Archive for December, 2007

Cruise Ships and Vow Renewals

Thursday, December 20th, 2007
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Family Wedding Photo

We perform lots of weddings for couples arriving on cruise ships. While in the planning stages, I tell them not to worry if the ship is delayed. Last Sunday was a perfect example. We were scheduled to perform a vow renewal ceremony plus photographs at noon for a couple celebrating 8 years of marriage. They were unable to have a wedding when they were married, so this was a very important event for them and their young daughter. Thanks to a massive cold front making it’s way across the country, we had an 80% chance of rain and lots of wind in the forecast. I was a bit nervous. Gary and I were checking the radar constantly! Their Disney ship was scheduled to arrive at 11:30AM. They were to call upon docking. We waited and waited…no ship. Finally, at 1PM, we heard the distinctive Disney ship’s horn (“when you wish upon a star…”). After disembarking, the anxious family gave us a call, caught the first available taxi and headed to the beach. Luckily, their delay had given the weather a chance to improve. The “front” had passed over, it was windy and a bit gray but not a bad day after all!

Doves and Eloping to Key West

Friday, December 14th, 2007
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Wedding Dove Release

Last night’s wedding couple chose a wonderful way to celebrate 15 years together – they eloped to Key West! After contemplating various wedding locations, including Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Positano, Italy, they decided Key West was the best choice. Their Smather’s beach ceremony, which included a dove release, began at 5PM. Afterwards we strolled the beach taking lots of posed photos. Then dinner for 2 at the Commodore restaurant. They plan to break the news to friends and family back home today. Everyone will be able to view a gallery of their photos on our web site by end of day.

Turkey and Garden Weddings in Key West

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

We kicked off the busy holiday season with a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at our friend Nadene’s. Not only is she is the owner of a Key West event and wedding planning business – We’ve Got the Keys, she also makes an awesome asparagus soup. If you want a BIG and fabulous Key West wedding – she’s the one (brave, brave girl!).

Garden Wedding Key West

Bride in the Garden

Last Saturday’s wedding was in the garden of the Heritage House museum. The wedding consisted of the bride and groom plus 15 guests. The groom’s family traveled from England to join in the celebration. Afterwards, they strolled to the Roof Top Cafe for their wedding dinner.