When we sent out our wedding invitations what feels like a year ago, the first response we received from most people was, “You’re getting married on a Tuesday?” Evidently Tuesday weddings are not popular.
Despite our wedding being on a Tuesday, it was perfect. In fact, it was the only day of that week that it did not rain. Tuesday may be my new favorite day.
We had our ceremony at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, which was my childhood dream come true. We exchanged vows at noon, surrounded by our nearest and dearest friends & family. Of all the walks I’ve taken with my Dad, this one will always be my favorite.
My handsome groom waited for me at the altar. Thankfully I added that reminder to his calendar…
We were so incredibly blessed to have the individuals that did, stand beside us on our day. While Brian had his childhood best friend as his Best Man, my sister-in-law Kirsten was the World’s Most Amazing Matron of Honor. Our officiant has been a longtime friend to both Brian & myself. He has helped me grow in more ways than I could credit him for and we were so honored and thankful to have him be such a special part of the start of our lives together.
All of our guests though were special to us and in some way helped to bring us both to where we were that day. Our reception was the perfect was to celebrate with them. And eat cake…
And while there were so many great memories that it would be hard to choose a favorite, one of them would be dancing with the life of the party, my Grandpa.
Many people say they feel no differently after marriage, I am not one of those people. I love the feeling of finally being “one,” of committing so seriously to another and absolutely surrendering all of the trust in the world into that individual. To fully depend on them, in sickness and in health, for better or worse. It is the most vulnerable and frightening thing to let all walls down and dedicate yourself to a lifetime of come what may, but it is also one of the most incredible and rewarding feelings as well.
And so I will close with one of my favorite verses from our sermon, which I feel perfectly captures what marriage is. Thanks again to all those who have sent their congrats and well wishes, we are so thankful and blessed to be so loved!
“A good marriage must be created. In marriage the “little” things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say, “I love you” at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is standing together and facing the world. It is speaking words of appreciation, and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is not only marrying the right partner — it is being the right partner.”