True Love Wedding by Michele Simmons
Today's theme is true love. You hear stories all the time of true love. You hear the story of "the moment I met you I fell in love" or "I knew the moment I saw you I would marry you". But when I think of true love I think of the couple who have been married for 20 + years. The couple who still hold hands or snuggles together. So today I would like to focus on a marriage vow renewal wedding, the real true love.
Your dress is simple off-white and short. Just enough wow to show that you still got it after all these years! Your husband is in a suit with standard tie. He is looking just as handsome as the first day you met him.
The event takes place in your backyard with all of your closest friends and family present. A large tent is set up for the ceremony and reception. This is an afternoon event and we do not want any of our guests getting too overheated. Beautiful fabric is draped throughout the tent with paper lanterns above. The sunlight dances on the fabric and lanterns creating a cool ambiance.
The reception is a catered event. After all this is a big deal! The long tables seat your guests comfortably family style. Lemonade, ice tea and light beer quench the thirst of your guests. Your cake is a combination of white and chocolate and topped off with calla lilies.
Your bouquet is made up of flowers from your garden. Calla lilies, one of your favorites. Your husband planted it for you in your garden the first year you were married.
Instead of exchanging rings for this vow renewal you both exchange Rolex watches. Resembling your time together unforgettable, so precious. Your past, present and future.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
- Captain Corelli's Mandolin. "Love is the beauty of the soul." --St. Augustine