A magical beach setting – with the turquoise ocean, the soft sand, and the brilliant sky – is often the backdrop for A Beautiful Florida Wedding. The natural world sets the stage for our heartfelt ceremonies, and our officiants work in partnership with our couples, to create ceremonies that are a reflection of our couple’s love – their love of each other, of their families, and of the natural world.
In this beach ceremony, our groom, a Sailor, expressed his love for his bride by reading an e. e. cummings poem to her: I Carry Your Heart With Me.
I Carry Your Heart With Me
By e. e. cummings
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
In reading these words, this groom let his wife to be, know that even as he travels the world in service to our country, he carries her heart with him.
Our photographer captured the essence of this couple by recreating an iconic photo, The Sailor Kiss: