Mr. P. & I and Rev. Greenslit, on our wedding day.
I came across these photos the other day, and started reminiscing about my wedding day and why I chose “that” location . My wedding day was magical, I had everything, and everyone I could ever ask for there. When asked where I wanted to get married, at first, a few beach destinations came to mind, Italy came to mind, somewhere tropical and/or beautiful. The more I thought about it, the more I realized, no, I want to be married some place that has more meaning, so I chose my parents back yard. (back garden).
I know, I know over Italy, craziness but it is a stunning place to live and grow up. It’s too bad I only realized this after I left for college. The river flows right up to the banks under our house, where you can watch a moose or bear sip water while the waves slaps its legs, not bothered by the rushing current. You can sit on the deck and stare out into the open forest in front of you, with only the sound of a bald eagle’s wings taking flight. It truly is surreal!
I not only grew up here, but I have witnessed numerous family members including my own parents getting married, right in the very spot we are standing in the first picture above. I am huge on traditions, both old and new. It meant the world to me that not only could I stand and give vows where my parents had stood, but that the very person marrying them, married us too! Rev. Greenslit is one of the family’s oldest and dearest friend, and his wonderful family has been apart of ours, my entire life.
So yes, my wedding was the best day of my life (next to the birth of my children), but the location made it my dream wedding with it’s love, history, and tradition. I may have been married in the back yard, to some that sounds odd, but under the hot summer sun, holding the hand of my best friend, in the place that numerous family members stood and took vows, I couldn’t ask for more than all of that!
Did you get married somewhere that meant a lot to you? Does your family have any wedding traditions? I would love to hear them, comment below. Like this post, subscribe to my blog on the sidebar and receive an email every time a new post is published. Thanks for all the blog love.