Friday, May 20, 2011

A Sophisticated Garden Beach Wedding on Captiva Island: Vol 4

If ever there was a wedding where the kids ruled- this was it! Aunt Emily & Uncle Caleb went all out for their nieces and nephews the entire weekend.
For the 1st night on the island, Emily & Caleb hosted a welcome Luau and surprised the kids with this huge pile of beach toys and games to keep at the beach house they were renting.
In the welcome bags, everyone received a "sweet treat".  The kids could take the ice cream poppers to the resorts pizza & ice cream parlor and exchange it for a real ice cream cone.
After the tropical luau dinner, complete with roasted pig, everyone came over to the firepit for smores.

The next day, it was off to watch the dolphins and sea turtles on a sunset cruise aboard Lady Chadwick.
All the kids received captains hats, direct from the captain himself.

And then there was the wedding... after dinner we unveiled a room we built just for the kids:
Video anyone?  A little Finding Nemo?

The quiet corner.  Complete with etch a sketch and mini library.
In another corner we had the arts and crafts table. Everything imaginable was on this table!

The wii station.  Luckiest kids on earth I tell ya.
On the sports wall we had indoor bowling and hoops!

Indoor bounce house. Are you kidding me right now? No, No I am not.  Even Emily & Caleb couldn't resist...
Sweet little note from the kids:
We're not done yet.  It's time for dessert again.  How about a build your own ice cream sundae bar?

Most kid friendly wedding award for sure; at least these kids thought so!
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