On February 7. 2015 Olivia and I were married at the Grand Plaza Hotel on St
Pete Beach. It was a most joyous occasion on a clear cool sunny day. The event
proceeded without any difficulties except a minor ruckus just before the
ceremony, perpetrated by some guests which shall remain nameless.... for now. We
know where they live.
Pastor Sam did a wonderful job of conducting the beach ceremony by injecting
humor and keeping it's length to tolerable levels. He put any nervousness we had
to rest and provided a meaningful marriage ceremony that we will cherish
forever. After the beach ceremony the wedding party stayed on the beach to take
pictures while the rest of the guests retired to the Presidential Ball Room for
drinks and merriment. I can not personally account for what happened during this
interim period while we remained on the beach, but I know that my guests
conducted themselves honorably because of the reports that there was limited
breakage of bottles, glasses, and chairs in the facility.
The reception went off splendidly. The photographer Angela Hunt did a great job
while keeping a low profile. All of her photos can be seen at
The DJ did a great job of both spinning the music and helping to conduct the
first dance, the toast where I lost the upper hand, the flower and garter belt
tosses, the cake cutting, and my tribute to all my guests. I was so very pleased
that so many of you attended. I hope you know how much it meant to the both of
us, for you to take the time to come down and partake in our happiest of days. I
appreciate all the wonderful gifts you all gave to us and all the continued
gifts of friendship in the future. Thank you all so much.