April 19, 2007

A perfect day

perfect day

I never thought much about my wedding when it was merely academic, before I met SB, before we decided to get married. I always thought this mythical man who would sweep me up would also have some sort of wedding vision or dream.

One of the first times that SB and I ever talked one on one, siting in the union after sailing, he told me how he would be spending his weekend baking and delivering cakes for a friend’s wedding. We started talking about weddings and he said he thought it would be wonderful to get married on a deserted island beach.

Believe me, it wasn’t a direct line to “I do” from there, but there is a certain beautiful circularity between the beginning of our romance and our wedding on an island beach this weekend.

In planning for our “elopement”, it was impossible to imagine how the day would go, how we would feel, what would be said. I had high expectations, but remained aware of the bridal trap of needing the day to be beyond perfect. I tried to keep my expectations simple.

I needn’t have worried as the day turned out to be wonderful, beyond anything I could have dreamed. It was a perfectly happy day and another day in my happy life with SB. The ceremony was only the beginning of what we are calling our wedding year. Two parties and a honeymoon will complete the celebrations, from small and private to the world. I’m looking forward to celebrating with my family, our parents and our many friends.

I put together two photo sets from the weekend:
The Ceremony
More Wedding Photos

1 Comment

  1. Those pictures are beautiful and it looks like so much fun — I just told matt, as we were going through them. “What a great way to get married.” Can’t wait for the Madison PARTY. rosemarie

    Comment by rosie — April 22, 2007 @ 1:47 pm

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