Over Memorial Day weekend this spring, Justin and I were privileged to attend Jason and Kelly’s wedding in New York City. Not only was Justin exceedingly happy to see his long-time friend and college roommate wedded, we were both also thrilled to visit the Big Apple for the first time. (I know, so sad! Can you believe it?)
Our long weekend in NYC started with us frantically running from the airport straight to the church for the rehearsal… Justin had the important job of being a cross-country Best Man. Although I was only a “plus one” guest, I gladly accepted when Kelly asked me to document their rehearsal dinner at Braai South African restaurant near Times Square.
South African cuisine has a special flavor for Kelly and Jason, as they met while living north of Cape Town during a two-year mission trip from their Jesuit university. A world away, they say, their hearts found a home. They traveled from Seattle to Africa and back again, and finally settled in New York City.
At Braai, we feasted on African BBQ and house-made infusions, while the bride and groom’s families presented them with a beautiful handmade scrapbook that followed their story from childhood to present day.
Kelly looked absolutely radiant, and Jason so proud…
And Justin was so glad to stand up for Jason on his wedding day, just as Jason stood up for him on ours…
Enjoy the photos!