Jen and I met when we worked together years ago in Woburn. I lived in Gloucester then. I knew instantly that we would be friends. Some people you just click with immediately. One of those friendship-at-first-sight deals. Last weekend, Jen married the love of her life in a beautifully intimate and personal wedding ceremony. Every detail at their picnic-style wedding was crafted by a close friend or family member. Jen's mom made adorable blue bridesmaid's dresses. A friend performed a ceremony so touching and personal he had everyone in tears. Another friend made the most amazing BBQ pork. Jen's sister painted signs for months. And everyone came together to decorate, cook and do whatever else needed to be done to make things perfect for Jen + Al's wedding day. They were married at the YMCA camp in Gloucester, MA on Independence Day. Fitting; Al is in the National Guard and will be going to Afghanistan for a year at the end of this month.
The day was filled with tears, laughter, friendship, fun and above all, an overabundance of love. It was everything a wedding day should be.
Jen & Al, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day. I'm so so happy I got to be a part of it. I love you. You rock.