Wedding planning began long ago for me, before there was any man in the picture and any glimpse of romance in my future. I’ve always been one of those little girls who dreams of a perfect, artistically arranged and yet whimsically irreverent wedding day, where there are tears and laughter and good beer and a stunning gown.
And this band. (source unknown)
All things wedding – blogs, books, magazines, conversations – have floated in the back of my head for years, and as the years have passed and the future plans come and gone, these ideas have morphed just as ephemerally. And now, with a real, live future husband, and a real, live diamond ring on my finger, it all seems a bit surreal.
Now I’m not just planning for a ceremony and a cool party – I’m planning for a new life. For a future with my best friend.
And that makes this little thing all the more special. The wedding is just a day – a day to remember and look back on fondly forever, yet – but only a day in a great big life of love and teamwork. Throughout this whole process, I want to keep my eyes focused on the marriage, the sacred nature of this commitment we are embarking upon, this incredible man that I have been so very blessed to know. I want to remember what is important.
So I’m starting to do my research, I’m asking questions, I’m looking for books, I’m reading articles, I’m searching Scripture. I want to really know what it is to love, and I want to translate that into a fantastic event that simply celebrates love: our love, God’s love and the love of everyone around us that has made this all possible.
We want to keep it all simple, and I want the details to be beautiful. We want to keep the guest list small (we’ll see how that works out…) and we want to make it very personal. So let the dreaming begin! Again!