Two years ago today I married the most wonderful human on the planet. I have no doubt that Aaron and I were custom made for each other. There is no one on the Earth who could tolerate and love me so perfectly. Of that, I am positive. (I’m quite the terror, I’ve been told.) He is the ideal life adventure partner. He’s the Jones to my Indiana. The Brave to my Toaster. The Earhart to my Amelia. The fuel to my Cessna. The Drew to my Nancy. The Peeta for my Katniss. I could go on forever. Good thing our marriage will… go on forever.
Wow, anyway. Am I giving you a cavity with all this sweetness?
Our bridal/groomal pictures are pretty unique and artistic. And I thought it might be fun to show some of them here. They were taken in an old abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. And we may or may not have had to trespass and crawl under barbed wire to get there…
On our actual wedding day, we used green apples everywhere as our decor. I’ve mentioned it a bit on the blog that I love the color green. It symbolizes earth, life, energy, growth, harmony and well being. Apples are symbolic of knowledge and wisdom. It is the fruit of learning. (Ever thought of why schools and teachers have apples in their decor?) And not to get too biblical (blame the art historian in me) it’s the symbol of bringing together man and wife and taking them to a new life together, and a more challenging life together where they can grow through trials. I thought it would be beautiful to incorporate that icon into our wedding to symbolize our learning and moving forward together in our new life.
All the apples were real and fresh.
Of course there was candy. Because together life is sweeter. Did I just give you MORE cavities?
And what wedding wouldn’t be complete without a few trolls?
Look at us. So cute and exhausted.
Anyway, I mostly wanted this post to be about how we kept elements of our wedding in our home. It’s not a lot. But I always try to keep the color green somewhere. We have our beautiful wedding portrait above the mantel, with us facing the East. (Also symbolic.)
And our living room art incorporates a green apple.
There you have it. The more meaningful and symbolic things are, the better. And I really like being married to Aaron. He’s a champion of all things marriage.