Happy 8th Anniversary!
by Cindi Sutter, Founder of The Spirited Table®
If real bliss exist at a wedding, it is usually provided by a calm bride. Eight years ago today, I had the great privilege of creating the floral designs for a truly blissful bride and therefore wedding.
Hassle free never happens, but joy that begins early in the day and extends itself until the last spellbinding photo is taken, the rings are placed on nervous fingers, the kids strolling down the aisle have garnered a few laughs and all the floral containers are in their proper reception spot, was not happenstance on August 26, 2004 for Andrea and Haynes. I watched the bride not only steal the show, but snatch some hearts as well.
The miracle of marriage doesn’t only reside in our most precious moments. Imagine the power that could be infused into every one of our marriages, if that visibly transforming passion could be put in an envelope and opened in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 45, 60 years. Passion for love and for generosity of spirit.
So what are the details and restoration pieces that define a good marriage? Kindness in communication? Unconditional forgiveness? How about a spiritual compass that centers us and is sometimes provided by a powerful smack down that reveals the oh so obvious fact, NONE OF US ARE PERFECT!
So open your wedding album or watch your video. Tell your mind and your spouse it’s ___yrs ago, and I still love you. One day after day at a time, this ritual might just transform your heart, your soul and your marital bliss.
What’s the worst that could happen? You might find the perennial elixir that ignites a lifetime guaranteed to make your spouse smile. What’s the detail behind that spark? You’ll know, after all you’re simply brilliant when it comes to making your spouse happy, remember!
On this particular day, I think there are no more words necessary to describe any of the images, just enjoy.