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Celebrate the most romantic day of the year

Third annual Valentine’s Day Wedding and Vow Renewal Ceremony

More than 20 couples celebrated Valentine’s Day


Are you engaged and ready to get married? Or would you love to celebrate the love of your life by renewing your vows? Make plans to celebrate with your sweetheart at the third annual Valentine’s Day Wedding and Vow Renewal Ceremony, hosted by Crystal K. Kinzel, Clerk of the Circuit Courts and Comptroller.

“We wanted to make Valentine’s Day even more special for our residents and each year, the number of newlyweds and couples renewing their vows continues to grow. It is an honor to officiate a ceremony that brings so much love and happiness to our community,” said Clerk Crystal Kinzel.

21 Spices by Chef Asif


The ceremony will be held at 21 Spices by Chef Asif, at 10:00 a.m. on February 14. Marriage vow renewals are free but engaged couples must pay a $30 wedding ceremony fee and secure a valid marriage license. Limited space is available for this special event, so couples are encouraged to register early by calling 239.252.7242 or emailing

Beginning at 10:00 a.m., Clerk Kinzel will officiate the ceremonies, which will be followed by light hors d’oeuvres, wedding cake, and commemorative photograph provided by Let Me Be Candid Photography. As an agent for the State of Florida, one of the Clerk’s statutory responsibilities is to issue marriage licenses within Collier County. Hosting this ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with Collier County residents who are embarking on a new life together or renewing those prior commitments.

The venue and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Chef Asif Syed, a national award-winning Indian American chef that has been featured in several TV shows including “Guy’s Grocery Games” in 2015, “Cutthroat Kitchen” in 2016, “Beat Bobby Flay” and “Chop of the Mornin’ to Ya” in 2018. For more than 20 years, Chef Asif has lived and worked in Southwest Florida. He has been widely recognized for his community engagement and advocacy efforts in sustainability and traceability for sourcing menu ingredients.

To apply for a marriage license, visit and click on the marriage button, or visit the Recording Department on the second floor of the Collier County Courthouse.

About the Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Crystal K. Kinzel, the current Collier County Clerk and Comptroller, is an independently elected constitutional officer responsible for safeguarding public funds and protecting public records. Her office of 200 people manages Collier County residents’ documents including marriage licenses, passports, real estate transactions, tax deed sales, and more. They are committed to improving their office and services to allow more accessibility of information and resources for the public.

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