Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Real Wedding

Take a look at 100 Layer Cake's most recent post. I'm in love with everything about it. The bride wears a stunning blue dress, because white gowns aren't traditional in her family, and the couple wrote their own ceremony that was intensely personal.

Personal ceremonies and vows has recently become something that I've been thinking about a lot. Since Zach and I basically want to write our own ceremony which leaves out religion and focuses on the love that we share, I'm particularly touched by this detail from their wedding.

"Their ceremony was super personal and focused on well written words and a reworking of tradition.

Listen to this one: 'We put a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a set of love letters (written in secret and unshared) into a wooden crate and then sealed it with nails (each nail was hammered by a family member to show their commitment to supporting our marriage and then finally by us). The crate is meant as an act of reassurance, a romantic gesture–if ever our relationship is in peril, we are to open the crate, drink the wine, and read the letters before we make any decisions about our future.'

Um, shouldn’t we ALL do that for our weddings?? At the very least you end up with a lovely aged bottle of wine."


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