Do you trust me? Will you take my hand and let me lead the way to a place transcending the boundaries of our reality? Let us get lost in tranquility – dancing to the majesty of the surroundings, feeling the rhythm vibrate through our bones. For as long as our hearts desire, this is our destination. Time is but a memory. Its existence leaves no trace on the path where we tread. There is only you, me, and the intensity of our belonging to each other.
This past Tuesday, my husband and I watched our daughter and fiance exchange personally written vows before saying, “I do.” Their words were eloquent and brought tears to our eyes. The uniqueness of this ceremony was the Zoom factor! They have been together for 9 years and engaged for almost 2. Then came Covid-19 to disrupt everything. Original plans had to be canceled, and they decided to wait for when large gatherings could resume again.
After 3 months and many conversations, they reached the same conclusion: they just wanted to be married. So, pressing pause for months or even another year seemed senseless.
With the blessings of family and friends, they pulled off a Zoom wedding from Tennessee! The ceremony was beautiful and we joined in from California with no technological glitches. We couldn’t be happier. Was it ideal? No, but they are now Mr. & Mrs. and that’s what matters most.
When we get the green light to throw a party, there will be a big reception and replay of their wedding vows. So we can’t wait for that exciting event!
It was refreshing to celebrate such a joyful occasion that gave us reason to “clink our glasses” and something positive to smile about.
Congratulations, Steph and Ryan! We love you!
“To be fully seen by somebody and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
JUST MARRIED! ❤❤❤
Wishing you all something bright and sunshiny to celebrate in these times of uncertainty. ~Lauren 💗💗💗
(Over the years, some things have changed besides us getting older :). God Bless my husband’s mom and both of my parents as they rest in Heaven. And we hope for another 29 years, so we can continue growing old together.) 💕