- 2 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
Hi all its been quite awhile since I posted ANYTHING here on the boards. The reason being as my mother passed New Year’s Day and our Vow Renewal Wedding Celebration was supposed to be August 9th, however I just didn’t feel up to it. My husband and I have lost both our mothers within two years of each other and after so much loss in our lives since we got married in 12 in a private ceremony with just us we want to include our closest family and friends to celebrate us being married 3 years ( the number three is special to us) and be able to celebrate our love.
We’ve attended a wedding since of close friends and it was beautiful to see them get married for the first time. For us its different this Marriage Celebration has more meaning for us. We are already established and aren’t looking to do a lot of a traditional wedding stuff. We aren’t having attendent because this is about our marriage what we whethered to get to this point and us celebrating and strengthening our bond and resolve to STAY married in light of loss and rough times.
Our vows are important to us and renewing them now at a crucial point in our marriage is meaningful without all the dram and fluff that traditional weddings come with. So here is what we have planned thus far.
We are renewing our vows on our third Anniversay August 28, 2015 with 50-75 of our closest friends and family. We decided on a Asian Christan theme. All the tables and chairs will be draped in tulle and framed with golden ivy leaves and lights. There will be square pieces of brocade fabric in Ivory on each table with a lighted center piece to illuminate the tables. At each table will be a program about us, our ceremony and conclude with various photos of us. from events in our life.
As for the ceremony I will be wearing a handmade soft pink and gold tulle A line empire gown with sweep train. it will have beaded lace appliques. I am forgoeing a veil. I can’t stand them. I am howevering wearing a beautiful headpiece with hair half up and halfdown in box braids and currled. I am carrying a fan that I spray painted and will be decorated with roses and trailing photos of his mom and my mom and my grandmother and his grandmother.
He is wearing traditonal asian robe for our wedding ceremony.
Food will be Sweet and sour chicken, Fried Rice w steamed vegetables. and a butter yellow cake with crystalized to look like it has ice crystals on the out side three tears with a pink ribbon and rhinestones. around the base will be blue and ivory flowers ( still working that out)
Our invitations will read
Emperor Jin Li, invites you to celebrate their 3rd wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal Ceremony.
August 28th 2015 at ( our location)
6pm Until 9PM
or something to that effect. He always calls me his Emperess and I always call him my Emperor. In the invitation will be a photo of he and I from our second wedding anniversary as a keep sake.