This past weekend Gen and I took a road trip down to L.A. to see one of her co-workers get married. (Vote no on Prop-8 BTW). This was the first wedding we've attended since getting engaged, and that has changed how I see the wedding.
Now, in addition to noticing how beautiful the brides are and how gorgeous the sunset on the beach is, I'm noticing how the planning pieces. How did they get to the ceremony? How is everyone getting to the reception? What are the contingency plans for rain?
And on the other side of the coin, I'm definitely getting a more emotional punch from the ceremony as well. Seeing how much they love each other, and how happy they are promising in front of friends and family to love each other forever, reminds me why I want to get married. Why I want to stand up and shout from the rafters "I love this woman!" loud enough for the world to hear.
So we left L.A. with some fresh ideas and some new found wisdom. And some time spent with Gen's mom, which is always fun. Now back to the planning.