Through the years we have done Alabama Beach weddings in Gulf Shores on January 1st. Some have been a little on the cool side and sometimes a little on the warm side. But one that stands out in my mind was the wedding we had one January first that was very cold. The bride and groom are meeting us at the wedding site and when we arrived before everyone else we were surprised to find a pickup truck stuck in the sand at the water’s edge. Seems like someone had a little bit too much fun on New Year’s Eve. However this beach wedding was gonna take place regardless of obstructions. Our bride and groom arrived and got a giggle at the truck. The bride was wearing and ivory lace dress that had tank style straps. She had on a coat to keep her warm. I had on a sweater slacks and a coat because it was that cold. She insisted on getting married in her dress without her coat for pictures. The ceremony went quickly because I was truly concerned about the bride. After the ceremony was over I immediately only took the bride’s coat and gave it to her to stay warm. We did pictures afterwards with wedding guests. I would take the bride’s coat, step over to the side, led the photographer get the picture, and step back in and put .the bride’s coat back on her. This way everyone stayed as warm as possible for their ceremony on the sand.