Shannon and Darryl were married at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12. Their ceremony took place at the Cocoa Beach Pier.
We used the rain backup location even though the approaching storm wasn't immediately presenting any problems. Darryl and Shannon decided at the rehearsal that inside on a covered patio was just more comfortable than sandy feet in sparkly new bridal shoes. I'm inclined to agree. And they were awesome shoes!
The couple was attended by three bridesmaids, three groomsmen, a ring bearer with an escort and a flower girl with an escort. Their flower girl was their 8 month old daughter. Adorable! She was passed out cold until moments before, but awake and cheerful during the ceremony. I think it was the googly facial expressions daddy was giving both her and mommy.
Photo Attributes: Deneale's Photography
The bride and her friends made the bouquets themselves and they were gorgeous! New business opportunity for these creative ladies?
The wedding, which included a sand ceremony, went very smoothly except for one small catch. I sincerely hope no one noticed. For the first time ever, I got that weird sensation deep in your throat/chest that feels like you just swallowed a handful of sawdust. It hit right as the ceremony began. I spent the next twenty minutes struggling against a coughing fit. On the other hand, it brought tears to my eyes which is always appropriate at a wedding. I sincerely hope this never happens again.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. ~ Oscar Wilde
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.