big picture// a wedding at the Merrill Center

I keep thinking about this wedding at The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Merrill Center. About the fact that it was elegant and tasteful and beautiful in every way imaginable, and yet there was something about it that felt so beyond those elements. There was a depth to the whole event that I cannot manage to articulate.

What I know is that every detail was attended to in such a way that you forgot to think about the details. It was all big picture. The marriage superceded the wedding, even while great wines were poured and oysters were shucked. 

Little girls read improvised poems and the dance floor filled up and the bride and groom circulated without being harried. Even as I worked, the ease of evening soaked in. Joyful but languid. An auspicious beginning.