Here Comes the Bride

Just returned from a friend’s beautiful wedding.

In my lifetime, I have attended or participated in numerous weddings.  In every single wedding there is always one moment I look forward to…the moment the doors open and the bride begins her walk down the aisle.  There is something special about everyone seeing her for the first time.  The ooh’s and aaah’s, the tears, the look of love on the faces, and the look from the groom as he seems to fall in love on a deeper level, as he sees his soon-to-be wife.

Over time I will forget (and in some cases, have forgotten) the receptions, music, guests, and souvenirs, but I always remember the first look, the one that announces the beginning of a new chapter in a life.