Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia was the setting for the elopement of Jason Griffith and Janie Parsons on Friday, September 17, 2011.
Jason arrived a few minutes early to get his white rose boutonniere pinned on the lapel of his tan linen suit. He was just plain cute as he grinned from ear to ear with excitement! He beamed as he told me he and Janie were expecting a new baby and she had not told him yet whether it was a boy or a girl. He said she had decided to surprise him at the elopement and he thought it could possibly be by the color of her bouquet. “Well, we’ll just wait and see, then!” I said.
Jason and the photographer, Luke, took the sandy path down to the beach, along with his friends and waited for Janie to arrive.
I love a good secret! A pale pink bouquet of gerber daises, hydrangeas, and babiesbreath! It’s a girl!
Janie wore a white strapless sundress and white flip flops and carried her pink bouquet for Jason’s big surprise. Her mom and sister, along with her tiny niece led the way so Janie could make her appearance. Jason was peeping over and around the driftwood to get his first glimpse of his beautiful bride and to finally know… it’s a girl! As Janie walked to the chosen spot, Jason could not contain himself any longer and hurried to meet her to scoop her up with a big hug and kiss. Tears welled in his eyes as they both walked over to be joined in marriage forever.
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” — Noah to Allie in The Notebook 2004
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