The flower girl was grumpy.
The ring bearer ran down the aisle with his paci in his mouth.
The temperature was over 90 degrees inside and outside the church.
Music played to the whirring of fans.
Humidity hung her curtains.
But the bride glowed and jewels dripped from her ears, and the sparkle in her eye mirrored the sparkles around her neck and wrist.
It was life packaged in a day, wrapped in joy and tied with tears. Sweet and sorrow meeting in a moment. Smiles and tears linking arms.
And smiles 'round the church at the symbolism from those who have partnered in this marriage dance . . . the stumbles, the forgiveness, the mistakes, the corrections.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
a day to remember