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Happy spring to you!

How are you? I hope that you are doing great!

It’s been a fun hectic wonderful time here for the Lavrisa clan. Two weekends ago we threw a full-blown surprise wedding. In my opinion the two words “surprise” and “wedding” should never ever be together let alone done, but my son felt differently. You might be thinking ‘what in the world?’ Here’s the scoop:

Sean Lavrisa, Savannah Arts Academy graduate, fell in love with Savannah College of Arts and Design student Gloria Mack. While they were dating, Sean enlisted in the USA Air force. After receiving an assignment to be stationed in Germany, Sean realized he could not leave the love of his life, Gloria, behind in Savannah, GA. Sean and Gloria eloped on March 17, 2014 then moved to Germany. Gloria always felt something was missing because she never had the wedding she dreamed of surrounded by family and friends. This week is the first time in three years they are together back in Savannah GA (returning to Germany afterwards) Sean, with the help of family and friends, decided to surprise Gloria with a wedding vow re-newel and big reception hoping it will be all that Gloria dreamed of. On March 24th 2017, at noon, in front of the fountain at Forsyth Park, Gloria will find out (via flash mob) that the next day she is having the wedding she always dreamed of. Complete with bridesmaids and groomsmen, flower girls, 140 family and friends, dinner and dancing– the whole shebang! Everyone has kept it a secret from her for months now. How will she react hearing the surprise?

Do you want to know how Gloria reacted? Videos (both the rehearsals and the real flash mob are on my YouTube channel. And here are a few pictures of the wedding the very next day after the flash mob wedding announcement.


What fun! Now back to writing “Killing with Kings,” the fourth book in my Savannah Georgia cozy mystery series. Please keep in touch- I’d love to hear from you.

Happy spring to you! Lois Lavrisa