i knew i liked lora when i found out she had an affinity for austen’s pride and prejudice. i knew immediately she was a romantic, in love with love! she is soft and kind, good and thoughtful. her sister commented during her toast about how “beautifully feminine” she is. lora is austen’s jane bennett. she is even described in the novel by her sister elizabeth, “my dear jane! you are too good!!” jane has a “steady sense and sweetness of temper” and she is always “willing to hope the best”; just like lora!! she even professes herself, “let me take it in the best light…”meaning she always finds the good in any situation; i think lora is the same! lora was a demure and gracious bride. she would have made austen and her fictitious counter-part, jane, proud!

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“it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” chapter 1

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“a lady’s imagination is very rapid. it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment.” chapter 6
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“in vain have i struggled. it will not do. my feelings will not be repressed. you must allow me to tell you how ardently i admire and love you.” chapter 34
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“compliments always take you by surprise, and me never.” chapter 4
another graceful beauty a the wedding was the coordinator, heather, of amorology. is the classic literature, personified. i am incredibly magnetized for the creator and appreciator of beautifully detailed things. austen would have liked heather too. what austen did with words, heather does with details and creative thought.
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bryce and lora, may your days together always read like the chapters of an austen novel: fluidly and beautifully! thank you so much for sharing your wedding day with me; it was unbelievable!!
“and how are you this evening my dear?”
“very well, only i wish you would not call me my dear.”
“why?”
“because it’s what my father always calls my mother when he’s cross about something.”
“what endearments am i allowed?”
“well, let me think. lizzie for everyday. my pearl on sundays and goddess divine, but only on very special occasions.”
“and what shall i call you when i am cross? mrs. darcy?”
“no! no. you may only call me mrs. darcy when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.”
then how are you this evening, mrs. darcy? mrs. darcy…mrs. darcy…”
(i pulled that from the final scene of the most recent pride and prejudice film. i love it!)
how are you this evening mrs. romney? :)
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here’s to your love and happiness!!
and a very special thank you to rachel clare, whose work and character is also classically beautiful herself. i am so thankful for you friend!!