Tonight I was browsing wedding websites looking for inspiration, and I noticed that on several websites they mentioned a “Love Letter and Wine Box” tradition. They literally had me at wine.
So this tradition may seem a bit un-romantic to some, but not to me. Parrish and I have always had a healthy relationship. We both accept that relationships are hard work, and we love each other enough to put in the time. I honestly think that our realistic approach to our relationship is why we work so well together. That’s why I love this tradition. It’s realistic…and practical.
So the tradition goes something like this. That all sounds nice, but it needs a little modernizing. So Parrish and I will write letters to each other a few weeks before our wedding. We’ll seal the letters and put them in a large box. Also in the box we’ll add a bottle of wine that ages well and a wine opener. I think we will include a CD of music. Parrish made a mix CD for me a little over a year ago that is by far the BEST mix of music. (I’ll post the playlist soon) The members of our wedding party can tack the nails in for us. I honestly think that only my close friends will get our humor. The box will not be opened on our 5 year wedding anniversary, but will instead be saved for a night when we may need it…or when we run out of wine! :)
Preliminary (we don’t even have a location set!!) color options. Not that finding a location isn’t fun…BUT planning colors and dresses is WAY more fun!!
I thought my decision was made. I was going to use black, white, and spring green as my colors. But then I saw this photo of the white and blue milk glass with the pink flowers. Decisions, decisions.
Parrish and I do know for certain that we want an outdoor wedding with a Southern Hospitality twist. I know that I am going to incorporate to milk glass and mason jars. I love the green…but the blue..and pink!!! So pretty. I think my bridesmaids would probably be happier with the blue, white, and pink. I didn’t get too much excitement about the green.
BUT I do love this dress for the bridesmaids. I want the dress to be under $50…possibly no more than $30. I want it to flatter everyone and be comfortable. I originally wanted this dress in Berry, but seeing as how there are NO sizes left that work I may need a miracle. Does Old Navy grant wishes?
Yeah, we’ll see how I feel tomorrow.