Dear Nancy, thank you so much for a wonderful job during our wedding on Siesta Key. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Everyone at the wedding enjoyed the ceremony – it was absolutely perfect! I will pass your name on to anyone I know who is planning on getting married. You exceeded our expectations. Thank you for making our wedding a day we will never forget! Thanks again, Bekka & Danny, 7/05

Nancy, on behalf of our family, I would like to thank you for all your support in planning our wedding. Getting married on the beach of Anna Maria Island was exactly the location we wanted! Because we live so far (Canada) from the warm surf and beautiful beaches, we were concerned with the overall planning of our wedding. With your support and helpful suggestions, it was perfect. Thank you so much for your help. We couldn’t have done it without you! Sincerely, Laura & Ernie, 4/04

Even though we changed our wedding date three times and the wedding site at the last minute, Nancy remained patient and conducted a ceremony that was perfect for our needs. She even persevered through the howling of our five wiener dogs in the middle of the ceremony at our home. Deborah & John, 10/03

Nancy, we want to thank you for your services. You were wonderful and we are so fortunate to have found you. The ceremony on Longboat Key was beautiful and you were very professional. Thank you for everything! Sincerely, Jodi & Bryan, 6/02

We want to thank you for being a special part of our wedding. We have such fond memories of the beautiful words you spoke during our ceremony at our home. Thank you so much for making our day so memorable. Fondly, Rachel & Bill, 2000

You made our day very beautiful and our hearts very glad. Thank you, Nancy. Sincerely, Nicole & Garrett, 1998

Thank you for driving to St. Petersburg to perform our wedding ceremony. And thank you for your patience and cooperation (due to the auto accident). You helped make our day a beautiful one! Suzanne & Zachary, 1997

Thank you very much for your role as marriage celebrant in our wedding celebration at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. We appreciate your assistance with everything and wish you a happy and healthy life. Thanks again. Sincerely, Kylie & Andre, 1994

Thank you for performing such a beautiful ceremony. We appreciate the copy of the vows. We were so pleased with how the ceremony was conducted. Thank you for making our day special. Sincerely, Gretchen & Christopher, 1993 Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
FL

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Stephanie
Wedding:
11/13/2016
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Nancy as an officiant for your wedding day! Nancy was great to work with. She communicated well with my husband and I through email and was always prompt with her responses. We just recently married on 11-13-16 at The Sandbar on Anna Maria Island and the ceremony was beautiful. Nancy worked with us to ensure the vows that were read were what we wanted. My husband and I do not really enjoy speaking in front of crowds and Nancy made it so that we just said "I Do". That set our nerves at ease. Thanks so much Nancy for everything it was a pleasure working with you!
I would highly recommend Nancy as an officiant for your wedding day! Nancy was great to work with. She communicated well Read more...
I would highly recommend Nancy as an officiant for your wedding day! Nancy was great to work with. She communicated well with my husband and I through email and was always prompt with her responses. We just recently married on 11-13-16 at The Sandbar on Anna Maria Island and the ceremony was beautiful. Nancy worked with us to ensure the vows that were read were what we wanted. My husband and I do not really enjoy speaking in front of crowds and Nancy made it so that we just said "I Do". That set our nerves at ease. Thanks so much Nancy for everything it was a pleasure working with you! Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

Stephanie & Richard, thank you for making me part of your day. I was happy to customize the ceremony to suit the two of you. Wishing you many, many happy years together!
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Robert
Wedding:
10/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Nancy was AWESOME!! She's such a sweetheart and wrote us such a wonderful little ceremony. And even volunteered to take some awesome pictures.... thanks for everything.!!! Rob and Kim Videtto
Working with Nancy was AWESOME!! She's such a sweetheart and wrote us such a wonderful little ceremony. And even Read more...
Working with Nancy was AWESOME!! She's such a sweetheart and wrote us such a wonderful little ceremony. And even volunteered to take some awesome pictures.... thanks for everything.!!! Rob and Kim Videtto Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

Kim & Rob, it was such a pleasure to meet you and officiate your beach wedding. And what a glorious sunset we had! All the best to you.
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Dane
Wedding:
7/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Nancy was great, we had a wedding planner and everything fall through the night before the wedding, and desparately used wedding wire to find all local people with literally less than 12 hours prior to the ceremony and we had a brunch hour wedding. Nancy was very accomadating and not only that didn't try to price gouge us like a few of others. We already filed a marriage ceremony at the clerk of court, and many still tried to take advantage of the situation, nancy took care of us very well
Nancy was great, we had a wedding planner and everything fall through the night before the wedding, and desparately used Read more...
Nancy was great, we had a wedding planner and everything fall through the night before the wedding, and desparately used wedding wire to find all local people with literally less than 12 hours prior to the ceremony and we had a brunch hour wedding. Nancy was very accomadating and not only that didn't try to price gouge us like a few of others. We already filed a marriage ceremony at the clerk of court, and many still tried to take advantage of the situation, nancy took care of us very well Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

I'm so happy I was available for you on less than 3 hours notice -- that is not always possible.
It was wonderful to meet you and your beautiful bride and your family was very nice.
I wish you many happy years together!
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David
Wedding:
5/11/2015
5.0/5.0
A wonderful day all made possible by Nancy. Her professionalism her personality and knowing how to make people comfortable in a situation. A massive thanks from us both.
A wonderful day all made possible by Nancy. Her professionalism her personality and knowing how to make people comfortable Read more...
A wonderful day all made possible by Nancy. Her professionalism her personality and knowing how to make people comfortable in a situation. A massive thanks from us both. Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

David, it was my pleasure to officiate at the wedding of you and Lorraine. You traveled so far to get married on Lido Key in Sarasota! I enjoyed meeting both of you and your family. I hope the rest of your holiday was enjoyable and that you didn't get too sunburnt. All the best, Nancy T.
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Heather
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Nancy,

Ryan and I can't thank you enough for making our wedding so wonderful! Despite being such a busy lady...and for good reason, we felt as though we were the only people getting married on the very busy day of 12-13-14. Your flexibility allowed us to have the ceremony we dreamed of that incorporated Buddhist vows, something we hold dear to our hearts since our time in Thailand.

I would recommend Nancy to anyone getting married in Florida. She is professional, fair, quick to respond to any questions or concerns, and incredibly flexible, as well as, nice as can be!

Thank you again for being a part of our special day!!!
Nancy,

Ryan and I can't thank you enough for making our wedding so wonderful! Despite being such a busy Read more...
Nancy,

Ryan and I can't thank you enough for making our wedding so wonderful! Despite being such a busy lady...and for good reason, we felt as though we were the only people getting married on the very busy day of 12-13-14. Your flexibility allowed us to have the ceremony we dreamed of that incorporated Buddhist vows, something we hold dear to our hearts since our time in Thailand.

I would recommend Nancy to anyone getting married in Florida. She is professional, fair, quick to respond to any questions or concerns, and incredibly flexible, as well as, nice as can be!

Thank you again for being a part of our special day!!! Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

Heather & Ryan, it was my pleasure to officiate your unique ceremony! I love it when my couples ask for something that reflects them. At the rehearsal, we talked about the young sign bearer & flower girls perhaps not cooperating the next day -- but, they were great. I wish you all the best!
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Schaner
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Nancy performed the perfect ceremony. She is professional business woman as well as a warm caring individual. Her added insight 1400+ marriages performed! Answered our questions, putting our minds at ease to enjoy our day. Ten+ stars all the way for Mrs. Taussig! Thank you so much, The Schaner's 10-10-2014
Nancy performed the perfect ceremony. She is professional business woman as well as a warm caring individual. Her added Read more...
Nancy performed the perfect ceremony. She is professional business woman as well as a warm caring individual. Her added insight 1400+ marriages performed! Answered our questions, putting our minds at ease to enjoy our day. Ten+ stars all the way for Mrs. Taussig! Thank you so much, The Schaner's 10-10-2014 Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

Happy that we can share wedding anniversaries! It was a pleasure to meet both of you and MOB Ann. Perfect weather for a wedding on Siesta Key! Remember, spoil each other.
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Zzil
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Nancy was amazing! The ceremony was beautiful and we couldn't be happier. Nancy made the entire experience so easy and painless. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who asked!
Nancy was amazing! The ceremony was beautiful and we couldn't be happier. Nancy made the entire experience so easy and Read more...
Nancy was amazing! The ceremony was beautiful and we couldn't be happier. Nancy made the entire experience so easy and painless. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who asked! Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

You were such an easy-going couple in the planning of your special day! I loved the bright colors of the ceremony decor on Turtle Beach and your families and friends were so happy for you both!
I wish you many, many happy years together!
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Karen & Kevin
Wedding:
9/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Nancy, thank you so much for officiating our ceremony. It was very sweet and the personal touches
you added were lovely. Also a special thanks for printing the vows large enough so we did not have to wear reading glasses..HaHa! Wish we could have spent more time with you after all the festivities were over but we were so honored to have you stay and enjoy the food & fellowship with us & our families.
Nancy, thank you so much for officiating our ceremony. It was very sweet and the personal touches
you added were Read more...
Nancy, thank you so much for officiating our ceremony. It was very sweet and the personal touches
you added were lovely. Also a special thanks for printing the vows large enough so we did not have to wear reading glasses..HaHa! Wish we could have spent more time with you after all the festivities were over but we were so honored to have you stay and enjoy the food & fellowship with us & our families. Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

It was great to finally meet you both! And your families were lovely -- I had a wonderful time. Anna Maria Island is a beautiful spot for weddings! Many, many happy years to you!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Nancy was great to work with and did a fabulous job. All went very smooth!!!
Nancy was great to work with and did a fabulous job. All went very smooth!!!
Nancy was great to work with and did a fabulous job. All went very smooth!!! Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

Becky & Mark, your personal vows were wonderful -- and really touched your guests during your ceremony on Bradenton Beach. I hope the two of you have many happy years together.
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Anne
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Nancy was great! We were able to tailor our ceremony to our exact desires, she was very professional and personable.
Nancy was great! We were able to tailor our ceremony to our exact desires, she was very professional and personable.
Nancy was great! We were able to tailor our ceremony to our exact desires, she was very professional and personable. Read less
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Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL responded with the following comments:

Anne & Delmar, it was a pleasure meeting you and your families. What a beautiful day for a wedding at Selby Botanical Gardens -- it didn't rain! All the best to you!

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