Wednesday, October 13, 2010

He read her a poem...He promised her forever...

Reasons why my last big wedding of the season was in a word: AWESOME. (Otherwise known as, reasons why Ashley & Alex are cool.)

1. Red hair
2. Nintendo
3. Pumpkins
4. Tenacious D
5. Sega Genesis
6. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
7. Queen
8. Friendship
9. Billy Idol
10. Super Mario Brothers
11. Zelda (They're gamers...can ya tell? These are my kind of people. Yes, while I don't have much time on my hands, I love video games. And while I'm increasingly less and less talented at said video games, I used to be pretty darn amazing. I would kill to have my old Nintendo system back. Kill.)
12. Michael Jackson

The list goes on and on. Everything about their wedding fascinated me. It was a beautiful display of everything good about people: their unique eccentricities, their sense of humor, their deep-seeded loyal friendship to each other. I learned a lot from Ashley and Alex and their guests. I found myself dazzled by their genuine happiness and delight in each other. Frankly, these people know how to have a good time.

So you get it. Ashley and Alex are fun. Unique. Playful. But most importantly, they are absolutely destined for each other. The way they look at each other sometimes...well, it took my breath away. They so obviously adore each other and it's sweet. Not to sound cliche, but I can't think of a better word that adequately describes them. They just make me smile and thankful to be married to the love of my life.

Ashley and Alex wrote their vows. Alex especially touched my heart. His tears when Ashley walked down the aisle (Sorry, Alex! Busted!) were pure and when he started his vows, he declared that he loved Ashley from the moment he first saw her and "knew that she must be mine." And then he read her a poem. I didn't breathe. It was one of those moments.

Ashley and Alex, you rocked my world. I have no doubt that the life ahead of you will be exciting, full of laughter and video games, and I am grateful to know you. Thank you for being so generous as to share your happiness with me. It meant a lot.


  1. It was a beautiful/hilarous/amazing ceremony. These kids are made for eachother, and it warms my heart to see two people who love eachother so genuinely.

  2. Amazing pictures..Very pretty couple. God bless you guys. Congratulations.


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