When I first sat down with Torey and Mike over coffee, I knew it would be a good match. I just really, really, really LIKED them. Their energy was contagious. They were sweet. And the way that Mike looked at Torey made me have all of the feels.
When we rendezvoused in Washington, D.C. for their engagement photos, I fell more in love with them. We spent the day exploring the city and the night waiting for a table and drinking a whole lot of sangria. When we eventually got seated, we had one of the best conversations ever. And they even walked me home. I mean, they’re the best.
When we got together in the fall to do our final pow-wow, they asked if I could bring Henry to dinner and drinks. They get me.
And, on their wedding day, they were thoughtful enough to think of my birthday with a little behind the scenes celebration. It was a shoutout to Mike’s love for (actual) America, and my love for (Sorkin’s) America. #whatsnext
They had the loveliest day. They proved me wrong on the “there’s always nice weather on my birthday” claim. They provided me with the most amazing Cast of Characters document that I’ve ever seen. Their friends and family were amazing. They had Long’s Donuts. Mike brought a back up dress shirt. And cufflinks. Torey was as cool as a cucumber. And their guests came to play.
And before we get started, let me tell you about their vendor team. Union Station is one of my favorite venues in town and it was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception. They hired Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination to run the show, and she executed it perfectly with her usual flawless self. Their flowers from Violets Are Blue were to die for. Something Blue Stylists brought their A-game on the glam. And My Yellow Rickshaw kept the dance floor full. It was perfect.