Megan Crisp and James Dyer, IV were united in marriage on June 10, 2014 at 6pm in the afternoon before an assemblance of their closest family and friends. The wedding took place on the Beach Pavilion at Villas by the Sea on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
The breeze coming in off the ocean was a welcomed relief to the hot humid afternoon. The lanterns were all hung and the chairs were lined in rows as the guitarist began to play.
James and Megan chose 12 attendants for their wedding party, as well as a flower girl and ring bearer. Everyone arrived right on time and the seating of the mothers began. James walked the aisle and he paused for a moment to place a flower in the vacant chair next to his mom. This was in remembrance of his Dad, who had passed in 2006. His sister did the same. The wedding party filed in and took their places. As Megan and her father approached the walkway, the guests stood. The two walked the aisle and stood before the groom.
Megan was a beautiful bride in her white wedding gown and veil. Her long blonde hair fell softly down her back and shoulders. She also carried a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. James was equally as handsome in his tan suit and white shirt. He wore a boutonnière which held a small picture of his father.
James and Megan held hands together and were immediately calmed. They looked at each other as they repeated their vows and exchanged their rings. The sound of the waves rushing in over the rocks and sand was the perfect backdrop to this romantic ceremony.
Their relationship was further symbolized by the tying of a Fisherman’s Knot. The Fisherman’s Knot is a true lovers knot, because it is the strongest there is. It’s bond will not break, but will become even stronger under pressure. As James and Megan began tying the knot, they listened to the words describing each as individuals bringing unique gifts to the marriage. The completed knot represents their future, secure in the knowledge that their relationship will be strong, despite the inevitable changes life will bring. As stress is applied, the knot becomes even stronger.
A prayer was said to bless this couple in their marriage and to keep the vow and covenant made between them. They were at last pronounced husband and wife and happy tears began to flow throughout their guests as they kissed. It was my privilege to present for the very first time, Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dyer, IV!
In high tide or low tide, I’ll be by your side.
James and Megan
Wedding Officiant – Carla Pryor, http://www.stsimonselopements.com
Photography – http://www.griggsphotography.com
Wedding Venue – http://www.villasbythesearesort.com
Reception – http://www.latitude31jekyllisland.com