My engagement ring is a family heirloom of Dustin's family. It is roughly 130 years old from Scotland and first belonged to his great great grandmother. I am only the second woman to wear it as an engagement ring. It has been passed down through his family and made its way to me. It is so special that Becky allowed Dustin to share this ring with me.
This isn't something we wore, but we had the idea to ask our friends and family to compile a wedding day playlist for us. We asked everyone to send us a song or two to add to that playlist. We ended up with almost 200 songs. It was so neat having each song come on and instantly have memories of the person who chose that song pop in your brain. It was like we could have them there and think of them on our day without them actually being there.
We also did a Zoom meeting for our family and closest friends so they could watch our ceremony live. That's who you see us waving at and talking to at the end of the ceremony.
Dustin had an artist hand paint a portrait of one of our favorite photos of ourselves as a wedding day gift for me.
I had the inside of Dustin's band engraved with "Maybe we'll get 40 years" which is a line from one of our favorite songs, If We Were Vampires
by Jason Isbell. That is also the song we had our first dance to.
I don't have many things of my dad's at all, but I did have his old wallet filled with his old things and pictures of me growing up, so we had that there with us on the wedding day as well.
I had a tie patch made for Dustin to wear on our wedding day. I gave it to him as part of his wedding day gift. It is a picture of his dad, him, and Lorali all together. That way we were able to have each parent represented in one way or another.What was your "Old", "Borrowed" and "Blue"?Old:
my ring. We used my grandmother's (mom's mom) table for our cake and her 50th
anniversary china as our dinner plates. We used my other grandmother's (dad's mom) wine glasses that were given to her when she was married. We served our vendors dinner on my dad's mom's china as well. We purchased vintage silver and had it stamped with our wedding date that we ate with.
I had my florist include some blue accents in my hair comb for my something blue. My dress tailor also included a hand sewn blue patch on the inside of my dress with mine and Dustin's names and our wedding date. New:
my dress and shoes. Also, our florist had just had a new baby, sweet Willa Mae, and she as there with us the whole day sprinkling good vibes all around. So I count that as our something new too. Borrowed:
we borrowed our cake plate and several vases and brass candlesticks from our florist that day. We struggled to find something borrowed to wear that day.