2 people reasonably sound in mind and body.
3 large cups of getting to know each other before tying the knot.
1 large tbsp. of learning about each other’s faults and virtues.
Several measuring spoons of accepting that you can’t change another person; it’s hard enough to change oneself.
12 oz. of agreement that you each have – separate interests you want to pursue and some degree of space required that you need to regulate.
Pour in a large bottle of luck, mazel, good fortune, and prayers to whatever God may help you.
Sprinkle the mixture with whatever spices you each like and start stirring in one of those bowls you received from your gift registry. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and relatively free of lumps. There are always some lumps and bumps in every couple pairing.
Your oven should have been preheated in the time you were getting to know each other – now turn it on high and put your dish into a hot oven and keep it hot.
Because Alana and Michael have all the ingredients for this recipe and they are both good cooks, I predict a successful outcome for this recipe – which I hope they’ll enjoy for many, many years to come.