When Daniel and I married in 2006, I would have LOVED to have a resource like this show. We wanted so much to have a personal wedding reflective of the place we call our home, and I think we did. It took some work though. When planning an event like a wedding, the possibilities are not only endless but mind-boggling. Apart from finances, where do the limits begin? All these ideas about perfection get thrown around in ways I'd never imagined. This is why I love the idea of a "locavore" wedding. Geographically limiting your options can be a great starting point, and imagine if even half the couples celebrating their unity did this this year... Michigan's economy would feel the difference! Plus, a good place is like a good family: perfect in its imperfections. Like, while I would have loved to have orchids all over for my flowers, the lavender my neighbor grew and let me buy in bulk was so lovely. Now, the smell of lavender blooming every summer by my front door reminds me of the warm night air, the glowing lights, and the feel of Daniel's linen suit under my fingers as we danced at our wedding.
(a VERY blurry picture - sorry!)