Several years ago on Valentine's Day, after all the cruises had come in and the boats wrapped up, a bunch of gondoliers and staff took off for a late night dinner. A few of us noticed that gondolier Steve Olvey and gondola office manager Kathy Tran were acting a little more interested in each other than usual as they left.
I watched them walk off, and I got this sense that something was up.
Turns out I was right.
In fact today they got married.
The fun thing about a wedding of two "gondola people" is that there are gondoliers there, all bragging and carrying on about who was responsible for introducing the bride and groom to each other. As we compared stories, it turned out that the gondolier who actually did the introducing...wasn't even there today.