As the dusk envelops an absolutely beautiful day, I prepare myself for one of the remaining two sleeps until my best friend walks down the aisle. The last-minute details are falling into place. Decorations are being completed, rehearsals are being performed and speeches are being fine-tuned. And for me, the cake is being designed and the tissues are being collected and stored in accessible pockets. The day is near. Time has passed unusually quickly and the dawn of her wedding day is almost upon us.
We sat tonight, a group of random strangers who immediately became friends because of a common bond we have with the bride and groom, and we shared some precious moments leading up to the big day. Not only did I meet some wonderful people, but I inexplicably became engaged to a delightful couple from Calgary!
Weddings bring out the best in people. There is something inherently special about celebrating two people who have found “their person”. There are details. There are embellishments. There is food, wine and dancing. But above all of the tangible things associated with a wedding, there is a deep-rooted knowledge that the only really important detail about the wedding day is love.
I will proudly make my way down the aisle to stand beside my best friend as she says the two words that will mark the beginning of her new journey. May they both remember the path that led them here and may they both embrace the adventure they are about to begin.
It’s not what we have in life, it’s who we have in our life that matters.