From Ottawa Ontario to Naples, FL — they came, the sun was bright and the seas beautifully calm. A perfect day for a couple who have been planning this day for more than a year. With family and friends, the groom greeted his bride as they walk onto the sand — her father giving her hand in marriage with a hug and joy-filled hearts. I always like to have the bride and groom pause to take in the words of the vows they express to each other. The groom, much to the amusement of his guests, took an extra long inhale/exhale and smiled broadly at this bride as if to say “it’s finally happening”.
The closing blessing really summed up the entire ceremony, “may you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may yo find it loving one another”.