Saturday evening (11/7), I
officiated Jayme and
“I went to
Sorry, I couldn’t help
myself; I’ve always wanted to begin personal remarks at a wedding, with those
words. For those of you who don’t recognize those words, well, shame on you.
They are from Everything’s Up to Date in
Now, everyone can and should
appreciate Rodgers and Hammerstein, regardless of where they live and what
generation they are from. It is, however, fascinating to reflect on the fact
that for many years for many people,
And some of us, like Jayme
and Jordan and me, got to first experience American adulthood and become truly
We don’t always stop to think about how the place we live, the place we fall in love, or the place we get married is a character in our story, but it is, and this is true no less in real life than it is in a stage show. This can be true, even when your story starts about forty miles away, like it did for this couple.
The beauty of Jayme and
Jayme feels like this
natural evolution is key to their getting here today, “I think something that
made our relationship so strong was that we were friends first… We have built a
good foundation… It is built to last.” This is why they both felt that, in
The strength of that love and its character, having evolved naturally, is reflected in both of them speaking of the other as their best friend. And this is where their future diverges from Rodgers and Hammerstein. They have certainly not, “gone about as fer as they can go.” This relationship will go the distance.