Tag Archives: wedding

Two to Tango

22 Aug

OurWeddingWe had one date in college, and it was a disaster. That was 17 years ago.

After college, Chicago kept putting us in each other’s paths. Eventually, mutual friends had a party, and I decided to give him another chance. Plus, he said he was up for trying tango lessons with me—and he actually followed through on it. Continue reading

Helicopter S.O.S.

5 Aug

FlowerGirlFrolicI sat poised on the edge of my chair, a whispered plea in my throat.

The bridal party stretched before me, picture-perfect, words of promise and endearment mingling with the buzz of bumblebees courting lavender.

Meanwhile, two pint-size pink puffs frolicked stage right, giggling with the effort to leap and pluck leaves from a silently weeping willow. One of those puffs was mine.

The audience politely ignored their merriment, though in my mind, Continue reading

Wedding Readings

25 Jul

MarriageIn honor of my dear friends, Chris and Cara, who are getting married this weekend, I want to share two exemplary literary excerpts on the topic of marriage.

Although I’m partial to these wedding readings because they were a part of my ceremony nearly ten years ago, I particularly like them because they offer a unique take on lifelong love and partnership. Even now, nearly ten years into my own marriage, I continue to revisit these words and find new truths in them. Continue reading