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Classic APW: Home


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Classic APW: Home | A Practical WeddingI found this in the archives and my eyes started to well up. The ring pillow that was really a brick from their house. This isn’t particularly feasible inspiration, but it’s so exactly right. It’s everything that a wedding (and a marriage) should be, all in one picture. And the funny thing is, it was basically a throw away post the first time around: hardly any thought, hardly any comments. Well, except Cate, who quoted coming home by The 88:

Won’t you bring light to my day
Won’t you be somebody new
It’ll be good
It’ll be like coming home…

The original details and source: Devon has been posting about her vibrant wedding over at In This Instance, and this detail made my heart sing. They tied their rings to a brick that was originally part of their house. Solid, practical, home.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12997875522614810785 Mouse

    Did you see the vow house? I love house references in the ceremony. What's a family without home?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13424616103795706999 LindsFM

    Oh my goodness, I am tearing up. I am in the middle of writing my vows right now, and one of the things I am referencing is how my home is with him. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing, it made my day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06395803606683052002 Giovanna

    that's a beautiful idea.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18182268757502634911 sera

    I always loved this post! I don't remember if I commented but I thought it was a wonderful idea. and gorgeous rings.

  • Cate Subrosa

    Aw… and we *did* have The 88 playing, while we signed the registers. And now it's in my head for the first time in months. (And now we have our own mess of bricks.)

    Warm fuzzies. Thank you Meg, my dear.