August 19, 2010

Dinner for Three

At my wedding shower, my mom gave me a basket of candles and the poem below. Some of you may have heard of this before. I think it's a super cute gift idea that's fun to do throughout the years, and although we haven't been too good at remembering to burn them for everything, we did remember last night when we had my sister over for dinner.

We even used our brand new plates. And ate on our brand new table.

Have I mentioned that getting married is a whole lot of fun?

A Basket of Candles For (Bride's name)

A basket of candles that come in a pair
in all different colors, for you two to share.
The white ones burn first; they are wrapped in white lace
to celebrate your first married night in your new chosen place.
The *green pair is taller, and also much thinner;
burn with the first company you have over for dinner.
The dark blue candles are for after your first fight;
use them to burn while making up all night.
Pink candles set the mood and pave the way
for your first married Valentine’s Day.
Now, when your first year of marriage is through,
the cream anniversary pair, will light for you two.
Red candles aflame, both your futures are bright;
celebrate promotions you’ve worked toward with all of your might.
By this time we hope, maybe, just maybe
you can light the purple ones, on the birth of your baby.
And just when you thought you’d put these away,
take the light blue ones out for your fifth anniversary day.
Now just one more pair left - for the big "two five,"
the anniversary pair that will keep your love alive.
Congratulations (Bride and Groom)
on the start of your forever.
May the two of you always be happy together.
And burn these candles just the way we said,
but please don’t forget: blow them out before bed!

*I'm guessing my mom took creative liberties with the color of the dinner candles - mine were definitely crimson, not green.

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