LOVE BY THE SEASHORE
By Trebor Britt
The weather could not have been more perfect for beautifully adorned Ashley Barnes to commit the rest of her life in marriage to James Robertson near the edge of the spectacular Siesta Key shoreline. Surrounded by their family and close friends, it was obvious to all who were present for this intimate ceremony, the deep love this fabulous couple has for each other. A special unique touch to this wedding ceremony was being married by their uncle, Rob Cook.
This amazing Ohio couple was introduced by a mutual friend who also happened to be one of James grade school buddies. When they met in January 2014, Ashley fondly recalled, "We both just knew we wanted to see more of each other. Our love began to grow from that moment on. We immediately became inseparable." Ashley vividly remembers enjoying a memorable home cooked dinner at James' house on their first date.
This couple's first kiss memory will remain confidential. When asked about it Ashley replied, "Some things are best kept private! ;-)" Just a few months after this sweet couple met James joined Ashley and her family on their annual vacation. This was just the first of several life-changing visits to Siesta Key. Ashley passionately related, "James made his intentions known to me, that he would one day ask me to marry him. The following vacation, last May 2015, during sunset he got down on one knee and placed his mother's wedding ring on my finger, rendering us both speechless. All we could do was smile at each other. And now, being married this May on that very same beach, our family vacation will forever be our anniversary celebration."
Their honeymoon will be jam packed with lots of fun. Their adventure will begin with a little time on Siesta Key followed by a visit to both Disney World and Universal Studios, Orlando. Once they're back in Ohio, Ashley will continue her work as a nurse at Cleveland Clinic and James will return to the business he owns, 2nd Look Hair Salon.
Ashley and James' wedding coordinator was Siesta Key Events. 941-456-WEDS, www.siestakeyevents.com