What could I possibly say about Susie and John that their friends and family haven't already? How about the
fact that they're beautiful, charming, easy going, joyous and they hold a contagious, uplifting energy... Then
again, I'm sure that's all been repeated before.This was quite possibly the most intimate, stress-free, no
sweat event I've ever attended. An elopement. You can just sigh that word out. I met Susie and John out at
Alderbook in Union. The drive was bright, scenic and I enjoyed every minute of it with my windows down. I
pulled into the Alderbook Resort with a smile because I knew this wedding would be different. Susie and John
and their two witnesses met in the lobby for a few moments. They shared travel stories, memories, absolute
excitement and a lot of laughs before heading up to the room for a quick change before the ceremony.
I keep thinking of words to really describe this couple in their purest form. And I'm fighting to recall the
perfect vocabulary. All I can say is that they were a laughing, magnetic couple. After the ceremony we went
and sat down for dinner in the restaurant and as we all got situated I heard John squeal (but a whispered
squeal) "we're married!!!". For 3 hours we listened to their love story. How they met, how he wooed her (in
the fourth grade), how she wooed him (30 years later). We listened as they corrected each others' stories,
filled in gaps, recalled embarrassing moments, and played out hysterical situations. It was truly an honor to
listen in on.
John and Susie, thank you so much for letting me be a part of this wonderful day. It really was a blessing.
Edited to add that I'm the next to get married :