I am always a bit concerned when girls tell me that their wedding day will be the happiest day of their lives...Happy yes - how could I argue with that? But the happiest? Does that mean it will be downhill after that?
Even when I am not looking, my subconscious finds things about marriage and love for me - so it was when I came across these words in a book belonging to an old Irish aunt - it was on a scrap of paper tucked into a book of poetry...
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
I like the idea that The Day, whilst hugely important, is just a beginning - that it's the beginning of a couple making something strong from 'hundreds of tiny threads.'
The other thing which caught my eye was the work of a photographer - I particularly love the work of Janis Ratnieks, who captures the drama of a relationship, but this one seems to capture little unexpected moments beautifully... these are by Tom Ravenshear.
And a final random find:
Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.
So, how to have a happy marriage? The Day is just a beginning...let the celebration continue!