Jack and I were married by one of our best friends, Jez. We chose him as our celebrant for a number of reasons but the main one being that, as a couple, he really knows us best.
Jez was there on the Monday night in Brooklyn when Jack and I met in 2011.
Two days later, he came on our first date.
He welcomed me with open arms when I moved to Australia.
And he acted as a witness to prove to immigration that our relationship was indeed real.
He shared an apartment with us in London during the Olympics.
And I loved being their third wheel.
He helped Jack cross “Do a Comedy Show” off his bucket list.
And he always lets me vent about my own hopes and dreams.
Jez is an incredibly creative, thoughtful and inspiring human whose positive spirit is contagious and admirable. I’m so lucky that he’s my best friend’s best friend.
While Jack and I went on our 5 month honeymoon, Jez went on his own 5 month trip. Our adventures only overlapped once. In New York City. There, he gave us our wedding present: a recreation of our first date – just the three of us.
I don’t want to say that this is the world’s best New York City date or anything. But, I mean, look at what’s followed.
In 2011 we played ping pong at SPiN.
in 2015 I beat everyone in ping pong at SPiN.
In 2011 the night ended too quickly and I just hoped they both had as much fun as I did.
In 2015 the night didn’t end. We walked uptown together and talked about how fast time goes by.