Randy and Brooke shared their custom nuptials on the beach front of The Red Jacket Inn & Resort in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, with their family and friends. Pictured above, my wife Lianne took this photo, capturing the joy of Randy and Brooke and their family and friends directly after I introduced them as "husband and wife" for the first time.
The weather was clear and sunny as soon as Brooke was escorted onto the beach with her father and mother on either side. What a spectacular day for a wedding at this special spot by the sea. Seagulls, sailboats and swimmers could be seen in the distance, though the temperature was plummeting as I delivered their ceremony; Brooke was trembling from the cold by ceremony's end, but her smiles spread such a warmth across the beach as she expressed her vows with Randy. And, as a true gentleman would do, Randy took off his suit coat for his new bride to warm her in the chilly Cape Cod breeze.
Brooke's Aunt, Diane Greene, wrote and read a special message for the couple's special wedding day. She spoke of how magical it was that her beautiful niece from Sharon, MA should meet a man from Grapevine, Texas, and how today was an "exclamation point" to their beautiful, five year romance. She also ended her talk by sharing some gifts between a couple that will last a lifetime, saying, "That special little thrill when you catch sight of each other", and, the "absolute certainty that when your hands touch, you know that you are home with your one true love".
And Aunt Diane finished with an enthusiastic "Here's looking at you kids!" in reference to the movie classic, "Casablanca".
Congratulations Randy and Brooke! With your outgoing, exuberant personalities I am sure your marriage journey together will be symbolized by at least two exclamation points!!