“What does it mean?” is a continuing series where we ask a blogger how they brought meaning into their wedding. Today we are honored to hear from Victoria Hudgins and her husband, Matt. Victoria is the blogger and editor of A Subtle Revelry, a blog and quarterly online magazine.
How did we bring meaning to our wedding? What a wonderful question to ponder as we approach our 10th wedding anniversary. It makes me laugh to think of what we valued as 22 year-old bright-eyed kids, ready to take the world by the horns. To readers familiar with my blog, it should come as no surprise that we brought meaning to our wedding by celebrating well.
Our reception was held in the Italian/American club in Las Vegas – and yes, the venue did look like an episode of the Sopranos in Las Vegas. The first part of celebrating well is celebrating in your own style. If you are not comfortable with the decor, then you will not celebrate well. If you don’t celebrate well – AT YOUR OWN WEDDING – then no one will. In order to incorporate our own style we used large bunches of peonies around the room, vintage lace tablecloths and made certain there was enough confetti and sparkle to fill the evening.
After making sure the night stayed true to our particular style, the next way we celebrated well was to leave the details to others. For us to be truly present in the moment. I made sure all the details were taken of beforehand, and then trusted all the day-of details to my Maid and Matron of Honor. This enabled Matt and I to dance (a lot!), laugh (a lot!), and enjoy the company of our guests. This also prevented me from freaking out when Matt used his Braveheart-like sword (that I foolishly gave him as a wedding present) to cut the cake. I was having such a good time that I just simply enjoyed the moment.
I will never forget that night, mostly because it was the greatest party I’ve ever been to! We celebrated well – celebration is something that means a lot to us and it’s how we brought meaning to our wedding.
Thank you Victoria and Matt!
by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built