What a wonderful and beautifully blessed couple. I had the pleasure of meeting Ashley and Steve a couple of days before the ceremony at Villa Solitude to discuss day of details. Upon meeting, we hit it off right away. As we made plans, I could tell something was troubling Ashley. She then mentioned she was waiting for a box to arrive via the post office. This box was important because it contained ALL of her wedding decorations. After numerous attempts to track the package, she feared that her wedding would be bare. It pains me to see a bride in distress so I jumped in to help.
One of the benefits of being on a small island is that we are a tightly knit community. You can’t but help make friends from all walks of life and all types of industries. You never know when you may need a favor, or when you may be called upon to help a friend in need. In this case I called one of my good friends and colleagues in the wedding biz, Beatrice Ramos of Wild Orchid. I told her about the lost package and Beatrice without hesitation saved Ashley’s day. Beatrice puts the B in busy, so it was truly a gift that she was able to help on such short notice.
On the day of the wedding everything went smoothly. Ashley and Steve looked amazing, the reception area was beautifully decorated, and the day was perfect. This wedding was a very emotional event, not only for the bride and groom, but their families as well. There wasn’t a dry eye on the beach during the ceremony. My most memorable moment was right before the ceremony as all the jitters were beginning to set in. Ashley’s two best friends surrounded her and prayed over her. It was truly a blessing to be a witness to the events of Ashley and Steve’s day.