One November 2013 evening (o-em-gee, the wedding was getting closer!) as my mom and I scrolled through veils on Pinterest, I said to her,
“I saw this adorable idea on a wedding blog. They suggested brides gather all the bows and ribbon from the bridal shower and use them as a bouquet at the rehearsal. Wouldn’t that be original?”
Mom smiled at the thought back in time.
“Oh, I know that one. It’s been a tradition at least since your grandma got married.”
Ha! My mom let me in on a bit of reality about some of these clever ideas I’d been reading that are really not new.
While planning my wedding, I searched for the perfect balance of modern originality (see my post with some trendy centerpieces http://wp.me/p3DajE-4X) and vintage looks worthy of Daisy Buchanan herself. I hailed everything I saw on Pinterest as novel or new. A lot of these ideas came from somewhere.So, how long have people been brewing hot cocoa in their crock pots anyway?
In my ignorance, I forgot to ask my mother what long-standing traditions our family ought to remember. My wedding aesthetic plans took a turn that night. They transformed from just picking out the best clippings from my Bride’s magazine to something personal.
In the process of making a meaningful aesthetic, I started to lean toward the “90’s Bride”. I did not realize what I was doing until about halfway through and I was comparing two very different veils I wanted to make. On one hand, I had a Pin of a minimalist layer of tulle held down by a flower wreath.
It was simple, modernAnd quite woodland fairy if you ask me.