The luck of rain­bows for a lifetime union

Tropical Traveller Magazine - - WEDDINGBELLS -

Shane and Ginny Clark could not have im­aged what was in store when they made the decision for a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding in an is­land known as the ‘He­len of the West.’ No amount of re­search on­line or go­ing through brochures could have given them the slight­est clue of the in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ences the is­land trea­sure that is Saint Lu­cia would hold.

The cou­ple from Wash­ing­ton, USA, found them­selves in Saint Lu­cia on a mis­sion to ex­change their wed­ding vows on an ex­otic, trop­i­cal is­land. They’d cho­sen just the right lo­ca­tion and their wed­ding day found them on quite the ap­pro­pri­ate beach­side lo­ca­tion, with the Caribbean sun kiss­ing their skin ever so gen­tly, and the waves rolling se­duc­tively across the shore­line.

If there ever was a truly per­fect mo­ment, this was it and Shane smiled at his new wife while giv­ing Trop­i­cal Trav­eller a brief in­sight on their story.

“We worked re­ally hard to get to­gether,” Shane re­vealed. “We both came from poor fam­i­lies, but we fin­ished col­lege and started our lives to­gether. Now we both work in the med­i­cal field.”

Ginny and Shane met eight years ago at a friend’s birth­day party, and vi­va­cious Ginny re­mem­bers the way Shane pur­sued her. They went out on their first of­fi­cial date soon after they first met and sealed the deal with a ro­man­tic park­ing lot kiss at the end of the night.

“It was about a week after we’d first met that we saw each other again,” Shane told TT. “We dated for a long time, then even­tu­ally moved in to­gether.”

When asked how’d they found out about Saint Lu­cia and why they’d cho­sen the is­land for their des­ti­na­tion wed­ding, Ginny re­sponded: “We were look­ing for some­where trop­i­cal, some­where we’d never been be­fore so we looked on­line and found Saint Lu­cia. After we’d planned it peo­ple started telling us how lovely Saint Lu­cia was, and it re­ally is.”

“It’s a once in a lifetime kind of thing,” Shane added. “I think the peo­ple are very friendly, al­ways laugh­ing, jok­ing and they are happy. It’s re­ally kind of re­fresh­ing to get away from the hus­tle and bus­tle. Here you get to re­lax and it seems like ev­ery­one else is re­laxed along with you . . . ”

“Ev­ery­one is re­ally nice at the re­sort,” Ginny con­tin­ued where her hus­band left off. “We’re stay­ing at San­dals and we have a but­ler so we don’t have to do much. I don’t know when we’ll be back . . . maybe for our an­niver­sary!”

Soon after the cou­ple ex­changed those sig­nif­i­cant vows which to love and live to­gether for a lifetime, Shane lit­er­ally swept Ginny her off her feet, and a lucky rainbow ap­peared in the back­drop, just to add to their ex­quis­ite mo­ment. Set­ting a beam­ing Ginny onto the sand, Shane brushed his fin­gers through her hair, which had been adorned with a pur­ple flower in true trop­i­cal fash­ion, leav­ing mem­o­ries that will never be erased of their ro­man­tic wed­ding on an is­land called Saint Lu­cia, the He­len of the West Indies!

A rainbow for the Clarks.

That look says it all!

Shane sweeps Ginny off her feet.

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