Even though Dominic and Julieta were deeply in love, marriage seemed a big step. Both were from eastern Maryland and enjoyed many common regional experiences. But, they wondered if crab cakes could really bind a marriage?
Their similar backgrounds and their understanding of the region, made it a little easier to transition from single life into life as an engaged couple together and then transitioning even further into wedded bliss. They knew where the good Italian restaurants were and they knew where to find the best outdoor deck for a cocktail in the summer.
Dominic and Julieta were fortunate enough to have all four parents in their lives and healthy with robust bank accounts. There was no shortage of money available to them to assist them with planning their wedding. Still, they wondered what type of wedding they really wanted.
Neither of them had ever opened a bride's magazine before. It was an eye popping experience at first. They got used to the ads, the company names, and within a couple of weeks, Dominic and Julieta settled most of their wedding planning details. Some outstanding issues:
In some cultures, mostly out of Europe, brides and grooms would traditionally offer sugared nuts to their guests as a thank you for attending their wedding. There is a tradition for example in which the mesh baggie is tied with a ribbon and will contain a selection of five sugar almonds. In this tradition, each almond represents a blessing desired for the couple. There is health, wealth, happiness, longevity and the gift of children. For today's bride and groom, however, it is much more likely that a good wedding favor choice will be wedding sunglasses. Although many brides and grooms choose to buy cheap wedding sunglasses by the dozen, either simply a white sunglass or a black sunglass, more often than not, they will select personalized wedding sunglasses. A custom wedding sunglass wedding favor will include the personalization of the bride and groom's name on one side and the wedding date on another. We were so pleased when Dominic and Julieta chose Shades of Fun! to provide their wedding sunglasses for their great event. We don't have almonds to offer, but we certainly offer them a long and loving marriage.