Now + Forever
Gina Marie Sethman & Anthony Charles Delano
Wedding date: April 5, 2014
What they do: Gina, 34, is a hairstylist at Salon Appearances in Palm City and Anthony, 34, worked in sales.
How they met: Gina and Anthony met on a dating website two years ago. “We were both engaged before, but marriage never happened for either one of us,” Gina says. “After dating and so many failed relationships ... we knew we found what we were looking for in each other.” They were engaged within five months.
On the proposal: Gina says that Anthony proposed quietly, intimately and simply. She says it was just him, her, the ring and pure love.
On selecting their ceremony and reception site: The Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina fit the bride’s needs and wants perfectly. Gina says she wanted a location with botanical and water scenes and a venue that could accommodate the ceremony, reception and lodging since her family was traveling from out of town. When the wedding was over, guests continued the party downstairs at the on-site Tiki Bar.
On the theme for the wedding: The couple wanted a simple, yet classy and elegant wedding. Gina’s family is Scottish, so she had a traditional bagpiper play at the wedding. The couple also wanted a small, intimate wedding, inviting just family and a few close friends. “I really wanted to have a good time and wanted my guests to be comfortable,” Gina says.
Extra details: A few months prior to the wedding, the couple was faced with a challenge when Anthony was laid off from his job of eight years. “When I woke up that morning [of the wedding], and took a picture of the beautiful sky off the balcony at Pirate’s Cove, I had a little divine pat on the back in the form of a heart in the clouds. It was a true blessing that set us up for a great day and [made us realize] that we truly were going into this marriage as life partners,” Gina says.
The couple also spent two months taking dance lessons and performed a tango for their first dance. “This was the best form of pre-marital counseling we could have done and [the lessons] truly helped us along the way,” the bride says. “We worked so much out on the dance floor and had moments of frustration and many moments of laughter and a huge feeling of accomplishment as we danced in sync – not only on our first dance, but the entire day of our wedding.”
Ceremony & Reception: Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina
Gown designer: David’s Bridal
Cake: Publix Super Markets
Cookie Station: Annie Samuels
Decorations: Nilda and Jim Sethman
Photographer: Carolyn Lightcap of Lightcap Studios
Flowers & Designer: Ralph Giordano of Giordano’s Floral Creations
Bagpiper: Jeff Smith
Stylists: Cassandra Bevis, Brandie Hess and Shelly Pratt of Salon Appearances in Palm City
Makeup Artists: Jessica Martinez