If the famous poet Gertrude Stein were here, would she say the same for a wedding? It’s amazing to me, with as many miles that divide us from one country to the next, just how similar we all are and how our traditions can hop-scotch from here to there. The white dress, the bouquets, the matching bridesmaids, the mini-me flower girls. I could keep going.
But even with all the similar customs that often encompass a wedding day in America or Canada, Ireland or Australia your wedding day can never be duplicated. Because no other wedding will ever have the two of you. You are the reason it is special. You are the reason guests travel from faraway places, to share in this extraordinary day. You are the reason love songs are sung and wedding blogs are written. So no, Ms. Stein – I respectfully, disagree.
And I’m sure the talented photography phenom, Dobra Crowley based in North Yorkshire England would agree with me. Helena + Barry’s wedding, held in the charming town of Killarney, Co. Kerry in Southern Ireland, stood out. Perhaps because of the couple’s unique story, of long distance love from Ireland to Wales. Or perhaps it was the groomsmen’s speeches, providing the couple with honeymoon essential “artefacts” that made this one so unique. I think it all played a part actually. The beautiful setting. The support of family and friends. The sparkle in Helena’s eyes and the twinkle in Barry’s smile.
A rose is not just a rose. For like a marriage, it blooms and evolves and shares its beauty with he who holds it dearest.