Last weekend my family traveled a 13 hour drive for a wedding in Wisconsin. It was my nephew’s wedding. My nephew and his wife planned the wedding with some long distance advice from my sister. My nephew is very easygoing, definitely not a type A person. Details are not his strength. There were many situations that came up during the wedding, including a 45 minute delay due to extraneous circumstances. My sister looked stunning and handled each circumstance like a pro along with my nephew and his bride.
Family members around me could not avoid talking about every issue that came up. I ignored them. I will remember their wedding for a long time to come. Not because of the issues, but because it was a beautiful ceremony. The groom and the bride were relaxed and they joked about their lateness, They showed so much love towards each other and to those that were gathered. I have been to a few lavish weddings where the bride and groom had spared no expense, yet their union did not last. I feel very deeply that my nephew and his bride have a strong relationship that will stand the test of time.