Still Feeling Valentinish

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I hope that you all had a nice Valentine's Day. I know that a few days have passed since then but I'm still in a bit of a Valentine's Day mood.

While sometimes many of us guys have looked at the day as a created only to sell flowers, candy, and cards, it is nice to have a "reason" to let your loved one know them and what they mean to you. If we're honest, we shouldn't need a reason to do this and we could extend decide to personally extend the holiday if we wished.

I have to confess that I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic. I enjoy hearing an interesting story about how couples met and interesting weddings. Some people can be very creative in the way that they got engaged. I've written about how my wife and I met and our wedding in the past, if you'd like to read about them. Do any of you have an interesting stories to tell about how you met your loved one, how you became engaged, and your wedding day?

Weddings vary from location to location with different laws and customs involved. While many people are familiar with the "church" wedding, in Germany this is not the legal wedding, there is a desperate "civil" wedding that is the legal one, and in fact, about half of the couples getting married only have the "civil" wedding. I've sometimes wondered how many people have been married by an Elvis impersonator or how many people will admit to getting married in Las Vegas? Do you know anyone that has had a wedding in a special church? Do you know anyone that has had their wedding in a special location? I'd love to hear your stories, maybe we can extend the spirit of Valentine's Day (at least a few days this year).

Photo credit: Walking on the beach courtesy of Protect.