journal, on marriage

As a wedding planner, I am surrounded by the excitement, enchantment, and pure joy (sometimes stress), of couples planning the best day of their lives. May I say, the day really is that. It is warm, and filled with bundles of love. It is an expression of a promise of forever, a will to try to be the very best person you can be...not only for you, but for your partner. 

Amidst the colour palettes and seating charts, the guest list and floral design...there dwells something much larger. Something so big, no one can prepare you for when it hits. Something so emotionally and physically beautiful and overwhelming, that there will be days you can't describe it. It's the part of you that becomes intertwined in someone else's dreams. It's the promise to work harder than you ever have before, to nurture your love, and make personal sacrifices to better your marriage. It's learning, and growing, and pushing through the sometimes struggle. It's finding light in compromise, and hope in morning cuddles. Marriage itself, is the commitment to try. 

In a job, position, and title where I have the responsibility and opportunity to create lasting memories and continued love stories...I think it's also important to recognize the duality of marriage. The part of love that isn't pink and rosy, but more deeply rooted in the dark soils and rustic roots of our inner beings. 

I think Pablo Neruda said it best in this little love note,

 “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”

Love is a beautiful and powerful being, and I'm so grateful to be inspired and surrounded by it's greatness everyday. People always say my job must be so cool, and I can't help but respond with a full heart and big smile...because I think it's the coolest. 

- Robyn x