Friday, May 15, 2009

here comes the bride...

something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...

seems to be my mantra the last few weeks. people all around me tyin' the knot...wearin' white...bein' all kissy kissy and happily ever after.

it started with receiving like a dozen wedding announcements in the mail. whoa. i thought everyone i knew was married. apparently..not? it's been fun to see all the classy, unique styles of today's hip & chic brides.

wedding fever continued with watching Bride Wars. have you seen it? i'm not gonna lie...i LOVED it! there were so many parts that i laughed. out loud. not many movies can make me do that. i loved the part where Kate Hudson's hair gets turned blue. classic. maybe it was the mood i was in? don't know. but if you're in need of a giggle or two...rent it, watch it, love it.

then i had the awesome opportunity of attending the wedding of my sweet friend, Meredith. we've known each other since we were all pimply faced...and we cheered for rival junior highs. really. (do rival junior highs exist? apparently they do. this was big stuff back in '99). then we met and realized that we spoke each other's silly language...and well, it's history from there.


oh man though, can i just say, they were SO in love! so GLOWING. see:


congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wright. you two are lovely.

and can i just say, what a special thing a temple sealing is! made me want to be a better wife. helped me re-realize how special marriage really is. made me grateful for my sweet groom who chose me almost four years ago.


that night there was a killer party...all carnival themed (with a surprise guest hoola hoop circus lady...very crazy). we danced. we laughed. we caught up with old friends. we photographed.


even E got in on the fun. her idea of fun was more like eating everyone's dropped scraps...and crawling all over the yucky floor. babies can be gross, huh?


finally, i got to teach the YW lesson on covenants and ordinances this past Sunday. once again, i was reminded how sweet it is to have temples on this earth...so that our families can really be together forever. i pulled out my old wedding DVD just for kicks...to watch M & me walking out of the temple, freshly sealed...newlyweds...a new little family unit. and it really takes my breath away to see how glowing we were. i couldn't stop dancing, for heaven sakes! Of course, E wanted to watch too....man, she LOVED watching mama and dada...and at that moment, i just had this overwhelming feeling inside of me....on that day, not so long ago, our little family was born. and even though the hectic day can be filled with newness, oldness, blueness and borrowedness....our wedding days are so special because of that....a new little family is born.

how romantic.

so, if i'm being honest...all this weddingness has made me want to get married all over again. such a special day to remember for the rest of your life, huh?

10 comments:

Torrie and the girls said...

Marci, you're adorable! I read every post and i need to make more comments so that you know how much your posts are enjoyed. I haven't seen "Bride Wars", but I want to, thanks for the extra nudge. I remember rival Junior highs, a neighbor and I went to separate schools and we WEREN'T friendly on the volleyball court... things can get ugly! I too am very grateful for temples on the earth. and with each ceremony I attend I choose to marry my sweet hubby over and over again. Great post and pics Marci, thanks so much for sharing!

Amy said...

Such sweet pictures and emotions. I love being reminded of the temple covenants of marriage and feeling that sweet "new life" all over.... I finally got around to ordering our wedding album, my mom brought it out with her this past week- I love it! I'm going to surprise Jeff with it next month on our anniversary. Such a special day to remember!

And yes- I saw Bride Wars, I LOVED it too! Makes me want to go rent it and watch it today!

Lea Tame said...

Weddings are blissful! I am dying to have another one!

Megs said...

Marci, I will be honest... This post made me tear up. It really is wonderful to remember our wedding days! My sister-in-law is a new photographer and she is building a wedding album for us for really cheap - as a "demo", which is great because we never had one done. I was too lazy. Anyways, it was so great to look through all our pictures that I hadn't seen in over a year. What a great day. Temples are a huge blessing and what a great little reminder today! Thank you!

Kandyce said...

I remember Meredith! How exciting for her! She looks sooo happy!

Ashley and Aaron said...

I LOVE going to temple sealings. It is so good to be reminded of everything that is so romantic/special/sacred about eternal marriage. See you tomorrow sista.

Linda said...

I am so happy for Meredith!
I am glad that you had a good time with your old friend. It seems like yesterday she was all dressed up like a fairy... was Jon an elf? or Peter Pan? Can't remember that? Were you the 40s girl for that dance? You wore that dress that Grandma made you? Hey... do you still wear that dress? Oh! Marci... such good times.... and the present is just as wonderful... and the future will be the best! See you maƱana. I have to go to So. Jordan to pick up MIMI's Grad. pictures from Brooke's. Too little time!!!!
Love you!
MOM

C and MC said...

I love the pics you got that day, my camera freaked out half way through the night and I lost my pics of the day. It was so fun to see you and yes, the sealing was inspirational. May we never forget the hula hoop dancer.

Mike said...

I want to get married again so we can get a whole new batch of presents.

Roo said...

marci my sweet friend...
i have to admit....taylor really does look like he's glowing in that one picture like literally. you made me tear up and laugh and i love you and your thoughts. sometimes i think that our thoughts are sisters and that they miss eachother. tay and i just started a blog....um, doesn't have anything except our names on it so far but i'll let you know when it's up and running. call me sweetness....my little thought sister....xoxoxo mere