I did not plan to blog this wedding the day before Thanksgiving but it works out really well that it landed that way. This story is super special to David and I. Jason and Jeremy are so very important to us. They are the kind of friends that have become family and we are just so incredibly grateful that we have people like that in our village. They are the kind of friends that we see weekly and talk to in some form almost every day. They are life friends. Because of this, we were all up in this wedding – I officiated the ceremony (like I did in April for them before we had marriage equality here in NC), David was in the wedding party and sang in the ceremony, Thabiso was the ring bearer, my sister Amanda was the dog and little girl wrangler, and April photographed the whole thing. So the way I’ve told this wedding story on the blog today is personal. I was incredibly nervous to officiate this wedding, as I have not officiated a wedding before (other than the ceremony in April) and I just wanted it to be perfect. I love these two men and I loved being a part of bringing them together six years ago and I loved being a part of making their marriage official this year. Jason and Jeremy are two people that are loved fiercely by many. There were so many happy tears listening to these two exchange the sweet vows they wrote, along with the sweet reading Leah shared. It was a cold and rainy day so we weren’t able to leave All Saints much, but that’s ok because the venue is gorgeous. After a ceremony gushing with love, the reception followed with yummy food from The Pit and a night full of super fun dancing thanks to the always awesome DJ K Stones. OH and can we talk about how their dog Sampson walked them down the aisle and so patiently enjoyed the ceremony without moving or making a sound!?
I am so thankful to know and love Jason and Jeremy. I am so thankful that their marriage is now recognized by their home state. I am so thankful that we have such an amazing team that includes such talented photographers as April so that we can be in weddings like this that mean so much to us.