And when her lips touched mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever." - Dear John, 2010 movie
Charleston is an extremely popular locale for couples to visit, fall in love and to say "I Do." Don't believe me, just watch the movie. South Carolina has seen its share of movie crews throughout the State. (approx 100) With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the love stories interested me the most. (sorry Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls)
Folly Beach, Downtown Charleston, Edisto, Boone Hall, and Cyprus Gardens are all locations that I have enjoyed throughout my dating years. Watching the stars fall in love, share their first kiss, or have their heart broken in the these locations brings the movie to life for me. I have to say that I wish that I had had their scripts for some of the scenes in my life.
For the month of February, enjoy love quotes from movies, books, and songs on A Charleston Event's Facebook and Twitter account. Can you figure out where the quote came from? Play along.
"So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday. " - The Notebook, 2004 Movie
"At the end of every day I drive through the city of Charleston and I cross the bridge that will take me home. I feel the words building inside me, I can't stop them, or tell you why I say them, but as I reach the top of the bridge these words come to me in a whisper. I say these words as a prayer, as regret, as praise, I say: Lowenstein, Lowenstein." - The Prince of Tides, 1991 Movie
While sitting down to dinner this Thanksgiving, I started to think of the many brides that I had the privilege to work with over the year and wondered how they were planning to spend their holidays with their new family.
Every family has its own traditions and no one really ever wants to see those traditions end.
I know that for many years, I have been at my mother's house the 2 days prior to Thanksgiving assisting with the cooking and the baking. Then there is the day-of festivities of baking the turkey, chasing the men out of the kitchen, agonizing over another Thanksgiving football game, searching through the Black Friday deals, eating dinner, searching through more ads, eating again, and then shopping with the girls til 6am.
Of course, when families grow some of those details have to change. Its called compromise and it isn't always easy. Maybe you spend Thanksgiving with your family and Christmas with your spouse's. Maybe you spend your first Thanksgiving as husband and wife in your own home and call your mother for all of your favorite recipes (fresh cranberries).
Whatever you decide to do, remember that the holidays are about family and you must compromise to include all traditions. Breathe...you will get through it.
Would love to know what traditions you and your spouse couldn't live without.