I do have to take some credit for this wedding. I know, Jay patting himself on the back never happens. Heather and Michael started dating in 2002. Wow, that seems like a really long time ago. None the less, they had been friends for over a year, as we all hung out in Winston together all the time. They are both great people, but were struggling to find the right relationship.
One fateful night at good ole Burke Street, Big Red and I thought they might be a cute couple. So we did a little convincing on both sides, and then they took off with it. They've been dating every since and were married New Year's Eve.
The cute couple was kind enough to invite me to the rehearsal wedding, and with the little lady in town, we joined them for the meal. It was a really nice dinner and Michael even gave a few speeches. He did a hell of a job introducing everyone to his wedding party, and I got choked up when he spoke about Heather's brother ... who is around our age but just a bit slower than the rest of us. It was touching, and Michael did it right.
The wedding itself was so very nice. A cute little church in Greensboro housed the event. When Heather walked down the aisle, I thought Michael might loose it. He hung in their though. About mid way through the event, Heather started tearing up ... as did her sister ... and about every woman in the church. I think the best part was when they were announced husband and wife, kissed each other and then gave the knuckle bump before they walked back up the aisle.
The reception was at Bridger Field House, home of Wake Forest football. Good music, good food and some old faces. It was great catching up with some folks whom I normally don't get to see. The lady and I had a couple of drinks, but didn't want to imbibe too much. We ended up leaving the reception around 11 to go hang out with E and GLee, but I loved seeing Heather and Michael so happy.
They deserve it. Everyone does at some point, but this was the night for Heather and Michael to enjoy their new life together. I'm thrilled and happy for them. They are dear friends, and I hope marriage brings them everything they desire.
We now return you to your regular scheduled Lowe Down