Two of my friends eloped this past weekend. Just a few hours back from their trip, they asked me to come over to share the good news. The bride gave me her bouquet. I thought it was a joke. Don’t brides hang their bouquets upside-down preserving their color and bloom as a lifetime keepsake? I couldn’t believe she gave it to me. Most bouquets that are thrown at weddings are a secondary bouquet now-a-days. The bride usually keeps her own. But the one they gave me was the actual bouquet. I was honored. Apparently, I have good luck now! Here is the email I sent them tonight.
paul and nancy, i’m so happy for your union.
paul, i’ve known you since b-school when we spent all our nights drinking and dancing until dawn. i was thrilled to have you join me here in san francisco.
nancy, i get teary-eyed when i think of you coming into paul’s life. i’ve never known him to be so happy and content. you are such a wonderful person. i’m glad to call you my friend.
i see the two of you together and have the utmost faith that true love and soul mates exist in the world. thank you for allowing me to share in your happiness.
thank you so much for the beautiful marriage bouquet. i’m touched and again, very happy for your marriage.