This weekend one of my closest friends got married, and it was such a beautiful day! Everything just worked out perfectly. It was such a relaxed day, and even the things that did go ‘wrong', ended up being quite funny and made everyone just relax and enjoy the day even more. I absolutely love weddings and its always such an honour to be a part of someone’s special day. So stay tuned because I can’t wait to interview the newlyweds when they get back from their honeymoon, and find out the perspective of ‘married life’ from a couple who are very new to the game.
There are so many parts to a wedding I love. It’s always fun dressing up, and feeling fancy for the day. Heels I’ll admit are not my favourite thing in the world, but apparently no pain no gain? I love the anticipation of waiting for the bride and seeing her in the dress for the first time. I love watching the grooms face as he watches his bride walk down the aisle. I love the vows - especially when the bride and groom write them personally, and of course, who doesn’t love the first kiss? It sounds weird writing that - but you now what I mean, the excitement of the couple officially being married, and sealing it with their first kiss as husband and wife. I love all the photos (obviously) then the speeches, dancing, food….I mean honestly, what’s NOT to love at a wedding? There is just so much love and excitement in the air, but I would have to say, I probably enjoy weddings 100 times more being able to go as a couple, compared to when I was single.
Don’t get me wrong it’s still a lot of fun going with your friends, but it’s a totally different experience when you go with your partner - so single people, something to look forward to, not wish you already had, because every stage is so different and fun. When you go to weddings for the first time when you’re dating, you secretly imagine what your wedding could one day be like. It changes again when you actually do get engaged, because you pay so much more attention to all the finer details, and start figuring out what you would and wouldn’t do at your own wedding. And then finally going to a wedding as a married couple is probably my favourite. I love it through all the stages, but going as a married couple, it’s almost like you get to relive your own wedding, and makes you think back to how you did certain parts of your wedding. It’s also just so encouraging listening to the vows, and words that the minister shares on marriage. There are usually plenty of friendly reminders of ‘Oh yeah we should probably do more of that in our marriage.
If you want to take the fun to a whole new level, it’s the best when you and your partner get to both be in the bridal party! Ezra and I have got to enjoy that once before, and this time round was pretty close because I was in the bridal party, and he was driving the bride and groom around, so we still got to spend a lot of the day together. It can feel like you’re back to single days though, when one of you is in the bridal party, and the other isn’t. But like I said, it’s still fun, just different.
So in summary, I love weddings. I love them through every stage of being single, dating, engaged and then married. I would encourage you no matter where you’re at (and I’m not just talking about attending weddings) to enjoy life in the NOW. Don’t always be wishing you were dating, or in a relationship, or even married. Enjoy single life while you’ve got it, but know there’s always a ‘next step’ to look forward to. I have known way too many single people (and hey I was probably one of them) who were always just wishing they were in a relationship, but I’ll tell you this much - I believe all people are wanting to meet a partner who is content in life where they are at. They have dreams and aspirations of course, but they love the life they are living through every stage. That is a far more attractive quality then someone who is just so desperate to be in a relationship. So that’s all from me, enjoy the now, and have a great week.