I love weddings.
I was married when I was only 18 years old and I LOVED my wedding. We were married in a country church and it was pretty simple. My colors were navy, silver and yellow. My flowers were daisies. I fell in love with the first dress I put on, and thankfully it was relatively affordable because nothing else compared! I could feel everyone’s whispers about how young I was, but I didn’t care. I was in love and wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. Yes, we had a lot of growing up together, but we both wanted to do that growing together.
This is where many people then talk about divorce and how naive they were–but nope. We’ll be married 19 years on October 2nd and I can truly say, we’ve immensely enjoyed growing up together! We are definitely different than we were at 18 and 21– but we purposed early on to grow together, to put God as our center, and to honor our vows no matter what.
And while I love the modern weddings we attend– their fancy photography (ours was not) and fancy decorations (ours was pretty cheap) and fancy food (my mother-in-law made finger foods in the fellowship hall)– I wouldn’t trade our simple, love-filled wedding for the world.
That said, I LOVE to write about ALL THINGS WEDDINGS. In The Engagement Plot–there is a season where they go wedding dress shopping, and it makes me grin every time. Granted her experience is WAY different than mine ever was (PHEW!!) but there is something super special about trying on that very first wedding gown!
And in the novella I’m writing now, A (wildly) Wonderful Wedding– the final book in my 4-book Romance(ish) series–it is ALL ABOUT one very wild wedding, a very concerned maid-of-honor and best man who are determined to stop their friends from making the biggest mistake of their lives.
Since I write romantic comedy, you will be sure that this “wild” wedding will be full of some bloopers along the way.
I’m convinced that ALL weddings have SOME type of mishap. Mine? The preacher didn’t say, “You may kiss the bride.” He just tried to send us on our way back up the aisle. This is AFTER we had a rehearsal where he tried to do the same thing and I specifically asked when he was going to say it, and he noted that we would kiss then. What I didn’t realize in my bridal-glee was that he never said he would SAY it then. So on our wedding day, when the words didn’t come, I turned around for all to see and said, “But you didn’t say you may kiss the bride!” He replied, “You’re married. You don’t need my permission.” We were confused, but regardless, we kissed and walked back down the aisle. Turns out, he had something against telling a couple–even newly married–to kiss in church. SURE wish he would have relayed that to me ahead of time.
But it makes for a funny story to tell, and a pretty comical moment on the wedding video.
So since I’m all wedding minded, I thought we’d just chat about weddings today!
Did you have any “whoops” on your wedding day?
If you haven’t been married, any “whoops” happen at a wedding you attended?
OR feel free just to share about your wedding! I LOVE to hear wedding stories!!!