July Bride had her big day this weekend. I could write forever about how perfect the day was. She was radiant-literally. I know it’s cliche, but it’s also true. July Groom was adorable. The ceremony (from what I could tell through my fruit snack and lollipop fog) was wrought with meaning and soul. The song they danced to at the reception gave me goosebumps and the party was a blast.
I won’t go into all that though. I will write today as a mom-for those are the eyes through which I see the world. I won’t write about my own kids (although- sweet mother are there stories to tell). I will write about everyone else’s children. Because, as I stood back and watched as four amazing families came together and had a fantastic time on the dance floor, I was struck by how proud the parents in the room must be.
The Bride and Groom are remarkable people whose character is reflected in the fact that they did not register for gifts, but rather asked their guests to celebrate their day by giving to those in need. See…remarkable. But even though it was THEIR day, they were surrounded by some equally incredible people. Their guest list included childhood friends, cousins (and cousins, and cousins) college friends, friends from other countries and friends right from their own neighborhood. The guest list reflected how many lives JB & JG have touched- not just in the people they’ve collected but by the places where said people have come from.
The young people at this wedding represented, lawyers, doctors, teachers, interior designers and Wall Street brains. There were more languages spoken than you can count. The years of collective volunteer service had to be in the triple digits. These were people of great character, with copious amounts of courage, generosity and fun. The young people at this wedding held the common belief that their job in life is to work to change the world (and dance their tails off in their spare time).
I looked around this wedding and thought, how proud must these parents be? I hoped that the families of these young people were looking at (or around them on) the dance floor and congratulating themselves for a job well done. Because it is their hard work, their years of sacrifice, and most importantly, their stellar example that has shaped the men and women who were dancing away with the Bride and Groom.
So congratulations July Mr. and Mrs.(or Ms-as the case may be.) Thank you for letting us celebrate with you. And congratulations to all the mothers and fathers of the guests at this wedding. For you are the reason these celebrations are so sweet.
Congratulations and thank you for a job well done
**** Thank you Mary Droggitis (one of the amazing “young people”) for these fantastic photos.
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Saya Barkdoll says
One of the BEST weddings/nights ever! 2 wonderful famililes coming together!
What a great post. I love that you used some of my pictures and I love that you write an amazing blog! You rock!
And can we mention how unbelievably stunning the mother of the bride was!?! It is very humbling to be around the July bride and groom. They are so generous and caring. Their parents should be so proud. I think a great time was had by all!