Cathy and Adam had their first date together when they were still in high school. He picked her up in his red Honda Civic and they shared dessert at East Side Mario’s. Cathy admits that back then, she was a complete nerd, and Adam was the stereotypical sports jock. After their date, Cathy was unsure about Adam and hinted that she wasn’t interested.
As years went by their paths continuously crossed. They both worked at the same local hospital and over time they began talking more frequently. “I remember all week I just couldn’t wait to get to Saturday, when I could dress up and bump into him,” she admits. “I found the tables had turned and it was my turn to chase him. It was a long chase. But one day, I blinked, and our friendship turned into a solid relationship. The best kind of relationship is built from a foundation of friendship.”
Along with 50 of their family members and friends, the two traveled to Florida to exchange vows on the beach on sun-kissed Marco Island. The couple selected a colour palette of blue and green for their big day to complement the natural beauty of their venue, while beach-appropriate sand, starfish and sea shells were used to accent reception tables.
Cathy Williams and Adam Ghattas, April 8, 2012, Marco Island, Florida.
Photography courtesy of Barbara Cameron.
Ceremony and reception location: Marco Island Marriott Hotel
Bridal gown: Janine Adamyk
Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groom’s tux: Le Chateau
Music: DJ Dominick
Wedding planner: Carrie Darling from Carrie Darling Events Florida
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