Valentine promises

The couples came to the beach Feb. 14 “promising to love and cherish” at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe-Islander newspaper annual Promise Day event. They enjoyed a commitment ceremony conducted by the Rev. Ron Joseph on the beach where each couple received a rose, followed by music, dancing, prizes, a champagne toast and wedding cake under the cafe canopy. The couples also were photographed by the Island’s famed wedding photographer, Jack Elka, just before sunset. Island Publix and Beach Bistro also donated to the event. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy and Jack Elka

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