A journalist observes life in the far north.
My very lovely niece, Jessica, who is 20ish and lives in Illinois, was married recently, confirming my place among the middle aged. She made a stunning bride as seen in the pictures below. She’ll make a great mom this fall. I think the photo credit goes to some cousin on my sister’s husband’s side of the family.
Alec and I also have wedding plans. We’re having a last-minute shotgun (hopefully) elopement one sunny day this summer. We’re going to call all of our friends that morning and invite them. There will be no hard feelings for those who can’t make it seeing as how we’re going to give very little notice. The reception will more or less be potluck.
I regret the folks who will be left out due to the short notice but neither Alec nor I wish to go through the stress and drama of planning a wedding. And since it’s our day of celebrating our love, we’re going to be selfish about it and do it our own way. We hope our friends and loved ones understand.