I’m really excited to share this post with you today because believe it or not, I will never get sick of talking about marriage!! The joy we have found in our own marriage–and in sharing in the marriages of those we work with–has been such a blessing to both Caleb + I!!! And while, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the wedding day … seeing the bride in her dress for the first time, photographing all the details, bride + groom portraits, reception centerpieces … ahhh, I get just giddy typing it out!! As much as I love these things, they are not THE thing. They are not what the day is about. And no matter how many times we say it, it will happen time + time + time again.
Those things become more important than the marriage.
So the other day, when I got an email from a current bride specifically ASKING for calming advice as she was feeling stressed approaching the final weeks leading up to her wedding, I reminded her of this truth that I MYSELF so quickly forgot leading up to my own wedding day: at the end of the day, you two will be husband + wife. Husband + wife!! Forever!! You are beginning the rest of your lives together + you know what, everything on your day–those details–they WILL take care of themselves. You have an army of friends + family alongside you to help in any way they can. You have photographers + florists + other wedding vendors who want to do the same!! Take in the day, take in these last final weeks. It can’t be said enough–those moments, THEY are what matter <3