Marissa and Rickey

SC_Officiant Rev. Rick Lackore

Marissa and Rickey

Marissa and Rickey chose the Florida Aquarium as the venue for their wedding ceremony and reception in early late mid-October.  The Florida Aquarium is located in the Channelside district of downtown Tampa, next to the new Sparkman Warf

Established in 1995, the Florida Aquarium enables guests to get up close to 14,000 animals; many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, as well as others from around the world.  The experience is designed to take you on a journey, starting with a drop of water from one of Florida’s many freshwater springs, all the way out to the open waters of the Florida Keys. Sights include a large, simulated wetlands environment located under a tall glass atrium, shallow bays and beaches, and a coral reef ecosystem encompassed in half a million gallons of natural seawater.  Brooke and Drew’s spectacular ceremony site was “under the sea” in front of the flagship exhibit – The Coral Reef – a half million gallon marine environment with more than 2,000 aquatic animals.  It was the perfect location for Marissa and Rickey to tie the knot.

Marissa looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted down the aisle by her parents, to join Rickey in front of the Coral Reef Tank.  Their custom designed wedding ceremony included words about Love, Friendship, Loyalty, Fidelity and Trust, as well as a Sand Ceremony.  Then, in front of their family and friends, Marissa and Rickey shared their vows, exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife by Rev Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies

Ceremony Music and Sound was provided by DJ by CJ, Florals by Jennie’s Flowers, Venue Coordination by Kimberly and the rest of the staff at the Aquarium, and Event Coordination by Blue Skies Weddings and Events.  Special thanks to Lifelong Photography Studio for providing this beautiful photograph during their ceremony.

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Rickey and Marissa Barnett!