The Beauty of Nature
Soon I'm to be married to a wonderful man in the Army, when he returns from his long deployment in Iraq. The small court house wedding suddenly turned into a small garden wedding. We were both a little shocked when the suggestions was made by our families to have an "actual wedding" instead of just a celebration after the court house ceremony. We decided to roll with the suggestion, and now I couldn't be happier, though planning even a small wedding in a very short period of time is hectic!
I've been debating what would make this small outdoor wedding beautiful, without going over a just as tiny budget due to the short notice timing. After a few suggestions, I chose that nature would be the best answer. Flowers make any wedding more elegant, so that's what I've decided to be the main focus of decorations at our wedding.
I found these beautiful braided hibiscus plants to anchor us as we say our vows. It's not much, but in some very nice pots, it could make for a wonderful scene. I'm also including yellow rose petals, among others. The power of nature to make anything plain scene wonderful is amazing.
There are many practical man-made things I could have at my wedding -- columns, arbors, gazebos -- but nothing as beautiful as two of these natural hibiscus plants. Granted the braiding of the plant is not a natural occurrence, the flower of the plant is a natural marvel. Pray Maker really sums up the power of this kind of nature, not just the beauty, in her prayer .
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