Jillian and John got married yesterday. She’s the daughter of my sister, my elder niece and goddaughter. In other words, she’s a woman I hold dear and close. She and John have been together for years (first here in Atlanta, then in Austin, TX and lately Nashville, TN) and I just was surprised as … anyone … when they announced their engagement a few months back. and an August wedding. um what?!? Of course back then (May?!) we all imagined Things would be Different by now and … they’re not. and I know lots of folks are putting things on hold and on the back burner and I just have to say I am ALL IN for two people setting aside ALL THAT to say I DO. right now. Seriously y’all. what are any of us waiting for?! the sooner we get on board for moving forward right now with the things that matter (while we wear a mask and wash our hands!) the better.
Jill’s wedding was perfectly all of that.
The ceremony was for sure different.
and yet. the same. (gah! I’m tearing up again!)
and apart I loved celebrating this commitment.
Jill’s talking about a 2022 party with a BUNCH of folks and I can only hope to celebrate then (again).
Favorite photo that didn’t fit into the story above … I’m sure I just didn’t try hard enough!
Celebrating. in love. always.