As the storm made landfall and the rain and wind whipped around outside, we celebrated this new phase of life with a special brew, the Pelican Pub & Brewery’s Bridal Ale. This bottle was given to us by Jay’s parents’ friends, Pat and Cindy Kennedy. The beer is named Bridal Ale because it was originally created to celebrate the marriage of two Pelican Pub staff. Pat and Cindy picked it up while they were traveling in Oregon and hand carried it back to their home in Oregon. It made it all the way to Virginia with them in their carry on. Getting married of course gives you the opportunity to closely examine all of the reasons why you love your partner and want to spend the rest of your life committed to them. What I did not fully realize was how much your wedding also makes you look closely at the relationships you have with your family and friends and come to value them and appreciate their support.
Oh, and the beer was fabulous – I would highly recommend it!