I should start off this post with a disclaimer that we are not getting married nor are we planning to in the near future.
Luckily, my family seems OK that we aren’t and have completely accepted Andrew as family. Actually, they did that years ago because they’re awesome like that.
Second, which should have been first: I know I’ve said it, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again because I really really mean it. Thank you, Aunt Jeanne! I love you!
A few years ago, my aunt visit England, Scotland, Ireland, and maybe Wales. I’m not sure on the Wales part, but I think she made it there. Anyway, it sounded and looked like an AMAZING trip. While she was in Ireland, she toured the Waterford factory. I think it would easily be one of the coolest tours ever and if I ever make it to Ireland, it’s on the bucket list. Anyway, she purchased some crystal to keep for wedding presents for her various family members.
My sister received her crystal tumblers earlier this year when she got married. I received mine last week! My grandparents were in town and we all went to dinner and my aunt surprised me by bringing me my crystal! She said we were basically married. I LOVE THAT! I love that my family is totally accepting and cool of how we choose to live our lives. Of course, I wasn’t expecting her to do that all. I knew that she had said we would get the crystal when we got married and I knew that by waiting to get married, that was one of the things I was going to have to live without. But the fact that she realizes a piece of paper doesn’t equal love and commitment means a lot to me.
Ok…enough with the sappy stuff. Pictures!
Even the box graphic is so elegant and classy.
And they were wrapped so beautifully that I didn’t want to ruin the wrapping.
But I forced myself to take one out and unwrap it. TOTALLY WORTH IT! The design is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve owned anything so elegant before.
I now consider myself a very accomplished woman since I’m responsible enough to own elegant crystal. Andrew and I are discussing best options on how to use these for the first time. Suggestions?