And if you’re not into barrel rolls and other aerobatic stunts, the couple has arranged an over-the-top light show, live band and plenty of table tennis stations to keep guests enthused (including Meghan, who attended the reception in a black dress. the prospect of staying relatively under the radar).
But what was probably the most memorable moment of the night happened after 11:30 pm when the groom’s best man. Justin Johnson gave a 10-minute toast. (James’ brother Spencer gave his own speech that prompted a Beatles sing-a-long.) Justin, a longtime friend of the groom, led the revelers in “Listen to everything, eat everything, drink everything and let your hair down,” before launching into some raunchy jokes.
Referring to the “love of James’s life,” she described someone she considered “beautiful,” “energetic,” “loyal” and “soft-spoken,” adding that he “came to command” and had ” big back.” Then he got to the punchline: “But that’s enough for James’s spaniel,” he said. “I’m here to talk about James’ love, Pippa.”