Thursday, October 28, 2010
What they should tell you in the beginning and you'll know in the end.
I've noticed in the aftermath of my own wedding, that there are some things that the depth of which can not even be captured in the snapshots of the event itself. Nothing will capture the beauty of it all with complete justice. Months of working SO hard and worrying myself SO much about all the little details and in the last few days leading up to and the day of my wedding...everything just sort of fell into perfect place. Sure, there were mishaps and things we forgot...but it all just pales in comparison to the overall culmination. The photographs don't show the joy and complete calm that came to my tired heart with the arrival of each friend. It never captured the complete sense of love, relief, safety that came with each family members smile. It will never measure the enormous amount of gratitude and humility I will always feel when I remember what it must've cost them to travel the distance and time they did just to surround me as I made one of the most important and terrifying decisions I've ever made in my life. They won't show you the look on my husbands face when he saw me and turned to his groomsmen and whispered "That's my bride!" It won't tell you the vast stories behind the eyes of those watching that day...each one knowing what it took to get us both to this point. I doubt they'll be pictures of all those who after being with us the entire day, then stayed behind to clean up after sending us off from our reception. I say all this to say to you, do the best you can but know that in the end..love (whether from family, friends, or the love of your life) has a way of working things out (or at least turning a blind eye to imperfection ;)