Wedding Update: Lemons and Other “Un-Traditions”

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my wedding….probably because I’m trying my hardest to make it NOT consume my life.  I’ve witnessed friends on the verge of a breakdown because they can’t find the perfect color napkins or the DIY favor she was obsessing about turned out ugly or her Bridesmaids went postal on her.  I so do not want this to become me.  I have a list of things to do and really just want it to be as simple and as painless as possible.  I’ve already come to terms with the fact that it probably won’t be the prettiest or most meticulously planned wedding.  To me, that’s totally fine.  I just want to have fun and not stress out too much about it.  There are also wedding traditions that I just find un-necessary and wasteful, so I’m just omitting them all together….No bridesmaids, no paper invitations, no wedding cake.  Some might find this to be sacrilege, but it’s our day, so we’re just going to do what we want.  I almost opted for no flowers, but thought that it was a bit much to walk down the aisle with nothing in hand.  I did, however, decide instead of flowers as centerpieces, I wanted lemons.

I like the idea of using lemons because they’re photogeni and they can be re-used to make lemonade.  I’m not particularly eco-friendly, but don’t like to be wasteful.  My vision is to find glass bowls (like the Crate & Barrel Charleston one below) and fill them up with a bunch of lemons and one lime on the top (as a finishing touch).  This was also the inspiration for the color palette of the wedding….lemon and grey (see Pinterest inspiration board below).  Yeah!  Making progress on wedding planning.

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