Getting married at Couples
Having witnessed over a hundred weddings during the 12 years I've been going to CSA, I wasn't sure how I'd react to getting married there. In truth, it was Suzi's idea, one that I will forever be thankful to her for suggesting.
The first thought that crossed my mind was the shear number of weddings they have here on any given day. During our nine-day stay, there were 27 weddings scheduled - three a day on average. Would we be just another filled slot in an already over-booked day? Would I be able to shake the almost factory-like precision at which these events occur from my thoughts? And of the greatest importance, would the day really have that special meaning that a wedding day is supposed to have?
To say that this was a day I will remember for the rest of my life belittles the wondrous feelings that came over me from the moment Priscilla pinned flowers to my shirt until the last photo was taken. The absolute joy and love I felt for Suzi as we stood on the beach and listened to the minister I had watched all those times, unaware just how happy this man could make me feel, was almost overwhelming. Even now, as I write this, I'm struggling for words, and for a writer, that's really embarrassing. The simplicity of standing barefoot on the beach, the breeze barely felt, the waves almost silent as he spoke the words I never thought I would hear, it was for all the world as though magic was happening and we were at its epicenter.
There was never a moment during the ceremony that I felt anything besides being the most important couple in Jamaica to everyone from CSA who was there. A wedding is the beginning of a life together for two people, taking that first step with so much love is the best way to go. If you are thinking about getting married at Couples, let this be the post that convinces you to set the date.