We are All a Little Weird

 

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird

and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours,

we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

— Dr. Seuss

This was the perfect opening for a warmhearted, spiritual woman who can be both timid and talkative, and a skull-loving, car racing man who stands by his love and his loyalties no matter what.

I had so much fun collaborating with Meghan and Max on their wedding ceremony. They are utterly unique (as all couples are) and it was a true delight to create a ceremony that shone a light on this.

They first met when they were just 11-years old at a school dance. But it wasn’t until many years later that they connected in a different way. Meghan and Max became roommates who were dating other people. And then one day, Max came home and said, “Why don’t we date?” Having had a bit of crush on him since high school, Meghan inwardly went, “YAY!!!”

It’s been a whirlwind for them ever since. A crash course (pardon the pun, given he’s a racer.) They’ve built something special together that became even more so after the wedding when they birthed their sweet little boy.

I’ve seen my fair share of couples wed, and have come to see that it’s not big splashy things that build the foundation of an enduring and loving marriage. Rather, the bond of intimacy is found in simple moments and daily routines.

And so it is for Meghan and Max. Waking up early for breakfast and a long walk with their dogs…reading books to each other…watching Game of Thrones… going for family dim sum or brunches… even doing dishes or laundry together makes them feel connected. The tenderness that bonds them is heightened in the mountains and near the ocean, away from all distractions where they feel close to their creator.

It’s also found on their bathroom mirror, where they have such a sweet ritual of leaving post-it notes for each other. It’s such a simple yet powerful way to nurture their relationship thoughtfully each and every day. We would all do well, I think, to leave some felt pens and sticky notes in our own bathrooms!

When it came to the expression of intent prior to them making their vows, I played on their love of the Game of Thrones.

According to Dothraki legend, the moon is a goddess, the wife of the sun.

And so I asked Max: Do you wish to make your pledge to be a husband to Meghan, seeing her as the moon of your life, always holding her above all others.

He said I do!

And Meghan, do you wish to make your pledge to be a wife to Max, seeing him as your sun and your stars, always holding him above all others?

She said I do!

Yes, we’re all a little weird and that’s awesome!!!

 By Wedding Celebrant Michele Davidson

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