Is The Bride a Wedding Stalker?
I fear I’ve become a wedding stalker.
Yesterday James called me at two in the afternoon to tell me that he had just driven past the park where we are getting married, and that there was a ceremony currently in progress. I had to refrain from putting down my work and running to sneak a peek, such was my excitement. Luckily, I do understand that ACTUALLY stalking weddings in real life would not be good behaviour. My stalking is more limited to the ‘published’ world. I’m yet to cross that invisible line from honing in on wedding pictures in newspapers and magazines to standing behind a hedge with a pair of binoculars.
I do, however, believe that my fixation on weddings is perhaps a little bit over-the-top. If I’m standing in a newsagency debating which magazine to buy, a front cover snap of a wedding dress will draw me in every time. Yet as soon as I buy the wedding magazine in question, I quickly flip to the section that features ‘real-life wedding stories’. Also whenever I visit The Knot website, the first article I will read will be about the latest featured real wedding. My appetite for wedding stories is insatiable.
I think the reason why I love these stories so dearly is because they detail the true beauty of the wedding experience. It’s more than just a dress, a suit, two rings, some vows and some food. It’s getting a glimpse of people’s special day, and hearing them share their wedding stories. It puts all the elements of wedding planning together and lets you imagine what your wedding day will be like, what stories you will be able to tell.
So never fear, dear reader. You won’t catch me hiding behind a tree at your wedding. But if your story gets published somewhere, you might, just might, catch me reading it and dreaming about the day I marry James.
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