A rural setting like Chandler’s Gardens is perfect for the couple who wants to incorporate family history into their wedding. If you appreciate tradition and the simple things in life, we may be just what you’re looking for in a venue for your casual rustic wedding. Here are some ideas for celebrating your origins together as you start your married life.
Your family photos: Displaying family photos can be one of the simplest and most touching ways to evoke your family history. You can use funny and poignant images in your decorations and centerpieces, as well as on your wedding website and print materials. How about a shot of your grandparents getting married or the first photo you took together as a couple?
Your wedding gown: Even if you don’t decide to wear your mother’s gown, you can walk down the aisle with a special memento. Maybe she’d be delighted if you took a fragment to reuse as a garter or ribbon in your hair.
Your rings: Heirloom engagement and wedding rings are becoming increasingly popular. As long as it belonged to a beloved family member, it could even be a ring that originally had nothing to do with getting married.
Your cultural heritage: Thinking more broadly, you can look beyond your immediate family and think in terms of your national or ethnic heritage. Choose music and decorations that represent the countries that your ancestors came from. Serve ethnic dishes that you loved as a child and look forward to making each holiday season. Repeat the wedding rituals that previous generations used. Carry an upright horseshoe if you’re Irish to generate good luck. Include a tea and candle ceremony to honor your relatives if you’re Vietnamese.
At Chandler’s Gardens, we love helping families to celebrate their weddings, reunions, and other special moments. Contact us today to learn more about our unique venue.