I am in love with love, and I’m obviously in love with weddings for that very reason. But this wedding was simple, and surrounded by so much love and so centered around their undying love for God that they both share. The ceremony was one that touched your soul, that made you think, that moved you and the couple is one that you can feel their love for each other and their love for God just radiate! I wish I could put the feeling of it into words but I can’t and I think that it’s better that way because some thing can’t be described with words, and I’m not sure they are meant to – they are just meant to be felt, and that is OK. We were a few minutes late because this place was so hard to find, and we were near the back so I sat in my dress straight in my chair to be involved and with all of these flawlessly written and spoken words of the ceremony about love, marriage and God, I found myself learning into the nook of my husbands arm that was outstretched behind me. The pastor wasn’t just speaking the moving words to Shaun and Barb, but to us, to everyone who sat watching this beautiful ceremony who was married or potentially may be in the future.
I think that is why I love weddings so much, they are all based around the concept & beauty of love and a life together but in every ceremony there is a reminder of my love for my husband, and there is always a lesson to be learned as a husband or as a wife, or as a significant other. Every ceremony is different, the words of the ceremony are different, and it’s supposed to be that way – that is what makes every couple, every wedding and every message special. But this ceremony was my favorite we have been to thus far.
Their first dance was:
the song stopped me dead in my tracks, it played on my heartstrings, it was beautiful and watching the two of them dancing with an unbelievable amount of love in their eyes, their foreheads together taking in the moment, knowing this moment would never happen again – it was touching and absolutely stunning. The words were exactly how I felt for Ryan, it was a reminder for us – as well as a celebration for them.
The words were the kind that spoke directly to you, whispered sweet love into your heart and made you reflect on the amazing-ness of the great love in your heart,well- my heart, for that sweet husband I was sitting right next to,the one I will spend my life time with and that made it even better.
Again, the feeling and experience – the ambiance of the room – I cannot describe it in much more detail because it was just something you feel in your heart and no words could touch it. I will say from experience – that love of theirs that could be felt in that room will only grow bigger and deeper with time, because I can tell you that I have never been more in love with Ryan than I am now, not even on our wedding day. Now don’t get me wrong, after the 4 years of being together there was a lot of love there, and that day I never thought I would love him more than I did in that moment but the truth is, I love him more today than I ever could have imagined. After the roller coaster of a year we had during our first year, we explored and discovered an undeniable, love that will.not.end. only grow more, grow deeper, even though in this moment of life it doesn’t seem possible – but I have thought that before, only to be proven wrong. That is the beauty of love, our love, everyone’s love.
We sent them on their way through a tunnel of bubbles, after some drinks and dancing, into the night so they could go off to their hotel to spend a week in the Caribbean for a cruise – lucky! – and more importantly off to spend this beautiful life together, wishing them only love and blessings, and the strength of themselves and God, when life isn’t all that easy.