I carefully watch the authenticity of your emotions as the day unfolds. I watch you in your moments of purest joy, anticipation, and I watch as you experience the unprecedented love of your wedding day. I watch as you are surrounded by your people, those you love most, those who have watched you grow, those who have seen you in your best and worst moments, with your old friends and your new. You may not see me, but I cry with you when you are overcome with emotion as you prepare for the day, and I cry with your mom as she buttons up your gown. I cry when he finally sets his eyes on you, and I cry as your dad wipes away a tear over your shoulder during his first dance. I carry your bouquet, the train of your dress, I tuck your hair behind your ear before you go down the aisle. I am only a guest, but to me you have become family, and each of my brides forever holds a piece of my heart.