I love this quote from this amazing conceptual invite suite for a in-home wedding featured by Oh So Beautiful Paper:
“The wedding was very much like other weddings, where the parties have no taste for finery or parade, and Mrs. Elton, from the particulars detailed by her husband thought it all extremely shabby, and very inferior to her own. “Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business.” But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the predictions, the confidences of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union.” – Jane Austen, from Emma
Sigh. It makes me want to have a small wedding at home.
Now, I know Oscar Wilde* must have written something almost as eloquent and twice as clever about weddings, if I can just lay my hands on it….
**Update! This is the invitation for Emma in the previous post. I had no idea! How cool!**
You must go see the invite suite, found via the excellent Cevd at Pretty Pretty Paper
* Because if you think about it, I’m sure it’s obvious that I love Oscar Wilde’s writing. I’ve even lipstick-kissed his grave in Paris.