A Romantic Old Hollywood Wedding
It’s all too easy to be inspired by the glitz and glamour of Old Hollywood. But the gossip magazine scandals and high profile divorce cases make it much harder to find movie star role models for happy marriage – not to mention understated, sincere weddings!
But here’s one beautiful exception. In 1945, Lauren Bacall married Humphrey Bogart in a small, intimate ceremony at a friend’s country home. They remained very much in love until Bogart’s illness and death in 1957.
I have always been incredibly moved by this beautiful quote from Lauren Bacall, describing her wedding day – the perfect inspiration for your own speech, perhaps:
“It was all clear blue sky all the way – as I was sure our life would be. I couldn’t forget Bogie’s tears. Every time I looked at him I welled up. How had I lived before him? I couldn’t remember my life before him – it all ran together, like watercolors. It seemed that everything that had ever happened to me had led to this day with him. I don’t know whether it was his particular personality, his strength and purity of thought, or whether all brides feel that way. Probably a combination. I had no doubt that this happiness would last forever. I could not imagine living a minute without him. From now on I would not have to – we were together now, like the man said, ’till death do you part.’”
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