ANOTHER KEY WEDDING
By Trebor Britt
Amber Karnes and Dustin Rupp of Columbus, Ohio exchanged vows surrounded by family and close friends, at an intimate wedding ceremony on the sixth anniversary of their first date on spectacular Siesta Beach recently.
Amber, who works in a surgeons office billing department and Dustin, a bodyshop collision estimator, met through a friend at one of Ohio’s biggest auto shows about six years ago.
Amber vividly remembers their first kiss. “After a few dates, Dustin kissed me for the first time on my cheek. I thought that was very special, and six years later that’s what I remember.” Amber recalled another special memory just a couple months ago. They both got matching “Till Death Do Us Part” tattoos.
They happily learned about Siesta Key through a friend of theirs who has vacationed here for years.
The idea of getting married on a beach came from attending a friends destination wedding in Destin, Florida a few years ago.
They decided on a two-part honeymoon. They’ll enjoy the first part with some friends and family in beautiful Sarasota for five days. Part two will lead them to experience the sights, sounds and thrills of Las Vegas in September.