Real Weddings: Sarah & Jesse Thomas
My good Canadian friend, who I went to graduate school at Syracuse University, invited me to an event at the Embassy. At the event, she introduced us, and the rest is history…
Jesse popped the question when we stopped at Book Hill. I said yes, and following in the footsteps of my parents who have been married for over 35 years, we carved our initials in a tree on the hill.
Surrounded by our closest family and friends, we ate, drank, laughed, and danced the weekend away. We entered the reception dancing to Notorious BIG’s “Hypnotize,” and everyone, from the little ones to the grandparents, made their mark on the dance floor throughout the evening.
One morning… we woke up early and drove to Montserrat, a beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat about an hour from Barcelona. Instead of spending a whole day leisurely exploring the site, we hiked up to the Sant Jeroni summit of Montserrat as fast as we could, ran back down the mountain, and drove back to the small town near Barcelona we were staying in, so we could enjoy the special of the day — paella — by 2:00 pm at a local mom-and-pop restaurant that we first visited for delicious tapas upon arriving in Spain.