While some celebs get married several times over actress Eva Mendes spoke at a US talk show how she has an aversion to tying the knot because she thinks the institution is “archaic” and not a romantic thing to do. Eva has been dating Peruvian filmmaker George Augusto for nearly a decade, so she’s not some bitter, single lady.
Eva said: “It’s not personal. There are all these wedding shows and it’s so over-the-top, it’s so not about what it should be about.”
“I’m not like anti-marriage or the institution for other people. I love the idea of a union, that’s very beautiful. I just don’t think it should be a piece of paper because society tells me to. It’s a very old fashioned archaic kind of thing. We did it for land originally, how unromantic is that?”
Now we do love spending our time looking at pretty invites, decorations, and dresses here at Bridalwave HQ. But we do agree with Eva to an extent, as tying the knot with someone – wishing to spend the future with that special person – should be because you desire to do so not because you feel it is what should be done. While it ought to be a romantic and personal experience perhaps many couples get caught up in the theatricals of weddings – possibly going a bit OTT –not stopping to think what the union really means.
Personally I’d always said I would have a small, intimate wedding if getting married as I would want it to be just about the man next to me and myself and the adventure we’re embarking on. That, a huge engagement ring and a lavish party! Must celebrate in some way after all…