Jordan and Jed already knew each other really well by the time they had decided to start dating, they were once even roommates for brief time in Albuquerque, NM. The two weaved in and out of each other's life united by a core group of friends. Before their wedding at the rehearsal dinner, everyone got up and introduced themselves, and said a little of how they knew Jordan and Jed. It turned out that nearly everyone of their friends was interconnected in some way from growing up in New Mexico.
Jordan and Jed have always spent good portions of their life in New Mexico but after a time spent living and working abroad Jordan returned to Santa Fe to work at the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico. Jed was living and working in the Taos Ski Valley just a little north of town. It was on the occasion of mutual friend's funeral in Albuquerque that Jed called up Jordan on a whim the day before as he was coming through Santa Fe. Jordan was at a Brewery hanging out with a few friends. The next day, the day of the funeral, it was like, in Jordan's words, “Let's totally get married.” Although neither of them said that exact thought out loud right away, there was a shared feeling that the two had found their “soul mate.”
The historic Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, South Dakota, seems like an unlikely place for a wedding when most of your friends and family are rooted in New Mexico. It's because of this commitment to family that Jordan and Jed, upon the passing of Jed's grandfather, moved to the family ranch in North Dakota to help care for Jed's grandmother. Jordan and Jed were delighted by all the people that made it to their wedding, which became a defacto December destination wedding, on the edge of the snow bound Black Hills. Jordan worked as a wedding planner in Mexico for a while and knew that for both her and Jed, smaller, more intimate weddings were always more enjoyable for them. The crew spent the week partying, reminiscing, bonding and enjoying the nearby Terry Peak ski hill.