In a little less than two months, I will be getting married in front of a small group of roughly ten people. Our wedding will only be witnessed by our close family and a few select family friends on the beach in Maine where I spent every childhood summer vacation. This beach represents the most intimate happiness and that is how I imagine the upcoming wedding. We will spend a lazy morning getting dressed, walk out onto the beach during the evening light and say vows that we have written. Our photographer is a family friend and the same one that took my parents’ wedding photographs. Our officiant is my mom’s best friend (and photographer’s wife), our ring bearer is my nephew, and our flower girls are my nieces. I spent around $120 on a vintage wedding dress. After the vows, we’ll all head out to a special dinner in Portland.
Our wedding will be tiny and inexpensive, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be extremely special. To bring a bit of the care to the wedding, I’ve bought my nieces some bangles from Theresa Rose Designs that will match my “something blue.” I wanted to wrap these little gifts in something equally special, so I spent this morning making some cute hand illustrated personalized paper sleeves for their gift boxes.