Friday, February 15, 2008

Secret Vows

I know I've said it many times, but I just LOVE when I walk away from a wedding with an amazing new twist on things. Glorious "outside of the box" thinking. Different, non-traditional, unique! Call it what you may, but it's what EXCITES me!

At the rehearsal tonight for Jess & Dan, I learned that they are going to do private vows in addition to what the officiant will perform. They will still be in the ceremony room, surrounded by their bridal party with their friends and family sitting before them, but they will take their place at the altar with their unity candle blazing before them to exchange some words that will only be heard between the two of them, things that they are promising each other for life, things that no one else needs to hear....because guess what? This marriage is for them, for Jess & Dan and that's it.

Logistically they asked me how they should work this into the ceremony and after trying a couple things I think we finally came up with the perfect way. I will cry tomorrow, I'm certain. And you can bet that I'm stealing this idea for other couples that may want to incorporate something just as private and sacred into their ceremony as well. I'm in love. I'm in love with new ideas. I'm in love with couples that come up with these ideas and share them with me.

Tomorrow is going to be beautiful. I just know it.


Jessie said...

That is going to be awesome! Have fun today!

Molly said...

Awesome idea. Now that is a couple with priorities!