There are many parts of my wedding I have been anticipating planning and designing and loving, but the Save the Date was something that took me by surprise. I know I will love our vows, the tables will make me smile, I know that I adore my dress, I can completely picture the paper flowers, and I know I will our first dance will take my breath away. However, as we get into the process, some things are surprising me, and this Save the Date is one of them. I guess I never had a vision for our Save the Date. It is kind of a new fad to go all out for it…
All I wanted was for it to match our personalities and show how much we care for the people in our life. Kind of a tall order for one little slip of paper! Well, we decided to make it a GIANT slip of paper, and to make it as personal as possible. Every time I think about I honestly well up. My twin brother Christian designed it, and he did such a phenomenal job. He really made it perfect. The front is fun, reflects our playfulness, shows our love for sports and being outside, and looks like a giant ticket! The back is a paragraph to our family and friends that says the following:
“To Our Family and Friends,
As our friendship grows, so does our unconditional love for each other. To this day we cannot separate the two. We are best friends, and we know that no matter what happens in this life, we will always be growing deeper in that friendship and more in love each day. As we approach the end of this season of engagement and move into marriage, we truly are working to become one. We are learning daily to live selflessly with God first, each other second, and ourselves last.
And so, we cannot wait to celebrate our love for each other and our love for you on one magical day this fall. You are the people who taught us to love, helped us grow, and made this day possible. We couldn’t have made it here without you, so we can’t imagine taking the next step without you either. Save the date and we will see you in Baltimore when we become Mr. and Mrs. Rogers.”
You guys, I read those words every day. I have been meditating on what it all means. I am so excited to marry my Bill, and with that comes a responsibility to love him forever and continuously work on growing deeper into that love. It is a task I will gladly take on. He is so wonderful, and spending the last 2+ years with him has been the beginning of such a wonderful life together.
We are so excited for our special day, and I will keep you posted along our journey.
I am excited to share it all with you here!
So much love in my heart today, I’m bursting!
OH.MY.GOODNESS! That is so precious! What a creative idea and I simply LOVE the words you have included to your family and friends! So very beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Elizabeth! I meant every word. If it comes from the heart, you can't go wrong right? :)ReplyDelete