"Some knew, and some didn’t," said Greco, who traveled with his wife, Linda McClintock. "But everybody knew before Saturday."
There was still partying and even kind words for the bride and groom, but no formalities, Greco said. "They had a prayer and a couple of Bible scriptures and said that is what they had decided to do."
Greco said he understands if the couple agreed that a ceremony in a church close to home would be more fitting.
"That doesn’t surprise me knowing Greg for as long as I’ve known him," Greco said. "He’s a person who lives his religion."
The exclusive invite list included Gov. Rick Scott and his wife, Ann. None of the other Cabinet members or the lieutenant governor were mentioned among the guests.
Many of the friends and associates contacted by the Herald/Times declined to comment. Asked whether he thought a wedding was going to take place, Scott answered vaguely on Wednesday: "I went for Pam’s celebration."
As Scott spent Saturday in the Cayman Islands, Tropical Storm Beryl threatened northeast Florida. Scott’s staff said he monitored the storm closely and returned to Florida for scheduled events on Sunday and Monday.
"I stayed on top of it the whole time," the governor said. "As soon as we went to a level 1, I was here."
Bondi has faced the most criticism over the weekend, not only for the secrecy surrounding her wedding plans but the details themselves.
Greco, who has had his share of the spotlight, bristled at some negative comments strangers directed at the attorney general. Her initial decision to get married at a Caribbean resort instead of a Florida church was personal, not political, he said.
Dockery, who is still vacationing in Cayman, also said she was shocked at the reaction and called it "absurdity." She removed the picture from her Facebook wall, but it has already been copied onto various websites.
"If I had known this would be anything other than a very joyful and lighthearted moment for Pam, I certainly wouldn’t have shared even with her consent," said Dockery, a Lakeland Republican.
However, Lambiet believes Bondi created what he considers a public relations disaster. She was naive to think that Floridians wouldn’t be curious about her wedding, he said, and should have been more forthcoming about what she planned.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist got it right in his highly publicized 2008 wedding to Carole Rome, according to Lambiet. Curious citizens gathered outside the St. Petersburg church to cheer on the couple, and Crist made sure the media got all the photos they wanted, the blogger said.
"I think she failed miserably at a potential PR coup," Lambiet said, making note that Bondi’s name has been floated as a future gubernatorial candidate. "And if you can’t handle this, how can you handle a campaign?"
Other than the couple's email late Wednesday night, Bondi has not been seen or heard from.
Still, one thing is clear: The couple is not a honeymoon.
Times researcher Caryn Baird contributed to this report. Tia Mitchell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.