There was a single boutonniere on the table next to the wedding rings. Mike was supposed to be wearing it as he officiated Jim and Debbie’s vow renewal. Unfortunately he lost his battle with cancer, so the white rose stood as a reminder.
The sky was overcast and the light was fading fast, but just before Debbie was escorted onto the beach the sun began to poke through the clouds. Jim smiled as his daughters, Jenna and Katie, kissed their mom on the cheeks.
It was a beautiful December day on Tybee Island that was warm enough, you didn’t even need a jacket.
It had been 30 years since Debbie and Jim first said “I do”. They joked about needing glasses as they read their heartfelt vows to one another.
After the ceremony everyone headed to the Tybee Guard House. The reception was all about the food as Thrive Catering put out a delicious spread. Debbie and Jim ate, danced, and reminisced as they celebrated with family and friends.
As Jim said, “let’s do it again in 20 years”!