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NJ Lighthouse wedding, 228 steps up! (We hope this officiant wore comfy shoes.)

Published: Monday, Feb. 14th, 2022


Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Nine couples renewed their vows with an epic view of the Jersey Shore this Valentine’s Day weekend, saying ‘I do, again’ during the historic Absecon Lighthouse’s annual holiday event. 

 

The Absecon Lighthouse is 171 feet tall, making it the state’s tallest lighthouse and the country’s third tallest, and offers sweeping views of vibrant Atlantic City and the Absecon Inlet. Every year on Valentine’s Day, the lighthouse’s director, Jean Muchanic, opens the doors to the towering landmark to officiate a few one-of-a-kind romantic commitment ceremonies. 

 

 

   

Left: A couple kisses in their wedding attire outside the lighthouse.

Right: The spiral staircase leading to the top platform. (Photos via @northbeachac

 

 

This year’s ceremonies were short and sweet, lasting about 10 minutes each. The couples exchanged rings and took their oaths under a white arch decorated with bright red hearts. 

Then, they took the stairs to the top to seal it with a kiss – 228 stairs, in fact! 

 

The officiant sealed each ceremony with a pronouncement of love, saying: “I now declare you to be recommitted in the vow of matrimony.” (via NJ.com)

 

Learn how to write a creative wedding pronouncement: 
12 Creative Pronouncement Ideas for Your Wedding Ceremony

 

Get the full scoop about this event in Jessica Luca's write up for List23.com.  

 

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Unique wedding venues like the Absecon are definitely worth the work (and workout), but they also offer a great reminder to new and first-time wedding officiant: 

 

 

Wedding officiants: Wear comfortable shoes to the ceremony! 

 

 

In addition to the time you spend on your feet helping a couple exchange their vows, wedding officiants also help out with last minute details before and after the ceremony. This means you’ll probably get more miles in on the day of the wedding than you expect! 

 

The takeaway? Choose shoes that look great in photos and feel great on your feet: 

 

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