In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read on for a collection of inspirational ideas!
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The Couple: Marcie, a small business owner, and Brian, a scientist -- college sweethearts who both love cooking, international travel, and wilderness trips
The Event: Wedding
Location: A Bed and Breakfast in Vermont
In Their Words: Brian and I got engaged while on a backpacking trip, and I am so glad we had a few days to ourselves to enjoy just being engaged before the wedding planning began. We really wanted a wedding that would be environmentally-friendly, and where we would get to enjoy time with our friends and family.
Most Meaningful Moments: Having everyone we loved in one place to celebrate with us. All the little touches that made the wedding ours – my sister singing the recessional, the flowers from my neighbor’s yard, a friend decorating the cake. We spent the morning of the wedding tubing down a small river with 80 guests. It was fun and mellow and a great way to spend quality time with so many people we don’t get to see often enough.
SoKind Gifts Received: We asked for pottery from a local artist, a wool blanket from the backcountry canoe tradition, help at the wedding, nonprofit donations, and art by friends. We also asked for a romantic getaway at guests’ homes or second homes, and got two amazing vacations – one in Maine and one in New York City to enjoy during our first year of marriage.