I am currently working on a wedding for a couple that is very active and loves to go on hikes, and I was brainstorming ways to incorporate that into their wedding since they did not have any commemorative portion planned for their ceremony. Here are a few things I came up with:
- Plant a bamboo plant with rocks collected from different hiking trails you’ve been on together
- Plant something else with dirt that you’ve collected on different hikes (can have the dirt in mason jars with trail names)
- Have a map of Mammoth (where groom proposed)/California/United States and mark trails on there with string or hears or some kind of marker-either that you’ve been on or would like to go on; or map of Mammoth and mark the spot where the proposal happened
- Kind of cheesy, but maybe instead of a wine box you have a “hikers backpack” that you pack during the ceremony with stuff you’ll need for your next hike–you can include a Polaroid of everyone at the ceremony, maybe a bottle of your favorite alcohol/wine and you can take a shot before you put it in your backpack, or items that you can explain why they’re important to you/him each other (can be cheesy or romantic).
The bride loved the bamboo idea, and since they are Chinese there is extra significance to this. I’m excited to see this come to life at their wedding at Serra Plaza at the end of October.