A gathering of ideas, rants, reflections leading up to the big day

Friday, August 8, 2008

Im in love with a blog

Its not really my style to advertise other blogs. We all know my (waning) love for weddingbee (i miss the old school bees) and I have my nice little compact blog roll to the left. But compared to most bridal blogs, my roll is small. As I find new blogs I love, I add them to my roll and I would highly recommend any of those blogs to any new bride. But there is one new-to-me blog that blows me away. So much so, I am posting about it!

Emerson and Michael are having a wedding (same day as me) just because. Their love isn't recognized by our nation, but they are throwing a "kick-ass party" to celebrate. Their post "Why Get Married" should be required reading for every heterosexual couple fighting over colors, guest lists and in-laws. They have reminded me of the importance of this tradition and why after 5 years, it is important for Fi and I to recognize our love and commitment.

I know there will be those of you out there that disagree with Emerson and Michael and their lifestyle. You will disagree with me about loving their blog or accepting their union. I am not asking you for approval or for your dissent. I am just sharing with you a blog that inspires me.

As brides we often look to other blogs for inspiration about escort cards, centerpieces, favors and style. Isn't it time we start looking to each other for inspiration on life and love? I think so. And when I need that inspiration, especially as these next two months fly past me in a blur of activity and tears, I know that I will look to Emerson and Michael and remember why I'm getting married.


Linda said...

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Emerson Beyer said...

I read this out loud to Michael and he was in tears, too! Thank you so much - your words are very sweet. I know we have both been blessed and inspired to find an online community to share our ideas and struggles - and some frivolous things about flowers and stamps, too.

Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

Yes, you're talking important stuff now. I agree, Emerson and Michael are good models in this final stretch. And remember, you only need to look over at D to remember the true reason for all this. Now we're off to San Francisco for a trip down pacific coast highway with my sis.

Anonymous said...

Amen! That was an awesome blog to share and a well written post.

Michael Bruno said...

I was in tears. It's a problem I'm working on. But your post was very sweet. Thank you so much!