A Splendid Disaster

There is something to be said for indoor weddings and that something is that they happen inside.  The following is an oral history of Samuel and Aimee Scheib’s wedding, cobbled together through interviews with 23 people who attended (and one who did not), for the occasion of their 13th Anniversary.

Bridal party

L to R: Zack Benz, Joe King, Mike Stemac, Lyle Scheib, Edu Stuivenberg, Paul Scheib, Samuel Scheib, Aimee Scheib, Alyson Juliano Bullard, Marisa Barlok, Kate Morrison, Lenee Carroll, Marsha Sykes, Jessy Towry.

The summer is long in Florida, and counter-intuitively, the summer is even longer in North Florida where the coastal breezes do not go, a part of the country with names like Shadesville, Starke, and Tate’s Hell. But then there is the delight of cooler temperatures in November and some variation in the leaves that passes for foliage in the Big Bend. So it was in that glorious autumn month in 2003 that Sam proposed and Aimee accepted and they began to plan for a spring wedding, a late spring wedding around a holiday so people could travel on a Monday without missing a day of work. That day was Memorial Day 2004, the 30th of May, pretty close to end of spring. Continue Reading