Pinellas County, Florida -- On February 14, numerous couples will be joined together for a group wedding ceremony at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Ken Burke will host the event that has become a county tradition. Up to fifty couples are expected to participate in theeighth annual Valentine'sDay Group Wedding Ceremony.

As part of the ceremony, couples will be treated to a beautiful poem, musical serenades by the Charmonizers Barbershop Quartet and a solo performed by George Morrison, Retired Deputy Clerk. The couples and their guests will share wedding cake and refreshments provided by local sponsors.

"The Florida Botanical Gardens provides the perfect setting for this very special day for the couples," said Burke.

The Clerk has waived the normal $30 fee to perform the marriage. Standard marriage license fees will still apply.

To participate, couples must sign up at one of the designated Pinellas County Clerk's Offices by Friday, January 31, 2014.

The number of couples may be limited due to space. In order to be eligible to register to participate in the 2014 wedding event, application for a marriage license must be made between December 17, 2013 and February 11, 2014.

The ceremony will take place at 2:00 P.M. in the Wedding Garden at Florida Botanical Gardens,12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774.

Couples will receive a special, Commemorative Marriage Certificate, which willbe mailed within one week from the date of the ceremony with theofficial Certificate of Marriage. All couples should arrive at the Botanical Gardens by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the event with their marriage license and identification.

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