March 10th, 2009 by theAddison
The weather has warmed up, Spring is in the air and the moon is full. Nothing says “romance” like a full moon. Or a wedding. We have had several weddings here in the last few weeks and more are coming.
We started out with a vow renewal Ann and Adam have been married for 20 years and have been renewing their vows every five years. They wrote their own vows which really personalized the service. This is a picture of Adam reading his vows off of his i-Phone. That is me in the middle. Ann was more traditional with her vows written on paper. Adam vowed to continue loving Ann until “they shovel dirt in his face”. Like I said… Romantic. Adam and Ann stayed with us for a whole week and we all had fun together. They really made the Happy Hour happen.
We had another couple that purchased our elopement package. The service was more traditional with the groom in military dress uniform and the bride in a cocktail dress. We found out later that his family knew about the wedding but hers did not. Her family is planning a BIG wedding for her for next year and she didn’t want to spoil it for them.
We’ve got the Concours d’Elegance car show this coming weekend and a big wedding the weekend after. They have booked the whole inn for the weekend and have the guest rooms full of family and friends. I’ll see if I can get some pictures of that wedding and put them up here in a couple of weeks.
In May we have another wedding that we will be doing the catering for. The bride and groom are both marine biologists and they are bringing their own clams. Our chef, Grant, loves cooking clams and he’s working up a menu around them.
Meanwhile, Spring is springing and stuff is happening in Fernandina Beach. Another clothing store has opened up on Center Street and an empty bank building on Center is being permitted for a new restaurant with outdoor patio seating. The farmer’s market on Saturdays is really filling up now that winter is over with lots of good vendors. Come on down, escape that last little bit of winter at home and catch some optimism! Better yet, come on down and get married. Don’t forget, every marriage I perform is guaranteed!