Here are five things that I hope will be true about my wedding:

  • My wedding will go against the grain of wedding culture.  If you’re on this blog reading what my fellow BSB bloggers have written, you know that we believe we can have a meaningful wedding without the wedding industry defining what a successful, beautiful wedding is.  That’s pretty counter-cultural in a society that embraces materialism and appearances.
  • My wedding will be a solemn event.  The word solemn is too often thought of as stoic.  But look it up in a dictionary, and you’ll discover that it’s also synonymous for sincere, earnest and heartfelt.  I want every element of my wedding to express that Mr. M and I are approaching our marriage thoughtfully and wholeheartedly.
  • My wedding will be a time for family and friends.  I am so excited to have all the people we love in one place.  We kept the guest list as small as possible (200 people, which was pretty amazing since we’re getting married in my hometown) so that we would be enjoying the day with the people with whom we have shared life.
  • My wedding will be a joy-filled celebration.  Although the wedding will be solemn, I hope it will also be a day filled with laughter and savoring the goodness of life– Enjoying good food,dancing to good music, and being with the people we love!
  • My wedding will change my life.  That truth is pretty self-explanatory.  We’re having a wedding to get married, and marriage will mean significant and immediate life changes for Mr. M and me.  Moreover, we know this decision to marry will impact everyday for the rest of our lives too.  What will happen at this wedding will be the second most life-altering event of my life… and that’s kind of a big (and exciting) deal.