Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the using my photo. I’m tickled to death about it! It was taken at public beach post 10 on Smathers Beach on the beautiful island of Key West. The bridge served as the wedding aisle for my Meggie and Chris on their big day.
Meggie holds Daddy’s hand. Guitar music floats in the ocean air. Mom stands at the end of the bridge that serves as the wedding aisle. Dressed in white, daughter smiles at Daddy says, “we better get moving.” He shakes his head and grins. He squeezes her close and starts the short walk to her husband-to-be. Sand in toes; waves lap the shore. Lemon-yellow, morning sun. Chris looks at his bride-to-be with adoration and love. Meggie takes his hand. Pledges of life and love are made. Dad slips his hand in Mom’s and whispers, “this is perfect. Everything is perfect.”
I love beach weddings. I attended one a few years back. It was exquisite.
It was a beautiful day. My daughter looked stunning. My son in law looked at her like her father looked at me the day we got married. It WAS perfect.
I’ve been waiting for you. Love your story, as I think it walked this boardwalk to the beach..
I wanted to write a sad story this week. Or something dark; raw. But then I saw the photo was mine and I had to share the memory of one of my happiest days. The day I watched my daughter promise forever to the man of her dreams. Can’t wait to read your story…
Hey! Thanks for plugging my blog on your page. You get a couple xoxoxoxox’s for that. 😉
Aww this is beautiful. Love it and thanks for sharing the photo
You’re welcome honey. Can’t wait to read your story. I always love your words.
yes..perfect.. everything’s perfect.. and thank you so much for the lovely photo, Renee 🙂
You’re welcome kz. I hope it helped you write a terrific story. Can’t wait to read it.
It really does look like the ideal place for a beach wedding. So special! 🙂
I have to say honey, it was kind of perfect. Thanks for your comment.
Awww.. perfection, indeed. It’s a beautiful pic and thanks for sharing knowing the myriad of stories that will come out of it – dark, humor, sad.. 🙂
Heartiest Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding.:-)
Thank you sweetness. I so wanted to write something dark and raw for this prompt, but I had to retell of my daughter and son-in-law’s special day. I’m glad you liked the picture. So did I. Wink, wink.
Wonderful story, and I really thought it had to be the Keys. I was there around new year for the first time and had a beautiful time.
It was one of the most beautiful and laid back places I’d ever been. My daughter and son-in-law wanted a beach wedding and that’s what they got. Roger Darling and I didn’t want to leave. I could live there in a heartbeat. I envisioned myself sitting on the beach basking in the morning sun. Writing my book and drinking strong coffee. After I finished a chapter I’d run into the ocean to cool my fevered skin, then walk back to my bungalow. I’d eat fresh pineapple and coconut and go for a run. Bliss.
It sounds like it was a moment of a lifetime. Nice one, and thanks for a great photo prompt.
It was such a beautiful day. I’m glad you liked the photo. I can’t wait to read your story.
“Everything is perfect” and that includes your story, Renee. Thanks for inviting us to the wedding.
Rochelle my dear you humble me. I thank you for using my prompt. And I thank you for your support. It means so much to me. I’m glad you could join us at our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding. I can’t even put into words how special it was.
Then I’d say he’s lucky to have you for a mother in law. 😉
Aw shucks. Thanks my sweet friend. He and I are pretty darn good friends.
Aaah – sweet 🙂 (and thanks for the fabulous prompt this week)
Thanks so much, and you are very welcome. Hard to believe I captured it with an iPhone.
This brought a little whiff of salty ocean air and sunshine to my heart. Very cool, I like it.
Why thank you kind sir. It was a little story stirred by the memory of my daughter Meggie’s wedding day. That’s my pic btw. Wink, wink.
Very well shot photo there miss, I liked writing to its influence! Tho I’ll say, I didn’t have wedding memories to look back on haha. And you’re very welcome 🙂
Thanks my sweet. Can’t wait to read your story. 😉
OH its up already and rockin. No rush though, it’s not going anywhere!
How beautiful! Sweet to tell us the story behind the photo – which is gorgeous, by the way (especially since we had snow a few days ago! Brrr!)
Thanks honey. I’m glad you liked the photo and the story. I hope it inspired you to write a good story too. Can’t wait to read it. Promise I will today.
You’re welcome at ‘our place’ anytime 😉 No hurry 🙂
I’m enjoying reading your story about the perfect wedding while reveling in the fact that we finally have some snow here and it’s looks beautiful in its winter way. Great paradox!
I really wanted to write something dark this week, but then I saw the prompt was my photo. I had to keep the story light and happy. Next week will be broken hearts and sadness. Or maybe a little erotica. Or, or, or who knows. 🙂
I was planning something similar, although maybe sci-fi, but was taken over by a must of a different sort as well.
Lovely picture for a lovely time.
Can’t wait to read it. 😉
Perfect little love story for the prompt 🙂
The picture is actually mine. From my daughter’s wedding in December, so I had to write about it. I’m usually one for heartbreak or erotica. Not for this prompt though. Not for this prompt. The day was filled with love and promise.
Wow, your daughter must of had an amazing wedding with such a beautiful atmosphere. Best of luck to her and her groom 🙂
I have to say it was pretty damn great. I’ll post more photos from it soon.
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Thanks for the plug my sweet. 😉
Sounds like your genre is Memoir, Renee. Great photo, and all the best to your family.
Yes, I need to add memoir to the post. Thanks for the compliment on the photo and sweet words to my family. We love the young man that holds our daughter’s heart. He’s good and kind. Very funny and sweet. Roger and I couldn’t be happier.
considering that you referred to meggie’s father as “Daddy,” then why refer to her mother as “Her Mom”? why not just Mom? it might be a matter of perspective or who the narrator is.
things are flexible of course, but “husband to be” should really be “husband-to-be,” which makes it one word, which gives you two more to play with. same with “lemon-yellow” which gives you another word to play with.
Thank you for your suggestions. I’m still learning and need all the help I can get. I’ll be sure to make the necessary changes to make the story flow better.
I wanted to write something dark or raw this week. I couldn’t though when I thought about the story behind the photo. Even this dark and silly girl has brightness in her life once in awhile.
The other fantasy= married on the beach.
Do it! Giggle.
Oh hell no! I’m done with the marriage thing. But if i wore young and beautiful and had the right man and the money…Phew..that’s a LOT of if’s!!
Ah hell just go to the beach with your notebook and a bottle of wine. Find that inspiration. That’s all we really need anyway. Inspiration.
Yes, much better. The breeze inspires.
Oh yeah it does.
It is sweet and beautiful:) Thank you for sharing with the phtoto with us:)
You’re so welcome.
Hi Renee, thank you for the photo this week, I have one very similar, but mine was taken at South Beach Florida. I love being near the sea.
Your story feel that I was also present at your daughter’s wedding, thank you for that.
Oh honey I’m glad you liked it. I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t it was so beautiful there. So laid back. It was perfect. It really was.
Great shot! The wedding sounds as beautiful as the photo. I’ve been on that beach and swam in those azure waters and biked all over the island. Beautiful description of a beautiful event. Ron
Thanks Ron, It was a beautiful day. I didn’t want to leave. I felt like I was home.
Touching true story…very..and thanks for the pic!
Glad you liked both. Dammit I hope next week I get to write a heartbreaker. 🙂
and this, your piece here, is perfect. Please frame it and send it to your daughter. It’s lovely. thank you too for sharing your photograph for the prompt this week.
What a great idea my dear. I never thought of that. That’d be a good first anniversary gift for them. 🙂
Oh honey no. It was heartbreaking. He left her. Again. But on her terms.
Cripes honey I gave you a comment for the new story I posted. The wedding was sweet, beautiful and sunny. It was perfect. Thank for your sweet comment.
Thanks, Renee – I just saw your first reply and was sitting here thinking “Boy I really misunderstood THAT story!”
No my blondness crept in and made me misunderstand which story you were commenting on. 🙂 Take care my dear.