A canyon wedding at dusk.... Oh, it was so lovely. With a horse & carriage!! And someone even commented that my outfit looked romantic. Hmmm... that wasn't the thrill of my night AT ALL =) If I could add a little romance to every piece of life, I would.
Of course, then there's the reality of life... Our little ones who have to go potty just before the groom kisses the bride... Our middle child who is usually comfortable anywhere but gets a stomach ache and sits with his head on the table for the entire reception (which we only saw about 45 minutes of due to oldest child)... And oldest child, the teenager who just returned from a week at camp, is pouting at not wanting to be home (and later throws a fit in the car that left me in tears).
The reality is this... most romance is outward, something we see. What a blessing that Christ gives us a way to have real joy and real peace and real love and real happiness admidst it all (Galations 5:22-25)! Without Him, romance is like a rose in vase, beautiful but short-lived.