In 2008 I had an idea to have a group vow renewal ceremony and celebration party for the upcoming 2009 Valentines Day, which was going to be on a Saturday.
I pitched my idea to three Gulf Shores, Alabama food & beverage establishments, and one signed-up…Lulu’s at Homeport, which is owned and operated by Jimmy Buffett’s sister, Lucy.
It was a great success with nearly 200 couples. In 2010, we did it again, but this time we had 450 registered couples with estimates of closer to 500 and the ABC Good Morning America crew came down with their cameras and featured it on the show!
When the third year came around the General Manager who I worked with had left and went to work at another restaurant and I was already booked so they were able to get another minister friend of theirs to do it and they’ve continued since and have still maintained a few hundred couples every year.
Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to bounce an idea off me.