Chantilly Mansion bride in contemplatation wedding dress

So Many Emotions…

II stare at my reflection in a dress of satin white,
One last deep breath…then I exhale and my childhood dreams take flight.
As I walk down the aisle towards womanhood, I’ll leave daddy’s little girl behind,
and take my place beside the man I always dreamed I’d find…
Now the tears flow oh so softly…in a happy sort of way,
For so many emotions fill my heart, on this my wedding day.

Ah weddings….they evoke a flood of unexpected, unpredictable, and seemingly uncontrollable emotions. It can be overwhelming to say the least. With so many opinions and so many decisions it’s no wonder brides, grooms, mothers, fathers, maids of honor, etc…can become frazzled and literally come apart at the seams. This is a good time to step back and remind yourself that these are the people you love and they love you.

Your daddy is about to watch his little girl who learned to waltz by standing on top of his shoes, switch dance partners…forever. Your mom has her own ideas of what your perfect wedding looks like and it likely doesn’t look at all like the one you’ve been imagining. Your maid of honor….your very best friend, who always totally agreed with you that boys have cooties…is about to be upstaged….and by a boy no less!

And you…you are about to walk down the aisle and leave your childhood behind….
This is an epic moment…perhaps that is why the wedding march is so deliberately slow…enjoy the journey…there is so much that awaits you.