The wedding this weekend - had many, many issues.
I could list a million things that went wrong - from the dress ‘disappearing’ eight days before the wedding, to the bride being in a car accident, to the judge being 15 minutes late before he MUMBLED his way through the ceremony (even pausing mid-sentence to ask the bride if he was pronouncing her last name correctly - before he skipped over the fact that THEY WROTE THEIR OWN VOWS and ended the ceremony with the words “In conclusion…”), to the MOH being late to the bachelorette party, the rehearsal and then almost to the wedding… on and on and on I could go. Oh how I could go on.
But at the end of the day… they were married.
Say what you want about two people who move in together after two months, then get engaged after only knowing each other for 6 months, and then are married a little after their one year ‘meeting’ anniversary… these two crazy kids believe in their love. And it shows.
I may have been skeptical at first - but if I or anyone else ever doubted their love prior to May 26th - all doubt faded the minute I saw his face, and her face, as she walked down the aisle.
As they danced to their wedding song, I couldn’t help but get in lost in the romantic picture they have created, lived and breathed. I wish I had it word for word - but the groom wrote the most beautiful letter on the back of the program for the guests attending the wedding. In it, he talked about time. And how the one thing holding him and my friend back from being happy - was time. And so they never lived their relationship as if they were trapped by time. They just lived. And so now, they wanted their guests to stop time. Soak up the moment. And enjoy this celebration - this day - as deeply and slowly as possible.
I love that idea. I love the idea of not letting time stop you from being happy. From fast forwarding and pausing when YOU want to… and enjoying it ever step of the way.
I am so happy for my friend. So happy for her groom.
And I hope that forever is on their side.
Together can never be close enough for me
Feel like I am close enough to you
You wear white and I’ll wear out the words I love you
And you’re beautiful
Now that the wait is over
And love and has finally shown her my way
Today and every day
If I ever get the nerve to say “Hello” in this cafe
Say you will