I feel in today's world it's so easy to get caught up in all the little details that come with wedding planning. Making sure everything is perfect... The dresses, the flowers, the cake, the decorations... Of course there's no denying it's important.. It is one of biggest days in your life and since it only happens once you want it to be beautiful! But I feel like many people forget.. your wedding is only one day, and Sacrament of marriage is for a lifetime. In the midst of crazy wedding prep I always tried to remember one thing... I want my marriage to be more beautiful then my wedding. :)
Here are some quotes from Pope Francis about the meaning of marriage. :)
"Those who celebrate the sacrament say, “I promise to be true to you, in joy and in sadness, in sickness and in health; I will love you and honour you all the days of my life”. At that moment, the couple does not know what will happen, nor what joys and pains await them. They are setting out, like Abraham, on a journey together. And that is what marriage is! Setting out and walking together, hand in hand, putting yourselves in the Lord’s powerful hands. Hand in hand, always and for the rest of your lives. "
"Of course it is difficult! That is why we need the grace, the grace that comes from the sacrament! The sacraments are not decorations in life – what a beautiful marriage, what a beautiful ceremony, what a beautiful banquet…But that is not the sacrament of marriage. That is a decoration! Grace is not given to decorate life but rather to make us strong in life, giving us courage to go forwards! And without isolating oneself but always staying together. Christians celebrate the sacrament of marriage because they know they need it! They need it to stay together and to carry out their mission as parents. “In joy and in sadness, in sickness and in health”. This is what the spouses say to one another during the celebration of the sacrament and in their marriage they pray with one another and with the community. Why? Because it is helpful to do so? No! They do so because they need to, for the long journey they are making together: it is a long journey, not for a brief spell but for an entire life!"
Happy monday!!! :)
Photos were taken by the talented Allen Pop Photography, and edited by the beautiful Lidya Denisa.
My dream dress was created by the mega talented Polina Ivanova.
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