When we were getting old enough to start thinking about our own weddings, far away from each other, Caleb and I had very different ideas about what we wanted. You've heard a bit about my woodland wedding ideas before. I would love to get married outside in the forest with ferns and vines and green everywhere. Girls in breezy dresses and boys in slacks with their shirt sleeves rolled up. Caleb doesn't share the same affinity for my ideas.
Caleb is from Charleston and had the pleasure of growing up around churches like St. Michael's, First Baptist Church of Charleston, and the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity (links to pictures). His wedding visions included a beautiful chapel with pews and a long aisle. Nice suits or tuxes, formal flowers, a string quartet for the ceremony, and a big band for the reception.
Night and day.
Finding compromises has been fun, but when neither of us are budging, it sucks. Take the tablecloths, for example. I was convinced that white butcher paper would be more than sufficient. Low cost, same color as the white linen Caleb wanted, and you don't have to worry about it getting dirty because you're just going to throw it away! Caleb was adamant anything less than linen tablecloths would not have enough class. We were seriously butting heads, and the tears wanted to come. There was just no way we could get around this!
Browsing Pinterest led me to the picture below that made me hope again. (It sounds melodramatic, but that's really how I felt.) Tentatively, I asked Caleb if this new idea would be satisfactory. I told him I thought it was fine, and then he said he thought it was fine, too. Both of us breathed easy again, and we're still getting married. :P
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