Love Across the Pond
By Trebor Britt
A light gulf breeze and small waves breaking over the rocks on the Siesta Key shoreline made the perfect setting for Adrianne Drake of Suffolk, England to be joined in marriage to Jeff Halpern of Sarasota. They were surrounded by international and American family and close friends during a special, intimate ceremony that had it all from beginning to end. Adrianne and her wedding party were uniquely escorted to beach Access #2 for the shoreline ceremony on the Sarasota Trolley. The ceremony included dancing down the aisle to a more traditional sand pouring portion to a rare, but meaningful dove release.
This perfect couple met through Jeff's professional connection with drums. Adrianne happened to contact Jeff to help set up her daughters drum set on Adrianne's birthday four years ago. It wasn't long before they ordered pizza, watched a movie, and talked on their first date. Within four months they shared their love for one another and the rest as they say is… (You know what they say).
Adrianne had a hard time picking out just one sweet memory of Jeff, but watching him sit and talk with his 104-year-old grandfather who died recently will be forever etched on her heart. Jeff vividly remembered Adrianne answering his knock at the door on her birthday one year. Jeff related, "She gave me the most amazing smile. I will never forget that moment."
Since Jeff grew up in Sarasota he was quite familiar with many of the beaches. Once he and Adrianne set eyes on Beach Access #2 on Siesta Key Jeff said, “We just knew it was right."
This fabulous couple spent their honeymoon on a sensational five day all-inclusive cruise to Mexico and the Cayman Islands.
Adrianne and Jeff's wedding coordinator was Siesta Key Events. 941-456- WEDS,