Its fitting. Revolutions start small. A voice in the back of your mind, pushing you forward. Big love also starts small. Its the same voice that whispers, yeah, maybe he didn't have something in his eye. He TOTALLY just winked at me!.
You will only do this once. This one day everyone tells you will fly by in the wink of an eye.
You know what you're here for. You know what he's here for. Now who the hell are these other 200 people?
I'm talking to you. Yes YOU! The couples I cant quite organize and quantify. You are made up of the stuff of stars. You are students, artists, businesspeople, teachers, scientists, dreamers, programmers, believers, photographers, parents, designers, farmers of the earth, farmers of the mind, givers and doers. You have the right to have the wedding of YOUR dreams. You could be dreaming of a wedding where your maid of honor is your mother. You cant decide on a color scheme of your wedding, maybe you want a feeling instead. How about the feeling of home, destiny, or family?
So you invite the people closest to you. You delight them with handcrafted touches that reflect small pieces of your love story. These people get you. These people have actually witnessed first-hand, your growing love for each other and will proudly stand with you as you pledge your lives to each other. These are your best friends you had sleepovers with (complete with popcorn and silly games, fake seéances, Light as a Feather/Stiff as a Board), you may have ditched school with them, cried over lost loves, and celebrated firsts with them. They are your parents who held your hands and let you take your first steps, grounded you when you talked back, held you up and pushed you forward when you didn't think you could go. Neighbors that watched over you while you played in the woods in their backyards and invited you in for cookies and milk after school. Special teachers that took an interest in you as a child because they knew you were more than you ever thought you were. These people are the people that shaped you! They deserve a special place in your first day as husband and wife. Because without them, you wouldn't be the person your soon to be betrothed fell in love with.
So these other 150 people on the guest list? Well, you might miss out on a few presents, but I promise, you wont miss them. Because everyone you've ever loved is right there with you.
They all have a front row seat.
They are all there to celebrate with you; whole heartedly, without a doubt.
They aren't there for the open bar you can now afford to treat your guests to.
They aren't there for the cake, made with absolute love and adoration from your Grandma.
They aren't judging the handmade boutonnières, bouquets, and centerpieces because they probably helped you make them in the weekends leading up to your wedding day.
THIS, MY FRIENDS, IS THE REVOLUTION. IT STARTS SMALL. IT STARTS QUIETLY AS ONLY A WHISPER. CREATING THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT SIMPLER.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND YOUR NEW FAMILIES WILL LAST A LIFETIME.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
YOUR LOVE IS THE
THE WEDDING INDUSTRY NEEDS
FOR YOUR SMALL WEDDING