Real Weddings: Alli & Brian William Peterson
It brings us pure joy to create a work of art that will play an integral role in a couple’s wedding and marriage, and every so often Team Ketubah comes across a couple that we truly bond with. We are beyond excited to share with you the fun details of their wedding and the story behind their happily-every-after — it touched our hearts deeply and we are positive it will do the same for you as well!
Alli and Brian were set up by a mutual friend, and after only a few dates -- they became official! I guess their set up really worked because fast forward, and we not only have the pleasure of working with both of them to create their Ketubah, but we got to hear all about their love story!
To give us a good idea of what kind of couple they both are (and how strong their love really is), Alli told us all about how she drove all day just to be with Brian for a day:
Well, the most ridiculous thing I ever did (for him) after dating for 3 months was drive from D.C. to Orlando for one day, just so we could be together for the 4th of July. (I was doing an 8 week internship in D.C.)
Awww! Now that's true commitment, and love!
One of the first questions we ask though, is the one we love best -- how did your partner propose?
He was acting very suspicious and I noticed the color had drained from his face. In my normal, girlfriend questioning attitude, I asked him repeatedly what was wrong. He calmly responded saying that nothing was wrong and instead told me he had a present waiting for me in the kitchen. My next words were, "Please tell me you didn't spend too much." "No, not at all," he replied. I hoped for something like chocolate or ice cream. When I walked into the kitchen, there was a Keurig coffee maker sitting on the counter! I was so excited and asked him "How could you spend so much? Thank you!" Little did I know...Brian then told me to open the Keurig box because there was still a piece inside. I said, "Brian, its 7:00pm, I really don't need any coffee right now." He urged me to open the box and I said "OK, FINE. You're being sketchy." When I opened the box, I saw the ring, the proposal, and a bottle of champagne and glasses.
Amazing! Combining two things we definitely LOVE -- coffee and love stories! :)
Alli and Brian purchased one of our earliest designs -- The Romantic Ketubah. However to make it a little more "theirs", they asked for a color change. This is one of our favorite parts of doing what we do: being able to create gorgeous Ketubahs, but then also see how each individual couple wants to change something and truly make it their own!
Their wedding day looked absolutely beautiful, but we wanted to hear about something more different and crazy that happened! Alli told us that, "the whole night was amazing", but one part definitely did stick out for her:
...one of the more unique parts of our wedding is my dad and I pretended to start our father/daughter dance (slow song) and then the DJ turned it into the Austin Powers opening theme song and we did a crazy, fun dance.
From Team Ketubah to Alli and Brian -- Mazel Tov! We were so honored that we could create something so meaningful and important for your wedding day. We hope your Ketubah will fill you with love and happiness each time you see it. We wish you both a lifetime of laughter, adventure, and love!