Vivent les mariés!
I love this photo. A huge congratulations to my uncles-by-marriage, who were “pacsed” 16 years ago (3 weeks after Sébastien and I started dating!) when that was the only legal option in France and whose wedding we celebrated in Champagne earlier this month.
Something to think about there–that Sébastien and I have been married 15 years, less time than they had to wait to be able to get married themselves.
As you know, I am staying offline and, while traveling in Italy, don’t even usually have a phone data connection to upload a photo or two. But yes, I have now heard about Orlando.
I don’t want to bring too much discussion of that into this beautiful wedding. But I will say that very few of us will ever have the opportunity to prevent a hate crime, and fewer still would ever even think about committing one.
But we’ll all have millions of opportunities in our lives to celebrate and honor another’s life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
You’ll probably have dozens today. It may not include confetti cannons or dancing all night or cannonballing into pools at the crack of dawn as a climax to festivities like this wedding weekend did, but there will be plenty of chances.
So we can at least take those opportunities, as much as we can.
We’ve been looking forward to this wedding for years. Hundreds of people came to help celebrate, and I think my feet are *still* sore from dancing until the DJ left at 4:30 a.m.
I *love* this photo and the joy it shows. Vivent les mariés!