As our nineteenth wedding anniversary came and went this past summer I couldn’t help but reflect on the weddings that took place before me in our families. Each wedding was special, in a totally different time and space, and how each are also similar. I have a wall in our bedroom where I frame and hang ancestral wedding photos of both our families.
These bright and smiling couples looking toward the camera had no idea that one day I would be looking back!
Do you ever think about your own particular wedding or monumental photos? Do you wonder if you will end up on a families members wall or the an Apple cloud some day? Sounds strange, I know. Push time down the line some generations and I can only hope someone cares enough to keep my husband and I in their cloud space.
My hobby and love of genealogy beckons me to the past. However, their wedding pictures make me keenly aware of the present. They serve as a reminder to live in ‘The Today.’ Before long our wedding photo will be just a photograph to someone, smiling toward the camera, and hopefully bringing future generations some awareness too.
These ancestral wedding pictures are of happy and sweet days and I can’t think of a better way to remember them by.
I have these pictures up around my vanity. They are intermixed with day to day living and décor pieces. Some frames are still empty as I wait to add (or discover) more. One frame in particular my youngest daughter wants for her wedding! She isn’t any where close to a wedding ( ha!). Life moves quickly and I am in love with the fact that they remind me of such.
Nineteen years after my own wedding I am thankful for their example and devotion that now encourages me. The smiles don’t hurt either.
Do you display your ancestral wedding photos too? Typically I see ancestral wedding photo’s being a huge hit at weddings as part of the reception décor. Click here for an example of those display ideas! Looking at my wall a few years down the line I am wanting to go with a more classical look and less shabby chic, however, the wedding pictures will stay.
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