My Hunter is no longer hunting - he caught me.
|Reading the Introductory Prayer|
|Vilano Beach is a mixture of sand and coquina shells. |
We've actually been engaged for a few months, and were planning a wedding at our home in May. I planned to announce it here on the blog very soon.
But then Byron's Dad passed away, and my dad had a heart attack, and between that, wedding plans, trying to get our property in shape for a wedding, work, and life in general....we became overwhelmed.
I came home from work one morning last week and suggested we cancel all of our plans and elope on the beach.
Byron was TOTALLY on board.
|Listening to the prayer.|
And it's one of the best decisions either of us has ever made.
|The weather was perfect. We couldn't have chosen a better weekend.|
Warm, breezy, and not a cloud in the sky.
I rounded up an officiant, rearranged my work schedule, booked a room, asked my best friend Danielle to join us, and we bought our outfits.
Once we got here to Vilano Beach, I grabbed a bouquet of fresh tulips (purple, of course), and we were on our way to our wedding!
|Saying our Vows.|
There were a few more details than that, but truly, not many. We kept it as uncomplicated as possible.
|Our Song was playing here -|
God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton
It was absolutely perfect. Incredible, amazing, and beautiful. I was able to hand-select every word that the officiant said. We had two friends join us for the ceremony. One videotaped the service, the other took pictures.
I mostly cried. LOL It was just so beautiful, moving and romantic and perfect and did I mention BEAUTIFUL??
Danielle cried maybe even more than I did. Byron and I are just so in love, and the sweet simplicity of it all was so emotional and moving.
I won't bore you with the entire ceremony but I am going to print the poem here, and bombard you with pictures.
I am a happy, happy girl!
From this day forward
I make a promise:
You shall not walk alone.
I’ll stand by your side,
And sleep in your arms.
I’ll be the joy in your heart,
And the food for your soul,
May you feel deeply loved,
For indeed you are.
Through our brightest days
And our darkest nights,
I take you into my heart.
May God bless us
With a great light,
Around our hearts
And around our home.
I see your beauty,
Your innocence and light.
May it shine.
May the world see how beautiful you are
As I see how beautiful you are.
But may there be a special light
That only I can see.
I give you my heart.
May we feel this joy forever.