Spring is here and love is in the air! I say this because this year, Timon and I have received several wedding invitations and the first wedding is in a couple of weeks! We’re really excited for our friends who are getting married! My favorite part of a wedding is when the bride and groom exchange their vows. It’s always heartwarming. And of course, my second favorite part is the party at the reception. It’s always fun!
I can’t help but reminisce about that day when Timon and I tied the knot. I remember the butterflies in my stomach when I walked down the aisle. I could feel all eyes on me, but the one thing that I kept on repeating in my mind was “I’m about to marry the love of my life! One step closer… and here comes another step… oh, and I have to be careful not to fall!”
As soon as Timon and I finished exchanging our vows, I was relieved! I remember being so afraid to stumble over my words knowing that under the emotions during that moment, I could easily lose my train of thought and speak incoherently. But everything went well. After that, not much mattered to me. I was concerned about entertaining my guests, that’s for sure, but I reminded myself throughout the day that what’s more important is my marriage. The wedding is just a day. Most guests don’t even remember that day, unless something went terribly wrong or something incredibly amazing happened, but most of the time, people don’t pay attention to the details.
To be quite honest with you, I didn’t have the wedding of my dreams, but I married the man of my life. My wedding day wasn’t perfect, but my husband is to me. He’s everything that I’ve ever wished for and more than I could ever ask for from God. Looking back at my own wedding day, I can imagine what my friends, who are getting married this year, are going through as their Big Day approaches rapidly.
There are 3 important things that I’ve learned during that episode of my life: (1) the wedding is just one day, no need to spend all my money on the tiniest details if budget is a concern, (2) doesn’t matter how much I want things to be perfect, there will always be something that won’t go according to my plans, and that’s okay, and finally (3) I can’t possibly please everyone (my friends, family and guests). As long as my husband and I are on the same page, and our intention and purpose are aligned with God’s, everything else is secondary.
I just can’t wait to see all my close friends getting married! It’s one of the most beautiful events of a person’s life, and it must be celebrated with joy, love and excitement!
What about you? What are your thoughts on weddings? I’d love to hear (read) your thoughts!
Engagement & Wedding Photos by Junophoto