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What a wonderful weekend. What a wonderful, exhuasting weekend.

Damon and I made it happily to the alter (or river, really) and now we’re married folk. Some highlights of the weekend include:
— Our cab driver getting into a road rage fight with another driver and screaming “I spit on you! I spit on you!”
— Shopping for the right shoes all over New York, only to have Sarah find the perfect pair in a thirty-minute trip to TJMaxx while waiting to come get us at the airport. (Mind you, she had only seen a photo of the dress — on the hangar — in bad light)
— Flat-out falling down the stairs during the ceremony rehearsal. Matt Myers said he heard it all the way from the front porch of the cabin. Fortunately some hunky gentlemen were available during the ceremony to make sure I didn’t stage a repeat performance.

These may all sound like bad things, but they were actually great sources of laughter. Because it’s hard to be anything but cheerful when your closest friends and family have come from hither and yon to be with you when you get married.

Other highlights that are more obviously highlights (in no particular order):
— My dear friend Andrew calling from Germany to be with me, at least for a moment.
— The food and the cake that were utterly delicious.
— Jennifer reading from ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ during the ceremony.
— My Mom and Dad talking like old friends. (They haven’t been in the same room in over 12 years.)
— Damon’s adorable little brother hugging me at the end of the night and saying, “I really love you, Jillian”
— Damon’s mother pulling him aside to tell him she felt like he and I have what she and his father had. (His father died when he was just 12 — the oldest of four.)
— Toasts from a wedding party that were beautiful and so true to each of the speakers.

And my favorite moments:
— “husband and wife”
— “kiss the bride!”

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Toasts from a wedding party that were beautiful and so true to each of the speakers.
    I still can’t believe you let Armit speak in public. 🙂

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  2. When he made that crack about Uncle Grandpa (Which I think was just the first show that leaped into his brain) Damon muttered “The views expressed by Jason Armit do not necessarily reflect the views of the bridal couple.”
    But, really, how perfectly Jason 🙂

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  3. It was really a wonderful time, and I’m so glad I was able to be a part of it. Many happy years to you both.

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  4. At the end of the reception Damon said, “I’m just glad he didn’t drop the ‘F-bomb’.”
    Perfectly Jason, indeed.

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  5. All the happiness in the world…

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  6. Post pictures! I wanna see the dress

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