There was one word I wrote in that post that I didn't give much thought to at the time, but I now know that it really gets to the heart of the matter. Here's what I said back in November: "All these fun handmade details are saturated with color, color, and more color."
Did you catch the critical word that I glossed over? Sure you did, so why didn't I? Of course - it's handmade!
The very first blog post I ever wrote talked about all the DIY projects we hoped to accomplish to make our big day more personal and more affordable. And isn't that the *essence* of what it means to be handmade?! Yes yes and yes! What we want is a handmade wedding. A modern, urban loft-ish, fun, casual-chic, and HANDMADE wedding.
It goes without saying that we don't want it handmade à la my 2nd grade art projects. But we do want it handmade à la my creativity and meticulousness and Mr. NM's efficiency and willingness. That's the epiphany I needed, that's what we're aiming for, that's the thread pulling it all together, and that's the way we're going to make this wedding ours. Epic epiphany indeed...
What important wedding-shaping realizations have you had?