Friday, June 10, 2011

A Longing for Romance

There is a longing for romance that is implanted in the DNA of the female of the human species.

This longing is activated very early in our lives. Our favourite fairy tales are Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast where the common factor is the prince who falls in love with the heroine and transforms her life.

From the first time we set eyes on a bride we dream of our own wedding day. The person waiting for us at the altar may be nebulous but we have a crystal clear picture of our wedding gown and what the place should look like.

Of course this picture changes every time we dream which is why choosing the gown, the decor, the cake and setting the right mood for our own real wedding becomes such a monumental exercise in decision-making. With so many lovely scenarios to choose from, it is hard to decide on one.

When her prince comes into her life, all a woman desires is for her dream to come true.

Ideally it all begins with a spectacular proposal...

...that leads to a perfect wedding day...

...that culminates in a long and loving, faithful and fruitful marriage.

The effort for a sensational proposal naturally comes from the guy but most of the effort into making the wedding day perfect falls on the bride. Everything should be the way she wants it to be, or almost the way she wants it to be, and if things turn out as planned then all is well and good.

But the greatest joy for the bride comes when the groom plans a pleasant surprise for her on the wedding day. The surprise is the icing on the cake. For example, my nephew disappeared during his wedding dinner. The next thing we knew the band was playing and he appeared with a bouquet of flowers singing his love for his bride.

Beyond a myriad things that adds up to a perfect wedding the one thing that will surely captivate the heart of the bride is the something special the groom does for her on her wedding day that makes her the envy of all the women in the room.

Something that makes her dream of romance come true.
Something that tells her she is the most loved woman in the room.
Something that tells her her man would willingly climb
the highest mountain, and swim across
a shark-infested ocean for her.

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