How sweet it is!
Posted by Jody on February 1, 2014
I just opened this lovely email from our dear blogger friend Maggie of Tide Line Still Life:
Because of your fun photo today, I just wanted to share with you my kick-your-shoes-off-on-the-beach photos.
The story behind them is lovely . . . my nephew and his bride had been married a year. She is from Japan, and they had not had a real ‘wedding’. He told her that there would be family photos on the beach because we had all gathered as a family that weekend in August. Yes, there were photos, but we had all come to the shore (as many as could be there) because my nephew had arranged (with help from mom and aunties) to surprise his bride with a beach wedding ceremony. First, he got her out of the house for a long walk on the way to the wedding/photo site. We then scrambled to put food together, get the cakes from their hidden places, and then scurry to the beach to be there by the time they arrived.
Shoes were kicked off, vows were renewed with my brother, his dad, presiding (he is ordained), tears were shed, photos were taken, and then we celebrated!The other photo is the cake that I made in addition to the ‘real’ wedding cake.
Anyway, it is horribly cold and icy here this morning. I had to cancel two appointments because I can’t get out. Your blog post was exactly what I needed to warm the day and to bring back a delightful memory of this past summer.
Maggie, I am also truly tickled that we connected through our love of “all-thing-sea!” Many thanks for sharing such beautiful family memories with us. Your cake must have been a smash hit! ~Jody
Warm congratulations to the very special pair.
May they always find in each other the love, laughter, and happiness that true partners in life share!
Please feel free to send along your “Kick Off Your Shoes!” photos and stories! We love to spread the sunshine around!