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We tied the knot!

It’s hard to believe that just a week and a half ago Randy and I got married. It’s been a whirlwind of memories the past few weeks. Things were so hectic with family in town and getting ready for our trip to the Dry Tortugas and Keys, the actual wedding day is a blur it went by so fast! It was an amazing and eventful day though and we had a blast!

Chuck and Randy

Randy’s roommate from college flew in to take photos of the wedding. Chuck (view his portfolio) did an amazing job with the photography and we are so happy to have these images that captured the moment.

The wedding was held on Fort Myers Beach at beach access #17, also known as Newton Park. The ceremony was simple and quick with the reception held inside the Newton beach cottage. The beach cottage is a restored historic cottage that belonged to Jim and Ellie Newton whose extensive friendships with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and others are recorded in Jim Newton’s book, “Uncommon Friends”.  

Newton Beach Cottage
Newton Beach Cottage

We had roughly 40 guests with a catered dinner and entertainment provided by Briz & Lady, a very talented young couple with whom we’ve seen play at the Diamondhead several times. Thankfully, the weather cooperated since there seemed to be an impending storm of doom right when the ceremony was to begin. We lucked out and it didn’t rain and the cloud coverage made the temps way more pleasant. My amazing hair stylist, Marcia, did her magic and even hired a makeup artist to do my makeup. Those of you who know me well know that I am a plain Jane and don’t normally wear much makeup. With Chuck handling the photos and Marcia and Star on beautification duty, I felt like I had the best team around for this special day. HUGE thanks to my parents and sis for helping me plan and prep for the reception…could not have done it without them!

Some of the photos are posted below. View more photos on Flickr

Family dinner the night before the wedding at Island View restaurant
Family dinner the night before the wedding at Island View restaurant
Star works her makeup magic
Star works her makeup magic
Marcia doing my hair ... Sophie is ready for the wedding
Marcia doing my hair … Sophie is ready for the wedding
My sister and I
My sister and I
The ceremony
The ceremony
We did it!
We did it!

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Our family
Corey, Randy and I
Our family
Our family
Walking on the beach
Walking on the beach
Rock Star Hair Stylist, Marcia and I taking a selfie with Sophie
Rock Star Hair Stylist, Marcia and I taking a selfie with Sophie
Entering the reception
Entering the reception
Whew! Randy and I needed a beer :)
Whew! Randy and I needed a beer 🙂
Briz and Lady, dynamic duo
Briz and Lady, dynamic duo
First dance
First dance
Wedding party favors — Blue Turtle koozies
Wedding party favors — Blue Turtle koozies
Father daughter dance
Father daughter dance
Randy dancing with his mother
Randy dancing with his mother
Cake!
Cake!
Clowning around
Clowning around
Having a crabbing good time!
Having a crabbing good time!
Gorgeous sunset
Gorgeous sunset
Grabbing a kiss from my nephew Ryan
Stealing a kiss from my nephew Ryan
Amazing sunset
Amazing sunset
Goofing off with Josh
Goofing off with Josh
Mom and Dad dancing
Mom and Dad dancing
Johnny and "Captain" April
Johnny and “Captain” April
Marcia, Courtney and I
Marcia, Courtney and I

This is only a few of the many photos taken. View more photos in the Flickr Album

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