Dog and Beth are finally getting married! They've been together for more than ten years but Dog is determined, as he puts it, to "marry his common law wife the Christian way." There are big nuptials planned on the Big Island but before the couple and their family and friends can fly over, there's a lot to be done. First and foremost they have to catch Brice, a Coast Guard yeoman who's fallen on hard times due to drugs. But he's not easy to find, and there is a wedding to plan. So while they wait for leads, canvass his known hangouts and cultivate informants, they mix in dress and tuxedo fittings, marriage licensing and bridal showers.