And the tears are mostly happy and just a smidge sad. I was taken by surprise by how much I wanted to be with them. Like getting caught in an unexpected summer rain shower that comes and goes quickly and everything is a little more nourished and green afterwards.
Speaking of the weather, on to the party! It’s going to be in the backyard so I have sent out daily pleas to our higher being with the reminder that my name, Mithra, means God of Sun. Not rain. Not drizzle. Sun.
I so enjoyed sitting down with Jane last winter, sketching out the details of a garden party . Now we are in the midst of planting, weeding, trimming, in preparation. I remember planning my wedding and how much I loved all the details -- especially the flowers and the invitations.
Nick and Jane's invitation came from Minted, of course. They have been my source for holiday cards and invitations for the last five years. I never imagined ordering wedding invites online but Minted has the process down to a near science. Jane and I worked on the phrasing, getting ideas from the hundreds of samples on Minted's website. Customizing the design went smooth as silk. When the Minted box arrived, I rushed for the camera. I love this company, partly because the founder is a badass Iranian woman, and partly because they support independent designers.