Special wedding at the Grove Arts Festival
|Elsie and Christina Ruiz|
H&H Jewels called the local couple saying they wanted to host a same sex wedding and reception, gratis to the couple, during the Festival. “I asked Elsie and Christina if they would be interested in being our couple and their reaction was beautiful and amazing – they were so excited,” said H. Bredemeier, owner of H&H. “We started working on it right away and what was just as exciting was all of our friends and neighbors in the Grove sharing our enthusiasm!”
“We were elated to find out that the only thing we had to do was invite our family and friends to our special wedding day and pick out our rings,” said Elsie.
The ceremony began at 4 pm, last Saturday, on Valentine’s Day in the H&H tent area on Bayshore Drive. The emotional exchanging of the vows took place in front of 100+ guests along with festival onlookers.
Then, the party began. After the “I dos,” the reception got underway in the H&H showroom. Music, amazing food, champagne and endless words of congratulations were the ultimate culmination of an event so many years overdue. “It was the most amazing day of my life to marry my love of 18 years,” said Christina, “it was a storybook ending where H & H Jewels made our dream a reality.”
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