Wedding Day - Part 2

So! When we left you last we were hugging in front of the house and Carissa was inside calling the car service to take us to the Seaport!

This picture KILLS ME, it almost makes me cry there is so much love in it! It reminds me of a time when we were very first starting to date. Our first official outing was going canoeing at a lake somewhere else... this precursors the canoeing event years later when we had to carry our boats across a road a few time and I legit lost a shoe. We were brand new dating. It was us, Vic and Evelyn and Chris and Peter.

I remember being in the car and someone talking about cameras and how they wish they had remembered to bring theirs. JCPE and I were squished in the back seat in one of those super safe configurations that you do when you're young and don't care. We were holding hands as someone said "I wish I had that camera!" and JCPE looked at our hands and whispered "I wish I had a camera right now." Instantly, I was in love with him. There was no turning back from that.

The ride there was really fun, the day was beautiful. I proudly showed off my Juan ring that we got at the Chelsea Flea Market a few years ago.

We realized only the day before that the wedding was the same day as the MS walk. I totally support supporting the MS walk, but we were relieved to know that the walk ended at 1pm so we missed any concert series or cheering or whatnot that was going on.

The Seaport is very special to me. I lived half a block away at 200 Water Street when it was an NYU dorm for two years in college. I LOVED it. I was an RA, I had this HUGE studio on the 9th floor with a beautiful view of the Brooklyn Bridge. The first summer after Florence I was staying at Water Street and studying Art History so I decided the best thing to do would be to get a job at the closest museum. I walked to the office of the Seaport Museum and the manager, Patrick Glynn interviewed me for a position. Everyone else was in highschool, I think it paid around $7 an hour and mostly entailed standing by doorways and greeting guests. I loved it.

I learned a lot about the history, completed my Senior project on the area and try to go back when I can. When it came time to find a boat I contacted Patrick, who, after all these years is still so willing to step up and help whenever necessary. He no longer works at the museum but just so happens to work for New York Water Taxi. He got us a great deal, the entire taxi, champagne, a tour around the harbor for an hour! His staff was phenomenal and everything went off without a hitch!

It's such a magical thing to get married in a place you can go back to over and over.

This is JCPE trying to find Celia. We had never met in person so there was a lot of "We look like we're getting married!" and "I am near the stage!" back and forth.

Eventually, we found each other. For legality's sake we held a quick ceremony on the pier... That's up next!

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