Sunday, March 30, 2014

the wedding day

The weather didn't cooperate.  It rained and blew and the national weather service issued a tornado watch for our area.   Not good news for an afternoon wedding on the beach.  Not good news for the parents of the groom who were absolutely green with the flu.  

Friends of the groom stepped up and offered their beautiful Siesta Key home for the ceremony and Richard and Ruth soldiered through the worst of the virus to attend and enjoy their son's wedding.

Richard and Dave warm themselves before the fire

Ruth tries to take my picture

may I present Mr. and Mrs. Hollings

The bride's father smoked and bbq'd all manner of meat for the reception dinner and it was a delicious meal, even though it wasn't served sea side.    By the end of the ceremony the rain had stopped and the evening cleared beautifully.


  1. I do love a wedding where the groom wears shorts.

  2. What a beautiful bride and groom. So glad this story has a happy ending.

  3. Amazing how well this couple dealt with these wedding challenges. That is quite a home that their friend offered as an alternative to the beach. Looks like it all came together very well in spite of the weather and the illnesses.

    Great photos!

  4. That flu was nasty..... But looks like it all turned out well in the end and was a romantic wedding/get together.