Your wedding day is supposed to be something very personal, and only your special friends & family are chosen to share it with you.
Unfortunately you may find that they don’t always get to spend enough time with you as it’s quite a busy day and tends to fly by pretty quickly. Their hearts are bursting with love and well wishes, but you don’t always get to hear them, which is a bit of a pity. So… I had the idea of capturing the kind wishes and blessings people wanted for Marc & I. We wanted to have the personal touch of each special guest.
We came up with the wish tree! I must tell you that when I mentioned this idea to some, I got a few crazy looks. Don’t worry about what anyone else says, if you think it’s a good idea, and you want it, just do it!
This is the idea: You invite your guests to write something from the heart on a small envelope, in the envelope they put some seeds which they select, they then hang the envelope (the seeds inside & message written down) on a tree. It looks really pretty to have the little messages hanging on the tree. After the wedding you plant the seeds in your garden, and together with the Rosemary, or Thyme, or Lavender, the well wishes and blessings grow and blossom.
I chose Rosemary, Thyme, and Lavender; you can choose which ever you would like. I actually couldn’t find Lavender seeds so I put fresh sprigs in the bowl, which actually looked better. I hired little bowls from the florist, and bought beautiful little pencils from NAP, which were pretty and also had sweet little messages on them.
I bought a beautiful frame from Country Road and printed out the below instructions so that our guests new what to do.
As we begin the journey as a brand new Mr. & Mrs.,
We could surely use your advice and good wishes.
Though our tree looks a little bare,
It would look so pretty,
With the thoughts you want to share.
Take a pen, some seeds of love, and share some wishes about love, marriage & life.
We will plant them in our garden and watch them grow as husband & wife.
Our love will grow with each seed we sow. So send some well wishes for the new Mr. & Mrs.
And in years to follow, we will remember on this day,
All your thoughts and words so kind,
And in our hearts will stay.
This was all placed on a pretty table next to the tree. Maybe you can ask your bridesmaids and Mom to do the first envelopes so that people can get the idea and see what you mean. Unfortunately not everyone fills in the envelopes, but those who do make it well worth the trouble.
I hope you had fun reading this post. I sure enjoyed writing it.
Lots of love A xx