Mile High Marriage

August 10, 2016

If you’ve ever had the privilege of being present for a surprise engagement it’s truly an experience for all. I always speculate on whether the soon-to-be bride knows it’s coming or not.. I mean you can kind of tell by the reaction. I, for example, knew it was coming… but not then, so my reaction was rather genuine.

Imagine setting out for the vacation of a lifetime with your boyfriend and mid flight, you hear a familiar popular “engagement” song, Marry You by Bruno Mars, so you turn and start looking around to see which lucky couple is about to get engaged… only to realize IT’S YOU?!?! This happened for a woman recently flying to Athens. But, that’s not where the story ends… it’s only just beginning!!

Suddenly she notices other family members begin to pop out around the plane - how did they get on board without her noticing??? Then before she knows it, everyone is IN ON IT. The Dress, the Pastor, the Flowers, a Violinist and the Rings… it’s happening right NOW! The couple said “I Do” 30,000 feet in the air somewhere on the way to Athens.

Ok - so here’s my deal… REALLY? I mean come on? The biggest one up wedding story I’ve ever heard! I hate to smack you with wet towel here, but what’s so wrong with taking marriage seriously and not having it be some insane reality show. I’ve been in this married game for almost 6 years now so I speak from experience… jkjk. I know I have so much to learn!! Anyway, I’m happy for the couple, but losing faith in the level of seriousness that people have when they decide to spend the rest of their lives together...

Clay has the BEST thoughts about the whole situation summed up like this - Consider the fact that this poor girl was trapped inside of a plastic tube with wings in the sky and publicly proposed to… so she says yes. Maybe she was all in, maybe she was thinking she couldn’t let him down in front of all these people. However, when the wedding plan unfolded and it was GO TIME, there was no backing out lol. She was TRAPPED into the marriage immediately. THAT’S how you get a wife! Haha