Today I went to a friends’ wedding although it was just any wedding, it started out as an engagement party then it was announced a few hours into the engagement party that they were getting married today in the couple backyard.
I loved it, it was a simple celebration of the essence of why they were there in the first place. In the speech from the bride she said I don’t care who showed up, my friends and family are here and the people that mean the most to me and all that matters is I got to marry the man who is standing right next to me.
It was a beautiful wedding and I was thankful I got the opportunity to go after almost ruling myself out due to the late basketball game I had to coach.
It just reconfirmed the important things of life and while I was there and my phone was turned off for the ceremony it just felt like nothing else mattered. In that moment nothing else did matter and I was just able to enjoy my time there.
It just goes to show you don’t have to spend an obscene amount of money on a wedding to make it a memorable occasion. I have been to a few weddings now and it is the ones where you feel connected to everyone there that makes it enjoyable. The weddings where you just celebrating why you are there in the simplest form.
Sometimes we need to just take some time out, remember what it is important in our own lives and not get caught up in the technology filled world.
The girl whose wedding it was I have only really run into one or twice in the last 5 years but we grew up together as our Mums are best friends.
After speaking to her brother I was reminded of all the things we use to do as kids from holding our breath for as long as we could under water in a swimming pool while swimming laps to being kings of the McDonalds playground more specifically the huge tunnel that we use to just chill in.
Those memories just take you back to simpler times, where life was just laughs and new experiences.
We over complicate way to many aspects of our own lives, learn to appreciate the simple aspects of life.