red roses and petals, red vest and a white coat, red band on a white wedding gown, red ribbons on white place cards, wedding rings on red heart-shaped jelly beans, even a red leash on a white doggie. it looked like a valentines day wedding in august; and it was sweet and special.
jennifer and fernando’s ‘red wedding’ was held at point fermin park in san pedro, california;
a beautifully landscaped park with a breathtaking view of the ocean. it is said to have been named by a british explorer in 1793. the park boasts of a victorian-style lighthouse that dates back to the 1870’s era. aside from the beautiful blooms and the white picket fences surrounding the lighthouse, there is this one particular tree that caught our interest ..it was standing tall and proud… its limbs outstretched as if beckoning the onlooker for shade and protection against southern california’s heat or its harshest winds. and it is under this particular tree that jen and fernando said their i do’s.
and as i read more about the park, i have stumbled upon an article published in 1901 at the LA Times by a visitor of the historic lighthouse. and here’s an excerpt as she has most eloquently expressed what point fermin is all about.
Point Fermin Light.
Its History, Its Keeper, and Its Surroundings.
A long, winding shore line, grayish white in the golden sunshine; a jagged, precipitous bluff, its brown sides flecked with vivid splashes of blood-red ice plant; a wide expanse of blue water coquetting with the eager sunbeams; and above, rising straight from the jutting point, a lighthouse, white and still, the silent sentinel of the deep. Here for the past twenty-six years it has stood, and from its tower, each night, from sunset till sunrise, has shone forth a beacon light of warning and of guidance for the good ships which pass that way. It is situated about three miles from the historic little harbor town of San Pedro, upon Point Fermin, a sharp promontory cutting into the sea, in lat, 33 deg. 42 min. 14 sec. N. and long. 118 deg. 17min. 41 sec. W.
GRACE HORTENSE TOWER
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
JUNE 30, 1901
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