5.15: on getting married...


Ever since Chad and I got engaged, I've been reading words that other bloggers have said about weddings +marriage, and I have been alarmed at how much their words have been what I have thought and wanted to say.
I've complied them below with my comments in italics. Take a look...

01. Audrey Hepburn once said, "If I get married, I want to be very married." {via here}

What is being 'very married' anyway? Whatever it means, I want to experience it. I want to feel being so married to Chad and building our marriage and life into something that we can cherish.

02. {via a practical wedding}: "Sometimes the ceremony gets lost in the shuffle, because it's not pretty, or because it's emotionally complicated. But this is why everyone is there, this is how it all starts, and this is what changes you forever."

The ceremony. Where Chad and I will say our vows to each other. Where we'll hear our pastor unite us and will remind us that we are one in Christ. It will be one of the biggest moments of my entire life. Full of love and wonder. I've always thought about what I'll feel like right as I'm walking down the aisle on my wedding day. Will I cry? Laugh? Be completely dazed? Will my dad cry? Will Chad? How will I feel minutes before everything starts? From one of my newly-married girlfriends, I've heard that it's one of the most exhilarating and overwhelming moments of your life.

03. {via naturally nina}: "i know our wedding day will be overwhelmingly special, meaningful and fun... but i also know it's just one day. and all of the preparations we are making, conversations we're having, and promises we're making... that's what our marriage is all about."

Nina said exactly what I was thinking: my wedding day is one day. My marriage to Chad is for the rest of our lives here on Earth. Our wedding is the beginning. We can plan as much as we'd like to for our wedding day, but our marriage is what needs time, attention, understanding, and above all--love for each other and love for God.

1 comment:

Meghan said...

Amen, sister! I remember getting so worked up over the details of the wedding - and then once I was married, I felt SO silly for being so stressed. And now??? Sure, my wedding was amazing and the best day of my life - but I feel like being married is far more exciting and important! Anyway, I am really happy for you and cannot wait to continue to hear about your plans!


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