As I stood on the boardwalk waiting for the limo to arrive with both brides it occurred to me that the most extraordinary part of life is that no matter how difficult things can be there are those moments so filled with love, and joy you can actually feel the long forgotten feeling of pure happiness. Life is beautiful in this way.
After 8 years of being together our cousin, and her partner decided that it was time to get engaged. Just one short year ago this was not something legally permitted in the state where we live. I take great issue with the idea that this basic human right is even an issue. It’s my personal belief that if two consenting adults decide they would like to be married that is their right. I will never be able to follow the thought process that we are all entitled to basic human rights, with the exception of some human beings.(I will save that rant for another day.) Today’s post is about life’s more beautiful moments.
Our cousin’s engagement was announced a few days ago, and after thinking things over they decided that they had waited long enough. They decided to tell a few family members, and close friends they would be having a small ceremony on the beach. No elaborate planning, stress, or extravagances just a genuine celebration of love with the support of those who would be attending.
Imagine the sun setting, soft white sand, the gorgeous gulf water gently coming back and forth on the shore. There were four simple Tiki torches lit, and a small table with champagne glasses for the wedding toast. Rose pedals were gently scattered on the board walk leading out to the beach where they would say the vows they had written for themselves. Jimmy Buffet’s music softly playing in the background. The guests were in casual beach attire, and both brides wore matching outfits.
As I stood on the beach I was overcome with emotion. In two short days a wedding had been put together. There could be no match for the beauty of nature’s decorations. There could be no equal for the love of those who surrounded the happy couple. It was love in it’s most beautiful expression. Some loves have no equal. 😉