I realized during that evening that it had been a long time since I had made a grand gesture that was not for my clients. I have a great marriage to a man I still have a huge crush on but we both work very hard. He doesn't need the grand gesture to know I love him but he deserves it. More than any detail of a wedding, the marriage of my clients is most important to me. So this morning I simply wanted to take a moment to encourage all of you in the planning stages to remember to make time to enjoy each others company as you prepare for a life together. I also want to encourage my fellow workaholics to take the time to make a grand gesture to those putting up with and loving us in spite of our crazy work life. It doesn't have to take weeks or even days to plan. Just a bit of thought and love, as well as time to just focus on them. This is of course why I do what I do, because I want everyone I meet to come together and have what I have in a marriage. A love for the ages deserves a grand gesture on occasion.
P.S. I don't know who Jose is but I had a hard time resisting the urge to carve my name there in the bench as well.