Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Favorite Things

One of my favorite things about wedding-planning has been finding the details that make our wedding "ours." I don't want to divulge too many of these details until the big day, though I'm sure they'll come out via this blog, but I think we've managed to capture the essence of what I'm talking about in this pretty special picture:

It may not look like much, a flower, a picture, and a cup. But each piece holds a cool meaning in the coming-together of our families.

The frame was a Christmas gift to us from Michael's mother Beverly. It's classic composition with the simple words "I do." at the bottom will be beautiful in any decor, and will always be a fun reminder of our first Christmas with our families.

The card inside was part of an engagement gift from my sweet, sweet Aunt Jan. My dad's sister also gave my older sister a meaningful Mary Englebreit card, and I think it's indicative of her thoughtful and fun personality!

My mother bought the "prayed for" flower pin for me. It was while I was well on my way to a full recovery from my seizure, and it, along with it's sister flower "so loved," reminds me of the many prayers and lots of love I received during that crazy time. My family, friends, and students came through for me in so many ways I appreciate and in some ways I'll never know. It was (holding the throw-up bowl) and still is (driving me everywhere) more difficult for Michael than he lets on. But oh how the blessings flow from above!

Finally, the sweet tea-cup is from my grandmother's china, which she left to me. Though I've been scared to unwrap much of the collection, I'm looking forward to displaying it and using it for special times in our new house!

The cohesiveness of these elements, as they sit on top of the cabinet whose former home was my grandparents' music room, reminds me of the natural ease with which life unfolds when I let go, breathe, and let God have control.


Anna said...

Sounds like a great plan!

Mandy said...

Lulu, Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I hope Meg inherits your gift for words, as well as the ability to see true beauty in the simple things. I love your style! Love! *M

Mich said...

Hey girl! I didn't know you had a blog. I was cleaning off the table, found your "save the date" card and realized there was a blog address at the bottom.

I am so very happy for you girlfriend! Make sure he knows what a very lucky man he is.

Drop in and visit me sometime at and see what the family is up to.

Love ya!

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