and Dixie's Beach Wedding
in Virginia Beach, VA on the
sand at 13th Street
August 6, 2006
"After the big kiss - I was laughing because
people had gathered along the boardwalk. When we kissed, they
The bride, Dixie, is wearing the Hilde in Silk with the light pink
semi sheer set underneath with a Mother of Pearl heart
Dixie's sister, Mary Louise; is wearing two hot pink semi sheers
layered over a white semi sheer.
Victoria (the owner/designer) wrapped her before the wedding, and
folded her top into a triangle top.
In the picture above, the couple is wearing the matching parrot
shirt and sarong.
The younger girls are wearing the wine Batik semi sheers layered
over hot pink semi sheers.
The bouquets carried were custom made for Dixie and her bridal
party by Victoria.
The steel drum band is One Love.
What a beautiful new family, with a touching love
"Our wedding was on the sand
at 13th Street, Virginia Beach; Sunday,
August 6, 2006 at 4 p.m. Our reception was
a dinner cruise on Virginia's Jewel.
Our love story - Mike and I
worked together at a local public accounting
firm for 6 years. As life sometimes
happens, both of our marriages ended during
that time. Our friendship began to grow
stronger and we started dating. I made the
choice to leave public accounting and went
to work for a local community bank. We
dated for two years and took our time
letting our kids get to know each other and
each of us.
Mike proposed to me
unexpectedly on February 4, 2006 at the top
of the Washington Monument. It was a rainy,
gloomy day; definitely not the best for
sightseeing. As we were looking out one of
the little windows, he said, "I have
something that will brighten the rest of
your day." He pulled a jewelry box out of
his pocket and opened it. Inside was a pair
of beautiful diamond earrings. My heart
stopped. I have to admit I didn't know what
to think. I thought maybe he was giving me
an early Valentine's Day present; I didn't
want to assume he was proposing. Then he
said the magic words, "Will you marry me?"
Of course, I said, "Yes!" immediately. He
then told me he hadn't dared to try to pick
out a ring for me. A month or so later, we
found the perfect ring for us and our
relationship - a three stone diamond ring.
I know the stones are meant to represent
past, present and future. However, for us,
they represent his kids, my kids and us.
Our wedding day was
unforgettable! We had beautiful weather
(okay, maybe the sand was a little hot on
bare feet but no rain in sight!). The steel
drum band added such a nice touch to the
ceremony. The kids were a big part of the
ceremony. Mike's kids walked him in and
mine walked me in. The girls were adorable
in their bright pink sarongs. The boys were
quite handsome in their white polos and
khaki shorts. After Mike and I exchanged
vows and were pronounced husband and wife,
we began the Family Ceremony. He presented
my kids with Family Medallion pendants and I
presented his with the same. Then they
presented each of us with a Family Medallion
keychain. They all walked out with us at
the end of the ceremony. Whenever we
reflect on the day, we refer to it as "our
wedding" and "when we got married," not just
Mike and me. It was a beautiful day and
turned out exactly as I had hoped it would.
Now, I am truly blessed that
I am married to my best friend.
Mike and Dixie
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