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.