Unless you've been living under a rock for the past two days, chances are you've seen the video I'm linking to today. If you haven't seen it, I sure hope you take the time to watch it now. It just might be the most moving five minutes of your day.
I love weddings. And this video reinforces the reason why I do. I've cried at every wedding I've ever attended, and I'll be honest, I cried at this video too.
Because to me, this isn't just an entertaining walk down the aisle. I see a happy bride and groom who love each other and are willing to go against tradition and do what they want to do. I don't see an overflowing church filled with ridiculously expensive flowers. I see a church filled with loving, supportive family and friends truly glad to be there (look closely at the front right pew, I think even Grandma is clapping away). The bride and groom managed to find a handful of friends willing to wear sunglasses and strut down the aisle to a choreographed dance. Supportive friends like that aren't easy to find, and if you happen to have one or two, I sure hope you appreciate them. This video shows me two people starting their lives together smiling, dancing and happy to be together. That goes a long way in building a successful marriage.
So I wish the couple well. And I thank them for sharing these few minutes of their lives with us. I hope if you haven't taken the time to watch the clip, you will now. I know I'm off to see it again (and download that song while I'm there, can't seem to get it out of my head).
You'll notice I posted the link directly to Jill and Kevin's video on You Tube. Please leave the newlyweds some well wishes while you're there. I know I did.
(Click the photo to see the video)