I like things that have meaning, so when we were planning our wedding, I wanted to make sure we included some personal touches.
The broach on my bouquet belonged to my great-grandmother Grace. I remember her very well and decided to use it as my "something old" and "something borrowed."
This blue elephant necklace was one of my "something blue" from Tracy Negoshian. My other "something blue" was a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings Kevin gave me for Christmas.
Kevin's parent's used this vase at their wedding.
This table cloth belonged to Kevin's great-grandparents and the candlesticks were my great-grandparents. My parents used these candle sticks at their wedding, too.
The knives. Back in 1940, it must have been routine to go to the World's Fair. The pink knife belongs to my grandma. Her parents bought it at the World's Fair in New York. Since then, it was used to cute the cake at some family weddings including my grandparents in 1952 and my parents in 1981. When we got the knife from Nana, Kevin realized it was the same one as the blue knife he had that belonged to his aunt. We used both knives to cut our cakes.
Even though we only had family at our wedding, we decided to do a quest book. We had some photos taken this summer by a friend of mine and I used them to make a photo book. On several pages, we had some special things included. Meredith sang "Shine On Us" during our wedding and one page included pieces of that song. Another page had Song of Solomon 3:4: "I have found the one whom my soul loves." We also included Ruth 1:16: "Where you go I'll go, where you stay I'll stay."
On the table, we had some photos of us and one of our family along with a note asking our family to write us notes. When we got home from our honeymoon, we were able to read all the things that were written to us. It was such a special thing and I'm so glad we have this to always look back on and remember!