the wedding of winnie and jack

Bride: Winnie "Harper" Maxwell
Groom: Jack Winston
When: January 16, 2016 at 5PM
Location: New England Aquarium in Boston, MA
About the Venue: Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource
Weather: High of 42 degrees, 100% chance of rain.

When: Immediately following the ceremony.
Location: Main Exhibit Gallery of the New England Aquarium
Fun Fact: Experience the only event space in Boston where you can dine alongside more than 80 penguins.

wedding party
Bridesmaid: Jameson Jones
Bridesmaid: Roman Shostakova
Bridesmaid: Laura Daniels
Best Man: Drew Powers
Best Woman: Anna Durand
Groomsman: Sebastien LeBeau
Immediately following the ceremony, guests will be directed into the main exhibit gallery of the venue for a cocktail hour followed by the reception. There will be tables situated throughout the multiple levels with an area reserved for dancing.

MAIN COURSE: Char-broiled chicken breasts, slow-cooked beef brisket, maple brown sugar, barbecue sauce, smoked grilled sausages, cornbread, sweet butter
SIDE DISHES: Loaded baked potato salad (with bacon, cheddar cheese, scallion, sour cream dressing), seasonal grilled vegetable platter (with aged basalmic vinegar), Caesar salad (with croutons and parmesan cheese)
DESSERT: Chocolate chip, oatmeal and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, double fudge brownies, blondies
WHAT ELSE? Buffet includes house-made potato chips, iced tea, and lemonade.
IS THERE BOOZE? Courtesy of the bride and groom, there will be an open bar with various drink options.


winnie's vows
i know we said our vows once before on that cruise ship and it was so classically impulsive harper and jack. and that's how i like to refer to us, because you and i are gonna be that couple that people point to and say 'wow, look at those two gross people making out in the dairy aisle, they're clearly in love.' and i'm okay with that. i thought meeting you in that pizzeria was the best day of my life, and coming back to you just a few months ago was even better. but nothing can top reading our names on that marriage certificate one random weekday morning or standing up here in front our friends -- who are our family -- to celebrate our love. i knew the moment i met you that you were going to be the only person i wanted to be with for the rest of my life, and i also knew that there would never be anything better than authentic pizza in italy, and i'm not really sure now which one i thought of first.. or if our love is stronger than my love for real italian pizza, but i do know that i love you more than anything. except maybe pizza. and goats. and our animals, but you already know that and love me for it. i'm not easy to deal with, and you put up with me and love me for all of the insane crap i do like rap at 2am or go to the grocery store to feed the stray cats in ten degree weather. i promise to always distract you while you're cooking, or playing video games. to always help make a mess when you're making pancakes. to love you so much that it makes me want to cry like when i watch cute kitten videos on youtube. i will be your partner in crime, your taste tester, your travel companion, and your fashion advisor. no one looks hotter in red and black spandex with mickey mouse ears on than you do. i'm so glad to call you my husband. i'm so frickity frackin' happy you want me as your wife.


jack's vows
jeff goldblum was right. life does.. uh, find a way. i thought i'd lost you – twice, and here we are, getting married. i mean, we've been married since august. i know, i know, shocker, right? as great as that was, you're worth more to me than a small lump of change and an outback coupon. i don't regret what we did, quite the opposite really. would i be here, surrounded by penguins if i didn't? i wanted our friends to know just how much you mean to me, winnie harper winston, and it's the whole damn world.

thanks for deciding to take a vacation to italy back in the day and for agreeing to go on a date with me in that pizza parlor. thanks for having the decency to be from boston and for taking me back after i screwed up. you're one of a kind, harper, and i'm pretty sure we were made for each other.

i promise you pancakes every day and to never say no when you want to bring another stray animal into our home. i promise you love and kisses and to try to pay attention to what you're saying when i'm playing video games. i promise you a house full of kids – and children, too. you're kind of my world, and i'll still think your boobs are great when we're old.