It started as a joke, "Lets have a Hawaiian themed wedding...." But the idea quickly caught on and ideas began to form. Each family could wear a different color. The bride and groom could wear matching outfits. Tropical flowers, fruity drinks, walking barefoot, pictures on the beach...suddenly it was a reality. Technically, Steve and Ann got married a year ago in a quiet private ceremony. This time around, it was a celebration to bring both sides of the family together. It was important to them to include their children and grandchildren in every aspect of the day, so they did. Manasota Beach Club on Manasota Key provided the Florida charm as well as the catering and the beach themed cake. It was a relaxed, picture perfect day that the whole family will always remember.