Weddings are not just for the young. Too often officiants and photographers feature youthful brides and grooms (or brides and brides // grooms and grooms). But we can learn much from more mature relationships. Karen and Steve of Ottawa met at the gym. A few short years later, they decided to plan a destination wedding here in NYC. Although a quiet, calm couple, they nonetheless selected a longer ceremony lasting twenty minutes in length. While I understand and sympathesize with those who prefer five minute ceremonies, consider how many more photos and how much more time you can take to absorb the moment with a slightly longer ceremony. Karen and Steve also opted for a morning wedding on a weekday, which is a great choice to avoid crowds and for lovely morning light. With a full day ahead of them, it also allowed them to fully enjoy their first day as newlyweds. Those not well-versed in the history of weddings may find illumination in the past: until a few decades ago, most U.S. (and European) weddings were held in the morning after which the newylweds would plan to “motor off on their honeymoon” or set-up their new home together. Today, the U.K. only allows day-time weddings.