Have you ever been walking around, doing nothing remotely related to your wedding, when all of a sudden you see something and your brain goes into hyperactive crazy bride mode thinking about all of the ways this thing would make your wedding beautiful? Well, this happens to me all the time. It is an illness that not only afflicts me, but I think afflicts a lot of those planning their wedding (or dreaming of planning their wedding).
I call it Bridal Brain. Take, for example, an innocent trip to The Christmas Tree Shop. I was roaming around, minding my own business when all of a sudden I saw the most amazing lanterns, and immediately I was transported to the most beautiful wedding with lanterns glowing with candlelight. Sigh, I wish there were a big beautiful tree at my venue! In my head, I had already purchased 10 of them, despite the fact that I in fact have no place for them at my wedding.
Anyway, this disease has progressed. Instead of simply trying to incorporate objects into my wedding, I have now started to plan entirely new weddings when I come across a remotely pretty location! For example, every day I walk to school and pass through the courtyard of the Everson Museum of Art. Designed by the famous architect I. M. Pei, this place would make an amazing setting for a modern wedding. Imagine your ceremony with this as your aisle:
And how about cocktail hour in the lobby with this gorgeous spiral staircase?:
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And who wouldn’t like a tented reception out in the courtyard?
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Now I know logically that this place is nothing like what I actually want for my wedding. It is modern while my wedding will be a little bit rustic with a lot of romance. It is cold and my venue is warm and homey. It is, in fact, nothing that I would ever want! And yet, every time I walk down that aisle of trees on my way to school I can’t help but be transported to an amazing affair! Damn the Bridal Brain!
Do you have Bridal Brain? Please tell me I am not the only one suffering with this illness! Has yours progressed as far as mine has?