I'm sure it will come as no surprise to you that I love giving and receiving gifts. Naturally, I was excited to participate in a pre-wedding gift exchange with my groom-to-be. Looking at the professional photos we received documenting the gift exchange, I think it was a great idea! But enough rambling . . . I'll let you be the judge!
I frantically wrapped Mr. Cool's gift just days before our wedding using leftover wrapping paper scraps, twine and shipping tags we had laying around our apartment. I attached a note to his circuit-board cufflinks instructing him to open this gift before he got dressed:
But first, he read the card I had written out for him. I love his expression in this photograph:
After that, he tore into his gift:
Judging by the smile on his face, he liked what he saw. I swear I married this man for his 1,000 kilowatt smile, which never fails to pull me out of even the gnarliest of moods:
After Mr. Cool got dressed, our awesome photog snapped a closeup of his cufflinks in action:
Meanwhile, I had a card and gift waiting for me in my suite as well. I took a moment alone by the window to read some of the most beautiful words that Mr. Cool has ever written to me:
After, I wasted no time tearing into my gift:
I gasped at the dainty, glinting white gold and aquamarine ring that was waiting inside for me. I promptly put that beauty on my right hand and modeled it for all to see:
After, I abandoned the wrapping paper in a pile near the windowsill and got ready to head to our venue, where I would finally put on my gown and become a bride!
Did you and your groom exchange gifts before the wedding?
*All photos in this post by Paige Morrison.