July 23, 2004

Lost in the Details

The other night L and I were sitting around going over some general plans and talking about what still needs to be done. In the past, some of these discussions were fraught with tension, as we tiptoed around the other person's strong opinions and found the areas for compromoise. Our discussion the other night, however, was not so specific and centered more on the things L was looking forward to.

"You know what the thing is that I'm most excited for at the wedding," she said. "The gazpacho in the peppers." As an appetizer, our caterer is preparing a delicious gazpacho in hollowed out peppers.

L continued, "You know what else I'm excited about? All the candy." L has always had a big sweet tooth for candy in just about every form and ordered large quantities of it this week for the wedding.

I considered L's responses.

"You know what you should be most excited about," I asked L.


"Marrying me!"

We both had an incredible laugh as L realized how ridiculous and un-L-like she had sounded. I know I've given her a tough time this week, but I'm lucky to be going through this process with a woman who is the farthest thing from a Bridezilla a guy could ask for.

Posted by The Groom at July 23, 2004 11:04 AM

Upon reading this, it struck me just how much I love reading your blog. It is so refreshing to hear from a groom who is able to just step back from the craziness of the wedding industry and focus on why all this planning is happening in the first place - finding someone you love.

Thanks for sharing everything!

Posted by: Laura at July 26, 2004 02:30 PM

Well that made me cry! I love you both.

Posted by: MOB at July 26, 2004 11:46 PM