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{cypress and oak}: Wedding Words Of Wisdom


Tomorrow I’m thrilled to get to share Jules’ wedding, the blogger behind {cypress and oak}. But before I do, I wanted to share some of her words on the marriage ceremony, which moved me to almost-tears-at-my-desk pre-wedding:

You know how people say that the wedding is supposed to be the best day of your life? And how I thought that was soooo stupid, because it’s just a big party with a poofy dress and a tall cake? Well, I didn’t take into account two major things. First, and most importantly, the magnitude and meaning of the ritual of marriage was breathtakingly beautiful. The love we felt for each other filled up the church and spilled right out into the street. I’ve been high on it for an entire month. I didn’t know I could love my Mister any more than I already did. But the words we spoke to each other, the way we saw each other, and the very air around us that day multiplied my love exponentially. I. Was. Gobsmacked. And second, the guests at the big party with a poofy dress and a tall cake? Our closest, most beloved friends and family. Feeling the warmth of their love all at once was like the first time I broke through the clouds in an airplane. Transformational. Awe-inspiring. Humbling. Glorious. So the wedding may not turn out to be the very best day of my life. But you can bet it was the best day of my life so far. That’s why I have an open-mouthed-laugh-from-the-sheer-joy-of-it-all face. In nearly every single picture.
{cypress and oak}: Wedding Words Of Wisdom | A Practical WeddingFor more on Jules wedding, check out her real wedding post.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09983423504224711285 Ms Bear Cub

    wow, I love this girl, and I've never met her! People like her are among my favorite :)

  • http://onelittledove.wordpress.com melanie

    "So the wedding may not turn out to be the very best day of my life. But you can bet it was the best day of my life so far. That’s why I have an open-mouthed-laugh-from-the-sheer-joy-of-it-all face. In nearly every single picture."

    yes, yes, yes! for me, THAT is the fairytale.

  • http://www.thesaricladbride.com The Sari-Clad Bride

    What a fairytale ending :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11502258378291293510 Kathleen

    i want that. what she's having. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12997875522614810785 Mouse

    Ah. Sweetness.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06780343131997969967 h for hellebores

    Such lovely words. They sum up how I felt about my wedding day too. I also had a big daft grin on my face in all of our wedding photographs.

    Congratulations to Jules and her Mister.

  • http://homegrownwedding.com Gigi

    I felt the same way. Before and after. There was no way that this could be the best day of my life, but during the entire weekend I just kept thinking – ALL THIS LOVE IS FOR US! All these people are here for US!

  • Anonymous

    Lucky us! My husband and I were there to witness this day of pure joy.
    They are a divine couple who filled a VERY large space with total giggles and love.
    We love them totally.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03380946915192765928 Mary Tanner

    Yay! Yay! That's so true!!! And it matches my sentiments exactly. Our wedding was August 1st and we are still on our honeymoon and loving every minute of it.

    I didn't expect it to be the most perfect day of my life and funny enough, it was :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00296286661854197887 Fatale Femme

    Aw. I've read this before, and reading it again still made me a bit weepy, from lovliness.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02567097973987043341 Lauren

    I just got married on Sunday, and I walked myself down the aisle. I expected to cry the whole day, but when the doors opened, I felt a rush of love and joy as palpable as a breeze on my face. I laughed the whole way down the aisle- there was no other way to express all that love. Amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09082307620967164684 Mollie D

    I will be set for life if my day is half as happy as that- that's awesome

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06206689296805893265 east side bride

    Thank you. All this, "I hope it's not the best day of my life" stuff is bullsh*t. It was my best day so far. By far.

    So there.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14579802231407217126 kari and matthew

    Does anyone know where Jules got her dress? I have read her blog (it's really great, you should check it out) and she talks about finding the dress but not where. I think that something like that would be perfect for me, and it is hard to find dresses with some sort of sleeve. Anyone know what dress it is?

  • http://www.weddingjewelrygifts.com/ bridal girl

    Great pictures and bride as well… Congratulations to the couple!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00811942860512021126 kahlia

    aw.
    (That's all I have to say, just a noise that means "Oh, how wonderful!".)
    <3