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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Of Weddings and Marriage
What makes a wedding memorable? The bride's dress, the number of attendants, the flowers, the food and music at the reception? Technically, I suppose that these all contribute, but I really have to say that the spirit, the attitude behind the days event's must be the determining factor. I have been to weddings where everything seemed tilted towards the bride alone; I've also been to weddings where everything was so generic that I could not get a sense of the couple at all.
Recently, I was an attendant in my best friend Mary's wedding and the whole affair just breathed of her and her now husband's love for each other. It was elegant and yet had their quirky touches all over, but not in a way that was kitche for the more traditionally minded guests. Instead of a unity candle, they ignited a unity volcono, we left the service to the Dr. Who theme song and the cake topper was Superman and Lois Lane. It was completly and totlay Mary and Chris, yet not in way to eclude thier guestes, rather we were all complety included. That in my opnion is what makes a wedding not just memrable but wonderful. In the end, do not succumb to what the fashion gods have decreed in style for a wedding, plan according to who you and your spouce are and will be.