by Celia Mulder
Some of our favorite parts of the wedding are the personal details. The things that define the bride and groom as a couple, their relationship, their families, and the new family they're forming together. These are the things that make your wedding unique and meaningful. They don't have to be big things and you don't have to have many of them. In fact, a few well placed personal details are all you need to make your wedding your own.
Here are some of the best personal details we've seen. This list is by no means exhaustive and we'll certainly think of more as soon as it's posted, but here's few ideas to get you started!
- The bride and groom who loved the movie Up so the groom surprised his bride by wearing a grape soda cap pinned to his suit jacket.
- The groom who shared his love of fly fishing through the fish print ties he and his groomsmen wore.
- The pie topper from Lauren and Nick's wedding (see last Tuesday's Real Wedding post for more).
- The couple who incorporated the groom's Nicaraguan heritage with maracas and fans that the guests danced with and then took home as favors.
- The bride's family who sang their family anthem during the reception.
- Lots of cake toppers that aren't the traditional bride and groom but that share something special about the couple - a hobby, favorite quote, or inside joke for example.
- The Leland locals who use the famous tugboat in their decor.
- For many of couples getting married in Northern Michigan, the location its self is a personal detail. It's where they grew up or vacationed as a child and they can't wait to share it with their closest friends and family.
There are endless possibilities of how to add meaningful and personal touches to your day. It could be a family heirloom or a favorite type of flower, a vintage get away car or childhood photos. Get creative!