I bought my first bridal magazine yesterday. I couldn't help myself; I had to editorialize a little. This is how the intro paragraph to my wedding would read:
dazzling white gownlacey vintage short dress, hair and make-up that make her feel every inch a princessan awesome badass woman, from the tip of her tiaracrown of flowers to the toes of her bejeweled slippersred pumps, a fabulous grand ballrooman open night sky, and of course a handsome princeresponsible yet spontaneous dudebro. It's a timeless dream for most women , as it should be.
I've never been one for fairy tales--it seems to me that a wedding is about celebrating the raw humanity that is real life, real love, and real people. That, and sexy dudebros, and an entire happy crew and family and friends, and red pumps.