Being the super sentimental person I am, I planned to include old memories in our planning while making new ones as well. I very much enjoy crafts so creating decorations and other DIY crafts for the wedding was very sun for me. I personalized the robe hangers for the bridesmaids and created sashes for the flower girls. Our family and friends live far away so Kevin and I decided to create welcome bags for our out-of-town guests. I also decided to do my own flowers as well. A friend of ours flew down peony buds from my parents Indiana yard. These are some of the bushes originally grown in my great-grandparents and aunt’s yards in Iowa. I removed and cleaned the lace sleeve from my grandma’s wedding gown that my aunt also wore to wrap around my bouquet. When changing my last name from Anksorus to Light, I wanted to incorporate real glass nightlight bulbs into boutonnières which turned out great. Then there was my gift to Kevin which was my favorite part. Kevin and I got to know each other on a Haiti medical mission trip so part of his gift was a passport cover with the coordinates of the hospital and mission where we had worked.