Monday, August 16, 2010
the love table
Over the past year I attempted to collect the wedding photos of my aunts and uncles as well as Tommy's aunts and uncles. I even have pictures of both of my sets of grandparents, two sets of great grandparents, and one set of great great grandparents wedding pictures. You'd think this would be an easy task - not so! My mom happened to have wedding pictures of her four brothers and sisters, but my dad didn't have ANY of his five siblings! I didn't want to harass people for these items, so I would occasionally send emails and such but I honestly didn't have them all until the DAY of the wedding! Ha!
When it was all said and done, I had all the wedding pictures - quite a lovely collection. I won a contest that included a bunch of silver frames. Wouldn't you know that we had almost exactly enough silver frames to include the wedding pictures of each aunt and uncle that would attend our event? Plus frames from our grandparents and one set of great grandparents. It was meant to be.
So I printed out their names and displayed these beautiful wedding photos in the foyer between the ceremony site and the reception lodge. I loved how it turned out. All of these marriages are unique and strong...and the presence of these relatives at our wedding was a blessing.
Right before my dad and I walked down the aisle, this was the table that we stood in front of. Those were the smiling faces looking back at me in those final seconds before I became a wife...it was a reflective moment (no longer than a millisecond to be honest) but it was long enough to see the picture of my Grammie smiling back at me on the day she wed my Grandpa.