Money Cannot Buy Priceless MomentsMay 2, 2006 Write an essay on this topic.
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There they stood, hand in hand as the sun set over the river and the wind blew through the trees. Seagulls shrieked and the sounds of the nearby sea could be heard in the silence and pure, simple beauty of the moment. Their marriage vows were spoken with feeling so sincere that there was not a dry eye there...
The gorgeous and tough tomboy of a girl I knew was now crying tears of joy...shaking. I had not seen her cry since I was eleven. Her handsome groom looked up to the heavens as he blinked back his tears. The raw emotion of the moment was so powerful it was breathtaking. Coupled with the amazing surroundings of coastal North Carolina in all its stunning natural beauty, this scene was certainly one to behold.
After the ceremony, guests dined on rare (ha!) delicacies such as fried chicken, roast beef, hush puppies, green beans, and mashed potatoes. It was indeed one of the finest wedding dinners I have ever had...comfort food. There was no fancy cake...but instead one made of cupcakes. Selected with the tastes of the guests in mind. There was no pretentiousness here.
A fantastic bluegrass band played harmonies from the Carolina hills as the bride danced joyfully in her bare feet out on the lawn. Her groom, a rocker boy, sang a truly heartfelt song to her. There were rappers, jazz musicians, and musicians of all sorts. The bride did a keg stand on stage...really!
This was one of the most memorable wedding experiences I have ever witnessed...and I will remember for a long time to come. It was not elaborate or fancy...but the most priceless moments carry no price tag.
No fancy wedding could have had this effect...no way.
This past Saturday I had an epiphany of sorts. I learned that no matter how much one spends on their wedding, it is not about the party...it is about the marriage. My fiance has been telling me that all along...he is so right.
I have scoured the Tidewater area for the perfect reception place, dress, cake, and more. Bought the "perfect" gifts for my attendants. We will have stringed musicians, Waterford toasting flutes, and beautiful jewelry...all fine material items. I still do not feel fulfilled. An ice sculture does not a lasting marriage make. I am so wishing we had just gone simple. Less is indeed more.
As my day approaches (and the hefty pricetag rises...) I can only hope that our day will be half as sweet as the one we shared with our dear friends this weekend. I love my fiance with all my heart, and I can only hope that all the formality does not tarnish our moment.
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