Saturday, September 1, 2012

Aboard the Jolly Pirates Janet and Tim Matthews take the Plunge!

Aruba Bound

August 20th, 2012- After thirty years of marriage Tim on bended knee proposed once again to wife Janet and sealed the deal one more time with a sloppy kiss and his emotional pirate – promise to be true, during the light-hearted vow renewals which were performed by Jolly Pirates, Captain Ron. In keeping with the Jolly Pirates Ship’s tradition, the Sweethearts from Hickory, N.C. exchanged the ship’s life rings. Jim’s sister in-law, Sally Klebba provided many heartfelt congratulations, a bridal veil and more importantly a wedding cake to share with the day’s pirate enthusiasts who customarily raised their cups of the ship’s signature brew to toast the happy couple.

Adding nautical nuptials aboard a Jolly Pirates adventure is a sentimental and light-hearted way to add some romance to your snorkel or sunset sail. Just ask Sally Klebba, who each year for more than a decade is a month – long repeat guest and owner at the Costa Linda Resort. It was at Sally’s suggestion that the wheels were set in motion for her brother Tim Matthews to surprise his wife Janet with a re-wedding, vow renewal ceremony aboard the popular teak Schooner. No stranger to the Jolly Pirates Crew, it is not uncommon for Sally to join her “jolly” family several days each week for the month visit she visits.

And so while the splendid pirate ship was moored at Boca Catalina, a scenic cove on Aruba’s northwest coast, Sally stood beside her brother Tim and wife Janet when they said their “I Do’s ” for the second time after 27 years of marriage.

There is no charge for a Jolly Pirates vow renewal ceremony, which can be conducted during any of the Jolly Pirate cruises offered. Renewals can be requested onboard or in advance when making your reservation for your trip.

Weddings and wedding receptions complete with cake, champagne, flowers, music, photographers and whatever else you might require to make your day extra special, can also be arranged.

Please visit for additional information, give the pirates a shout at their souvenir shop on the MooMba Beach or call them at 586-8107 or after hours at 592-7858.

Story Courtesy of Aruba Daily