Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Wednesday Wedding-ish

Happy Wednesday! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend filled with all the usual suspects - good eats, great company, some time to rest and some time to play!

So...... Do you remember in 'Sex and the City,' when Carrie's Manolo's were stolen from a baby shower? Quick recap: in the episode 'A Woman's Right to Shoes,' Carrie and Stanford go to their friend Kyra's baby shower, where all guests must take off their shoes and leave them at the door.

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At the end of the night, Carrie's beautiful new silver shoes, above, are gone. After trying to track them down with no luck, Kyra offers to pay for the shoes but then balks at the price ($485) and offers to cut a cheque for $200, explaining that she shouldn't have to pay for Carrie's expensive shoe choice. Carrie is chastened at the shoe-shaming but reminds Kyra that it wasn't her choice to take off her shoes. The episode itself focused on the deeper theme of women's choices if they don't go down the married-kids-'happily-ever-after' road and remain single.  After doing a tally of how many times she had celebrated Kyra's choices monetarily, she ended up sending her a wedding announcement, saying that Carrie was getting married to herself and she was registered at Manolo Blahnik. Kyra gets the hint, and gets the shoes in Carrie's registry (the only item on the registry, her stolen shoes) and asserts her right to shoes.

Carrie's wedding to herself was cheeky and got the job done... And the deeper message of celebrating our life choices, no matter what, is as relevant today as it was twelve years ago.  Last week, I saw a post about an Argentinian company,  Falsa Boda, who throw fake weddings for people to get the opportunity to attend a wedding and party, reception-style. The company came to life when a group of friends realized that their larger circle of friends just aren't getting married so a lot of people hadn't been to weddings, and started throwing these faux-wedding receptions instead.  So, presented without judgement, and a raising of the glass, this is what a faux wedding looks like!

*~The wedding is fake... but the party is REAL!~*

Wishing you a day as limitless as you are~
Lisa and April

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