Monday, July 04, 2011
Today commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring our independence from Great Britain. I hope you all celebrate grandly under a glittering sky and atop soil where red, white & blue is proudly displayed.
I'm going to transition into something a little unusual now. Weddings. I had a dream this morning and it was just too good not to share. I swear it still has to do with the red white & blue.
If you know me, you know I'm patriotic. I mean, the National Anthem is my favorite song....which I've already listened to 3 times so far today! This quote sums me up pretty well.
My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue. ~Author Unknown
I just say all this to explain the dream and why I'd be dreaming of such a thing.
Here it is. A 4th of July wedding!
I'm positive people have done this and I just hope I'm invited to one someday. Can you imagine how awesome it would be!? I love weddings to start with and then to have a 4th of July wedding on top of that! Wow. I really wish I had done this when I got married. But you know....the idea came 20 years too late.
Here's what I would have planned if I'd thought of it.
White dress with a red or blue sash....this depends of which color shoes I pick. Here are some choices. I know which shoe is my favorite....which is yours?
The men would be in blue suits with red ties. Maybe a cross somewhere between these 3. I think the pinstripe is very classy. The combo of the blue vest and blue tie is also very classy. The one in the middle is made from a material that has the sheen to it and would elevate it to wedding status.
The girls would be in either red or blue dresses. Here are some finds ~ which would you choose?
Then, of course, the food! It might sound low class, but I would totally do a traditional BBQ theme. Going to a 4th of July party? That's what you'd get. Maybe mini sliders ~ how cute! Can't forget fried chicken, potato salad and corn on the cob with lemon-aid to wash it down. Maybe there would be a bowl of spiked lemon-aid, too! How could this wedding not be fun?!
The cake. About as popular as the wedding dress. I found this.....and how could you not have this as for the inside of the cake! You'd HAVE to.
Or maybe you could have cupcakes and make the cake part layered in red, white & blue. Awesome! How about strawberries dipped in white chocolate with blue sprinkles? And festive party favors?
If you have some cash to spare, you could do fireworks!
I didn't have a 4th of July wedding, but it was fun planning this one ;)
Happy 4th of July, everyone!
Posted by MsOktober at 8:50 AM