When the-perfection-of-the-planning met the-honesty-of-real-life, the kinds of memories that defined it as our wedding were made. The unity candle that wouldn't stay lit because of the nice breeze. The bride who interrupted the final song because she wanted to make a few announcements. The adorable daughter who fell asleep halfway through the photos.
These are the things that we'll remember; these are the stories we'll tell to that sleepy daughter someday. And now we have one more story to add to the list: our wedding thank-you notes. We spent a long time
Cut to about a week later when we received the small, heavy box with note cards and envelopes. I open the box with anticipation, the perfection of the online order in my head... only to find the real life version looking like this*:
JOHN ANDREW SMITH&JANE MARIE DOE SMITH
Long story short - we decided to chalk it up to just another one of those quirky things that we'll remember years later with a laugh. Really nice card stock. Shiny silver border. And no space before or after the "&" sign. The perfectionist in me finds it a bit hard to believe that I'll actually be laughing at this in the future... but if someone told me 2 years ago that my life would be what it is today, I'd have found that hard to believe as well. Anything is possible.
* Names changed to protect the innocent.