Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wedding Traditions

I'm still a newlywed for....oh, another nine months at least {newlywed status lasts a full year, right?}, so I hope you can understand that I'm still so incredibly excited about The.Best.Day and how it truly went off without a hitch!  Today I'll share with you a few of the common wedding traditions we included in our special day.

Photo credit goes to McGowan Images...truly exceptional photographers!

Something Old

I wore my Granddad Lukens' cowboy boots.  He passed away in 2010, so it meant so much to me to have a part of him with me on my wedding day.


Granddad's Cowboy Boots, Wedding Tradition


Granddad's Cowboy Boots, Wedding Tradition


Something New

My wedding dress...

Wedding Tradition, OW Ranch Wedding, Wedding Dress


Wedding Tradition, Wedding Dress


Wedding Dress, Wedding Tradition

Something Borrowed

I borrowed an heirloom pin from my Grandma Mills.  It's a tradition for all of the women in the family to wear this pin on her wedding day.  My sister-in-law, Kelli, was the last to wear it, so it made it even more meaningful when she pinned it inside my dress.

Something borrowed, heirloom pin

Heirloom pin, Wedding Tradition


Wedding Tradition, Heirloom pin

Something Blue

Of course my "something blue" had to be tied to the Jayhawks!  

Jayhawk socks, Jayhawk garter, wedding tradition

We included a section in the program so our guests would know how we tied in the wedding traditions.

Wedding Traditions, Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

I also had a sixpence in my shoe {from my grandma!} and three lucky pennies {from the year I was born, from the year Ryan was born, and the year we were married}.  After the photo opp, I taped these inside my boot so they wouldn't get lost. 

Sixpence in a shoe, lucky pennies


We did a lot to make our wedding unique to us as a couple, and looking back at the photos and watching the video, I am sooooo glad we did that.  However, I'm equally glad that we included a few of the customary wedding traditions as well.
  
OW Ranch Wedding, Wedding Kiss
First Look, OW Ranch WeddingOW Ranch Wedding

November 2, 2013...The.Best.Day

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