It’s always interesting to contemplate what makes a beautiful wedding, and, of course, that’s different in the the eye of each beholder.
I just attended one of the most beautiful weddings ever, in my mind. It wasn’t an expensive wedding. It took place by a fountain in a public park, and the reception was just across the way in a hall/bar in Lafayette, Louisiana.
It was very casual; jeans were acceptable–indeed, they were worn by
Friends and Stacey’s folks provided the food. Her new mother-in-law baked the most amazing Hungry, Hungry Hippo cake.
What made it so incredible was the thought and love that went into it all. The officiate wrote a service that talked about love and commitment to one another, to their family, their friends, and their community.
In the end, he didn’t just pronounce Kevin and Stacey man and wife. He included Stacey’s daughter, Kaylyn, and he pronounced the three of them a family.
Back inside the hall where the food was delicious, music played, the cake was cut, folks danced and had a great time.
Then, just to top off a great day, the dog parade passed by. The wedding was not just on Valentine’s day–it occurred when Mardi
Gras was gearing up! Le Parade des Chiens
The king and queen were beautiful rescue dogs. Some of the court happened to be purebreds,
but no matter what you happen to be–black, white, brown, spotted, sandy, or a total mix–you can aspire to be king and queen.
The bar’s courtyard was a great place to see the dogs go by–some losing their colorful costumes, some wearing them proudly. Great Danes and mini poos, one after another. I had just watched the Westminster show.
This was better.
Screams, whooping, hollering, beads.
Super life to the newlyweds, health, happiness, and all the love in the