Second Anniversary, With Love

Two years ago today, my life-long friend & love Jasmin and I tied the knot. It was a grand affair: Around 180 friends, family, and raconteurs. Our ceremony was eclectic, blending the best from our open and participatory house church tradition with certain timeless elements for accessibility’s sake. Our wedding was co-officiated by Destiny Image Publishers‘ Vice President Don Milam, and international man of mystery Patrick Burke. Music was provided by the late, lamented Josh Irby Band, and his brother (my best friend and Best Man) Seth Irby, as well as his sister Bethany (…sense a trend here?) We had zillions of friends ushering, bartending, catering, and the whole nine yards. We ate a sumptuous feast in the same space, as friends toasted. We danced, we laughed, we photographed…a good time was had by all. The wedding had a real DIY feel to it, and as a result it had a lot of heart.

Wow, we’re really doing this…

Since we’ve been married a ton has happened; we’ve learned a lot about life and love and loss and compromise. We moved from our beloved Atlanta to help start something new in Raleigh; we’ve gotten involved in several fascinating business and nonprofit initiatives; we’ve grown as authors; I’ve started grad school, and we’ve had a little girl–Miss Jubilee Grace! Whew.

Thanks everyone who made not only our wedding but our marriage possible–all the friends we’ve left behind, the new ones we’ve made, and the ones we stay in touch with globally. And thank you, Jasmin Elish Morrell, for marrying me. It means a lot to me, it really does. I love you!

Coming tomorrow: My blogging about my as-of-yet über top-secret anniversary plans.

6 Responses to “Second Anniversary, With Love”


  1. 1 Jenny January 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    That’s a beautiful photo! I hadn’t seen that one before. Also I heard a snippet of your uber-secret anniversary scheme – way to go, Mike! As I told Jasmin, you get major husband points for that one.

  2. 2 theothershore January 15, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Ditto Jenny. Random question, though: how exactly can “husband points” be redeemed?

  3. 3 zoecarnate January 15, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I don’t think either of you wanna know the answer to that! Bwa-ha-ha!

  4. 4 andrewtatum January 16, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    YAY!! Congrats!

  5. 5 brotherjohnny January 16, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  6. 6 snshields January 31, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    nice pic and a great post


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