Thursday, June 13, 2013

A reflection after almost 6 years

On August 18th, I married my best friend.  The day was beautiful, the groom so very handsome in his tux (in my opinion) and I felt like a princess.  That's what everyone wants to hear.  In reality, P and I weren't sure if we were going to be able to have our wedding outside as we planned, that my dress would be at the shop for me to pick up after a few last minute alterations, that the food at the reception would be edible, and that our friend who volunteered to both do the videopraphy for our wedding and DJ the reception would be able to make everything work out.

We did get to have our outdoor wedding and it was beautiful.  the day was gorgeous, few decorations were needed, and he did look handsome to me.  My dress was finished on time, but barely.  I picked it up the day that we left to head to the wedding.  P tech directed our wedding and set up all of the sound equipment both at the ceremony site and at the reception hall.  The food was fabulous and even now we still get complements on it.  The cake was beautiful and tasty.  The video still hasn't arrived and never will because the footage was horrible.  The same thing with the DJing at the reception.  If I had that to do over again, I'd micro manage and set out a play list for him to play.

However, the end result was that we got married and have been happily married for almost 6 years.  Despite the things that I can look back on and cringe over and the things I look back on and celebrate, I wouldn't have wanted the day to go too much differently.  It was one of the best days of my life.

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My wedding

With the Measure of Love contest, I wanted to show a picture of the day P and I got married.  This is actually from our entrance to the reception.  It will be 6 years this summer since we said "I do".

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Measure of Love discussion

In Melissa Ford's newest book, Measure of Love, we revisit with Rachael Goldman and see where her life has taken her since Life From Scratch.

Rachael is living with her ex husband Adam and becomes engaged during the course of the book.  However, she is too scared to grab onto her happiness and finds herself meddling in the relationships of her friends and family, often to disastrous results.  She does this with Lizbet and Emily's wedding plans and causes major problems between herself and her ex / future sister in law and herself.  While she is well meaning with it, is it right?  Does she make it right in your eyes when she asks Lizbet and Adam's mother to go and help Lizbet with her wedding planning since the dream wedding envisioned by Lizbet is what her mother wanted for Rachel?

Do you feel Rachel could have handled this in a different way?

After you answer my question, please click over to read the rest of the book club questions for Measure of Love.  You can get your own copy of Measure of Love by Melissa Ford at bookstores including Amazon.