Do I need a license and/or blood test?

Yes, you will need marriage license. However, blood tests are not required in the State of Florida. Proper identification is necessary, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport.

The license costs $93.50, and may be used anywhere in the State of Florida. While there is a three-day hold on the license for Florida residents, out-of-state residents may use it immediately upon receipt.

Only for those coming from out-of-state, if you are unable to arrange your schedule to obtain your license prior to your wedding (for example, if you will arrive in Florida on a Friday night and plan to get married on Saturday or Sunday), Joy will obtain the marriage license for you for an additional fee.

Looking for a Place to get Married?

I am frequently asked, “Where should I have my wedding?” Central Florida has dozens of amazing destination weddings. Here are a couple of my favorite spots and hopefully it will help you find that perfect location for that perfect day.

Have a wonderful day, Joy


Uptown Altamonte’s Cranes Roost Park

Cranes Roost Park
Cranes Roost Park

Cranes Roost Park is located in Central Florida’s Altamonte Springs. It is perfect for small to medium size intimate weddings. Cranes Roost a great place for various types of recreational and leisure activities. Other favorites activities are picnics and long walks. For those who are interested in enjoying some of its natural resources there is bird watching and fishing available with many different species of each of the two families found within the park.

Uptown Altamonte is visible from I-4 in Central Florida, and positioned on 25 acres in Altamonte Springs that encompass the scenic waterfront of Cranes Roost Lake, Uptown Altamonte is a truly unique destination offering carefree living, convenient shopping, offices and an enviable collection of places to eat, drink and be entertained. For more information on Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte Click Here or call 407-571-8180


Kraft Azalea Park

Kraft  Azalea Park
Kraft Azalea Park

This beautiful and unique public garden in Central Florida is located on the shore of Lake Maitland and is one of Central Florida’s most love and cherished garden in Winter Park. It is open all year from 8 a.m. until dusk. This lakefront secret garden is 11 acres of tropical plants, majestic trees and thousands of azaleas that blaze with color from January through March. This lovely park is located off of Alabama Avenue and it is shaded by enormous cypress trees that add to the old Florida charm of the property. The Exedra, a Greek semicircular monument, is close to Lake Maitland and is ideal for those sunset wedding ceremonies. Reserve this park for your private wedding with up to 20 guests. This Central Florida hide away includes one dock, eight benches and the Exedra Monument. Click Here or call 407-599-3334 for more information.