June 18, 2009

On Weddings

Wedding season is upon us (No, not mine)! My summer calendar is filling quickly with bridal parties, bachelorette extravaganzas, ceremonies and receptions. It seems like almost everyone I know is tying the knot this year (except for those that took the plunge the year we graduated from college... now that was a crazy wedding summer).

Today, I had the pleasure of accompanying one of my very closest friends (and her mother) to the bridal boutique to try on the dress she ordered months ago. I'd heard the description several times and even seen the pictures online, but neither did this dress any justice. To be honest, from her description, I was prepared not to like the dress, but she was breathtaking! It was exactly the dress I would've picked for her myself, perfectly her style and personality. I am so excited for September to come so I can stand by her side and watch her marry the man she loves.

While we were at the boutique, many decisions were made: which shoes work best? What should be worn in the hair? Which earrings match best? Is a necklace too much? etc., etc. It gets overwhelming (and expensive) very quickly, and Martha is not the best decision-maker in the world. It's a good thing I was there to help her along the way! haha

As I've helped Martha plan and prepare for her upcoming nuptials, I've learned a thing or two about my own preferences in a wedding. Even without a ring, I like to think about what "my style" of wedding will look like. I've realized that my taste is much less traditional than I once thought it would be. I no longer want to incorporate anything for the sake of tradition; I want every moment to be personal and reflective of who we are as a couple.

I'm curious, what personal touches did you add to your wedding to make it different and special?

1 comment:

  1. Dad and I chose to have our wedding and reception at the racquetball club where we met and played. It was perfect to have been surrounded by of our racquetball friends.

    We had a surprise singing telegram that was hilarious. A friend wrote and sang a song for our procession that I'm proud to say was incorporated into my daughter's wedding day.

    Our wedding was fun and relaxed and personal, just how we like to be. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree after all, Erin.