So what do I do when I am sick and I have a wedding to perform? Fortunately, the wedding of Rafael and Robin took place right at the beginning of a bout with an upper respiratory infection. I was just starting to cough after three days of a sore throat. So I drank hot tea and sucked on many cough drops on the way to the wedding and right before. Then I got so involved with the job that needed to be done that I didn’t cough at all during the ceremony. Although I did sound just a bit weird but I don’t think anyone noticed. Certainly not the bride and groom.
These two were so very happy to be getting married. Apparently, they have had some rough times but their love took them through it and i know their love will only grow now. Plus, they have the most adorable two and half year old daughter, Isabella., that makes their life together complete.
This was the first wedding I ever performed in a quonset hut. I think it was a real one on the grounds of an Amvets Post in Elyria. It was a good thing since it was sprinkling that afternoon. The family and guests couldn’t have been happier for this sweet young couple. I wish I could have stayed for the margarita bar they had set up at the reception! :)
Robin looked lovely in a simple, classic white sheath dress and Rafael and his groomsmen all wore the same baby blue golf shirts. Casual and comfortable for all except Robin who had fabulous, very high heels on. They were immediately traded for flip flops after the wedding being she said she couldn’t feel her feet anymore. I say - ladies, go for comfort!
Robin and Rafael wrote their own very heartfelt vows - not too many of my couples do. They made the ceremony even more special. Robin and Rafael are the perfect example of “All you need is Love.” Wishing them many years of it.