“I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding.”
This week in all of my wedding planning, I came across the most recent volume of Southern Weddings Magazine. I was so thankful for their view on weddings and their belief that, “planning for a wedding means planning for more than just one day; that there is nothing on this earth more important than family; and that while details are nice, true love always, always wins.”
Throughout this planning process, I’ve found it difficult to express how important planning for our marriage and joining our families is to me, and it is nice to see that people understand. People get it. And while we may get caught up in the wedding planning as a process, I’m thankful for understanding friends and family who know that marriage is beautiful and sacred–that a wedding is a tiny glimpse into the joy that is to come.
I’m thankful for this week of planning with my friends and family. I’m thankful for sweet vendors and wonderful wedding planners. But what I can’t forget is that I’m also thankful that when I fly back to Texas, I have a loving fiancé to celebrate life and family with. I have someone who gets me and wants to grow with me–beyond January 3, 2015.
I believe the path God set before us did not start with an extravagant wedding day, nor will it end there. However, that day will give us a time to gather with friends and family and celebrate the work that God is doing in our lives together. So while I continue to plan and prepare for that day, I will also continue to plan and prepare for my marriage.