5． Walk down that aisle
Aisle 通常是指“过道”的意思，比如坐火车的时候，我们都喜欢 window seat（靠窗的座位），不喜欢aisle seat（ 挨着过道的座位）。
这里的aisle指的是在教堂举行婚礼时，新娘所走过的红地毯。通常情况下，当提到walk down that aisle时指的就是步入婚姻的殿堂。
It all begins with engagement. Traditionally, a young man asks
the father of his sweetheart for permission to marry her. If the father agrees,
the man later proposes to her. Often he tries to surprise her by "popping the
question" in a romantic way.
Sometimes the couple just decides together that the time is right to get
married. The man usually gives his fiancee a diamond ring as a symbol of their
engagement. They may be engaged for weeks, months or even years. As the big day
approaches, bridal showers and bachelor's parties provide many useful gifts.
Today many couples also receive counseling during engagement. This prepares them
for the challenges of married life.
At last it's time for the wedding. Although most weddings
follow long-held traditions, there's still room for American individualism. For
example, the usual place for a wedding is in a church. But some people get
married outdoors in a scenic spot. A few even have the ceremony while skydiving
or riding on horseback! The couple may invite hundreds of people or just a few
close friends. They choose their own style of colors, decorations and music
during the ceremony. But some things rarely change. The bride usually wears a
beautiful, long white wedding dress. She traditionally wears "something old,
something new, something borrowed and something blue." The groom wears a formal
suit or tuxedo. Several close friends participate in the ceremony as attendants,
including the best man and the maid of honor.
As the ceremony begins, the groom and his attendants stand
with the minister, facing the audience. Music signals the entrance of the
bride's attendants, followed by the beautiful bride. Nervously, the young couple
repeats their vows. Traditionally, they promise to love each other "for better,
for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health." But sometimes the
couple has composed their own vows. They give each other a gold ring to
symbolize their marriage commitment. Finally the minister announces the big
moment: "I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss your bride!"
At the wedding reception, the bride and groom greet their
guests. Then they cut the wedding cake and feed each other a bite. Guests mingle
while enjoying cake, punch and other treats. Later the bride throws her bouquet
of flowers to a group of single girls. Tradition says that the one who catches
the bouquet will be the next to marry. During the reception, playful friends
"decorate" the couple's car with tissue paper, tin cans and a "Just Married"
sign. When the reception is over, the newlyweds run to their "decorated" car and
speed off. Many couples take a honeymoon, a one- to two-week vacation trip, to
celebrate their new marriage.
My best friend's wedding 《我最好朋友的婚礼》（精讲之四）考考你 参考答案
Michael, I love you. I've loved you for nine years; I've just been too
arrogant and scared to realize it. Oh… Now I'm just scared. I… I realize this
comes at a very inopportune time, but I really have this gigantic favor to ask
of you. Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy.