My coworker and dear friend Kate recently married the love of her life at Galena Lodge. It was an idyllic, sweet and oh-so genuine and majestic ceremony with an incredible mountain backdrop. The excellent food, drinks and company didn’t hurt either. 🙂
I like to think I’m a planner, but sometimes planning ahead just isn’t in the cards. I needed to find a gift for a young, down-to-earth couple within 24 hours after returning later than anticipated from a work trip. And, they didn’t register. I know they said “your presence is your present,” but as fun as I try to be, let’s be real…they deserve something new and shiny to remember their special day!
I found these Moscow mule mugs at a local kitchen store squeezed onto a shelf in the glassware aisle. Whether or not you’re a Moscow mule lover, who can argue that you don’t feel infinitely cooler when you’re enjoying a cocktail from one of these mugs?!
I then called a local jeweler that I knew did engravings and was somehow able to talk them into finishing an engraving in about four hours rather than their standard four days. She is not taking her husband’s last name, so I opted for the first initial of their first names instead. Tip: never assume the bride is taking the groom’s name, always ask.
Then, the fun part — wrapping! I went to one of my favorite local boutiques, Willow Papery, to choose from their incredible wrapping paper, ribbon, tissue paper and card selection. Kate’s save the date and invite were in a simple and elegant blue and white theme, so I tried to continue with those colors. Of course, I couldn’t resist some gold detail and mint ribbon…
Here’s a look at the whole process.
Congratulations to Kate and Ben! What a beautiful wedding.