• Octavio Cesar Martinez

How Are Weddings Like Heaven?

Updated: Feb 16, 2019



I love weddings.

I officiate a lot of weddings.

And no matter where one sits, I always have the best seat in the house: right in front of the couple.

Who are so in love.

Who are filled with so much promise.

Of course every wedding is followed by a party.


And that’s the best part.


There’s food, drinks and music.

People are laughing, dancing and dropping off gifts

Because they cannot sit still, kids in their best clothes run from table to table.

Giggling at every stop.

Uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins show up,

dressed up,

and ready to get down.


So do the grandparents;

dressed up and ready to par-tay as only old folks do.


People eat, talk, laugh.

Wine is passed, poured, consumed.

Flowers and garters are thrown; pictures are taken.

Then sadly,

Reluctantly.

The party winds down.

Folks embrace or kiss or both as they share long good-byes, often promising to keep in touch.

And this is what heaven is like; only much better.


What are the best thing about wedding receptions? Exactly.

Heaven will be like that, but with no awkwardness, sadness or goodbyes.

There will be food, wine, music, and dancing.

Your friends and family will be there.

They’ll smile and laugh.

You will too.


And the party is in a city of lights.

Never any nights

Just the Light.

A place where love is more valuable than gold.

And people are finally the best version of themselves.

Creativity is fully unleashed.

And since there’s no day or night, whenever you want to or need to, you go to the party.

Where there will be food, wine, music, and dancing.

Your friends and family will be there.

They’ll smile and laugh.

You will too.

And that’s heaven.


One great long wedding reception.

Because it is.

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