Danny and Emma were all set to tie the knot in Sarasota on May 01 when the weather had a few things to say about it. They were completely washed out. Not what you want to experience on your wedding day anyway, but this lovely couple had come all the way from England to get married on a Florida beach.
Fast forward a few days and head east 180 miles and you have a beautiful day for a wedding in Cocoa Beach...with a few love bugs. They may have been disappointed, but the change in plans enabled me to be a part of one of the happiest days of their lives.
Their intimate wedding was attended by their parents and their adorable little 18 month old son.
Their non-denominational Christian wedding included a Sand Ceremony and Wish Upon a Shell. Probably not common in your typical Lancashire or Yorkshire wedding.
The oddest part of the experience for me was working from a wedding written by another officiant. I found I had to revise it considerably anyway. Weddings are spoken, so if it doesn't sound like it's in the officiant's "voice," it can actually feel quite awkward.
The way these two looked at one another throughout the ceremony was absolutely heart-warming. Total strangers could have been able to tell Emma and Danny are meant to be together.
Photos courtesy of Shannon Perez of Simply in Love Photography
Rev. Ann Fuller
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