Why I wish I knew more about moments....
6 YEARS, 4 MONTHS AND 10 DAYS AGO, I WAS SO FREAKING EXCITED I COULDN’T CONTAIN MYSELF!
I still remember hearing my best friend laughing and shouting at me - ‘hey! i was supposed to help you out of the car!!!
I had somehow managed to get myself (and the 100000 layers of lace and silk) out of my aunt’s car and i was ready to run down the aisle!!!
the excitement was real!!! I WAS ABOUT TO GET MARRIED!!
A few months later - after inhaling the last of the wedding cake (the ‘old fashioned’ fruitcake wedding cake stuff- meant to last till your 1st anniversary) we went to collect the only part of my wedding meant to last longer than a day…
WITH EAGER EXPECTATION I OPENED THE FOLDER LABELED - ‘VIEW ME’…
(snob alert right?!) but for real- i couldn’t call them ugly, they were well-composed and pretty… …but they lacked something.
some of the best moments of my day just aren't there -
my best friend praying for me before we left the house
my curler-wearing mom (this from a lady who doesn’t wear a stitch of makeup) stalking me with her camera…
And I was sooo annoyed by the:
“let’s pretend” to put your make-up on photo (like i hadn’t just sat in a chair for 2 hours actually putting on makeup?!)
so, yeah- had i only know- the perfectly posed photo’s aren’t all that. NOW i know- 6 years, 4 months and 10 days later- i know what matters -
your MOMENTS MATTER!!
FLIP THEY MATTER!!
(DID I SAY MATTER ENOUGH?!)
Take Maryna up here- that was her face when she heard the bagpipes start to play at her wedding- ACTUAL BAG PIPES!!
Look at michael - when he saw Maryna walk down the aisle!!
Or his mom’s reaction (looking at him!)
And then there is maryna’s dad nervously sitting and waiting before he comes to fetch her, to walk her down the aisle…
all those tiny imperfect, UNPOSED, REAL MOMENTS are what will last…
What will make your day last forever? the details, the vibe, the messes, the moments. 20 years from now, when you’re rock your grand-babies on your arthritic knee- these moments and memories will be worth more than gold! this is the most important part of your wedding day!
I TOTALLY GET THAT!!!!!