So Cheryl and David weren’t technically married on 09.14.08. They actually renewed their wedding vows today, 36 years after they originally exchanged rings in Hawaii. It was a touching ceremony (that I actually got to perform!) to reaffirm their love for each other.
Cheryl is the best wedding officiant in town, so it was interesting to see her on the other side of the ceremony! She surprised David with a performance by Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue, beginning with the Hawaiian Wedding Song. The show ended with Cheryl, her sister, and I getting a hula lesson!
I feeling truly honored to take part in this special day!
You are cordially invited to attend an
Open House Reception
to explore Jacksonville’s first wedding mall
It’s like a bridal show every day!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
8640-8 Philips Highway, Jacksonville
This weekend, I took a break from the normal wedding scene to help with the Duncan U. Fletcher High School Class of 1957 Reunion. My next-door neighbor happens to be the committee chairperson, so our meetings consisted of me walking a few steps to her front door or stopping at the mailbox to chat while I walked my dogs!
The reunion weekend kicked off Friday evening with a reception at the brand new Courtyard By Marriott in Jacksonville Beach. Lisa, Emma and their staff did a great job making sure everything ran smoothly, even though the hotel only opened two weeks ago! The poolside hospitality suite was the place to be Friday, since the weather was the best we’ve had in weeks!
Saturday night was great fun, with a dinner-dance at Marsh Landing Country Club and balloon decor by The Balloon Construction Company. The band included two classmates, one of which played with Elvis Presley, so it goes without saying that the joint was rockin’! Photographer Jean Moree of Endless Memories captured some great shots, including a wonderful group shot of all the classmates.
The 50th reunion was even newsworthy enough to garner coverage by the local newspaper, The Florida Times-Union. Congratulations, class of ’57!