Well… you saw last week, my sweet girl is now married and headed down a new and exciting path. We’re so happy for her and her precious husband. I’d love to give you bits and pieces over the next few months and give you little bite sized tastes of an amazing, love and fun filled weekend.
I was able to pull off one surprise. She thought we had a typical send-off lined up. Since it was in the late evening, she had opted for sparklers. I kept that assumption going, while arranging for something really special.
Have you seen the movie “Tangled”? This is a ‘must-see’ if you’ve not. This is the story of Rapunzel, who is a lost princess, stolen by an evil woman who uses her magical hair to keep her young and beautiful. Every year on Rapunzel’s birthday, her grieving parents, the King and Queen, launch a lantern, hoping that it will call her home.
It was a solemn and silent ritual. And once their single lantern is launched, the entire village launches hundreds of lanterns in solidarity with their King and Queen. It just gripped my heart as I sobbed in my hankie, thinking about the love and longing of their broken hearts. Anyone watching this scene will be moved.
I got on my computer to see if the flying lanterns were real or just animation magic. To my delight and surprise, they are real. We ordered 100 ‘wishing lanterns’ and miraculously kept it a secret from both bride and groom!
When they emerged from the church, ready to head out as husband and wife from the wedding, these beautiful, glowing, mysterious lanterns lifted off in an illumination of celebration. They loved it! It was an unforgettable, beautiful moment that we’ll never forget. The bride and groom lit one of their own and as it flew away, we bid them farewell. Linked to: Lil Luna