New Spins for Old Traditions!

There are so many wedding traditions that have lovely meanings behind them, but they may not be your specific style. Here are a few twists to the traditional ring pillow, which usually doesn’t have the actual rings on it because a very cute little person is carrying it. However, if you use one of these more container-type objects you may want to place your rings inside!

A Bird Nest 
(crafted of course!) for the BoHo Chic Bride
This pretty can be found on Esty in the nestedlove store. This would be beautiful in photos of outdoor vows and as a centerpiece on your anniversary picnic down the road. 

Antique Silver Ring Boxes 
for the Classic Bride that wants a ” new” family heirloom


I found these at Country LivingThis is a beautiful option that could easily be passed down to future generations to use during proposals and weddings.



Simple Ring Plates 
for the Minimalist and Modern Bride
I found these at Etsy as well, at Paloma’s Nest. These will look beautiful on a vanity to holding your special jewel for years after the wedding and will likely bring a smile to your face everyday.

Good Luck deciding, they are all beautiful pieces!

I Hope-a for a Chuppah!

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately into wedding traditions from all kinds of cultures, and one tradition that has stuck with me is a Jewish one:  chuppahs.  You may recall that in Gilmore Girls, Luke made one for Lorelai and Max’s wedding.  (I don’t believe the Gilmores were Jewish…I guess Luke just likes chuppahs as much as I do!)

Photo from Luke’s Diner.
There is so much beautiful tradition behind the chuppah.  Traditionally, there must be open sky above the chuppah, but people have generally moved away from that, as a lot of venues frown upon holes being made in their ceilings.
A cute couple whose wedding we planned awhile back.
Aren’t modern chuppahs beautiful?  People really kick up the pretty with them!  But what I really adore about them is the concept behind it.  The idea is that the chuppah represents the home that the couple is going to build together.  I read an article that said, “In a way, when couples are united under the chuppah, it means that they have reached home.”  Isn’t that touching?
Photo from 100 Layer Cake
In Orthodox families, a tree is planted whenever someone is born, and when a couple gets married, the trees that were planted when they were born are used to make the chuppah.  Isn’t that amazing?  Imagine standing in front of the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with, surrounded by a structure made of the trees that have been growing literally since day one.  It’s like all your life you’ve been destined for this one person, and now your trees, like your lives, are growing together.  Maybe I’m just a hopeless romantic (okay, I’m definitely just a hopeless romantic…), but I love what chuppahs mean for a couple.

 

I’m not Jewish, but I definitely want one of these bad boys whenever I get married.  The concept, the aesthetic…it’s all so beautiful!  I can’t imagine a more inspiring way of beginning married life than under a chuppah.
Have you seen any creative or pretty chuppahs?  And what are your favorite wedding traditions?  I’d love to hear from you!
Take care!