A metaphor in the making. An outdoor ceremony. Dark clouds roll in, threatening to upset the hours of work that have occurred all morning long. The clouds give way to sunshine..beautiful sunshine. Paper streamers and paper airplanes float in the air. Vows and kisses, hugs and smiles, dinner and toasts. With only minutes of warning , the wind picks up, the clouds blow in and the heavens open. Guest huddle beneath the tent or the park shelter, at times bravely running from one area to another. Some have umbrellas. Some simply dance in the rain.
The DJ pumps the music, and with laughter the feet begin to move. The rain is forgotten. The couple's first dance. And then the rainbow. A bright shining double rainbow.
Everything about the day--a capsule of life. Plans so carefully made. For a moment life is calm. Clouds in our circumstances come and go, little problems working themselves out. Sometimes without warning, life turns into a storm, swirling around. We turn to each other or to our faith and find shelter and courage. We emerge from the storm stronger than we were, and we see some good that came from them, sometimes doubly blessed.
Alison and Josh's wedding was more than a metaphor. It was downright fun. It was a wonderful time of families joining together, a celebration full of love and smiles and hugs, and people who really loved rock and roll.
Alison and Josh, your love has what it takes. You have a beautiful family, and I love that you got to stand beneath the rainbows.