Well, I got myself to the church on time. Barely—of course, traffic was a nightmare. And it actually wasn’t at a church, it was at a beautiful Four Seasons Hotel. And if you read my previous post, I’ll have you know that the steak was cooked perfectly and I didn’t hear a single chorus of “Play that Funky Music, White Boy.” Better yet, they didn’t even dare play “Brick House.” Needless to say, it was a perfect wedding. Absolutely perfect.
But I’m continuing my wedding writing because there is one thing I gathered from the event more than anything else. I love the hour devours (no pigs in blankets at this joint), I loved the bride’s dress, and the venue was absolutely fantastic. But more than this, I loved seeing people gather together to celebrate and support two people in love.
Weddings, if you’re open to it, are the perfect opportunity to meet and connect with people. I got to sit next to the pastor (and uncle of the bride) and it was so interesting to hear what he had to say. He was inspirational. And just across at the next table, the mother of the bride’s husband just got back from climbing Mount Everest two weeks ago! I love hearing the stories that people share. Weddings make you sit down and talk. Yea, you can choose to awkwardly small talk it out, but why? Why not make the most of that time and really get to know someone—at least in the time you have?
I encourage you to really talk to people. And more than that, to really listen.
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook