Summer is wedding season. And I love both summer and weddings, so naturally it is a fun time for me.
I love watching two people show their love and make that commitment of partnership.
I love seeing groups and communities rally behind them for support and encouragement. (It’s also fun seeing these groups intermingle.)
I love dancing, eating, and drinking-all of which are staples of most wedding celebrations.
I love seeing children dressed up in suits and flower girl dresses. I am already gearing George up to be the perfect ring bearer-any takers?
I love seeing the couple’s personality come through the little wedding details.
I love wedding cake.
I love singing/chanting the Clemson cadence count and Tiger Rag at weddings…oh wait that’s not a normal wedding activity? (Sorry Tom did not do very well catching the video of this little wedding wonderfulness that occurred at the last wedding we attended. Too good for video I guess.)
I love dressing up all classy-like just so I can cut a rug later.
Weddings are just great.
We had our fair share of wedding invites this year. We made a majority of them, but unfortunately there were a couple we were not able to make due to conflicting schedules. It has also been interesting attending these with my temporary latch-on, George. It has made the dressing up part, dancing the night away part, and other wedding festivities different. Not bad, but different. Don’t worry, I still boogied and ate my heart out at buffets, I just had to take more breaks than usual. It did give me more opportunity to people watch, which is fantastic fun at a wedding. The things seen…
Each time I am at a wedding it reminds me of my own marriage and the blessings I have because of it. It’s rejuvenating to witness someone else’s love and think, “Yep I have that too, and it is pretty great.”
We missed out on a wedding in Minnesota and South Carolina, but I am so excited for those couples and hope that they had the best day!
Our whirlwind travels to weddings is now done for the summer since this baby is due soon. After this weekend of being home for the 4th, we will be staying put probably until the holiday season. (We are welcoming visitors any time though!)
It was fantastic and amazing to be able to see old friends and celebrate a new beginning in their lives. I wish the best for each of the couples, and can’t wait to see how awesome their marriages are!