If I had to sum up the relationships of this wedding in one word I’d say: “Legacy” Now that may not be a part of most peoples daily vocabulary but for the bride Melissa and I it has been. Having played on the same soccer team back in college it was a term used often and with great pride. As I describe their wedding I want to do the same.
Not to get all educational on you but I think it’d be helpful to know what Legacy really means. The word is used to describe something that is handed down by someone that’s gone before us. In my and Melissa’s case it was the legacy of a senior passing on her position of playing the Left-Mid position to a freshman on the TIU soccer team. Or for the groom, Jon, it was a pin that has for generations been passed down when they were twenty-five years old.
So my point is…I’m sitting here at a wedding where I know a good number of the people already looking around at how much Melissa and Jon have impacted this group, and thought how cool it is that they will continue to pass things along to their current and future friends and family. On September 25th, 2009 they began a new journey and it’s a sweet thought to know that from here on out they have a legacy not as individuals but as a partnership. These two have so much to offer and I have no doubt they will pass admirable things to those that follow them.
Because we’ve had several engagement parties, engagement pictures, weddings, you name its together over the past year it’s surreal to think that this wedding (a fabulous one at that) is actually over. Though I’m taking their family picture (now that so many have married in) in just a couple months, and though I’m confident I’ll see them at many more weddings to come it just isn’t the same. I love these two and don’t want it to be over.
On a fairly regular basis I’ll be in the car with a group of friends and a certain song will come on and I’ll go: “Welcome to my Saturday nights.” Meaning, there’s certain iconic songs that are played at pretty much every wedding i.e. Billy Jean, Sweet Caroline, etc. and though it’s no surprise for me it’s still good fun. Similarly, the whole circle around the bride and groom bit as the last song plays. Shocking? No…But, I will say, this one had a different vibe to it. A fresh, great, did that just happen vibe. It just wasn’t the same and I was a fan.
Stoked for these two as they are a perfect fit for one another.
See you guys at the next wedding. (:
How cute are these place cards? (:
Another highlight of the day was during her father daughter dance…She started it off with a slow, lovely little number and midway had it come to a screeching halt (to the surprise of her father) and busted out Miley Cyrus and some moves to boot. Her dad was a great sport about it and got the party off to a killer start. Great fun.
Thanks to the bride and groom for letting me be a part of it.
One highlight for sure was the garter…I know I know…It’s never anyone’s favorite part of the night (Well, except for the grooms) (: buuuut this was no ordinary garter experience. The bride and groom being the two most fun people ever thought they’d play a trick on the guests. They pretended that they couldn’t find the garter on her and eventually they switched roles having the bride be the one to seductively take it off of the grooms leg!
These two know how to laugh…I’m confident that in the highs and lows of life they will be the first to pick the other up with a light hearted joke and a genuine smile. (: