Weddings Anonymous


I have a confession to make. I am a wedding addict. The big cake, white dress, flowers, painted car, beautiful bride, nervous groom, crying mothers, the whole shebang.

I think it started when I started doing research for my own wedding. All at once I found myself looking at wedding magazines, searching for flowers and dresses on the internet, watching wedding shows on TV. And I enjoyed it.

I figured after I got married the interest in weddings would subside a little bit. But it was not to be; after I got married some of my friends started getting married (one of which is my little brother - he's getting married tomorrow). I found myself standing in line at the grocery store, wanting to buy the new Brides magazine, but somehow resisting.

I love looking at pictures of weddings. Since I've got to know some of my friends who are married, I find myself searching for pictures of their weddings whenever I can. It's amazing to me how a bride looks so different on her wedding day. She can be a beautiful girl anyway, but somehow at her wedding there's a little transforming something that makes her even more radiant.

I love going to weddings. I've informed my husband that whenever we are invited to a wedding, we're going. It doesn't even matter if I know the people who are getting married. I love seeing the different styles of different weddings, I love watching the bride walking down the isle, the groom's face when he sees her, the music, the style and cutting of the cake, the decorations, the choice of flowers, the bridesmaids dresses and the style of clothes the groomsmen wear, the kind of food, the throwing of the bouquet and garter, the rice throwing, what the groomsmen did to the car.

I recently discovered a scrapbooking site, and I've been having alot of fun making my pictures into digital scrapbooks. But I must confess, I've also had fun searching for scrapbooks of other people's weddings, and studying all the items listed above.

I think my favorite part of a wedding is the ceremony. It's a wonderful thing to see all of the guests who come together to watch a man and woman commit themselves to each other. I especially enjoy the vows. There's something beautiful about being a witness as a man and wife promise to be true to each other, to love each other, to always be there and take care of each other, until death seperates them.

Weddings are wonderful, and yes, can be addicting, but I think it's the marriage that is truely what makes weddings attractive to me. Marriage is the most beautiful thing, when it is taken seriously, as God intended it to be. Yes, I am a little obsessed with weddings, but I'm not entirely certain it's a bad thing, because it isn't just the wedding, it's everything the wedding represents to me - an unconditional kind of love and commitment to each other, that should never end; marriage between a man and a woman that the Lord has created and blessed. That's what the wedding means to me.

Maybe I should just be a wedding planner. But then I'd have to work on weekends. I'll think about it.
End note: I got the image above from brides.com.
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Amber Hansen said...

What's the website you found for the online scrapbook? I've been wanting to do that but haven't really found a website I like!

Callie Nicole said...

I'm doing it on www.scrapblog.com. They have alot of different backgrounds and stickers and stuff, and you can make your scrapblog public or private. If you want to look at the website, you can search for me, my screen name is Mrs.Callie. I like it alot, and I've been having fun with it! I'm working on our honeymoon scrapbook right now.

Katherine M. said...

Great post! I personally think you would make a great wedding planner! I would totally hire you! If I ever get married, of course. ;)

Callie Nicole said...

Thank you Katherine! And of course you'll get married, and I'll be right there to help you with whatever you need halp with! *smile*

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