Now the word wedding seems to mean complicated and expensive. Why? What happened?
Human beings have a natural tendency to emulate those they see as stronger and/or more successful, so when the upper classes of society do something the lower classes try to follow suit. When the Queen of England decided to wear an elaborate white gown for her wedding in 1840, white wedding gowns started to fly off the shelves. As television coverage of weddings, both real and imaginary, shares the images of bigger, louder, flashier weddings in our minds we gravitate towards replicating them.
What if we just slow down, wake up and get back to what’s really important – two people, in love.
What if, instead of looking for the “Wow factor”, we looked for the heart of the celebration?
What if weddings weren’t stressful and expensive affairs? What if they were simple and fun and intimate again?