Archive for May, 2008

Dad Comes to the Wedding

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
wedding guest

A Surprise Wedding Guest

Last Sunday we had a sunset beach wedding scheduled with just the bride and groom in attendance. We love “weddings for two”. They are intimate and the couple is usually more relaxed without the worry of guests. Earlier in the week, I received a call from the bride’s sister. She expressed her disappointment that the family, especially their 85 year old father, wouldn’t be there to witness the wedding. So, as a surprise for her sister, she had a life size cardboard cut-out of Dad, along with a very touching letter, shipped to us. On the day of the wedding, we arrived at the beach early to so we could stash Dad somewhere out of sight. Just before the ceremony, we placed him in view. Needless to say, it was quite a surprise and a great way to have guests at a “wedding for two”.

Sharing Our Wedding Anniversary in Key West

Monday, May 12th, 2008
couple on beach key west

Dee and Dan

Love is in the air during April and May, our peak wedding months. Throughout Key West, especially on the weekends, you will see many weddings, large and small, taking place at the beach, on boats, in historic homes, etc. In fact, since Gary and I were married in May, we are often busy performing a wedding on our anniversary. So this year we celebrated a week early at Commodore, one of our favorite restaurants for special dinners. Then, on the night of our anniversary we performed a small wedding at sunset on Smather’s beach. For me, looking at two happy faces as I performed their ceremony was a very romantic way to spend our wedding anniversary.