Brisk winds wishhh through the trees outside my window, causing the lighter boughs to dance and lifting loose leaves high into the moving air. As I open my door and step into the rustling sound and cool feel of it in my flannel nightgown, it occurs to me that autumn is all about the deep call to change and that’s why I love it so much. The call to be our wildest, most authentic and most beautiful selves. To be the people we were always meant to be. To be the people we already are deep inside.
I love all weddings, from classic and formal to rustic and casual and everything in between. And I’m always adding to my “costume chest” for theme weddings. In addition to my classic attire, I’ve been collecting (and creating) design elements and vestments inspired by Celtic, Indian, African, Hawaiian traditions, Hippie, Boho, Steampunk, and Gypsy themes. And of course, I love heart motifs. The newest addition to the costume collection: Allegria Pop Heart Maryjanes. If you have an idea for a theme wedding, I’ll be delighted to talk with you about creating your ceremony exactly as you envision it!
Do you have your heart set on a Celtic-themed wedding? I’m (half Pennsylvania Dutch and the other half) Welsh and Scotch/Irish, so I’m all about it! We can incorporate a Celtic hand-wrap and blessing into the ceremony. I can wear my usual black and white ministerial vestments. Or, if you want everyone in plaid, I’m good to go! Call me and let’s get started planning the ceremony of your dreams.
So, I’m trying something on and I overhear this young woman in the next dressing room. She’s saying to an older lady, “I love the dress, but I don’t know if my husband will let me wear it.” *Let* her?!? And I’m thinking, “Honey, get the dress and get rid of the husband.”
When I write wedding scripts, I customize them to whatever the couple wants. But I tell them from the get-go, there’s one word I won’t put into a script, and that’s the word, “obey.”
When I went to make my purchase, the saleslady was weirded out too. She told me it was a pretty dress and not overly sexy or cheap-looking. “It’s supposed to be a partnership,” she said. “You come back soon, OK?” We smiled at one another, both feeling better. And I walked out into the breezy summer night with my treasures.