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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Love Inspiration

Summer has officially been kicked off and we hope everyone had a wonderful weekend soaking up the sun. We were lucky enough to attend a family wedding this weekend and it got me thinking. Sure, the purpose of this blog is to inspire and keep our brides sane during the crazy, beautiful thing we called wedding planning, but its so important to keep in mind that behind it all is the love that your fiance and you share for one another. I was inspired by the love that this couple brought and so I thought I could start your morning with an inspirational reading that I came across while planning our wedding. I actually framed it and placed it out around some pictures of us and our families because I was so inspired by it. I hope you are too. And I hope that when things start to make you a little insane, you can read something like this and remind yourselves the beauty that really lies in this day.
(Photo Credit-Christian Oath Photography)

by Robert Fulghum
You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance tothis point of commitment.
At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way.
All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks -all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will and you will and we will”- those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe”- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “ You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word.”
Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another-acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last fewyears. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a thresholdof life, and things will never quite be the same between you.
For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband,this- is my wife.

1 comment:

  1. We're using that as a reading in our ceremony! I LOVE it!!!