Standing by the altar, Colin gazed at the ravishing bride coming toward him, realizing that all the pain and fuss over the past few months had been worth it. "I can hardly believe it, but I don't think I've ever been happier," he whispered to his best man. […]
As Araminta reached the altar where her future husband awaited, with the Bishop of Singapore in front of her and the most important people in Asia behind her, one thought alone crossed her mind: Astrid Leong […]couldn't even be bothered to wear a new dress to her wedding. (3.4.71-3.4.76)
We've juxtaposed these two to illustrate a sad reality: Colin is over the moon at his wedding; his bride, on the other hand, has one thought when she reaches the altar, and it's about Astrid's dress.