It was also important for me that our wedding had a central theme. I went with 'southern'. Being a DIY wedding and a wedding with a theme, it was essential that the doors I walked through to go down the aisle to the napkins folks wiped their mouth with went together.
I decided to split the details into two post: sentimental details and the more fun details. With tonight's post I bring you a couple sentimental details.
Colby is a southern boy, through in through. He has a passion for fishing and hunting. When we talked about having a "southern" or "country" wedding, the whole time I was scared to death that we were gonna be boarder line redneck. I thought about doing shotgun shells for Colby and his guys' boutonnieres. Colby told me that was most certainly boarder line redneck. So, I found these old shotgun shells of my grandpa's that weren't bulky and bright red. I think they called them Jap shells? I loved them and they were perfect for the "southern" and "rustic" theme I was going for.
When we decided to go with an outside wedding, I was concerned about my big reveal. So my incredibly talented dad built these gorgeous barn doors for me to walk through. He made it big so it would have a dramatic feel to it and it was also built big so that I could walk behind those doors without many folks seeing me. It was a sweet reveal and it was so special to me that my dad made them just for me, for my big day. Also, we adorned those doors with my momma's wedding hat/veil and pictures of both our of parent's weddings.
Communion is just plain special. Actually, this is the only part of the ceremony that I got teary-eyed. Eric lead Colby and I into a private moment with Jesus and it was sweet and emotional. The pottery communion plate and cup came from my parents. They ordered those pottery pieces for me off Etsy so I could have them post-wedding. And I cannot tell you how much I adore them sitting on my dresser, acting as a constant reminder to that moment.
I'll be sharing more of the fun details soon!