You're probably a great relief to work with after some of the couplezillas she's inevitably seen. The last real doozy of a story I heard was the groom who insisted that they MUST have an aisle runner because they were paying $10,000 for the wedding and had to have everything just so.
In that any gathering or ceremony has a focal point and an audience, that may be, but the idea of comparing a wedding to a pageant -- implying that of COURSE a wedding should be some overblown, foo foo, couplezilla affair -- is a serious miscommunication.
Honestly, I'd be in the latter category, and I'd probably distance myself from any friend who put on a big production to announce their engagement... I'd be terrified that they're going to become Couplezilla over the whole wedding-planning process, wanting to have the biggest and best "OR ELSE!!1"?
Wedding photograph is a lot more complex than a few bits of equipment. It requires sharp shooting skills, solid knowledge of human psychology and the ability to stay calm in the face of an angry Couple-zilla. Building these skills is an essential pre-requisite to becoming a wedding photographer.
Noun: (humorous)a couple - whether dating, engaged, married, common-law - in an emotionally fused relationship
2004, Amy Alkon, advice column, Metro Spirit, Volume 15, Issue 25, January 22-28 2004, page 44:
Being accommodating does fly in the face of the traditional approach to relationships: two people coming together to squash themselves into one big couple-zilla — a whole that continuously becomes less and less than the sum of its parts.