Turks and Caicos was the magical setting for a group of 50 family and friends participating in the wedding of Jodi and Brad that I officiated at the end of April. Jodi being an event planner in her day job perfected every detail of the wedding from the colors of the wedding party to the beach barbeque the night before and the barefoot beach ceremony at sunset.
I felt immediately welcomed by their friends all of whom had many years connection with them and were ecstatic to be there. Brad is an outgoing, compassionate and loving man and someone who knows how to enjoy life. His friends loved to party with him in the past and wasted no time doing the same that weekend. Jodi’s close women friends were loyal and adoring of her- eager to make sure this wedding would be special. Speeches at the reception and beach picnic by friends and family showed how respected and loved this couple is.
Jodi’s parents had divorced over 25 years ago and both remarried. The two new sets of couple parents got along with each other like long lost friends. It was amazing to see and admire these couples treating each other and Jodi and Brad with attention, love and affection. They were solicitous of me as well and wanted to make sure I was having a good time and made me part of this extended family.
After the reception night which had much dancing, drinking and photo ops we all met for brunch the next day. I made many new friends and the sun, sea and sand brought out the best in everyone. How lucky I was to be on this island officiating the wedding of two wonderful people.