In Ronnie and Hazel's wedding, we were reminded of a couple of things:
Our idea of marriage, and how we give and receive love are greatly influenced and shaped by our parents. As a child, our parents set the bar on what we look for in a spouse. There's this unspoken (and huge!) responsibility for parents to lead by good example.
Pets are family. We wanted to take more family photos with Hazel's parents, but they needed to go ahead after the reception because no one will look after their more than 10 pets at home.
What's essential in celebrating a union is the presence of family and friends experiencing your life-changing moments together.