Today, I thought I’d post about some of the things I made for our wedding.
First, my dress:
I designed it myself and spent countless hours leading up to the wedding making a mock-wedding dress out of muslin and then making the real thing out of silk.
In addition to my dress, I also hand-painted/dyed and sewed a tie for my husband to wear.
I also made headbands for my bridesmaids:
We made bouquets and boutonnieres the morning of the wedding:
And, we’ll end with two more dress photos from the best day of my life:
While I was making my dress, my husband spent hours putting together our ceremony, pulling from different sources to put together a wedding ceremony script that was meaningful to us and included all the messages about marriage we thought were most important.
Here’s one of my favorite readings from the day:
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.