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CT dad gets creative for daughter's Old Lyme wedding

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Old Lyme beach turns tropical for CT bride (WFSB) Old Lyme beach turns tropical for CT bride (WFSB)
OLD LYME, CT (WFSB) -

A dad in Old Lyme has gone to extreme measures to make sure his little girl's big wedding day is extra special.

A very ambitious father of the bride, Ken Boynton, purposely planted palm trees at White Sands Beach in Old Lyme to help fulfill his daughter Kristyn’s dream of a destination wedding.

"Only time she's getting married so we wanted to do it up right,” Boynton said.

He and his friend Chris Calvanese hand-picked 20 palm trees from a plantation in Florida.

"Everybody's been driving down here, taking pictures, they got their iPads out and really loving it,” Boynton said.

The White Sands Beach Association gave them the blessing, so now it looks like South Beach instead of a Connecticut beach.

"It's pretty cool! It's nice to see palm trees in Old Lyme,” said Kristy Schroder.

The tropical theme for the wedding on Saturday doesn't end with the palm trees. There's going to be a huge tent, the bride is going to have a steel band playing for the first hour, and they're going to have fire pits.

Not only will the 250 invited guests be surprised, but the bride to be is ecstatic.

“She came down here and started crying she was so happy to see all this. It’s well worth it,” Boynton said.

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