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OrlandoCeremony.com

Longwood , FL
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LOCATION

1477 N Ronald Reagan Blvd
Longwood, FL US 32750 (map)

PHONE

407-617-5622

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I am an ordained minister and I perform wedding ceremonies throughout Central Florida. I believe that your wedding ceremony should be meaningful and personalized reflecting who you both... Read more
I am an ordained minister and I perform wedding ceremonies throughout Central Florida. I believe that your wedding ceremony should be meaningful and personalized reflecting who you both are. Whether you want to add a sand ceremony or a unity candle lighting ceremony, etc., together we will create the perfect wedding outline during your free consultation. On my official web site you will also find wedding vow examples to help you. Feel free to cut and paste the perfect ceremony together. I look forward to helping you plan one of the most important days of your life. I also offer a pre-marriage coaching/marriage enrichment course online or in my office if interested but it's not required by me. Please contact me for more detailed information about your wedding in Florida.

RECENTLY ADDED. My new "Marry Me Now" package is an elopement package and starts at $150.00. It sort of like a courthouse wedding except it is performed at my exclusive private lakefront venue known as "The Secret Garden" in Longwood and is much more beautiful.

Our Photography and Officiant Combo package starts at $300.00 (includes the high res digital files and printing rights). This package contains ceremony images as well as a variety of bride and groom portraits afterwards.

The Secret Garden also accomodates up to 60 guests and the other package options can be viewed at http://www.intimategardenweddings.com. This is my actual office location and I look forward to meeting with you soon.

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
It is the clients choice as to whether I wear a suit and tie or the clergy robe.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
They can select from mine but I will be happy to see yours.
How long are your ceremonies?
The average is about 10 to 20 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No but it could not hurt if they wanted to.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes if time is available. Fees may apply.
Do you supply a sound system?
I can supply a sound system for an additional fee.

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Ayleen
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Great service! We contacted them 3 days before our elopement and they were able to work us into their schedule and provide an excellent experience. :) Very personable, great ceremony script and overall great "vibe" from them!
Great service! We contacted them 3 days before our elopement and they were able to work us into their schedule and provide Read more...
Great service! We contacted them 3 days before our elopement and they were able to work us into their schedule and provide an excellent experience. :) Very personable, great ceremony script and overall great "vibe" from them! Read less
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OrlandoCeremony.com responded with the following comments:

Thank you fore choosing me to perform your wedding ceremony.
Best wishes to you and your families.
Gary
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely stunning venue photos do not do the gardens justice. Beautiful and intimate ceremony. Gary and Marti were so lovely, welcoming and helpful from start to finish. Cant thank them enough for making our day so wonderful and special we will be returning to the UK with some wonderful memories.
Absolutely stunning venue photos do not do the gardens justice. Beautiful and intimate ceremony. Gary and Marti were so Read more...
Absolutely stunning venue photos do not do the gardens justice. Beautiful and intimate ceremony. Gary and Marti were so lovely, welcoming and helpful from start to finish. Cant thank them enough for making our day so wonderful and special we will be returning to the UK with some wonderful memories. Read less
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OrlandoCeremony.com responded with the following comments:

Hi Sarah,
Thank you so much for having your wedding with us. It was such a pleasure getting to be with you and Jamie on such a special day. We hope you stay in touch and don't be surprised if we look you up one day when we are on the other side of the pond :)
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Leslie
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
They made our big day a perfect one! Thanks a lot Gary and Marti.
They made our big day a perfect one! Thanks a lot Gary and Marti.
They made our big day a perfect one! Thanks a lot Gary and Marti. Read less
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OrlandoCeremony.com responded with the following comments:

Thank you Leslie,
Marti and I really enjoyed being a part of your day.
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Cheryl & Brian
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary and his wife Marti made our wedding day perfect. They are accommodating, friendly, flexible and easy to work with. We planned on a courthouse wedding because we didn't know there was a venue that existed for a wedding for just the two of us. We accidently found Gary, Marti and the Secret Garden. The 'Elopement Package' with photos was perfect for us. We contacted them on Tuesday and we married on Saturday. Don't settle for a courthouse wedding. This is the place to have an intimate and personal ceremony on a gorgeous piece of property with a great officiant, Gary, and a great photographer, Marti.
Gary and his wife Marti made our wedding day perfect. They are accommodating, friendly, flexible and easy to work with. We Read more...
Gary and his wife Marti made our wedding day perfect. They are accommodating, friendly, flexible and easy to work with. We planned on a courthouse wedding because we didn't know there was a venue that existed for a wedding for just the two of us. We accidently found Gary, Marti and the Secret Garden. The 'Elopement Package' with photos was perfect for us. We contacted them on Tuesday and we married on Saturday. Don't settle for a courthouse wedding. This is the place to have an intimate and personal ceremony on a gorgeous piece of property with a great officiant, Gary, and a great photographer, Marti. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
OrlandoCeremony.com responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for your 5 Star review as my reputation is very important to me as well delivering the highest quality professional service. Have a blessed day.
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Justin
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary was very professional, helpful, and a wonderful person. He was a great help and was very flexible to our schedule. When me and my now wife booked with Gary, he was very helpful with all of our questions and concerns. Originally we were only gonna do the ceremony, but once we arrived to Gary's and walked into the back yard and seen how magnificent/beautiful/ breath taking it was, we then decided at the very last minute, while standing there right before Gary proceeded to marry us, and change our minds with no time to spare, to have Marty(please forgive me if i spelled her name wrong) take the photos for us. After seeing the setup they had with all the props and how beautiful it was, i wouldn't of wanted my wedding photos anywhere else but there. We were so satisfied, that we are trying to plan another trip to Florida, to maybe do our vowel renewals on our 1year anniversary. I myself am a very very picky person, but i would recommend anybody and i mean anybody to use them for weddings and photos and anything else that might be needed for that special day. They both will always have a spot in mine and my wifes heart that we will never forget how special they made our special day. They are very amazing people. On a scale of 1-5, i would give them a 10, they are very above and beyond all expectations we could of ever imagined.
Gary was very professional, helpful, and a wonderful person. He was a great help and was very flexible to our schedule. Read more...
Gary was very professional, helpful, and a wonderful person. He was a great help and was very flexible to our schedule. When me and my now wife booked with Gary, he was very helpful with all of our questions and concerns. Originally we were only gonna do the ceremony, but once we arrived to Gary's and walked into the back yard and seen how magnificent/beautiful/ breath taking it was, we then decided at the very last minute, while standing there right before Gary proceeded to marry us, and change our minds with no time to spare, to have Marty(please forgive me if i spelled her name wrong) take the photos for us. After seeing the setup they had with all the props and how beautiful it was, i wouldn't of wanted my wedding photos anywhere else but there. We were so satisfied, that we are trying to plan another trip to Florida, to maybe do our vowel renewals on our 1year anniversary. I myself am a very very picky person, but i would recommend anybody and i mean anybody to use them for weddings and photos and anything else that might be needed for that special day. They both will always have a spot in mine and my wifes heart that we will never forget how special they made our special day. They are very amazing people. On a scale of 1-5, i would give them a 10, they are very above and beyond all expectations we could of ever imagined. Read less
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OrlandoCeremony.com responded with the following comments:

Thank you Justin. All I can say is WOW and Thank you. What a nice testimonial. It was both Marti and my pleasure to have taken care of your wedding day plans. We wish you the very best and we look forward to seeing you both again on your next trip to Florida.
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Brooke
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gary did an awesome job as the officiant for our wedding at the Lake Mary Event Center. He really went above and beyond communicating everything with the ceremony, he even pinned on all the guys boutonnieres for them and helped with a wardrobe malfunction. We chose to do the sand ceremony and Rev. Gary was very professional yet still kept things light and fun. If you are looking for an officiant Rev. Gary is your man. My husband and I highly recommend him.
Rev. Gary did an awesome job as the officiant for our wedding at the Lake Mary Event Center. He really went above and Read more...
Rev. Gary did an awesome job as the officiant for our wedding at the Lake Mary Event Center. He really went above and beyond communicating everything with the ceremony, he even pinned on all the guys boutonnieres for them and helped with a wardrobe malfunction. We chose to do the sand ceremony and Rev. Gary was very professional yet still kept things light and fun. If you are looking for an officiant Rev. Gary is your man. My husband and I highly recommend him. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
4/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Orlandoceremony.com responded to my emails quickly and worked on a very small time frame! They made our day so special. Rev. Gary Davids, was patient, informative and really made our day unforgettable. Thank you so much for all you have done!! We will definitely be calling you to renew our vows in a few years!!
Orlandoceremony.com responded to my emails quickly and worked on a very small time frame! They made our day so special. Read more...
Orlandoceremony.com responded to my emails quickly and worked on a very small time frame! They made our day so special. Rev. Gary Davids, was patient, informative and really made our day unforgettable. Thank you so much for all you have done!! We will definitely be calling you to renew our vows in a few years!! Read less
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Catrina
Wedding:
3/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Very professional and amazing venue.
Very professional and amazing venue.
Very professional and amazing venue. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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adawest
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Gary was very helpful in planning out all the details that came together to make our wedding ceremony go smoothly. This is a very unique situation where the Officiant is also a musician and photographer so he is very in tune with all aspects of the ceremony...his business partner is also a photographer and she takes the pictures during the ceremony and then they will both take photos during the reception. The guests are raving about the venue, ceremony, pictures, and food. It was such a fun time working with Rev Gary and Marti to make our day special. thanks, Jim and Ada
Rev Gary was very helpful in planning out all the details that came together to make our wedding ceremony go smoothly. Read more...
Rev Gary was very helpful in planning out all the details that came together to make our wedding ceremony go smoothly. This is a very unique situation where the Officiant is also a musician and photographer so he is very in tune with all aspects of the ceremony...his business partner is also a photographer and she takes the pictures during the ceremony and then they will both take photos during the reception. The guests are raving about the venue, ceremony, pictures, and food. It was such a fun time working with Rev Gary and Marti to make our day special. thanks, Jim and Ada Read less
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MASSIEL
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Gary was the first and only wedding officant that we interviewed. We knew right away that he was the man for the job. There was a natural connection, which proved to be on point! He was so professional, courteous, and just great all around. He did a wonderful job with the ceremony. He even incorporated wording for our love letter and wine box unity ceremony. If you need an officiant, give Gary Davids a call!
Gary was the first and only wedding officant that we interviewed. We knew right away that he was the man for the job. Read more...
Gary was the first and only wedding officant that we interviewed. We knew right away that he was the man for the job. There was a natural connection, which proved to be on point! He was so professional, courteous, and just great all around. He did a wonderful job with the ceremony. He even incorporated wording for our love letter and wine box unity ceremony. If you need an officiant, give Gary Davids a call! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Yanique
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with Rev. Gary, and would recommend him very highly. He is very professional and caring. He made our wedding day even more special. He paid great attention to details and made us all feel very at ease. He was very easy to reach, returned messages promptly and was very patient in answering all of our questions. We were so happy that he was at the heart of our day.

Thanks again, Rev. Gary.

Yanique
We were very happy with Rev. Gary, and would recommend him very highly. He is very professional and caring. He made our Read more...
We were very happy with Rev. Gary, and would recommend him very highly. He is very professional and caring. He made our wedding day even more special. He paid great attention to details and made us all feel very at ease. He was very easy to reach, returned messages promptly and was very patient in answering all of our questions. We were so happy that he was at the heart of our day.

Thanks again, Rev. Gary.

Yanique Read less
Services Used: Officiant
OrlandoCeremony.com responded with the following comments:

It was my pleasure to be there for you both. I know that planning a wedding is hard enough much less from another city. You made it easy for me by communicating exactly what you were looking for. Thank you.
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Reverend Davids was wonderful. He was very caring, compasionate,and professional. He is also very responsive.
Reverend Davids was wonderful. He was very caring, compasionate,and professional. He is also very responsive.
Reverend Davids was wonderful. He was very caring, compasionate,and professional. He is also very responsive. Read less
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OrlandoCeremony.com responded with the following comments:

Hi Lauren and Brian,
Thank you very much for the kind words and making your event a beautiful memory for me as well. Your wedding day was so perfect from the location you chose to the other vendors that worked as a team. You two were such a pleasure from the day we met.
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Josefina
Wedding:
7/15/2008
5.0/5.0
We need more stars to rate Rev. Gary! When my (now) husband and I decided to turn an already planned family vacation into a destination wedding I had no idea how amazing it would be thanks to Rev. Gary. Words can not express our gratefulness and how accommodating he was to our specific needs. The Secret Garden is Flordia's Best Kept Secret by far and is a secret to share with all. We only needed to speak to him a few times prior to the wedding-because he was able to answer all of our questions and go over everything we needed including where we would need to go and what we needed to do as Michigan residents getting married in Florida . My husband appreciated his attentiveness and the way that he followed up with us to see how things were coming along prior to the wedding and even since the wedding and our return to Michigan. We felt as if though we have known him for years and we look forwarded to staying in touch for many years to come!

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith
Novi, MI
We need more stars to rate Rev. Gary! When my (now) husband and I decided to turn an already planned family vacation into Read more...
We need more stars to rate Rev. Gary! When my (now) husband and I decided to turn an already planned family vacation into a destination wedding I had no idea how amazing it would be thanks to Rev. Gary. Words can not express our gratefulness and how accommodating he was to our specific needs. The Secret Garden is Flordia's Best Kept Secret by far and is a secret to share with all. We only needed to speak to him a few times prior to the wedding-because he was able to answer all of our questions and go over everything we needed including where we would need to go and what we needed to do as Michigan residents getting married in Florida . My husband appreciated his attentiveness and the way that he followed up with us to see how things were coming along prior to the wedding and even since the wedding and our return to Michigan. We felt as if though we have known him for years and we look forwarded to staying in touch for many years to come!

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith
Novi, MI Read less
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Mrs. A
Wedding:
6/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gary Davids and Mrs.Davids are awesome!! They helped us put this special day together in less then a month..The set up they have for the ceremony's are beautiful! They are very sweet and willing to work with your needs and desires.. We would definitely recommend them to marry any one else! They even played with our children while we were taking pictures.. great people and they did a wonderful job to make everything run smooth and the day couldnt of been better!
Rev. Gary Davids and Mrs.Davids are awesome!! They helped us put this special day together in less then a month..The set Read more...
Rev. Gary Davids and Mrs.Davids are awesome!! They helped us put this special day together in less then a month..The set up they have for the ceremony's are beautiful! They are very sweet and willing to work with your needs and desires.. We would definitely recommend them to marry any one else! They even played with our children while we were taking pictures.. great people and they did a wonderful job to make everything run smooth and the day couldnt of been better! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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chirawan
Wedding:
4/18/2009
4.8/5.0
Excellent officiant. He does an excellent job of getting to know the couple and catering to their personalities. He helped make the ceremony everything I could ever want.
Excellent officiant. He does an excellent job of getting to know the couple and catering to their personalities. He helped Read more...
Excellent officiant. He does an excellent job of getting to know the couple and catering to their personalities. He helped make the ceremony everything I could ever want. Read less
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hotshotgirl521
Wedding:
8/14/2008
4.4/5.0
Reverend Gary was fabulous in almost all aspects: price, attention to detail, know how, etc. The only qualm I had was that he and his wife also run a wedding photography studio. Therefore they kind of push that on you for purchase. We chose a different vendor due to cost constraints but Reverand Gary's wife showed up to the ceremony anyways and was blocking my own photographer from important shots. Otherwise he was very nice and we were very happy with our ceremony.
Reverend Gary was fabulous in almost all aspects: price, attention to detail, know how, etc. The only qualm I had was that Read more...
Reverend Gary was fabulous in almost all aspects: price, attention to detail, know how, etc. The only qualm I had was that he and his wife also run a wedding photography studio. Therefore they kind of push that on you for purchase. We chose a different vendor due to cost constraints but Reverand Gary's wife showed up to the ceremony anyways and was blocking my own photographer from important shots. Otherwise he was very nice and we were very happy with our ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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