In the past seven years we have done hundreds of weddings here at The Inn at Rose Hall. Each one is special but every once in a while there is one that could be called extraordinary. It happened this weekend.
Just before the wedding started the groom slipped back into the kitchen and handed me the bride’s wedding band and said, “she hasn’t seen this one yet.” They had shopped for their wedding rings together and had made a practical decision about the ones they purchased. The bride had given me the practical rings for the ceremony. Without her knowledge the groom had gone back to the jewelry store and bought her the wedding band she had absolutely adored. The one that wasn’t practical just drop-dead gorgeous. When the groom slipped that ring on the bride’s finger I didn’t think we would make it through the ceremony. She was overcome with emotions and completely surprised. It will a story that is told to their children over and over.