The bride works at Sea World, in Orlando and the groom is a personal trainer, they got together with 10 family and friends for a western Caribbean cruise, and as today was their first wedding anniversary, they contacted Simply Weddings to do a wedding blessing at Blue Water Beach.
I did a wedding blessing ceremony, but the couple had composed their own vows and said them to each other. Some parts of the vows were very funny, and everybody laughed and had a good time because the whole day was casual and just good fun.
We chose Blue Water Beach for this group of cruisers because it has bathroom facilities and a couple of cabanas which provide shade when the day is very hot, or if we're expecting showers. There is also a pier, so couples can get some good pier shots. The downside is that we can't guarantee privacy, because it is a public beach. If you want privacy, then Mary Molly Hydes Beach just a few hundred yards away, is a good alternative.
We provide a small table, white table linens and shells for decoration for every ceremony,no matter how simple. For a wedding blessing, or a wedding vow renewal you receive a decorative certificate, signed and witnessed which includes the date, the place and a few details about the bride and groom.
Having a wedding vow renewal ceremony while on your cruise adds a special touch to your couples, or family vacation. You can choose whether you want to add to our vow renewal package (this couple chose a small 'wedding cake' which they served to their guests on the beach). You can also choose champagne, sparkling cider, bridal flowers or any other option on our 'A La Carte' list under wedding packages.
After the ceremony they all loaded into the air-conditioned bus which was arranged and went off to play in the water at Royal Palms, a favourite beach bar hang-out for locals and cruisers.