- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Ladies! We had an amazing ceremony and party on Friday, June 28th, 2013 and I’ve been itching to share with you all. I miss this community already! We had been so busy with finalizing everything and now with family visiting from abroad and soon we’ll be jetting off to Turkey for the summer… Even though we don’t have pro photos back yet (and won’t for a while) here are a few things Id like to share. These should probably be (and very well may be in the future) separate posts, but here goes a real mish-mosh.
First. If anyone is looking for a cute, original, new non-secular reading, check out the Children’s book “If you want to see a whale” by Julie Fogliano, its a new publication so I hadn’t come across it in my “secular readings” search, but it stumbled upon the book in Barnes and Noble and it’s so nice. It’s about patience and waiting in order to find what you’re looking for. I got rave reviews on it at our ceremony. It’s very “interpretive” and “metaphorical” but it’s really adorable. My husband LOVES whales, and we’ve both been through “not the right relationship” before finding each other so I thought it would be perfect for us. My favorite thing about using children’s books (other than the fact that I’m an elementary school teacher) is that the book will be special (at least for us) when we become parents. Here’s a youtube link to images of the pages and text.
Now, for you girls who lent advice in any of my prior threads, here are some photos from our wedding day (mostly cell phone pics so please ignore the quality!)
I had asked for advice many times regarding a wedding skirt (original dress and ideas can be seen in this thread)…
But here’s how it turned out! (That’s me and my husband!!) I took the skirt off later in the night and had the slim dress for the rest of the wedding, but pictures of that will have to follow with pro pics when we get them!)
Here’s a close-up(ish) picture of my DIY headpiece as well (previous thread here):
A picture of my dad and I walking down the aisle:
My pretty new ring (morganite, white topaz, and rose gold plating):
And our wedding was fabulously multicultural. Here is a picture of my husband playing a traditional Turkish drum during a set of traditional Turkish folk dancing. You can see me dancing on the left. Most of our American guests participated as well and it was freaking awesome. 🙂