Classic APW: Home

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

I 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. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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

  • 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.

  • that's a beautiful idea.

  • 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.