Despite all the hubbub surrounding Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s impromptu wedding to Constanze Weber in August 1782, the event itself was a joyous one for the young couple, and one Mozart considered nothing less than ordained by God.
On August 7, three days after the wedding, Mozart wrote to his father, Leopold Mozart, of weeping tears of joy at his wedding. “When we had been joined together,” Mozart wrote, “both my wife and I began to weep. All present, even the priest, were deeply touched and all wept to see how much our hearts were moved.” (trans. Emily Anderson)