I helped to film two weddings this weekend, which got me thinking a little about how I used to view weddings when I first started filming them, compared to now.
Weddings are a celebration of love, I used to think.
What do I think now?
Weddings are a celebration of love…followed by a lifetime of discovering that love is not itself always a celebration. It is patience, it is empathy, it is tolerance, it is sticking around despite the parts that don’t feel like the wedding day anymore.
To the happy couple(s) all ’round.
May you learn to be happy with the fact that it’s not always going to be happy…and May that person by your side make you happy enough to endure the parts that won’t be so happy.