(or Love of Letters…)
One of the most romantic sentiments that can be shared between lovers is a love letter. It is so much more than just telling your loved one how you feel. A letter helps you fully understand your emotions and your thoughts. It is something tangible that can be kept, and cherished. It’s not like a memory that will fade in time, you can go back at any point and relive the emotion that was so honestly conveyed.
A love letter can be an apology or a declaration. It is a way for those of us who are not so great with words to sit down and figure it all out before sharing it. There is nothing wrong with writing a few drafts to ensure it says exactly what you want it to say.
Sometimes three words are not enough to express the deep and abiding love between a couple. A love letter says all the things that cannot be encompassed by ‘I love you‘.
I’m blown away by the idea of a wedding that focuses on the love letter or the written word as a theme. Especially for couples that spent time apart or are the kind to leave notes of love for each other. How ideal would the theme be for a couple who has a love for books, or an interest in the classics? It is undeniably sentimental but without a hint of the ‘too-sugary’ sweetness that can often accompany an attempt to be romantic.
The written word is so full of history, as the medium through which the greatest of love stories were preserved, that it holds a kind of inherent romanticism. This tangible emotion could be easily interwoven throughout a wedding for a sentimental and yet still classy style.
In my opinion a theme like this would work best in something of a vintage style. Old books, ‘time-worn’ letters and muted colors would be a stunning combination.
One idea that I have to pass on, which was supplied by one of our Facebook fans, is to use a mailbox as your wishing well. She did exactly that and the mailbox is now set up in front of the home she shares with her husband.
What a great reminder of a special day!
Another way to include love letters as part of a wedding without dedicating yourself to an entire theme is by performing the romantic Love Letter Ceremony.
This video describes in a bit more detail what it is all about.