Sunday, May 1, 2011

thoughts on a wedding


Saturday morning, we ate cinnamon buns, and watched the royal wedding. Actually, I watched, everyone else came and went throughout the hour or so I watched. I didn't get up early to see it real time the day before, but did think to ask Alexi to make sure it was recorded. I have vague memories of watching Charles and Diana's wedding when I was a little girl, and I think someday Abbott and Cal may remember some part of this wedding. They were quite taken by the surrounding pomp and circumstance. I haven't followed the news about Will and Kate; I know little to nothing about them as individuals. I watched the wedding out of a desire to be connected with so much of the rest of the world, also watching; to see the bride's dress and the flowers and the hats and all the pageantry. The vows, to my surprise, brought tears to my eyes. I suppose weddings serve the purpose of reminding married couples of their own promises, of their youth, of romance. The wife of a colleague of Alexi's who came to our wedding said to me, at our reception, "I try to attend a wedding every year." At that time I wondered what she meant by that; now I understand.

6 comments:

Atsuko said...

I also watched the recorded version of the royal wedding with my fiance on Saturday morning. Witnessing the vows is truly the reminder of the commitment one made. That moment I felt that things I worry day-by-day are so small and not important because I have the most valuable thing - true love.

Megan Gordon said...

Lecia. I had no intentions of watching the ceremony, quietly mocked friends who were, and ended up watching the entire thing live after I snuck a quick glimpse during a bit of a sleepless night. Your line about youth, romance and promise is beautiful and true...thanks for the lovely post.

KPiep said...

That's actually much of why I watched - to share that moment with the rest of the world and to remind myself of the beauty and importance of a wedding.

I do strongly remember watching Princess Di get married - Mom woke me up and it was a special shared moment. What I remember, though, is a scared young woman and a prince who didn't look interested. (Interesting that I took it that way even as a little girl) It was therefor a really good thing to watch a royal wedding of two people who are clearly in love, and who clearly enjoyed the day.

My favorite? When they stepped onto the balcony and Kate said, "Oh, Wow."

Deidra said...

Weddings always make me cry. Since my husband performs a lot of marriages, I get to attend a lot of weddings. It never fails. Even if I've never met the bride and groom before, I cry. For all of the reasons you described so well.

Francesca said...

So true Lecia.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Lecia, I just love the way you think and how you share things. Lovely thought.