May 02, 2009
While I was sleeping in one morning on our honeymoon, DH decided to create his own PW account (GatorGroom, naturally) and post a thread. These were his words:
A few cute ones from Beach Bum Photography's "Out-takes" blog of our wedding:
We wanted to have a bouquet and garter toss at our reception... But how can you have these in the traditional sense when no more than 6 of your guests are single?? Well, we decided to make it a benefit. All the ladies would line up to catch the bouquet, and the person who did would have money donated to a charity of her choice, in her name. Same for the garter toss. Everybody seemed to enjoy the idea, and it added a lot of enthusiasm to the tosses. :)
The two organizations that benefitted from our idea are:
The March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.
Al's Place, a local organization which provides care for people age 18+ with Alzheimer's disease or severe memory impairment. The adult program is available five days per week, Eight hours per day. Therapeutic activities include physical exercise; active and quiet games; reminiscence; validation therapy; doll therapy; and other failure-free activities. Lunch and two snacks per day are provided.
These are the only photos I have of either toss - I can't wait to see what the photographer caught!
Until we get into a larger place, I'll be living vicariously through others' nest-feathering activities. There is so much inspiration to be found in these pages; I hope you enjoy some of them as much as I do...
Young House Love (there's even a little wedding eye-candy on here, to satisfy my nostalgia)
- Bower Power
- Janniepie Crafts
- DIY Life
- Material Girls
- A Life's Design
- Urban Grace Interiors
- All Things G&D
- The Newlywed Diaries
- Bryn Alexandra
- Blueprint Bliss
- Apartment Therapy
- Nestled In
- Beach Bungalow 8
- A Beach Cottage
More to come, I'm sure... :)
My life is slightly less full now that we're no longer planning the shin-dig to end all shin-digs... Thus, I've taken to nesting (at least in my head)! I'll try my best to chronicle these adventures as I go... We'll see if I can stick with it...
Our DJ, Greg Tish of GT Entertainment in Tallahassee, FL, routinely records some footage of the weddings he works. He edited some of our film and put it together for us - we love it! He couldn't film much of the reception since it got too dark, but it's a nice little something to help us hold on to the memories...