Today my beautiful friend got married. I cannot express how honoured I was to stand beside her as her bridesmaid. There is no greater privilege than to be chosen to be there for someone on the biggest day of their life. I am so proud of everything that she has achieved and I cannot wait to be there to support her for the rest of her life.
The wedding was filled with such an abundance of joy, community and love. So much love. Their love was infectious. Everything felt and looked so right. The vows were so incredibly honest and full of promise. They chose to love each other through the good and the bad. To love the beautiful and the ugly. To work on their love and grow together. Until the last few days, I had spent hardly any time with the groom at all. It is a strange feeling not knowing the person your friend is going to marry. But I have come to learn very quickly what an amazing, caring person he is and how much he loves my wonderful friend. I have no doubt in my mind now that they are an incredible match and will work together to grow and to build a beautiful life that touches all of those around them.
There was such a community effort for the wedding. The bride’s family catered, our school friend made the cake and another one helped decorate, my sister’s best friend did the makeup… and so many others contributed to the set up and pack up. Everyone was involved.
Everything looked incredible, however apart from the beautiful bride, it was the flowers truly shone. Arranged by the talented Anna Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org), the flowers gave such vibrancy to the wedding and reception. The whole day flew. I didn’t even notice I had been wearing my ridiculously high shoes for 10 hours until I got home and took them off (I should probably wear flat shoes tomorrow).
What an incredibly scary thought.