Oh the Joy of Weddings!

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

~Dr. Seuss

I just love this quote!  I think it speaks to the truth of what happens inside when we truly find someone to spend the rest of our lives with; someone who rocks our world.  It is an honour and a privilege for me to play an instrumental part in uniting couples in what some would call ‘holy matrimony’.  I call it “witnessing bliss”.

There’s really nothing more exciting than standing as a witness in front of a couple as they recite or repeat their vows and promises while sharing an eternal glance as they dare not take their eyes off one another; not even for a second!  This mystical yet tangible energy swirling about is nothing short of magic.   What’s even more wonderful, is that I too, am swooped up into this perennial magic just about every weekend of my life!  Well almost every weekend, especially  between April and October,  when the time seems right here in the Niagara Region to get married outdoors.

As I drive away knowing that I am heading to my own little haven, with my own partner for life waiting for me, I can’t help but feel a smile cross my lips as I think of the dance this newlywed couple will do over the next thirty to fifty years.  With my own twenty-ninth wedding anniversary fast approaching, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside to know that two people who mean more to each other than anything else in the world, are embarking on a similar journey.  This is the playground and the school, where we all have the opportunity to decide whether we will choose to live in a dream world, or live in reality.  And, if we are lucky like Dr. Seuss, our reality really will be better than anything we could have ever dreamt possible.

Hopefully you will have honour and joy of attending a wedding this summer season.  If you do, go to the ceremony with the intention of soaking in some of that blissful energy; it will be the gift you give yourself on someone else’s wedding day!

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