Saturday, November 26, 2011
12.01.2011 87 °F
Saturday was windy when we got up, so only Don and Lee went snorkeling. They had a great time, though. The rest of the morning was spent at the beach and pool, again! Whew, it's really tough staying at a Sandals!! So much is expected of you! We did manage, though, and beached and pooled all we could.
Finally the time had come for the WEDDING! Yahoo!! It was a wonderful wedding right on the beach, only steps away from the blue water. The men looked so handsome in their cream colored linen suits, no ties, except for the groom. Flip flops were the footwear of choice for them. The girls were beautiful in their periwinkle, strapless dresses. They wore a beautiful, blue bracelet given to them by the bride, and little other jewelry. No footwear of any kind for the girls.
Khristina was escorted down the sand by her father and they both looked so happy. Her dress was a lovely, long white gown that was perfect for her. The same blue bracelet, not much more jewelry and bare feet, as well. A gorgeous bride!
The ceremony was performed by a local minister and it had all the traditional parts, followed by vows written by the groom and bride. Ryan and Khristina's vows were perfect! We laughed, we cried. What more could you want for your child's wedding?
After the ceremony there was a champagne toast, followed by cocktail hour and cake. The cake was a Jamaican Rum Cake (yum), and the bride and groom fed each other in a non-traditional, Jamaican way. Smooshing the cake into each other's faces was not allowed, thank goodness.
The photographer from Sandals made sure to get lots of photos, especially family ones.
Afterwards we were all on our own for dinner. Ryan and Khristina had their own special dinner in the restaurant that had catered the rehearsal dinner. This one, Eleanor"s, is one of two that there is a dress code for. As it turns out, many of us also went to Eleanor's for dinner because we were already dressed up. The food was as wonderful as the previous night's. After dinner, another stop at the Martini Bar for many.
All in all it was a fabulous day, and we are so pleased to finally have Khristina as part of the family!
The weather . . . let's see high 80s, sunny, breezy.