Weddings bring family and and old friends together. Traditions are honored, and we’re brought together by our common histories.
Sarah S., her mother, and her grandmother all wore the same dress on their wedding day. One dress, three generations (and counting!). We loved the story and video, below, and it inspired us to think about how we’ve honored a new, unexpected set of friends on our own wedding days.
Here on the blog, you may have noticed a common thread among the bees’ wedding day pictures. Similar to Sarah’s tradition of passing down her grandmother’s gown generation to generation, we bees pass on our own tradition…
Look for it…
There they are.
Sweet little bee charms!
Image via Mrs. Porcupine / Photo by Klose Photography
Image via Mrs. Armadillo / Photo by Captured Photos
A tradition started by Mrs. Meerkat, she was looking for a way to physically carry Weddingbee with her on her wedding day.
Since 2011, the charms have been passed from bee…
Image via Mrs. Wallaby / Photo by Mustard Seed Photography
(to bee to bee to bee to bee…)
…And they’re still going strong, showing up at bees’ weddings today.
As an outsider looking in, you may not understand it at first.
Image via Mrs. Sword / Photo by Mrs. Sword
Engaged and recently married women, all coming together to share our wedding experiences with the world here on the blog.
Hundreds of us that log on every day…every hour…to the boards, gathering ideas and opinions that help shape each others’ wedding experiences.
An outsider sees us as a bunch of random strangers.
Image via Mrs. Mongoose / Photo by Sarelle Photos
But we bees, we know that’s so far from the truth.
We may have come to the blog and boards as strangers, and we walk away as friends.
Image via Mrs. Teaspoon / Photo by Mrs. Teaspoon
The majority of us landed here because we needed help planning our weddings.
The majority of us have stayed here well beyond our wedding days, because of what we gained during that planning process here:
Image via Mrs. Doe / Photo by Martin’s Photography
Virtual shoulders to lean on.
Brought together by our weddings.
And so, we carry bees with us on our wedding days.
Not because we are tied to a wedding website, but because we are tied BY a wedding website.
We’ve come together to share that process and ritual of getting married, and all we’ve learned, with each other.
Hoping to learn from those that have been there, hoping to pass on what we know so that those that come after us don’t make the mistakes we’ve made.
The bees #KeepGoodGoing via these tiny bee charms.
You can join in.
Tiny bee charms are being swapped on the boards.
Image via Mrs. Funnel Cake / Photo by Mrs. Funnel Cake
Many of us have become the best of friends that have never met. Whether it’s with your virtual friends, within your family, #KeepGoodGoing on your own wedding day.
This post was sponsored by New York Life. For more information about how you can #KeepGoodGoing, please visit http://www.newyorklife.com/