In the beginning of August, Matt and I got married in the North Georgia Mountains. It was a beautiful and spiritual ceremony with a small amount of our closest family and friends.
We designed the ceremony ourselves and thoroughly planned the entire day. It was an amazing and rewarding experience. We knew from the very beginning that we wanted out wedding to be a reflection of us and our relationship. We both believe our lives should be a unique individual reflection of who we are so why would our wedding be any different.
We also knew this was more of a celebration for our families than for us. We made our life long commitment long ago and a piece of paper and public ceremony was not the foundation of this commitment. It’s just one part of a connection that is already whole.
We did things our way. We exchanged flowers instead of rings. We carried candles instead of flowers. Our wedding party wore white instead of just the bride. We made our own decisions So we didn’t stress ourselves out or go broke trying to impress people.
While most brides probably are more interested in their guests being impressed with the linen, wedding cake, and dresses, my guests said things like “This is the most spiritual event I’ve ever attended,” and “This ceremony changed the way I see my life and the world.” This is exactly what we were hoping for when we asked our guess to journey into the North Georgia Mountains (a 2 – 12 hour trip for our family & friends) and share in this sacred event with us.
We wanted people to do more than witness our ceremony. We wanted them to be active participants in manifesting love within ourselves and with the people in our lives. Love is more of a verb than a noun. It’s not something you acquire. Love is something you do, say, and be. Love must be practiced and activated within us before it can show up in our lives.
Matthew and I kept our ceremony and reception pretty simple, but we hope that it helped our guests (and will help you too) touch deeper places of love within you.
August Wedding Video