Happy couple sharing cake on their wedding day

My Wedding Infatuation

I’ve always been a fan of weddings. It’s probably because I’m a romantic at heart. In fact, I’ve always seen it as sacred—the union of two souls, the starting of a new life together, and many other beginnings. It is beautiful, isn’t it?

Well, today I realized that marriage is all that and more. Marriage is symbolic. It isn’t just about a man and a woman at the end of the aisle; you look through your camera lens and take a step back, and there you see the cross.

The picture of Christ as the groom and the Church as the bride is really a beautiful picture of what love really is, and a vision of what marriage should be. When the veil is lifted, it shows rebirth, new beginnings, and a display of love—of a sacrificial love.

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.” —Ephesians 5:25-30 (ESV)

So, what do you see when you find yourself at a wedding?

Photo credit: Avangard Photography / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Written By Samantha Png for YMI

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