Monday, August 3, 2009

So... We're Married Now!!!

We headed for Florida but with a new idea in mind. We decided instead of having a huge wedding at home to get married at our favorite place in the world... Anna Maria Island!!! Everything fell perfectly into place, and to tell you the truth, we couldn't have planned a more beautiful and perfect wedding!!! Along with the wedding as the highlight of our vacation, we also had a blast on the boat and jet skis, packed a picnic and played on the beach, saw dolphins and manatees right in the water with us, went parasailing, enjoyed a Yankees game where they smashed the Tampa Bay Rays, and of course, hit our regular bars for the dart tournaments and karaoke.

We were able to have our two oldest girls there, along with my sister, her Dick and her two youngest kids there as well. We hired an awesome lady, Rev. Georganne Butler, to perform the barefoot sunset ceremony, incorporating all four of our kids names, while the two oldest girls took their places on each of our sides. We found the perfect location on Anna Maria Island right in front of the Sandbar, a well-known restaurant in the area, who seated our party of 8 right on the patio area overlooking the gorgeous beach, just before sunset. My sister, the excellent photographer that she is, took some amazing shots.... here are a few!

During the ceremony...

The cake and champagne at the house...

The wedding toast....


All of us at dinner at the Sandbar... this was taken by Brian, quite possibly the best waiter on the planet!



This was after the ceremony and during dinner... we got tons of shots of the sunset in all its glory...
Truly an amazing experience. It was secluded, private, simple and delicious... Now no longer living in sin, I'd like to reintroduce myself to the bloggy world as Mrs. Andy.




11 comments:

Brandy said...

congratulations!!!! love your dress.

That Girl said...

CONGRATS! love the last pic.

Caitlin said...

Congratulations! Beautiful post & wedding!!!

Baloney said...

Beautiful. Congratulations!

Aubrey said...

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Andy!!!
Lovely, just LOVELY!!

~~Mel~~ said...

Awww congrats! It looks like it was so much fun and very laidback...just how I want mine to be someday!

Amelia said...

Congratulations!! :)

Mimi said...

OMG, hooray for you!!!

LazyCrazyMama said...

Congrats!!

heidi said...

Woooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Belated Congrats to you!! Yay!!