Wedding Celebration

Wed 9/10/2014

WeezerWeddingClaire and I got back from Santa Fe, New Mexico yesterday. We spent the weekend there celebrating our marriage with a whole bunch of our friends and family. When we got married at city hall last year we knew we wanted to have a bigger celebration, but I don't think we knew how meaningful and fun it would be!

It was really amazing for me to have so many people from different phases of my life, all in the same place; talking to each other! My old pal Gabe officiated the ceremony, which was very moving but also somehow filled with a lot of laughter.

The biggest surprise of the evening came after the ceremony and after dinner and cupcakes when suddenly I was asked to come over to the dance floor. Unbeknownst to me, superfriend Liz Prince had invited Dave Jordan and his rock band to set up at our wedding, and they had specially prepared six Weezer songs for me to sing (!!!?!) I jumped on the mic and we blasted through My Name Is Jonas, Buddy Holly, You Gave Your Love To Me Softly, Undone (The Sweater Song), Susanne and Say It Ain't So. Nate Beaty took the picture above, which does a great job of capturing how crazy everyone went. It was totally nuts!

I've never been in a real rock band that plays live before. It was pretty magical - like karaoke times infinity. I just about passed out from lack of air (the venue was at 8,000+ feet) and I fumbled on the lyrics here and there, but the crowd full of friends all had my back, singing along with me. In the end it came off pretty well. It made an already incredible night totally unforgettable!

Now that I'm back home, I'm desperately trying to catch up with everything, but it's not going well. I leave again on Friday for SPX so I may have to wait until I get back from that show for things to finally start calming down a bit. It has been a crazy couple of weeks.

Well anyway, thanks to everyone who helped make our wedding celebration so wonderful. Claire and I will have happy memories of it for the rest of our lives together!

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That is like the most awesome picture EVER!!

jason Sep13

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