|We're trying to behave here - most of the photos taken had me giggling with my eyes closed, because smile=eyes closed.|
|This is my favourite. It's quiet in a nice way.|
It's our 6 month anniversary today! (No, we're not actually celebrating monthly anniversaries - we've been together for six years, so we try to be nice every day.) Anyway, I thought this semi-anniversary would be a good motivator for me to finally share a couple more glimpses of our wedding. Back in October I blogged about the bookish elements I created for our wedding.
Instead of an engagement photo shoot or anything of the sort, we asked an illustrator friend to draw a portrait of us. It's much easier to pose for a drawing than for a photo, anyway, I think. I'm sure everyone disagrees with me here, though. A portrait just felt like a much more special memento than a photo, as we're constantly surrounded by photography.
The invite was obviously a very important thing for me, because if I can't get crafty with my own wedding stuff, then when? We ended up going with a simple postcard invite with a wax sealed printed navy wrapper and a pale pink envelope. The invite and wrapper were professionally printed. Most of the practical info (including a rsvp form, a map and a gift registry, where we had listed honeymoon wishes like exhibition tickets and small treats, so we could mostly avoid material gifts and also make things easy and affordable for our friends) was on a website, which we later converted into a thank you page with galleries of both wedding photos and photos of us enjoying the wedding gifts on our honeymoon.
Six months later, would I do something different? Maybe, if the hive mind were a thing I could really use to spread information, but no, not really. Actually, I would now have my wisdom tooth removed when it first began to hurt so I wouldn't have had to take so many painkillers I couldn't enjoy the leftovers due to a killer heartburn. Apart from that everything was really sweet.
Invite illustration by Sirpa, major technical assistance with the invite from Pauliina <3, all wedding photos by Kirsi Salo