Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vegas Wedding

Weddings truly do come in all forms.  I'm still grinning from ear to ear right now after my dear friends' elopement to Vegas yesterday.  J and I were lucky enough to be their witnesses for an event that was perfectly them.  We sat by the pool in the morning, gawked at live flamingos, went to the chapel where Britney Spears eloped (since they were doing Vegas, they wanted the full, cheesy Vegas experience) and then celebrated for the rest of the afternoon and evening with drinks and general Vegas insanity. 

From Esty shop What Happens in Vegas

Regardless of the seeming irreverence of a Vegas elopement, I've known these friends for six years now and know the depth of their love.  To them, a wedding is simply a formality and their commitment was clear from the moment they bought a flat together, so they really couldn't be bothered with a year's worth of wedding party fuss.  It works for them.  And so, as they embark together into married life, I offer them the following reading, from one of my favorite novels, as you look towards the everyday joys of marriage and a shared life.

“This was the world in which she grew and he aged. They made for themselves a sanctuary from Trachimbrod, a habitat completely unlike the rest of the world. No hateful words were ever spoken, and no hands raised. More than that, no angry words were ever spoken, and nothing was denied. But more than that, no unloving words were ever spoken, and everything was held up as another small piece of proof that it can be this way, it doesn't have to be that way; if there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it heavy walls, and we will furnish it with soft red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweler's felt so that we should never hear it."

From Everything Is Illuminated
by Jonathan Safran Foer
Found via Veiled Vows

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