It was a typical hot balmy Wednesday evening in June on Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia, and just right for the beach elopement of Gina Lewis and Kevin Knight.
It was June 18, 2014, and everything had been planned precisely. Gina and Kevin arrived right on time with their children in tow and all dressed in white. Very beachy and oh, so pretty!
Gina was so beautiful dressed in a white above the knee wedding gown of lace and chiffon. The dress had a chapel train in the back that flowed beautifully behind her as she walked. Gina was escorted and presented in marriage by her two young sons. They each carried a large finger starfish which held the wedding rings tied tightly with lace. After they presented their mom to her groom, the boys stood quietly in place to wait for their cue to give the rings.
Standing with Kevin, the groom, were his two older children. They were obviously happy and so supportive of this union between their father and his new bride. Kevin was dressed handsomely, all in white linen.
The ocean waves lapping on the shore as well as the seagulls and egrets chirping above, were the perfect backdrop to this beautiful romantic setting. The beach was very secluded except for a few onlookers that were anxious to stop and watch this sweet ceremony.
The couple repeated their vows, exchanged their rings and were at last pronounced husband and wife. Kevin kissed his beautiful bride! But wait! There’s more! Gina and Kevin had written their own heartfelt vows to each other and we couldn’t go any further until these vows had been read to each other. And so they were, and not a dry eye was to be had. So touching and beautifully said to each.
“You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.”
– Jamie Randall (from the movie, Love and Other Drugs)
Wedding Officiant – Carla Pryor, www.stsimonselopements.com
Photographer – Jeannie Reeves, http://www.jreevesphotography.com