I realize my tricky blog post title might be a bit difficult to decipher but I’m happy to report we now have a real life FAKE sword for our Sword Wedding!!
Last week I was wandering through one of my favorite places on earth (Target of course), and I decided to browse the Halloween section (despite not being a fan of the holiday itself).
Lo, and behold (gotta use some old-timey speak for effect) there in the midst of the children’s weapons section was a beautiful broad or double-edged sword complete with a jewel encrusted handle! I knew I had to have it.
My excitement was hard to contain and I wished I hadn’t been alone because I really wanted to share the moment with someone. Considering I was in the process of asking a friend to order an authentic type sword from one of his vendors in Ireland/Scotland with a very small “wedding prop” budget, and I was worried that something made of a quality material might be a bit on the heavy and dangerous side; I was totally shocked to run into THIS sword at THIS price.
That’s right! It was only 9 bucks! I think this is one of the best parts about planning a wedding. The element of surprise when you find just the right thing or the perfect idea hits you. I don’t know what I’d do with a short engagement! I love this sh@$.
If you’ll remember from my very first post on Weddingbee, I was very reluctant at first to choose such a masculine icon, but once Mr. Sword referred to our icon as a claymore, I was hooked! The claymore is a Scottish broadsword and everyone (well mostly my brother, The Glue) is convinced we need to have one at the wedding. Well, now we do! Plus, Mr. Sword and I had SUCH a good time using props for our engagement photos that we can’t wait to do it again! And besides, what’s a fairy tale without a sword battle? Oh crap, does that mean I need to have two?!?!
The above picture is a close-up of the sword but if you look closely you can see Mr. Sword peeking around the wall. And no, he’s not interested in joining my photo-taking session, he’s actually telling me to put down my new toy and finish packing for a wedding in Iowa we were leaving for in the morning (packing and I don’t get along, and sometimes I need
a kick in the ass gentle reminders to keep going).
Unfortunately for Mr. Sword I wanted just one more picture!
(all photos personal)
Does anyone else plan on using a non-traditional prop for their wedding photos? How COOL is that sword?!?