Millie and Jared
Most sentimental moment
My wedding band is particularly sentimental: My father passed away the year before Jared and my wedding. He and my mother were married 37 years and were an incredible example of how love, true partnership and a sense of humor can get you through anything in life. I shopped around for bands, but nothing felt quite right, nothing lived up to magnitude of the promise Jared and I were about to make to each other. Then my mother made an incredible offer, why not melt she and my fathers rings together to make bands for each of us?
My brother and sister got together with a good family friend who is a jeweler. They melted my mother and father’s bands together and with the gold created four new bands, one for me, one each for my brother and sister and a new band for my mother. every day i look at it and am filled with love.
Favorite part with friends and family
The most exciting moment of the trip was stepping onto the main drag in town and immediately running into friends and family who were out exploring. We were all on vacation together!
With the flurry of changing ceremony locations the glass Jared was supposed to shatter at the end of the ceremony was misplaced. When it came time, realizing a glass was nowhere to be found, Jared grabbed the next best thing, a Modelo beer can, and crushed it. Mazel Tov!
How we personalized it
I wore my mother’s veil and garter from 1977 (my something old and something blue). They were the only things she had saved from her wedding day. Having lost my father, I wanted very badly to fold his memory into the wedding in as many ways as possible. In wearing my mother’s veil from the day she married him, I felt I had a piece of him with me as well.
We headed to Japan!
Our Wedding Album
The happy couple
Jared wore a blue suit and crisp white shirt from J. Crew. We added some fun with a red and pink Liberty of London floral tie which we found on Etsy.
We were married under a modified chuppa (there was limited space to acommdate the chuppa due to the last minute ceremony site change). The chuppa was decorated with pink bougainvillea.
At our reception we created a colorful photo booth backdrop with a vintage Serape blanket adorned with multi colored paper flowers. Igor the beer donkey was the finishing touch. We set up a polaroid camera and guest book nearby, provided some fun washi tape and let our guests go to town making a scrapbook of our big day.
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