In This Issue: April, 2019
Apr 01, 2019 08:30AM
● By Jason Huddle
It’s been a long time since my wedding day – 23 years next month to be exact! A lot has changed since that small wedding ceremony in Wilmington, NC. The fanciest part of our reception (if you want to call it that), other than the cake, was the hand-carved watermelon with a variety of fruit inside. There was no live band, or DJ (receptions were usually relatively small in the south then). There was no grand buffet with exquisitely plated food and the wedding pictures look very similar to ever other wedding album of the time. Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved that day! Along with the birth of my children, it ranks as the best day of my life and there is absolutely nothing I would want to change about it.
But one thing has changed…the times. Weddings aren’t what they used to be. They’re no longer days steeped in tradition, pomp and circumstance. It is a day to live in the moment and shape it to your personality and reflect who you are as a bride, groom or couple.
Granted, the elegance of the day still remains in most cases, but not so much as to overshadow the couple or be contrary to who they are. That is where Cabarrus Magazine comes in. Every couple of years, we like to take a look at the wedding scene to see what is new and trending when it comes to couples planning their nuptials. And what about the honeymoon? We’ve got something for you there too!
Come along on a tour of sheer decadence, as we show you a local ice sculpture and how he takes a block of frozen water and makes it a piece of art to behold. Food is always a major consideration, so we tease your taste buds as well. We’ve got some, not-so-ordinary honeymoon or romantic getaway suggestions for you and, finally, some hilarious wedding pictures, taken by our own Michael Anderson, to make you giggle.
One thing we’ve learned through this issue. Weddings don’t have to be stuffy and boring. The name of the game now is “fun”!
P.S. If you haven’t had a chance to check out our new weekly podcast, “Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine”, yet, what are you waiting for? You can get it for free at Cabarrusmagazine.com or subscribe on iTunes!
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