Liz and Doug met four years ago in Santorini, while they were both on vacation with their parents. Liz and Doug have told me the whole story, and I would like to share it with you...But not in my own words.
When I officiate weddings, I often make it my practice to reach out to the friends and family of the bride and groom with a few questions to help me get to know the couple better. Liz's late father, Ray, was one of the ones who responded to my email a few months ago. And his words are better than mine. On October 4, he wrote,
"By any measure, especially for the 21st Century, you have two atypical human beings here, that will make you very proud…Perhaps what has most impressed me about this future union is DESTINY, playing a role far and beyond normative parameters in bringing both together. Home in Puerto Rico, I was originally planning a wedding anniversary surprise trip to Greece for my wife. Lizzy, despite being overloaded with work, helped me. But she felt she couldn't make the trip due to work.
"Well…DESTINY! She surprised us knocking on our door in Athens, Greece. The evening my wife & I were to see the famous Santorini Sunset, Lizzy was to take some kind of adventure tour, which turned out to be full. Instead, she thought she'd rather see the sunset…but from a small galley, DESTINY! It turned out Doug was on board with his family and asked Lizzy to dinner. Both returned home to the States, and Lizzy remained in an undecided state for several years. Finally, she visited San Francisco to see Doug. She saw the light, and the rest, about to become history. Oh well, we could – though never would have – told her Doug was the one from the very start. DESTINY!
Sometimes it just takes a while to work its magic.”
photo by Josh D. Weiss