Renewal ceremony draws 50 couples


The spirit of marriage is alive, well and prospering in Mexico Beach! The Mexico Beach Community Development Council hosted their 4th Annual Vow Renewal Ceremony last Saturday with approximately 50 couples assembled to renew their marriage vows. The event commenced with each couple walking arm in arm, to romantic background music, onto the Sunset Park white sandy beaches. While each couple faced an elegantly draped and decorated bamboo arbor with a backdrop of the sparkling Gulf waters, tuxedo-clad ‘Marryin’ Jack’ Mullen conducted a heartwarming ceremony reminding each couple of the value and spirit of marriage. Afterward couples, along with friends and family, enjoyed a complimentary cupcakes and champagne reception. CDC President Kimberly Shoaf said, “This was our fourth year and each time we have wonderful participation with a chance for couples to renew the vows they made many years ago. Participants came from the local panhandle area along with many out-of-state couples.”