First up was MOH Sis. You may recall MOH Sis had never been in a wedding and researched and Pinterested the heck out of every aspect of her duties (which is extra funny when you consider she asked for an ax for Christmas—she’s much more into camping than crafting). She also wasn’t thrilled to speak in front of others, but she did a fantastic job.
We took a brief photo-taking break where we all chilled out in front of some fans and drank lots of water. Our guests arrived and were greeted by some of our cousins/greeters. They were given this program (edited for you lovely hive), and they were asked to participate in our ring warming ceremony before taking their seats.
I still find rings an incredibly meaningful type of jewelry. Nothing else I wear ever means as much as my two rings, both the ring symbolizing Mr. Funnel Cake’s promise and the ring symbolizing our commitment to one another forever.
I think our out-of-town bags are finally done! I got most of my ideas for the bag contents from Best Destination Wedding. I was able to download all of the templates from that site (playing cards, tags, survival kit topper, first aid kit label).
Editor’s note: The second topic for our After the Wedding series was to choose the most memorable object or moment from your wedding day. I’ll let the bees take it away now!
Looking back at the Campfire wedding, most of the day is a warm blur, punctuated with crystal clear moments filled with love. There is the “you may now kiss the bride” of course, and the feeling of seeing Sparky for the first time that day.
If I had to pick—and I did, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this post—a few moments stand out more than any other.
The first: Sparky delivered breakfast/lunch to our hotel room and stood with his back to me when I answered the door. He refused to turn around, even though I was in a robe and yoga pants. As we sorted out which pastries were whose, Sparky’s were returned to him. As our door was closing he exclaimed, “Hey! There is a bite out of my chocolate croissant!” I smiled and licked the chocolate off my lips.
The second: Krista had lined us up for a group photo. It was one of the first ones of the day so we were all feeling a little bit awkward. Krista suggested that someone tell a joke and we all looked at each other, unsure. Finally, Apple Pie busted out with a hilarious, if dirty, joke. We couldn’t help but laugh.
I was so very very excited to register at West Elm. The maid reasons for that were:
West Elm is my very favorite home décor store.
We don’t have a West Elm in Charleston, so it’s always a treat to visit.
I wanted to register for some fun things that really show our personality (more than just a toaster or a crock pot).
Did I mention that I love West Elm?!
West Elm only very recently started a registry system, and I am so glad they did. Their décor is unique and beautiful and at a good gift-giving price point. Some things are a little more than we might usually spend, but I think they are perfect for a wedding registry.
I was fully prepared to register online (see #2 above), but we actually headed up to Chapel Hill for a wedding last weekend and decided to stop by the Southpoint store while we were there. I was slightly nervous because of the kind of bad experience we had registering at Bed Bath & Beyond, but Mr. Coral is such a touch-and-feel kinda guy, and he really wanted to see things in real life.