If You Want To See Real Love, Look At The Groom As The Bride Enters
Part 1 – The Ceremony
Soz guys, I’m turning all soppy bollocks. If you don’t want to read what happens next, leave this blog post and take your cold heart elsewhere. But for the romantics out there, this one’s for you. Honestly, I’m not normally particularly expressive when it comes to love, so brace yourself.
I got married a few days ago. After all the mayhem of the planning, in the end it comes down to one thing, you and your other half. It’s so odd, I thought I’d be terrified of everyone watching me walk down the aisle, but on the day, I literally felt like it was me and him and no one else.
Everyone else in the room at the moment (no offense you lovely folks) were irrelevant. It was as if I was in this bubble, and Will was trapped in it with me too. It was only after we kissed that I started to notice all our nearest and dearest around, witnessing the happiest moment of our lives.
I expected to be bawling my eyes out on the day. I think I’ve cried at every single wedding I’ve been to as soon as I see the bride. Even weddings where I don’t know the couple all that well.
It just really gets me. But, to my surprise, on my own wedding day, I managed to choke back the tears. The emotion was there, I definitely nearly cried a few times, but I pushed it down into my heart so that I could soldier on.
Instead of feeling overly weepy and emotional, I just felt pure joy. Like when you wake up on Christmas morning and open that present you’ve been waiting for all year. I felt an energy coursing through my veins, and it passed onto Will as I held his hands. It was literally electric, and I think everyone else in the room could feel it too.
The registrar said it was the happiest wedding she’s ever been too and even she felt emotional, and she does tons and tons of weddings. Yeah, I know, they probably say that to everyone – but I’m going to choose to believe she was telling the truth. We also had an awesome guy holding our ceremony, he was so cheery and full of life, and I think this contributed to the atmosphere too.
We had two readings, one was a heartfelt speech by my Aunty (my late father’s sister), which perfectly summed up our relationship. The next was a rather entertaining and funny reading by Will’s siblings, which really lightened the mood and made the ceremony super relaxed.
I didn’t see Will crying before the ceremony started, or as the bridesmaids and I walked down the aisle. But thanks to a brilliant friend, I’ve got it on camera. There will be a full wedding video in due course. Though I will always treasure this particular one.
A dear friend (the one who filmed the video) said to me…
They say if you want to see real love, don’t look at the bride during the ceremony – watch the groom’s face.
And boy was she right. Will is such a big, masculine guy. Of course, I know he’s a massive softie at heart, but not everyone else knew, until this moment. Whenever I’m down or we argue, I’m going to watch this video to remind myself how lucky I am to have found someone who loves me so dearly.
That’s really something special and so hard to find. Especially seeing as I’m pretty darn weird, and can be a massive pain in the ass at times. Will loves me despite all my quirks. So yeah, I’m feeling quite lucky right now.
I’ve not had any professional photos back yet – more blog posts to follow. But for now, here’s the video of the groom. Can you spot the exact moment I enter the room???