Christina and Ryan became friends in 8th grade. After high school graduation, each went on to their own lives. Christina married and had two children, and Ryan became a career Navy man. Fast forward 12 years, and Christina was single once again. She and Ryan re-established their friendship, but this time it blossomed into love. Ryan had never married, and confessed to Christina that he had loved her since 8th grade -- and that he was never able to find someone else who could hold a candle to her!
This past Thursday morning at Gemini Springs Park in DeBary, by the St. Johns River, with the sound of herons calling to each other, a family of bunnies nearby, and surrounded by their families, Ryan and Christina became husband and wife. Ryan began to cry happy tears as their ceremony started, and was still crying when their ceremony ended.
|In addition to including them in their Sand Ceremony, Ryan & Christina included her children by giving them a special gift during their ceremony -- a beautiful ring for her daughter, and a wonderful engraved dog tag for her son.|
|Mama & Daddy were in the Rabbit Hole, but Baby came out for a photo!|
|If you look closely, you can see the photo of Todd & Stacy that was taken at their first wedding in 1978 -- it's on the table to their right!|