Proposals, Weddings and Fairy Tales

Posted by Karen Degen on 10th November 2014

Tags: fairy tale, marriage, romantic proposal, wedding

I was watching a video clip the other day of someone’s super romantic marriage proposal.  The man had hired a flash mob and the reaction of the woman being proposed to was lovely to watch.  She was obviously swept off her feet.  It got me thinking about how much importance some women put on the proposal and how much importance they put on the wedding. For some, the wedding seems to be more significant than the marriage. I’m not saying that is wrong, just that the emphasis needs to be on the marriage itself.  I think my feelings on this are best summed up in this little quote I found by Jeff Brown.

“It’s not about giving up on the fairy tale relationship. It’s about landing it in reality.  It’s about giving the fairy feet.  It’s about peeling away the prince’s armour and loving the human down below.  It’s about wiping off the princess’ make-up and loving her diving humanness.  It’s about finding romance in the naked fires of daily life. When our masks and disguises fall away, real love can reveal itself.  Forget fairy tales – the human tale is much more satisfying.  We just have to learn how to get turned on by humanness.”