I would not be one to claim that I know a lot about weddings or the wedding industry, but after going to a couple recently and having some close friends get married this next week, I certainly have a different perspective of what they have to offer.  I am not yet in the position to think about my own wedding, but I do think that there are a couple of things that I would want in my own wedding.

There was a wedding that I went to a couple of years ago and they held it in an open field. It was quite beautiful and I loved the imagery they had going on.  There were a couple of trees in the background and the trees were definitely a pair.  In a very similar sense, they developed a motif of the trees being a pair and the couple being a pair, growing old together.  All in all, it was a very romantic thing to think about.  My favorite thing about the wedding was that it was held in an open field.  I do not quite remember the food, but that is also something that is very important.  The best thing about the wedding, nevertheless, was the fact that it was a simple ceremony and the continual motif of the trees was quite good.

diamond ringsThe ceremony was short and the wedding bands had a nice place in the wedding.  There was a lot of talk about how the bands represented their love and as a nonreligious wedding, it was something that just about everyone could get behind. It was kind of different because there was a large native american component to the wedding.  This was not something that I have previously seen, but I think it was pretty cool to be able to see people incorporate that kind of history into their wedding.  They also culminated the wedding by drinking from a native american piece of pottery that symbolized their love.  It would have been interesting to see them break it like a jewish wedding, but that would have been a little too much. Haha.

Nevertheless, in talking with the groom, it turns out that the got a lot of inspiration from going to his local jewelry store and talking to the attendants there. It is not something that you can go out every day and find a piece of jewelry that is going to represent your love for a person for the rest of their life.  I would hope that that would be the case, but you never know I guess. It all comes down to how they communicate and their flexibility in making each other feel important.  I would be very interested to see just how they grow as a couple and what that is going to look like.  I hope they have a long and happy life together.  The odds are against them, but I hope that is the case.  Isn’t that what we would want for all of our friends and their loved ones?