A passion for weddings
From the time I was a little girl, I have LOVED weddings! I cherish fond memories of my twin brother and younger sisters (also twins!) playing “”wedding.” One sister would be the bridesmaid while the other sister was the flower girl. Of course, I was the bride! Wearing my mom’s nylon night gown, I created the perfect veil by bobby pinning a lace tablecloth to my head. With a large bouquet of artificial flowers clutched in my hands, I made my grand entrance out of the kitchen. As we all hummed the famous “Here Comes The Bride” music, I slowly walked down the shag carpet aisle toward my invisible awaiting groom. My brother, “the preacher,” was then cued by me to say his rehearsed lines starting the marriage ceremony. As he looked at my invisible soon-to-be husband, he would say, “I know you do not want to get married today” and chuckle, knowing I would be mad because he was “not doing it right.” In frustration, I would announce, “We’re starting over!” as I pointed back down the aisle. I took playing “wedding” very seriously.
“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” - E.M. Forster