The weekend has come and (nearly) gone. Since I resolved to be done with this business of weddings by the end of October, I am excitedly turning my attention to the art of marriage. I am trying to remind myself that “getting married” is just an event but “being married” is a lifelong adventure. (In other words there is plenty to look forward to.) I was rambling through the writings of Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo on the topic of “marriage” and I stopped on this post (actually written by Abbey of Abbey Goes Design Scouting). This is exactly my philosophy. Mornings with Mike when we are together are pretty sacred and I intend to preserve this. Coffee. Croissants. Cuddling. Conversation.
Speaking of marriage, I attended a beautiful engagement party last night for friends, Sanela and Brian. It was a lovely gathering at which I got to re-connect with some gals I hadn’t seen in quite some time. Although I was feeling under the weather and generally down-in-the-dumps, I must say the warm atmosphere and smiley people really lifted my spirits.
As I was contemplating what my inscription would be in Sanela and Brian’s engagement card, I realized that I now expect more of marriage than what the standard “wishing you every happiness” allows. I wanted my personal note to them to be meaningful and a genuine reflection of what I hope my (and everyone’s) marriage is – adventuresome and passion-filled. So that’s what I wrote. I’ll bet you don’t see those words written on many engagement cards. And it’s a terrible shame too. 😉
Congratulations to the lovely couple!