Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Why a wedding?

Elopement was brought up. On more than one occasion, mind you. It even still rears it little head in a joke now and again, when making a decision becomes difficult and trying. But elopement just did not feel right. "Running away" to get married felt distinctively wrong.

So, if you wonder why we're having a wedding instead of simply getting married (which is quicker, cheaper, and a lot less hassle for all involved). Here are some of the reasons that mean the most to me.....and maybe even to him:

For a mother to see her first child wed, hopefully a once-in-a-lifetime event.
For a daughter to see her mother smile with over-whelming joy and approval.
For the butterflies to lift when I see him waiting for me.
For his friends and her friends, his family and her family to celebrate WITH them.
For witnesses to feel connected to this new union.
For commitments to be made surrounded by those we care about most.
For memories that we can share, uniquely ours, for a lifetime.
For traditions that mean something to us (and our moms).
For love.
And a rockin' wedding dress and delicious chocolate brown shoes.Remove Formatting from selection
Are there any other reasons? Sure, but does a wedding need to be justified?

Photo via Photobucket by myDXportal.

1 comment:

  1. HA! You do have a rockin' wedding dress and the shoes are to die for! Can't wait to see you walking down the aisle in them! And no, a wedding does not need to be justified! But you do have some pretty amazingly wonderful reasons to have a wedding - Katrina