I am linking up with Ms. Shanna today!
I can't wait to spend my day at work and than come home and address an over abundance of invitations.
Anybody wanna trade?
Speaking of wedding I just can't believe how close it is sneaking up on us, I am so ready to be a wife, and not just any wife, but to be P's wife is just a dream come true.
It's so amazing when you find "the one"
and looking back at it now I just cannot believe how much we have gone through!
When I started planning my wedding I REALLY wanted it to be us. Completely us in every single way. I didn't want an extravagant wedding with lots of tulle, lights, and enormous amount of beautiful flowers. That is any girls dream wedding but I wanted it simple, elegant, and the main focus in the room to be our love, and the love we share with our closest friends and family.
There is one thing that is hard to comes to our wedding. 2 of our most loved and cherished family members will not be joining us on that day. At least not physically.
One of the things that really brought P and I together is our support system for one another. I met him in a very fragile time in my life. I was dealing with the loss of my grandfather who I shared an incredibly special bond with, and after meeting P I realized he had been living with a hardship of his own for over 15 years. The loss of his father. After countless discussions and flipping through hundreds of pictures I can just see the love and admiration in both of their eyes, they were inseparable. Just like my Papa and I.
There have been hard and tough decisions when it come so to planning a wedding and all the details that come along with it, but one of the hardest things is how we can make those 2 influential people a big part of our day. Growing up I always believed my grandfather and my dad would walk me down the aisle, and after he passed I remember one of the things that devastated me the most is he would never see me graduate college, he would never see me get married, he would never be a great-grandfather to my children. They would never know the smile and the laugh that made my child hood so amazing.
I have been contemplating all the different ways. I will have a charm on my shoe with his picture in it. That way I can still live my dream of him "walking" me down the aisle, and P will carry a picture of his dad in his pocket, close to his heart. So in our own ways we will have our special bond with them on that day that no one else can see, but I still feel like I need more.
I think no matter what I do that feeling of want will never go away because I can never be truly satisfied unless they are both there.
Did you do anything to memorize anyone at your wedding? In which fashion did you do it? I would love to hear how others honor their loved ones.
After all, these two brought us together, the least we can do is thank them. For everything.