I feel that if I say too much I will detract from the magic incarnate that is Jenny and Mike. When you come face to face with either of them you feel SEEN, HEARD, LOVED. Their dear friend Amanda read the following words during their vows. Not a single dry eye.
"Why have a wedding? Well, why send astronauts into outer space?
Sure, there are uncertainties. You can’t predict what might happen on
the big day. There are asteroids to think about. It could be very
stressful. All those buttons. And all those people in a small area.
Will there be enough food? Enough bathrooms? It’s enough to make a
person question the endeavor.
And yet here you are. You put on the special clothes, the finest
you’ve ever worn. You’ve gotten this far, and now your whole world is
watching, as you knew they would be. But something else is happening.
And this is the part you couldn’t have predicted—you are watching your
whole world: your new marriage, and all the people you love who are
here to witness it. You’re orbiting in a capsule just above, and so
for the first time you see it all at once. Your life, your love. See
how lush it is? How exquisite and unlikely, a gorgeous blue-green
sphere rotating peacefully in the void? How clouds cluster over whole
continents and then just blow away? You didn’t come up here just for
the vantage point—there were other reasons—but now that you’re here,
press your nose to the window. Savor the view. This is your life, with
one another, supported by all of us. Now that you see how precious it
is you know with certainty that even as it spins quietly on an axis
you can’t control, you will preserve it. What is the thing I want to
say that I have to reach all the way out into outer space to
articulate? Cherish, love, treasure, appreciate, cleave and hold dear,
remember, remember, remember. When you’re back on the ground, remember