What the wedding is really about

12 Apr

Last night I was looking through some pictures of wedding bands for David, decorations for the reception, and as I looked at a picture of a couple holding hands I remembered something David told me not long ago: “Baby, this is our day and as long as we’re married at the end of the day that is all that matters.” And that is the truth, plain and simple. 

I’ve been stressing myself out trying to figure out what will work, what won’t work, what will look best, what is the least expensive, what will be the prettiest,  how to create decorations and invitations, and whether or not to worry about chairs and tables and alcohol for the reception. Plus lots more. 

On our first date David got a flat tire and we had to walk from the beginning of his parents neighborhood to their house so he could get his truck (we were David’s dad’s truck). It was a mile walk. But was we walked David reached for my hand and we held hands while we walked–that mile did not feel like a mile at all. We talked and walked, while holding hands, and the time passed by fast. From that moment, the moment he reached for my hand I began to fall for him. Little by little.  

Last night he reached for my hand while we were sitting on the couch, a simple gesture he does all the time, and I got butterflies in my stomach again, just like I do every time he reaches for my hand, or kisses my forehead or touches the small of my back…It’s the simple gestures of love that mean so much, that we often take for granted. My point is:

Our wedding is a celebration of our love, and we want to share our wedding day with our family and close friends, but what matters the most is that at the end of the day we are married. If it rains on our outdoor wedding, if the decorations aren’t finished or even if we don’t have very many, if only half of the guests show up, if anything or everything goes wrong then it will be okay…We’re getting married. 


5 responses to “What the wedding is really about

  1. Kristi

    June 6, 2012 at 2:34 am

    I’d first like to say, Congratulations on your wedding! I hope it was (or will be) the most special day of your life! I’m writing to you because I had used google images to search for a picture of holding hands and came across the picture you use here. I was wondering if it was your picture, or if you got it from somewhere else. I recently finished a novel and have been looking for appropriate art work for the cover. I’d like something similar to this picture, and wanted to pursue the photographer or company that owns the picture to see if they’d allow me to use it. Please, help? 🙂 Thanks so much!

    • Lissa

      June 6, 2012 at 3:15 am

      Thanks. I found it when googling, I think it came up when I googled holding hands in the box thing for Word Press but I’m not sure. Hope that helps. If not I can try to find the site. Just let me know.

  2. Phil Renke

    January 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    This picture is a picture of my brother and his wife’s hand. If you’re still curious.

    • Brook Dahle

      March 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Phil Renke, I would like to use your photo of your brother and his wife for a project, and I am wondering if I can have your permission to do so. Please contact me at with your response as soon as possible. I would greatly appreciate it.


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