If you haven’t noticed, PeaceMeals has been on a bit of a hiatus for the past few weeks. Well here’s why….
This wedding has been a long time coming. Marrying a foreigner, relocating them to America, and planning an international wedding is not an easy feat. But if you find the right person, it is so worth it.
In Mitch Albom’s novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the protagonist Eddie travels through different settings – different people’s conceptions of heaven – where he learns pieces about his life before he goes to enter his own heaven upon his death. At one point, he enters the heaven of his late wife, Marguerite. Marguerite’s conception of heaven is traveling from wedding to wedding in different cultures throughout eternity. How perfect. After all, a wedding is a joyous time with good food and drink flowing, dancing, laughing, and boundless love. Weddings in almost every culture share these traits (ignoring arranged marriages for now).
When we began planning this celebration, my husband and I agreed on a few things: we wanted it to be simple, good food and drink, and we wanted to honor our guests with the love and grace God has shown us. It has been a series of miracles that brought us together, and we wanted to pay that grace forward to the people we love most.
My husband and I love long, lazy weekend brunches, so we chose to serve brunch at our celebration. Guests were invited to get champagne mimosas, fair trade coffee and tea, and homemade pastries before sitting down to a brief ceremony (officiated by my father!). Then guests feasted on made-to-order waffles, breakfast potatoes (an homage to the Irish guests), bacon, fruit and yogurt parfaits with homemade granola, vegetarian frittatas, and of course, cake! We had four types of cake and cupcakes, plus sweet potato chai doughnuts (!), all gluten free.
Brunch is our love language.
The entire day flew by, with some guests coming back to our house to party later into the night. My heart was just bursting with joy and gratitude. The entire day, I just wanted to gather everyone into a massive group hug. This kind of love and support is a great gift, I realize, and I want nothing more than to pay this forward in my life
So, all that said, I am ready to bring a fresh perspective to PeaceMeals. I am slowly getting the ball rolling again in Wisconsin, and would love to have you join a PeaceMeal! Just Contact Us Contact Us with your interest.
PS, PeaceMeals also does brunch. Just sayin’…
Photos: Magnified Joy Photography
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