Dale loves Sharon. There is no doubt.
Dale contacted me about being a part of a surprise for his wife for their 15th wedding anniversary. Every year they like to go to The Umstead Hotel and Spa for some R and R at the spa and this year he wanted to do something different and unexpected as well. We set it up where after a day at the spa, when she thought they were heading to dinner, he would suggest a stroll by the lake where I would be waiting for them with their twin daughters and their very best friend. Nobody would know about it except for Dale, myself, their best friend, Kathleen, and Ami Wheeler, the Social Catering Manager at The Umstead Hotel. Ami put it all together for him and even set it up for some champagne to be delivered by the lake for a toast after the ceremony. (Nice touch, Ami.)
Everything went off as he had planned. He and Kathleen were even able to find the weddings rings Sharon and Dale had used when they were first married and we used them for the ceremony. (what a romantic guy!)
Needless to say, Sharon was blown away and their twin daughters, who had just learned of the ceremony moments before I arrived to meet them at the hotel, were beaming with excitement.
Most of the photos here were taken by Kathleen’s young son, Anthony. Looks like they’ve got a budding photographer in their midst!
And after the ceremony, hugs all around.
And here is the handsome, happy family.
Thanks, Dale, for contacting me so I could be a part of such a special anniversary gift. I will always smile when I remember the sweet love you all have for each other.