I have changed my perspective about weddings since I have gone through my own. Before getting married, I took for granted the symbols of love, the preparation, the vows and wanted to fastforward straight to the party. Now I get chills each time I watch a bride down the aisle - just knowing the anticipation that led to that moment. I experience the deep love as the minister speaks of what this day is all about. I squeeze my husband's hand a little bit harder at that moment as we reconfirm our own commitment. I know that we're both thinking the same thing.
I love when the couple seals it all with a kiss, but I especially love it when they are introduced for the very first time. I think I can categorize it the same arena of my love for monogrammed things. It pulls it all together. It is their moment of entering into a new identity.
So, my sister is now Kirstan M. Cazzola. I am having a harder time with it than when I changed my own last name.
The following pictures are the top 10 moments leading to the wedding:
10. Awaiting the big trip
9. Bear bummed beach time
8. Pulling it all togther (with a glass of wine)
7. Meeting new family (from Canada none-the-less!)
6. Precious moments with Babci
5. The sheer fact that Julia was willing to cooperate...for the most part.
4 My sister finding great joy in getting a teddy bear from the spa...this is so her!
3 The flower details - beautifully done!