lemonades from lemons.
thank God for the happy ending.
A few years ago we had a vow renewal planned with flowers, pedestals, an officiant, chairs, etc. My husband was informed while on vacation that he & 800 of his employees & co-workers had been laid off. We (well, I) flipped out and cancelled the whole renewal thing - I was felt it was a waste of money at that time. The family that we were with talked me into going thru with it on a completely scaled down level. We had our friend Bryan Morris (a photographer on the island) still do pictures and he picked up simple flowers for my hair and a single rose for my husband. My SIL created and performed an adorable ceremony & my nephew took video & played music from his cell phone & bluetooth speaker. We brought a frame to do a sand ceremony and a different color sand for each kid - mine & Rich's came right from the beach. It was more than I ever could have hoped for. Just us, my family & good friend, on the beach in Aruba. We pulled a few chairs over from the beach for my parents to sit, everyone else stood & danced together. It was just great. We went back to the Pata Pata bar at LaCabana for a few drinks & more dancing and then to Gianni's for dinner with the family.
My Avatar is from that day. Here are a few other pics
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