Sometimes my big takeaway from a wedding is a subtle, less-noticed moment. There was nothing subtle about Jeff and Barb’s wedding day. Everything was big, grand and Polish. Polish culture was everywhere on this day. I found it all fascinating and refreshing, like a European vacation that was only two hours away.
A great deal of the Polish culture took me back to my childhood. Perhaps my Dad’s side of the family has a bit of Polish I don’t know about, but over and over parts of the experience were a time warp back to my Grandmother’s house in Detroit. It was a mix of familiar callbacks to my childhood and elements that were totally foreign to me. It all added up to a wonderful day that I will remember for a long time to come.