This just in from a loving mother-in-law to be regarding yesterday’s picks for most deserving wedding couple. Looks like I was right on the money by picking Garison & Danielle (pictured) for one of those ten destination weddings in Bermuda. Here’s what Martha had to say in the comment box yesterday: “Thank you for picking Garison and Danielle for the "Linked for Life" category. We love Bermuda. [My husband and I] have honeymooned there, run your marathon, baked cassava pie on Christmas in Bermuda, Garison was baptised with Bermuda water, my daughter [was] named after a parish and we gave blood while on vacation when Bermuda had a shortage. While we probably won't win the category we have won nonetheless. Thank you for your vote.” No, Martha. Thank YOU for reading! They sound like a lovely couple and considering your daughter's middle name is in fact Pembroke—the parish that encompasses the city of Hamilton—I have a feeling the Bermuda Gods may indeed be looking down upon you (although I have a feeling she's glad you didn't pick Devonshire or St. George's for nombre numero dos). Hey Department of Tourism & the Knot, you hear that? These good folks even donated blood here! Sounds pretty deserving of a Bermudaful wedding to me. Consider Bermuda Shorts pulling for you all the way.
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).