Navy man Steve Gonzalez and his fiancée Wendy Ross originally wanted a small wedding, a quick ceremony, and considered even eloping. But with two large families, that wasn’t going to happen.
Until Pinehurst came in.
Both huge golf fans, Steve and Wendy decided to make a quick trip to Pinehurst a week before the pending nuptials. What Wendy didn’t know was Steve (and his close friend Gary Beaver) decided to go with the original wedding plans with a bit of a twist – exchange vows behind the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2.
And so, in the minutes before their scheduled tee time on Donald Ross’s masterpiece, up walked U.S. Navy Chaplin Thomas Cook. And in less than 15 minutes, with the bride donning a lovely Pinehurst sweater and the groom comfortably wearing his black TaylorMade golf cap, Cook introduced Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gonzalez on a cool September morning in Pinehurst.