you guys, i love weddings. and on friday i got to witness chris and emily join their lives together in holy matrimony. it was held in chris’s coffee shop, pour jon’s. the ceremony was short and sweet, but very reflective of the couple. then we hung out, ate and drank and listened to amazing blue grass music from our favorite local band, the sons of otis malone. in lieu of a guest book, we all got to sign the walls of the shop and let our well-wishes carry on even into the community.
i think it’s such an honor to be a part of the beginning of a new family like this. the acknowledgment of their love for each other, our love for them, and the commitment to support them and their future. my marriage is very important to me and has grown even more so in the last couple years. i’ve seen how life can erode relationships and, if you’re not careful, cause marriages to crumble. each wedding i’ve been to this year, it’s just solidified in my mind that i want to celebrate the love that i have and the love i see in others. because love is a pretty great thing. and celebrate, we will.