So much can be said for beautiful weddings and their decorations. But all I really need to say is how wonderful it is when all the visuals come together to compliment a wonderful occassion.
The Day after is always so full of stories and memories.
There is beauty in the reminiscing over the sentimental and amazing wedding of your child. The most vivid is of course the visual memories right after the event. To talk about them soon after the event with others will help them be retained longer in our minds. The rainbow in the sky during rehearsal. The handsome groom and his sophisticated and charming groomsmen. The stunning maids of honor. The wonderful little flower girl haphazardly throwing the little green flower petals along the walkway. The little boy, looking like a little man walking along with pillow in hand. The utterly amazing bride coming down the aisle in her glittering white dress, bedecked with pearls around her neck, with her handsome and proud father alongside. All the guests in their finery.
The beautiful and most elegant cake which in it's simplicity had it's pattern repeated in the flower girl's dress. The green satin and white sheer draperies blowing in the wind. The green and white round lanterns hanging from the ceiling in the reception room. The amazing flowers hanging from shepherds hooks, towering over the tables on tops of high pearlescent vases, sparkling in the bridal bouquets and on the lower table centerpeices. The moving, gyrating and colorful dancing crowd. The deep reds and light yellows of the wines in their sparkling glasses. The darkness of the night arriving softly. The refreshing rain which fell just as the incredible band finished playing their last set. The night ending with the largest display of sparklers ever seen. Sparklers that were held by the guests forming an arch of twinkling starry light for the newlyweds to walk/run through to get to their shuttle taking them to the hotel.
The Day after is filled with these thoughts as sharp and clear memories. Written on paper...written on memory.