During our last weekend in Germany, we attended the wedding of a school friend of mine. It was a wonderful day, with bursts of sunshine at just the right times, a beautiful bride, proud groom, delicious food, dancing and music, a lot of shared joy, and later in the evening, a comfy sofa to let a little boy sleep.
For our present, I bought two mugs and cereal bowls, and a ceramic pen:
Around the bowls, I wrote the couple’s names and their wedding date.
The cups were decorated with quotes:
Gebt eurer Liebe Raum, lasst die Winde des Himmels zwischen euch tanzen.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Geliebt zu werden macht uns stark. Zu lieben macht uns mutig.
Being loved by someone gives you strength. Loving someone gives you courage
It was a really nice little project (wet wipes came in handy when the writing turned out a little wonky), and only slightly addictive.
I brought the pen home with me – I doubt our plates and mugs will be safe much longer – if only they didn’t all have a pattern on them already!
But not only the bride and groom were on the receiving end of handmade gifts.
My friend, a talented sewist, made these for each guest: