A wise teacher wrote: “Our lives become beautiful not because they are perfect. Our lives become beautiful because we put our heart into what we’re doing.” Planning your wedding is the same. The look of your wedding, its design and decoration, the music choices, the decisions about your gown and what the bridal party will wear—all the trappings of the wedding—are enhanced by and become truly beautiful when your heart is open and generous, and you make choices from that heart-full place!
Let go of “perfection.” Let go of burdensome expectations set up by outside influences: wedding industry hype (your wedding is not the most important day of your life, it’s the beginning of a bold adventure); let go of what you think your family or friends want of you (underneath it all, what they really want is for you to be happy); let go of whatever you made up about “perfection” (either there is no such thing, or everything is perfect—you choose!)
Look inside, open your heart, feel the love you’re finding there ... and fill your wedding with the love you discover and it will be the most beautiful imagined. This is the perfect gift to yourself … and to all those you hold dear.
Love. Listen. Let go.
....with love from Cornelia
[Photograph: David Willems]