This was a wedding I knew was going to start on time!
Karen began her walk down the aisle at exactly 12:12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. We confirmed this after the wedding by checking the date time stamp on the camera. Sure enough, the photo of Karen turning the corner was taken at 12:12. Karen and Christopher beautifully managed a flawless 12 12 12 12 12 wedding.
I had offered to write, rehearse and time a 12 minute ceremony so we could begin at noon with a declaration of marriage at 12:12, but that seemed a bit of a gamble. And who wants to be constantly glancing at a watch to make sure the timing is spot on, right?
I came close though. When we checked the camera, the Declaration of Marriage was at 12:23 and I do believe the kiss concluded at 12:24. Yes!
Christopher and Karen's ceremony was held at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront with a few family members and close friends in attendance.
They chose the sand ceremony for a unity ritual. I thought the colors worked beautifully with the natural setting provided by the deck at the Hilton.
Oh, and lest we forget...Happy Birthday Karen!
Lord, behold our family here assembled.
We thank you for this place in which we dwell,
for the love that unites us,
for the peace accorded us this day,
for the hope with which we expect the morrow,
for the health, the work, the food,
and the bright skies that make our lives delightful;
for our friends in all parts of the earth.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Photo Attributes: A guest took the portrait of me with Karen and Christopher. I took the other two pictures.
Rev. Ann Fuller
The commentary on this blog is my own opinion developed over years of officiating a wide range of wedding sizes and styles. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.