|"Happily Ever After Starts Here"|
A couple months before our engagement party, I started thinking about things like invitations, favors, and guest books -those traditional elements of any marriage celebration. As I mentioned before, we weren't really interested in traditional... so I started brainstorming the possibilities.
Of course, invites were a must:
|Invitations - engagement photos courtesy of The Mom|
At the time, I was also hunting around for a birthday idea for The Fiancé. I looked at my scrapbook, with only a couple of pages used for the envelopes, and before I knew it my heart was set on filling it with things that reminded me of us.
|"Friend (frend) n. 1 a person whom one knows well and is fond of. 2 an ally, supporter, and sympathizer. 3 loves you for who you are. 4 unconditionally accepts you"|
|"Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly" - Rose Franken|
|"You Complete Me"|
|"If the statue of David were modeled after you, it'd be a much better statue." - Me|
Along with a card, and a fancy dinner at one of Ann Arbor's finest restaurants, the book was a well-received gift. A compilation of our lives together thus-far, a memento of where we've been and a tribute to where we've yet to go.
And of course, it doubled as our 'guest book' for the party. I was pleased to see people flipping through the pages, and leaving us more sweet, funny, and wonderful messages in each envelope. It is only fitting that the people who mean so much to us be included in our book - thank you to everyone for giving us your kind words, advice, and humor!
And since this is only the beginning of the road for us, I ended the book with a quote I hope to repeat for many years to come:
|"Here's to all the places we went. And all the places we'll go. And here's to me, whispering again and again and again: I love you." - John Green|