A Tightly-Tied Theme : blissful blogging
Our family of four lives in beautiful southern Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay.  After renting a beach house for 11 years we finally took the plunge and bought our own little piece of Americana, a renovated one-room schoolhouse age unknown. There have been many additions to this little house but the charm of the original structure is still evident particularly in the red brick steps leading to the front door.  We love our little piece of land, which backs to a 250-acre farm and gives us nightly viewings of the American Whitetail Deer and other local wildlife.
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A Tightly-Tied Theme

by Beverly Sullivant--NJ Wedding Minister on 07/06/12

When a bride chooses to design her wedding on her own, she does well to stick to a theme. This is the case of Katie, whose wedding I performed at The Mill at Spring Lake Heights on Friday, July 6. It seemed natural for her to choose an ocean motif since the venue was close enough to the water for the bridal party to have the "first look" photos taken on the beach nearby. What she did with the ocean theme was complete and, yet, subtle at the same time.

     Bridesmaids gowns were a flowing sea foam green. Sand dollars served as escort cards. The Rehearsal Dinner invitation featured a starfish in the sand.
     My personal favorite touch was the inclusion of an excerpt from "The Gift from the Sea" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, which says, in part, "We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb....Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits--islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides."
     Nice work, Katie. Many blessings to you and Jeff.

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