Embodying Archer

In my very first post, I chatted about how and why I chose my moniker. I still find Mr. Archer’s comment amusing, and remain a Hunger Games fan. Referring to us as the Archers has become second nature and, well, I’ve always been a bit of a cheeseball.

A while back, Mr. Archer and I went on a date, to the Renaissance Faire for the first time. We had such a blast drinking mead and eating turkey legs. I was so psyched when we came across the archery section, and we quickly set me up with a quiver of arrows and a period instructor so I could live my nickname!

Photo Jul 29, 2012, 10_36 AM

Despite (or more accurately, because of) my excessive enthusiasm, I was terrible at first. Like, missed the hay bales—by yards. As I’ve mentioned, I’m awfully uncoordinated, so this was no surprise. After a few rounds and some generous instruction, I was sort of OK, and even hit the target a few times!

Photo Jul 29, 2012, 10_37 AM

Not Katniss, not even close, but still fun

Then, as my wedding approached and I reflected on how very special my Weddingbee blogging experience has been, I wanted to find a way to incorporate being Miss/Mrs. Archer.

Inspired by bees before me, I chose to add a bouquet charm. An Etsy search later, I had found and purchased the perfect pewter-tone charm.

Photo Nov 26, 2012, 1_42 AM

Antique bow and arrow charm via Art Passions Designs

On my wedding day, it was tied into my bouquet, next to my Granny’s ruby pendant (my something old).

Photo Nov 26, 2012, 1_05 AM

Photo: Photographers Skeen

I love being Mrs. Archer here on the ‘Bee, and it was special to have a sweet reminder of the hive with me on my wedding day. Have you thought about adding sentimental items to your bouquet?


Mrs. Archer

Los Angeles/New Orleans
Wedding Date:
October 2012
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  1. Member
    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 12:45 pm

    Awww, this is so cute! I love the charm…and you look so legit in those archery pictures!!

  2. castle Bee
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:11 pm

    I love the charm! How special. 🙂

  3. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:12 pm

    It’s beautiful, I love that you found something cute and meaningful without it being your exact moniker, and the heart is just perfect.

  4. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:50 pm

    I love the charm. it’s really beautiful. You look like a pro with your bow and arrow!

  5. camel Bee
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 2:53 pm

    Stinkin’ adorable! I need to get a cute camel charm. Except camels aren’t really that cute. Hmm…

  6. mstreasure Bee
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:18 pm

    That’s so cute!

  7. coyote Bee
    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:15 pm

    Too sweet! I love your little charm! I had some coyote charms hidden in my bouquet too. 🙂

  8. Member
    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:14 pm

    I love it! And Hunger Games 🙂

  9. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:54 pm

    Love it!

  10. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:54 pm

    You and your archer charm are too adorable! It’s nice to have something to hold onto after the wedding as a reminder.

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