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Love Conquers All - Even the Atlantic

“We’ve got 15 people and 16 legs,” is how ex-military man and Spirit of Juno crew-member Charley Streather described his amputee shipmates to Awesome Caribbean wedding planner Michele Ince.

And what do a married ex-military amputee and a wedding planner have in common? I hear you ask . . . read on.

Having crossed the Atlantic with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) on the Spirit of Juno, old Charley decided he’d show Jo, his wife of seven years, how much he cared for her by reconfirming their wedding vows.

“I met Charley and the BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Service Mens Association) crew whilst they were enjoying the ARC celebrations in the marina,” said Michele. “The minute he knew I was a wedding planner he asked me to marry him, I said of course!”

Civil Service Marriage Officer James Prudent took care of the ceremony in St Lucia Yacht Club were the vow renewal certificate was signed and witnessed by the crew and girlfriends—looking at the photograph it must have been some certificate!

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