Renee and Christopher, from Pennsylvania, planned their destination wedding at the Hilton Melbourne Oceanfront here in Florida since they have family in the area. Mandy Black and her excellent staff did a beautiful job setting up the deck. Very elegant! With their modest guest list, Renee and Christopher were able to have both the ceremony and their reception overlooking the beach. The weather held off long enough for it to proceed as planned. Thank you Mother Nature!
Christopher and Renee hired Cheryl Clermont, Space Coast Photographer, to shoot their wedding. She's a sweetheart and a dream to work with. Please note, Cheryl did NOT take the portrait featured here. Her work is far superior to this. I shoved my camera in Mandy's hands and didn't check the setting. It's actually a still shot from a video clip. Whoops! It's also not the ideal spot since we were dreadfully backlit so don't hold it against Mandy either. I own this one. I am looking forward to seeing what I know are going to be spectacular photos once Cheryl is done with her work.
I do not have any other vendors to rave about since they used my iPod plugged into my personal PA system for the music and I have no clue who did the flowers.
Renee and Christopher had a lovely non-denominational ceremony with family and perhaps a few close friends in attendance. The wedding party consisted of a matron of honor, best man, flower girl and two ring bearers. They chose a family sand ceremony to symbolize their union and their love for their daughter Mykaylah, who was also the flower girl.
The wedding began on time, went smoothly despite the groom's anxiety over screwing up his vows (haven't lost one yet!), and there did not seem to be a dry eye in the house. Just how I like it. Thank you Christopher and Renee.
May your home be filled with laughter
And the warm embrace of a summer day.
May you find peacefulness and beauty,
Challenge, and satisfaction,
Humor and insight,
Healing and renewal,
Love and wisdom, as in a quiet heart.
May you always feel that what you have is enough.
~ author unknown