Food & Fortitude
Wedding day: I arrived early at Tommy Gun’s early and not entirely sure what to expect. I knew that James and his guys were going in for a straight razor shave, but I was also hanging out with James and Krista the night before, and there was a lot of wine being passed around. I knew they could party hard and in the back of my mind, I worried that they might have partied too hard. When James and his guys rolled in looking fresh, well-slept, and ready for a shave I quickly forgot about my concerns. You might imagine my surprise when he told me that he went to bed at around 4am, tanked. According to Rae (and her photos), Krista looked just as fresh. I have no idea how they do it. In the days and weeks before the wedding, Krista and James were also helping their parents build and move into their new home, all while planning their wedding, and tending to children and jobs. That’s fortitude.
During their engagement session, they’d proven they could pack away a few drinks and not fall down or even seem particularly drunk. I don’t know why I was surprised that they’re hangover proof.
It was during their engagement session also that we first connected with James and Krista. They made an incredibly delicious sushi meal and generously shared their feast with us. Their wedding was also full of amazing food, and again–very generously–they made sure there was vegan food served for us. We were super excited to have a warm, professionally-prepared meal. The only food we were more excited about was the 5-tiered cake. Amy from Cake Babes always blows me away with what she does, but this cake was insane.
From the words above, you’re probably getting a sense of this couple. Add to this, kindness. They have it in their hearts in abundance. As their wedding night wound down, what they wanted to know was whether everybody had had a good time. That seemed to be the most important thing to them, which I think speaks volumes about their character. Only a couple days after their wedding, they were both knocking at our door to drop off my jacket, which I’d forgotten in James’ hotel room. They were concerned because my asthma medication was in a pocket.
I’m glad these two found each other and we wish them an amazing future together, rich and rewarding.