Here we were for another Sarasota wedding! The big day was near for nephew Nick and his beloved Alex.
The celebrations began with a barbecue at Mark and Jean’s home, where we feasted on grilled shrimp and steak with the family and Nick’s boyhood friends.
Jean and Nick:
Nick, Adam and Shannon:
Also in attendance, the absolutely adorable Huckleberry, Laura and Colton’s new puppy:
More festivities awaited the next evening at the rehearsal dinner:
We finally met the lovely Alex!
And Gail miraculously arrived after a wave of airline cancellations in Montana threatened her trip. She found a last-minute redeye to Tampa and arrived in plenty of time to celebrate.
So good to see Laura and Colton:
Hard to believe that seven years have passed since we were here for their wedding:
And then the most special day of all was upon us. Nick and Alex chose a spectacular lakeside setting for their wedding:
As Nick stood awaiting the arrival his bride, I thought about the incredible leap of faith that marriage entails. To paraphrase Kierkegaard, it seems to be something that can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards. These two dear young people seem beautifully suited to the journey ahead of them.
Wishing them so much happiness ahead! What a joyful day it was for our family.