She chose her guest list carefully. She paid attention to the smallest of details, she listened to what brought her peace, and what she loved....what felt happy and fun for her; and when tied all together....it was incredible.
It is hard to articulate how this is a metaphor for life; that by what we allow or don't allow, what we say yes to or no to... Matters.
Each small detail weaves itself into the tapestry of moments.
Creating you and your moments. The milestones and just normal routines are all created in your choices. How you vote each item in or out.
Perhaps it was the playfulness, and the familiarity to close friends and family, that created the energy of the day. It was wedding picnic...
It was an authentically HER day. She didn't have to do that which she didn't want to; what made her feel uncomfortable or out of sorts. She moved around her day with ease....being herself.
This allowed the rest of us to be ourselves too. We didn't have to put on a social face, just be ourselves in fancy clothes.
And, even swim in fancy clothes. OH MY God, this was the best way to end the long day of fun...cooling off and washing off our fancy clothes!
Her friends have become my friends. My daughters...my friends. I LOVE this the most!
Right before the plunge! Or after...
A wedding day that was all about being you! About sharing your special day with friends, with those who you feel connected to. Those who will celebrate you and your love.
Her wedding was a complete reflection of the beautiful, playful, quiet, loving, detail oriented...her.
We all felt honored to be chosen to be part of her day.
As the mother of the bride, I felt affirmed in all the tough choices I have had to make over the past many years. For in doing so, she too, could make her own choices...it has given her the power to empower herself.
I feel that by being a strong woman...she had a model...to be totally herself!