Something was missing: the key to unlocking all of these wedding lies I began to believe as an adult. But it wasn’t until I found myself planning my own wedding with my now-husband that I figured this one little secret out that would change my view of weddings and return to me that joy I had as a little girl – for good.
When it came to wedding traditions, my husband was much more adamant about keeping them than I was (up until I accepted help from my family and friends, I just wanted to forget all the wedding planning stress and just elope!). However, the more I learned the symbolism behind many traditions, I grew to appreciate them . . . Well, the ones that reflected the gospel, anyway.
I had never had so many emotions or felt so much power to crush every lie this culture has ever spoken of love. I felt the presence of my family, both new and old, and our most dear friends. I looked into the face of my groom, who did all he could to hold back the tears that were threatening to wash his face; but he couldn’t stop the love and joy from shining through, brighter than I’d ever seen. I never knew it was possible to tangibly see the love someone has for you in quite the way my Silas showed me.