We’ve been getting traditional around here this past week, having a great time reading all about the different wedding traditions you are planning to incorporate into your weddings. It was so difficult to select just one winner for our Memory Makin’ giveaway! But in the end we all loved Erika Spitler’s winning entry that is full of traditions inspired by many members of her and her fiance’s extended families. From Erika’s blog comment:
Iâ€™m from northwest Ohio and having a country rustic winter wedding that honors my grandparents immigrating from Germany, who became farmers and valued the simple life. My fiance also wants to keep the simplistic country atmosphere to honor his grandfather who raised him on a dairy farm.
Image from Melissa McCrotty Photography.
I will have my grandmotherâ€™s handkerchief in my bouquet that has been hers since she was a little girl and was shared in my auntâ€™s and motherâ€™s bouquets. I am having a grooms cake of a scuba diver created for my fiance since both of us love to dive so much.
Weddings in NW Ohio honor their families by displaying wedding pictures of parents, grandparents, and great grandparents, so I will have a table proudly displaying our families. My fiance will be wearing his grandfatherâ€™s pilot wings, that he earned by serving in the Pacific during WWII, to honor him. Family is the heart and soul of our lives, so everything about this wedding has been inspired by them!
Congratulations, Erika! We know your wedding will be extra meaningful with all of these wonderful traditions.