A prince and his princess. What could be more romantic than that?
The thousands of people who lined the streets, trying to catch a glimpse of the prince and princess, and the millions who watched on television joined in celebrating their wedding. Mesmerized, I was glued to the television. And it didn’t matter that I witnessed Prince William’s wedding or Princess Diana’s wedding. This wedding was special.
Most likely I will not witness another royal wedding in my lifetime. Regardless, it was especially dear to me because my husband and I also married on this day seventeen years ago.
The bride’s simple and elegant dress, her gorgeous lacy veil and the astounding royal tiara adorned her beautifully. The groom, decked out in his royal military uniform, was more than enough to make any woman swoon. Both were simply breathtaking. The pomp and circumstance added to the enchantment and fairytale mystique.
The American preacher spoke a fiery message during the ceremony. He intoned “God is love”. I couldn’t help but think, God is also about romance! I remembered Song of Solomon and how beautiful the words were where she confesses her love:
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant;
your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.
Draw me after you; let us run.
The king has brought me into his chambers
Song of Solomon 1:1-4 (ESV)
And he confesses his:
I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.
Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.
Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves.
Song of Solomon 1:9-10,15 (ESV)
I pray Prince Harry and Princess Meghan have a lifetime of love and romance, happiness and joy.
God bless you both.