I love a good wedding.
I love a wedding where the couple is madly in love, where they are embarking on a new adventure together and they want the world to join in their celebrations.
I attended the wedding of one of my dearest friends last weekend. We were college roommates and shared the same passion for people, media, missions and travel.
After college, I got married and started my dream job. (and had babies)
She worked in MN for a bit and than was able to move to Madrid, Spain to work with International Media Missions. She lived and worked there for 2 plus years. Before she left, I told her that she was going to go off to Spain and come back with a husband. She laughed, told me that she was there to work, not to date.
She did work. But she also dated. A Romanian living in Spain.
Marin was her first real boyfriend, her first kiss. Though they remained "friends" for the first year or so, I knew what was going on. Her letters and phone calls were filled with mentions of this guy, and than those mentions turned into questions of greater value.
And than there was that phone call. THE phone call. She was engaged! Her parents were visiting in Spain and Marin asked her father for her hand. When he asked Crystal, she said yes!
Visas and paperwork were filed and the waiting commenced. Crystal came back to the U.S, Marin remained in Spain. And we waited. And waited.
Till around 3 weeks or so ago. Marin arrived, first time on U.S soil, his new home. It was time for a wedding!
And a mighty great wedding they had! Filled with lots of laughter, joy and love. Marin did so great, with a new home, a new family and friends and all in his THIRD language. I was very impressed. I could not have picked a more perfect man for my dear friend.
We laughed, we cried, everything a good wedding can be.
I am very thankful that I got to be a part of their special day. When their kids are older, I will get to be their other auntie, like Crystal is to my kids. I will get to tell those kids about their parent's wedding day. I will get to tell them about their momma's booty shaking before their daddy turned around to see her in her wedding dress.
Yep. I sure do love a good wedding.
Definitely a favorite.