Mark and Kathy were married on the beach at the Ocean Landing Resort in Cocoa Beach on October 05, 2013, a beautiful evening indeed.
I had a great time both preparing for Mark and Kathy's wedding and on-site at the ceremony. The groomsmen were so friendly and funny.
This was one of those weddings that pushed me a little beyond my comfort zone and I love that! Some of their parents primarily spoke Spanish with limited English so I included key passages in their native language to facilitate their understanding of the ceremony.
I generally have very few nerves associated with public speaking...until I'm using Spanish or French. Then the butterflies make their appearance. I was very gratified when one of the guests posted on Facebook, " I thought your Spanish was really good!! You did a great job!" Whew!!!
Kathy and Mark 's gray and orange wedding colors were spectacular! Florida Beachside Weddings did the decorations and they really were striking for an evening beach wedding in the fall.
Kathy and Mark originally met in high school, but alas the romance didn't truly blossom until years later. How wonderful that it did! These two are certainly made for one another.
Their non-denominational ceremony included a signing of the license following the exchange of rings. The couple then presented Kathy's children with a gift and included them in a Family Sand Ceremony. They also included their guests by concluding the ceremony with a Wish Upon a Shell. Lest you think this sounds like a lot, their ceremony lasted about twenty minutes. Haven't I mentioned the average ceremony is much shorter than most people think?
Once I had the Best Man and Maid of Honor sign the marriage license, I did a quick change on the beach...to a standing ovation from some guests out on their balcony. It takes some effort to do this discretely, now I know how those surfers feel. I went straight to Florida Tech where I watched my boys play Eckerd...and lose by a single goal with just seconds left in the match.
That may have been a loss, but Mark and Kathy definitely put one in the win column that day. Weddings and soccer, I'm in heaven!
Photo Attributes: All of these images were taken by a friend using a Point & Shoot.
Rev. Ann Fuller
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