Inspired by ‘Letters to Juliet’

Letters to Juliet postWhile I was watching Letters to Juliet the other night (I swear it was for the scenery and not the chick-flickiness of it!), I was enjoying a little alone and escape time while my boys were sleeping.  Wrapped up in the movie, I started smiling- to myself- to the TV- whatever- smiling while no one was around, and realized what a sap I really am.

A photographer recently exclaimed to me, “you’re one of those planners who cries at every wedding, aren’t you?”

I smiled through my happy tears and said, “Yes, I guess I am.”

“Even after so many?”

I don’t think I answered him then, but I then thought, “of course I do!”

I believe that weddings bring out the best of what there is in life.  It is a moment in time that is just perfect.  You’re surrounded by the most important people in your life, the people you love and who love you the most, and everyone is there to share and to celebrate all that is magical in this term we call “love”.  Even more so, they are there to witness the spoken commitment that two people courageously make to one another.

And I have the honor of taking the journey with the couple in their planning of this occasion?  Yes, please.  What can get better than that?  Ultimately, it is why I do what I do and why I created the company I did.

During the ‘wedding season’ it is easy for us coordinators to get lost in the details, we forget the reason we are writing all of these emails and making all of these calls in the first place.  And then I have the opportunity to experience the weddings I have-the most authentic, sweet, and passion filled weddings days- and it is like a slap in the face- these are the days where I remember what a gift life is and what is most important.

Thank you to all my couples who share their day with me.  I am ever grateful.

Letters to Juliet
And since I am on this Juliet kick- here is a little quote from the movie for all my fellow ‘saps’ ;):

 

‘What’ and ‘if’- two words as nonthreatening as words come. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: ‘What if?’I don’t know how your story ended, but I know that if what you felt then was love – true love – then it’s never too late. If it was true then it why wouldn’t it be true now? You need only the courage to follow your heart.

 

I don’t know what a love like that feels like… a love to leave loved ones for… a love to cross oceans for… but I’d like to believe if I ever felt it, I’d have the courage to seize it. I hope you had the courage to seize it, Claire. And if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will.