We just got back from visiting friends in Kansas! Jessica was my closest English-speaking neighbor by car in Japan, and we were roommates here in Colorado before she went east to get her masters degree and find the love of her life. Jessica and Jason were married here in Colorado a couple years ago in an intimate ceremony by Peru Creek outside of Keystone. We helped pull the event together- you should’ve seen the pile of pinwheels at my parents’ house!- and Nicole Iverson of Swank Stems Floral graciously provided the floral. For some reason we never got the pictures up on our blog, so I figured our trip our to see Jess and J was the perfect excuse.
It rained, and rained, and briefly cleared for the ceremony… and then rained some more. There were kazoos for processional music, since we had no electricity. We started a fire using our carefully planned schedule as the kindling- proof that at some point you just have to let go of the plan and go with the flow! We eventually ended up back at my parent’s condo under the gazebo to get out from the wet before the road washed out completely. It was a great wedding full of good stories celebrating two people I’m glad to call friends.
Jess and J now have an 8 month old daughter, Elowen. She’s smart, chubby and giggly, but I’ll tell you all about her in another post!