A Handspun Wedding: Our Three M’s

August 17, 2016

Happy #weddingwednesday, Honeys!  This is such a fun series, and I am so excited to share bits of our hearts with you as we wind our way through this world of wedding planning.  And, more importantly, marriage planning!  Which leads me to Our Three M’s.

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The first question people start asking you as you dive into planning is: “what do you want your wedding to look like?”  This is usually followed with qualifiers: what’s your color palette, your inspiration images, your theme, etc.  Admittedly, I was definitely having some trouble conjuring a complete visual out of thin air.  Like any other girl, I had plenty of pins on the quintessential wedding Pinterest board entitled “If marriage becomes a priority” (Cue Beyoncé stepping out as we duet to Independent).  But when it came to envisioning a full concept for what I imagined our wedding would look like, I had a whole lot of nothing.  It was frustrating!
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That was, until I decided to change the way I was thinking about it.  Instead of trying to picture what our wedding would look like, I started thinking about what I wanted our wedding to represent, what I wanted it to mean.  And thus, Our Three M’s were born!
Photo by Shay Nelson of Love, the Nelsons

Photo by Shay Nelson of Love, the Nelsons

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So, what are Our Three M’s??  So glad you asked. 🙂  Josh and I talked about it, and for us, it is all-important that our wedding is:
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Memorable

Meaningful

 Magical

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Memorable

This is without a doubt the most important decision we have ever made, and we chose each other!  We want our celebration of this commitment to remain in our minds long after the day we say, “I do!”  We want to give each other, and our guests, treasured memories that they will cherish for years to come.  It is so extraordinary to us that so many people will be coming from far and wide to honor our union, and it just adds to the joy and the desire to throw one spectacular party.  We are hoping to envelop our beloved friends and family in an experience that reflects our love for God, for each other, and for them!  Which brings us to our next M:
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Meaningful

As the sweethearts of Handspun Cinema, we are fully devoted to our mantra, which is Capturing the Beauty in Meaningful Moments.  See, we know how important those moments are on a wedding day, and all it takes is a little meaning to create an incredibly beautiful moment.  So we knew that one of the most important things we can do is make sure that our wedding is a meaningful one.  We have already seen this manifesting itself in different ways – from what my bridesmaids are carrying in lieu of bouquets (stay tuned for more on that!), to the songs we are choosing to dance to with each other and our parents.  From the menu we are designing with the caterer, to the dessert we are “cutting the cake” with (again, stay tuned!).  It’s funny how simple the choices are that have lead us to infusing so much meaning into our day, and we’ve only just begun!  As for our last M…
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Magical

If you know us at all, I am sure you’ve already guessed this one! 😉  What would our Handspun Wedding be without a little touch of pixie dust??  After all, #happilyeverhandspun finds its roots in our individual loves for Disney, and so many beloved memories of our love story revolve around the Most Magical Place on Earth.  We even had our engagement photos done there (which we can’t wait to show you soon)!  But it isn’t just Hidden Mickeys we are after – we want to stand in awe of the atmosphere that day, both visually, and emotionally.  We are shooting for some major wow-factor visuals that will hopefully have our hearts swimming, but we will also be working to create an unforgettable experience that we will both look back on and breathe in as the most magical night of our lives.  Oh man, you guys, this one hits really close to my heart – I already feel like it is pretty much magic how incredible Josh is, and I am praying that our wedding day reflects just how remarkable our love is, as well as what an amazing person he is.  But you know me – I am always happy to share the magic! (And always eager to brag on my future husband!)
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Of course, as we are moving forward, additional words and phrases are coming into play as we begin to shape the visual aspects of the day.  But for the two of us, it all comes back to these words – Our Three M’s.  They keep us grounded, and at the same time, giddy.  And we can’t think of a more perfect day to start our lives together as husband and wife than a day that is those three things: Memorable, Meaningful, and Magical.
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Love from the Giddy Bride-to-Be,
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Whitney