Kiel + Jordan

Jordan Olmsted is my best friend. She has been a very big part of my life for the better part of a decade. Neighbor to roommate, acquaintance to true confidant. She knows everything there is to know about me - my favorite colors, what makes my heart soar, and when I just need a shoulder to cry on. Likewise, I know many a thing about Jordan that most do not. It is an honor.

Last week Jordan got married. Here's a little bit to catch you up, if you don't know the story already...

Jordan has always been one for romantic movies (especially anything that is so old I don't know the actors' names), so I should have known that Kiel and Jordan's relationship was destined to play out as such when they had a quick night of heart-pounding, love-stewing, mind-altering chatting and cuddling only to be followed by Jordan's swift 6-week departure to France shortly thereafter. I should have known when they rendezvous'ed  at the airport. I should have known after the first time Kiel made Jordan a cup of tea (with plenty of honey... because that's one of her favorite things in the world) that their love was like an old-time flick. But, as real life would have it, they have seen their ups and they have seen their downs and they have grown even closer and stronger together. Which is better than any movie, if you ask me.

Kiel - who I met in college through Bryan - emailed me just over a year ago asking to help choose a ring for Jordan. A little under two months later, they went to dinner for her 25th birthday, drank a bottle of Jordan Cabernet (as she will say, is her namesake), and he found himself on one knee asking Jordan to spend the rest of their lives together. Jordan was ecstatic and of course said yes - sorry for lack of romantic detail, I only saw them after dinner. (On a side note, it was extremely difficult to keep that exciting of a secret from my best friend.)

Jordan Olmsted is my best friend. She has been a very big part of my life for the better part of a decade. Neighbor to roommate, acquaintance to true confidant. She knows everything there is to know about me - my favorite colors, what makes my heart soar, and when I just need a shoulder to cry on. Likewise, I know many a thing about Jordan that most do not. It is an honor.

Last week Jordan got married. Here's a little bit to catch you up, if you don't know the story already...

Jordan has always been one for romantic movies (especially anything that is so old I don't know the actors' names), so I should have known that Kiel and Jordan's relationship was destined to play out as such when they had a quick night of heart-pounding, love-stewing, mind-altering chatting and cuddling only to be followed by Jordan's swift 6-week departure to France shortly thereafter. I should have known when they rendezvous'ed  at the airport. I should have known after the first time Kiel made Jordan a cup of tea (with plenty of honey... because that's one of her favorite things in the world) that their love was like an old-time flick. But, as real life would have it, they have seen their ups and they have seen their downs and they have grown even closer and stronger together. Which is better than any movie, if you ask me.

Kiel - who I met in college through Bryan - emailed me just over a year ago asking to help choose a ring for Jordan. A little under two months later, they went to dinner for her 25th birthday, drank a bottle of Jordan Cabernet (as she will say, is her namesake), and he found himself on one knee asking Jordan to spend the rest of their lives together. Jordan was ecstatic and of course said yes - sorry for lack of romantic detail, I only saw them after dinner. (On a side note, it was extremely difficult to keep that exciting of a secret from my best friend.)

 

So a large contingent of Boulder-folk found ourselves on a flight to the Pacific Northwest - Canada, pretty much - to watch our best friends get hitched.

The location and decor were unforgettable, the ceremony was incomparable to any wedding I've ever witnessed, the reception was a blast (and I got to see some dear friends) and the love bursting out of Jordan and Kiel as they said their personal vows could have unfrozen the polar ice caps.

Here's our journey to their wedding.

From the Boulder group, with love, to you - Jordan and Kiel. May you both forever see stars in each other's eyes, drink plenty of tea and honey together, and continue on with the overwhelming love you felt the first time you met.