At 7pm this evening the church phone rang (it’s a cell phone now). There’s a bride on the phone saying, “can you marry us this evening? The minister we had didn’t show up!” I said I could be there by 8pm.
Once before a couple had called, saying that wanted to get married on New Year’s Eve. I went to River Street and waited, and waited. I called, they said they were about to leave, was the refrain I believed. I waited over an hour and no one ever showed up! So I left. I figured the same sort of thing would happen this evening.
So tonight, after Jodie called, I was saying to myself, “sure they will show up.”
To my surprise the handsome groom was waiting in the lobby of the Marshal House Inn and the very stunning and beautiful bride appeared a few minutes later. They made such a wonderful couple!
They were okay with getting married in the noisy lobby, however I suggested we go to the square around the corner. Once we arrived at the square, I pointed out a few places they could stand and they chose one. While walking to that spot, I asked them if either one was a Robert Redford fan? They said they were. I mentioned that part of the the film he had just finished filming in Savannah was shot at a house on this square. They were excited!
We walked over to the large historic entrance to the Owens Thomas House, stood outside the gate and had the very romantic ceremony under the full blue moon!
Congrats to Ken and Jodie!!