Clara's Big Day {wedding week}

Hi I'm Clara and you can find me over at Walking in the Light.
Thanks to sweet Rebecca for letting me come talk today about my wedding day.

At the age of 8, like most other little girls I knew, I played dress up in my Mom's clothes, imagining myself as a bride in a gorgeous white gown, holding a bouquet of roses as people cheered me on down the aisle to my groom. I got married almost a year ago now in a stunning white gown with my bouquet of roses except no one cheered as I walked down the aisle to my groom - that would have been a little strange. But, in all that daydreaming as a kid, I could always imagine the flowers, the taste of the cake, the music being played by string musicians - all the little details.

One great piece of advise my Mom gave me was take time to walk around the church and reception hall and soak it all in. If I didn't, I wouldn't remember most of it. I know plenty of girls who didn't have the chance to observe their cake, flowers, and special touches beforehand, and they only knew it was there because of their pictures. I wanted to remember first hand all those special details I wanted to be present on that day.

The morning of my wedding day, my Mom and I went together to see the church I had grown up in decorated for the ceremony. I smelled and touched the flowers. I sat in the pew where my parents would sit when I became a wife and they inherited a new son.

I got the chance to see our country clubs' reception hall be turned into a work of art. I watched as the florist assembled the flowers in the chandelier above my cake table, I saw my cake come to life layer by layer while the baker pieced it together. I seriously stared at it for a solid 2 minutes. (We took pictures with the cake, cut it and ate it, and I truly didn't get a good look at it during the reception!)

When your special day comes, I pray you take a couple of minutes to admire all those months of planning that day and enjoy it with your groom. Those memories will stay with you for a lifetime. :)

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