Image courtesy of Southern Style Weddings, photographed by Woodward+Rick Photographers
Southern Style Weddings recently posted a really awesome Real Wedding photographed by Woodward+Rick Photographers featuring Alexandra & Jeremy who were recently married in the mountains of North Carolina. The image above is simply a snippet of the entire board chock full of amazingly gorgeous images. Of course you can get the full details of their fabulous barn encased soirée over at SSW, but I wanted to highlight an idea from the bride that was simply adorable: the Kissing Menu.
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Here’s how Alexandra described this Kissing Menu:
My husband put together a great list of toast alternatives – instead of simply kissing when a bell was rung or a glass was clinked, we put our guests to work. Jeremy created a mini menu that listed some fun kissing alternatives. Guests could either serenade us with a song (the “Singapore Sing”), demonstrate a kiss for the bride and groom to copy (the “Carolina Kiss”), recite a limerick about love (the “Irish Blessing”) or share some time-honored marriage advice (the “French Toast”). Some amazing talent came out of the woodwork that night, including a tag-team comedic rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and a few kisses that we can’t copy for you here.
Isn’t this so friggin’ adorable? I’m sitting here spinning ideas around that I could incorporate into my own Kissing Menu on our big day. I love the Irish Blessing and the French Toast, as Mr. Pomegranate and I have both Irish and French in our lineage, but the Singapore Sing and Carolina Kiss don’t apply. Here’s our sample menu, with a couple custom additions at the end:
The Pomegranate’s Kissing Menu
The better the performance, the longer the kiss!
The Irish Blessing
Recite a limerick regarding love.
The French Toast
Share some time-honored marriage advice.
The Kiss Me Kate
Serenade the bride and groom with a song – preferably song and dance – of your choice.
The Embarrassed Embrace
Share a funny story involving both you and either the bride or groom.
What would you serve on the Kissing Menu at your wedding?