April 21st 2018
Today my cousin got married. It was the first wedding I’ve ever been to (in my living memory, at least. And by that I mean I was like 2 years old for the other wedding so that doesn’t really account). I went into it surprisingly uninformed about how the whole thing went down. For example, I was a bit confused when we got to the venue and my cousin wasn’t there to say hello to. Apparently the bride gets ready in private and then you don’t see her until she walks down the aisle.
Except, at this wedding, there was no aisle. They got married outside, and they seemed to do away with all of the traditions that I would usually associate with a wedding. No aisle, no speeches, no first dance. It was nice because it wasn’t the wedding they were supposed to have, but it was the wedding that they wanted to have. If that makes sense. And I admire that. They didn’t want to abide by traditions, so they didn’t. I feel that too often weddings happen because people want to have weddings, and too infrequently because people want to be married.
So we all joined together today to celebrate a marriage, not just to celebrate a wedding. And it was beautiful.
Until tomorrow, congratulations Mr and Mrs Peck.