An amazing afternoon
While I don’t have pictures to show you about our afternoon, I wanted to write down some amazing moments from our wedding planning that went on today that I don’t want to forget.
I met Dan at the jeweler to choose/create our rings. We started with Dan’s ring. Marchi our jeweler brought out rings for Dan to try. It really was a special moment when he put a ring on for the first time to see how it felt and looked. After all, I have been wearing an engagement ring since the end of January. I guess this is how Dan felt when he saw me wear his ring for the first time. It’s so exciting to see Dan wear the symbol of being married and I’m so excited he’s mine and I’m his!!!!! I have to admit I got a little choked up to see him try on a wedding band and to know that in a few short months we will officially be husband and wife!
Dan chose a combination of two rings that will be created for our wedding. Marchi was right our target with our taste.
Next, it was my turn. What I really wanted was a plain band that has some diamonds at the top; however, I thought I would have to go with just a plain band because according to Jewish tradition, you can’t have any holes drilled into your ring. This is a symbol of the wholeness of our union. It’s supposed to be a complete circle with no breaks.
To my delight, Marchi showed me the perfect ring! A complete circle of a ring with prongs at the top to hold diamonds, however there are no holes drilled through the band. I asked him to shape the ring to match my engagement ring and said that would be no problem. So exciting!
We went right from the jeweler to the rabbi. I asked him about the ring to make sure it was appropriate, and he said yes.
We discussed a lot at this second meeting with him. I’m really enjoying the time we’re spending with Rabbi Winokur discussing our wedding, Jewish traditions and our marriage.
At one point during the meeting we discussed the processional. The rabbi said, “Follow me.” He could have described what he was about to show us, but instead he took us into the sanctuary to show us how he thought Dan and I should walk. He said this is a really special moment in the wedding, and he wanted to show it to us. Dan was at the front of the sanctuary where the Chuppah would be. The rabbi walked with me as my parents will walk me down the aisle. Then, he explained my parents leave me halfway through. As soon as they have reached the end and Dan has a clear view of me, Dan walks to me and gets me and we walk to the Chuppah together. This was a really big moment for me, even though it was only a demonstration! I got teary eyed just thinking about how amazing this time with Dan is and how lucky we are to have met each other, and how excited I am to be marrying him. This is so big, what we’re doing. It’s so wonderful, and I am absolutely sure it’s the right move at the right time with the right person.
It really was a wonderful day and I can’t wait to discover the adventures that we will come across together in life!
Today really was special and it certainly brought us closer together. In fact, this whole wedding planning process, while stressful at times, has really brought our relationship to a new level. It was just a great day!