FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. -- A local couple has a wedding to remember when an unexpected guest slides into their ceremony and makes everyone scatter.
Mr. and Mrs. Gubbini of Fleming Island had just exchanged their vows and wedding rings on their special day last month when a wedding crasher brought their ceremony to a halt.
"My wife Lori would say, only at our wedding would something like this happen," said Vincent Gubbini, the groom.
A snake slid its way into the wedding ceremony at a Jacksonville Beach hotel, twice. The first time it slithered its way to the flower girl's feet.
"And she looked down and she yelled 'snake' and threw her hands in the air and before you know it everyone was running around," said Gubbini.
Gubbini says the snake disappeared and then came back right after the rings were exchanged, but not to object, the newlyweds think it had a message.
"It was circling around us into a little circle...as it was doing that somebody was taking a snapshot and it made a heart," added Gubbini.
The snake looks like it shaped itself into a heart, an unforgettable wedding day, just like the day Gubbini says he proposed.
"I asked her the day before my birthday so I wouldn't forget on Marth 30th," said Gubbini while laughing.
The couple met as next door neighbors nine years ago. The Mrs. couldn't interview with First Coast News because she was at work, but Gubbini shared what he thinks the snake's purpose was.
"I think the heart meant that we're going to be together forever and that was our way of knowing that," said Gubbini.
First Coast News