Where do I even start with these two?
Brittany shared this with me in one of the last emails leading up to their wedding day, and I feel it encapsulates everything about them, and more:
“Lastly, we are just so excited to get married. We have found a safe place in each other. We do our best every day not to take each other for granted. I love poetry by Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath – one of my favorite poems is this, and I think it perfectly captures the theme I envision for our wedding, and the peace and contentment I have with Ben:
‘I feel good with my husband: I like his warmth and his bigness and his being-there and his making and his jokes and stories and what he reads and how he likes fishing and walks and pigs and foxes and little animals and is honest and not vain or fame-crazy and how he shows his gladness for what I cook him and joy for when I make him something, a poem or a cake, and how he is troubled when I am unhappy and wants to do anything so I can fight out my soul-battles and grow up with courage and a philosophical ease. I love his good smell and his body that fits with mine as if they were made in the same body-shop to do just that. What is only pieces, doled out here and there to this boy and that boy, that made me like pieces of them, is all jammed together in my husband. So I don’t want to look around any more; I don’t need to look around for anything.’”
Watching these two become a family was, quite honestly, like watching a real-life Tim and Mary say their vows. (Sans the torrential downpour and time travel premise, of course.) This is the couple you’ve been rooting for the whole film; the girl with sass and a heart of gold who the sweet and charming hero fought to win over. They admire each other in equal parts and everyone near them is better for it. Few people are more deserving of a fairytale wedding than these two — they worked for this. (For Ben, quite literally — he asked Brittany on a date three times before she finally said yes…just like Tim and Mary.) They laughed through it. They held each other close, and at the end of the day, they walked away a new family.
Long story short: I love these two, and looking back at their wedding day still gives me the chills.