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Friday, October 22, 2010

"LEAF a thumbprint" Guestbook

I surely don't want any traditional guestbook where it will be stored away & forgotten. This idea is much better. Guests will imprint their thumb prints and sign their name. I know etsy has the kits for sale, but i'd rather buy the .pdf file & print it myself on a 8x11 & it's less expensive.


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

A bit western at the farm?

So my sisters came up with a cute idea since I'm having horses for our couples portraits, that they want to wear cowboy boots & hats. How fun, huh?! They bought different colored & styled dresses to match one another, and some short cut boots.

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And I found these cool hats at Amazon for a good price...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our Ceremony Words - Vows

Eric & I arranged the wording on 9/19/10, but we'll continue to edit it accordingly until it's what we want, including the choice of music.


Nelsee & Eric’s Wedding Ceremony Wording for August 13th, 2011

Processional:
[Mother-Bride-Father walk up the isle (music: Canon D)]

Welcoming:
Good afternoon, we gather here today to witness and celebrate an act of deep love. Nelsee and Eric in their devotion, respect and love for each other, wish to unite in the holy bond of marriage and to dedicate themselves to each other’s happiness and well-being as life mates and partners. On behalf of them, I welcome you all.
From God’s holy book I read these words: “Love suffers long and is kind: love does not envy: love does not parade itself, it is not puffed up: does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil: does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth: bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things...Love never fails". If you love someone you will be loyal to them no matter what the cost. You will always believe in them, always expect the best in them, and will always stand your ground in defending them. Such words are a perfect model of true love, and now you stand before this loving community of family and friends, ready to acknowledge to God and to the world; this is my beloved, the one with whom I choose to create the rest of my life with.

Parental Honoring:
At this time, Nelsee and Eric would like to acknowledge their mothers with a gift. Will the mothers of Nelsee and Eric please step forward. (we put on the necklace). As without them this day would not be possible. The unconditional love and support you have offered have inspired them to become who they are today, and they thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

Questions/Ring Ceremony:
And so we have come to the presentation of the rings by which Nelsee and Eric symbolize and bind their love. Do you have the rings? (We respond, ”yes”) Will you two please face each other and join hands.
The circle has long been a symbol of God. Without beginning or end and with no point of weakness, the circle is a reminder of the eternal quality of God and of unending strength. Let the seamless circle of these rings become the symbol of your endless love. Your wedding rings are most special because they say that even in your uniqueness you have chosen to be bonded, to allow the presence of another human being to enhance who you are. Your rings carry a potent double message: We are individuals and yet we belong; we are not alone. As you wear them through time, they will reflect not only who you are but also the glorious union that you are now creating.
God, bless these rings and the two who exchange them. Fill them with your Holy
Presence. Keep them safe in the circle of Your protection and love.
Groom, as you place this ring on Bride, I now ask you: Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise God, Bride and all of us here that from this point forward, your arms may be her shelter and your heart may be her guide? Do you promise to support her and nourish her and to love and respect and honor her for the rest of your days on earth? If so please answer “I do.” (Eric responds, “I do”).
Bride, as you place this ring on Groom, I now ask you: Do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband? Do you promise God, Groom and all of us here that from this point forward, your arms may be his shelter and your heart may be his guide? Do you
promise to support him and nourish him and to love and respect and honor him for the rest of your days on earth? If so please answer “I do.” (Nelsee responds, “I do”).
Wear these rings as the enclosing bond of reverence and trust. Fulfill the circle of love that now makes you one. And as your rings have no end, neither shall your love for each other.


Minister’s Blessing:
Nelsee and Eric, you now have the opportunity for expressing through your union and partnership, God’s glory, love and healing. How could this be? Through devotion and service to each other. Through patience, kindness, total acceptance of each other, tempered by the willingness to change. You will be tempted, as time goes by, to take for granted the love which today seems so precious and dear, to speak to and treat each other in ways that do not reflect the highest good in both of you. Resist it. Promise to always see the goodness in your partner, even when it’s especially difficult. God will provide you the way, if you are willing. He is the key to your success as a married couple. Call on Him devotedly and consistently to guide your thinking and bless your home. May this marriage be to you a heavenly sanctuary. God bless you.


Pronouncement:
Nelsee and Eric, in the presence of God, your family and friends today, you have spoken the words and performed the rites which unite your lives. It is my legal right as a minister and my greatest joy and privilege to declare you husband and wife. You may now kiss the Bride. (We kiss)


Benediction/Prayer: (music: Clair De Lune by Debussy as Reverend speaks)
Let us pray. Dear God, Please make of this relationship a great and holy adventure. May their joining be a sacred space. May the two of them find rest here, a haven for their souls. Remove from them any temptation to judge themselves or each other or to direct each other. May they surrender to You their conflicts and their burdens. We know You are their Answer and their rock. Help them not forget. Bring them together in heart and mind as well as body and guide them in the ways of holiness. May this relationship be a burst of light. May it be a fountain of love and wisdom for them, for their family, for their community, and for their world. May this bond be a channel for Your love and healing, a vehicle of Your grace and power. As lessons come and challenges grow, let them not be tempted to forsake each other. Let them always remember that in each other they have the most beautiful woman, the most beautiful man, the strongest one, the sacred one in whose arms we are repaired. May they remain young in this relationship. May they grow wise in this relationship. Bring them what You desire for them. And show them how you would have them be. Thank you, dear God. Amen.


Conclusion:
The two of you are now joined in one unbroken circle. Wherever you go, may you always return to one another in your togetherness. And now, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to present to you for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Nuñez. (music: Canon D as we walk down the isle).

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Introduction

Hello there :D

This blog will be dedicated to my ideas for our little farm wedding. I guess it's better to have everything in one place, than to have a bunch of scattered ideas.

Eric & I met a long time ago. When we were kids we were neighbors, and after parting our own ways during middle & high school we re-met via AIM around 2006. After that, there was no escaping. We began dating early 2007. We sorta stayed the same person, only older. Now we will be married on August 13, 2011 at The Blossom Hill Farm to one another.

I'm excited to be planning the best day of our life. Our wedding will be different. Simple, of course (as Eric & I are), yet unique.

Look forward to many posts as I scramble the internet for ideas to fill our day with details.

xox
nelz


P.S... here we are the day Eric proposed to me (7/12/10) down the Jersey shore :)