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Carol and Rafael

Dear Captain Arnold, Please accept my apologies for this long overdue note. You officiated our civil ceremony aboard the Disney Magic in NYC on September 12, 2012 before we sailed off to the Canadian Maritimes. Having had a more formal wedding ceremony scheduled to be held at sea the following day, my husband Rafael and I were expecting a quick conversation and license signing while in port to make everything official without much fanfare. However, we were so pleasantly surprised! We are so grateful to Disney for having invited you on board to officiate because we experienced so much more than what we expected. Your gentle and humorous manner made us feel at ease and prepared to receive and recite the meaningful vows that you had for us. Our kids, my daughter especially, still mention the little animal sculptures that appeared as if by “magic” from the string of beads in your pocket. You certainly made our wedding ceremony a memorable event that we will never forget. Many thanks for the photographs and the beautiful copy of the vows we shared that promptly arrived in our mailbox shortly after we came home from our sailing. Any couple would be fortunate to have you join them in marriage and we hope to retain you in the future when we renew our vows (this time sans the Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears)! Sincerely, Carol & Rafael DeJesus