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50 Ways to Share Your Love Story at Your Wedding

Every couple has their own unique "how we met" story, proposal, and even challenges that they've overcome together, all of which have brought them to that pivotal moment when they finally say "I do." Tell your story by incorporating personalized details that reflect your journey together. You can share your love story through your ceremony, music, décor, food, stationery, and more! Here are a few memorable examples submitted by wedding planners and photographers.

By: Stefania Sainato

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  • Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    A couple who met on a matchmaking website honored their techy beginnings with dating profiles displayed IRL at their reception.

    Photo Credits: Sonia Tapia - Enchanted Bliss

  • Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    One of the easiest and most meaningful ways to put a personal spin on your celebration is by writing your own wedding vows. This couple shared how they met and included stories of their lives together during their heartfelt ceremony.

    Photo Credit: Arrowood Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Mango Muse Events

  • Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    This couple met on an airplane, and the groom proposed to the bride before skydiving out of one! As a nod to their favorite form of transportation, they made paper airplanes out of the programs and included a note explaining the significance. 

    Photo Credits: Heather Kincaid / Event Coordination and Design: Gather Events and Occasions

  • Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Not only did this bride explain how her fiancé popped the question — using a vintage slide viewer with a ring silhouette inside — but she even included the meaningful object for guests to peruse themselves.

    Photo Credit: Randy + Ashley

  • Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    When the bride, Kyrlie, started to open a pile of gift boxes she got from her fiancé, the first one she saw was a perfect smooth pebble. The groom included a note about a story she once told him that penguins only have one partner for life. (When a penguin has selected his pebble, he presents it to his intended companion. If she approves, she puts the stone in her nest and the two are well on their way to becoming mommy and daddy birds.)

    Photo Credit: MeewMeew Studios

  • Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Instead of telling their “how we met" story over and over again during their wedding weekend, Buzzfeed reports that newlyweds Justin and Jillian put together a hilarious video spoof inspired by Comedy Central’s Drunk History. The couple, who was married on September 6, 2015, showed the video at their rehearsal dinner.

    Photo Credit: Jonathan Bayme via Buzzfeed

  • Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Rachel and Seth's love story began with a round of drinks, so they highlighted this fun tidbit on their cocktail napkins.

    Photo Credit: Jeff Kolodny Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Your Special Day by Joni

  • Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Or you can come up with a few different and clever "did you know...?" prompts.

    Photo Credit: Bluebird Productions

  •  Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Keep guests occupied with a humorous tableside game (no cheating!)

  • Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    Pay Homage to How You Met, Fell in Love, or Got Engaged

    If you love to dance, create a choreographed number to entertain your family and friends with your amazing skills! Emily and Tye met in ballet school back when they were kids, and they showed off their graceful moves during a beautiful ballet-inspired first dance.

    Related: 15 Ways to Make Your First Dance More Memorable

    Photo Credit: The Tarnos

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Seattle residents showcased all of the landmarks that played a pivotal role in their relationship with this one-of-a-kind save-the-date.

    Photo Credit: Juan Turcios / Stationery: Copper Willow Paper Studio

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Long story short, Julie and Mike's Cliff's Notes version of their romance — boy and girl meet in dance class, move to different states, and bump paths a decade later at a bus stop in NYC — is absolutely awww-worthy.

    Photo Credit: Brian Dorsey Studios / Event Coordination and Design: Lindsay Landman Events / Stationery: Lindsay Landman Events

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    If you're getting married outdoors, line the path from the entrance to the ceremony with important relationship milestones and dates.

    Photo Credit: Photo Love

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    If you're getting married indoors, include this information in your table numbers instead.

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    If you've been dating for years, show guests how far you've come with an entertaining then-and-now retrospective. We love how this bride and groom also included their parents' wedding photos as the "bridge" anchoring both sides.

    Photo courtesy of Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Event Coordination and Design: Off The Beaten Path Weddings

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    The walk down the aisle is already incredibly emotional, but this "flashback" DIY aisle runner takes it to a whole new level! The couple included a crossword puzzle in their program, and most of the answers could be found on the aisle runner, so their guests had a fun game to play while they waited for the ceremony to start.

    Related: 200+ Emotional Wedding Moments

    Photo Credit: The Other Sister Photography via Oh Lovely Day

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    A calligraphed chalkboard with quirky details (in March 2011, Rachel and Jeff "bid farewell to the friend zone") serves as an instant conversation-starter.

    Photo courtesy of Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Event Coordination and Design: Off The Beaten Path Weddings

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Display all of the must-know details of your big day on one oversized poster.

  •  Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    An infographic-inspired handout is such a fun alternative to a traditional ceremony program.

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Create a photo-driven guest book with all of the major deets on how the two of you came to be Mr. and Mrs.

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Oh, the places you'll go! But first, have guests take a look at your previous travel adventures together.

    Photo Credit: Christie Pham Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Mango Muse Events

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Name your tables after significant experiences you've shared over the course of your relationship.

    Photo Credit: Allina Yang / Event Coordination and Design: Mango Muse Events

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Display "chapters" from your personal love story on your tables so that guests can learn more about you as a couple.

    Photo Credit: Michael Morcone

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Design a menu that tells the story of who you are as a couple, relating back to places you were born, where you met, got engaged, and now, where you're getting married. For example, if your groom popped the question in Ireland, Guinness-battered fish would be the perfect snack! With customized signage at each station to tell your story, guests will love the symbolism of each menu item.

    Photo Credit: Studio EMP Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Meghan and Katie/Intertwined Events

  •  Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Personalize a rustic buttercream cake with each tier telling a different chapter of your love story.

    Related: Steal-Worthy Wedding Cake Designs

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Dated long-distance? Share a few romantic notes and sweet photos that you sent to one another while you were apart. 

    Photo Credit: Rachel Robertson Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Mango Muse Events

  • Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

    During a trip to Rome, the bride and groom made a wish at the Trevi Fountain that they would one day marry. They shared this serendiptious story on their guest sign-in table.

  • Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    The groom surprised his bride by performing a song that he had written just for her. She had no idea that he had learned to play guitar prior to the wedding!

  • Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    The bride took guitar lessons so she could surprise her groom by performing a song that was significant in their relationship in front of all their wedding guests.

  • Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    A musical couple enlisted the help of their friends to play their favorite song live during the ceremony.

    Photo Credit: Arrowood Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Mango Muse Events

  • Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    This couple shared their love of the Rock Band video game with a full-blown stage and lights, incorporating their guests into the action.

    Photo Credit: Jennifer Lamba Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Mango Muse Events

  •   Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    Tell a Meaningful Story Through Music

    Tarina and Andrew had a beautiful ceremony atop a mountain in the middle of Hungarian wine country (where the bride's family is from). They had a lively procession from the ceremony to the reception to the tune of traditional Hungarian folk music.

    Related: Fun Cultural Traditions to Include in Your Wedding

  • Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Steven and Rebecca, both pharmacists, asked guests to jot down their "prescriptions" (aka marriage advice) for the happy couple in a notepad.

  • Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    A bride and groom who enjoy visiting Sin City surprised their guests with a casino at their wedding instead of traditional dancing.

    Related: 30 Creative Ways to Entertain Your Wedding Guests

    Photo Credit: Chrissy Lambert Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Mango Muse Events

  • Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Instead of ringing a bell or tapping silverware against their plates, guests got the bride and groom to kiss by using a duck call (the bride and groom got engaged after duck hunting).

    Photo courtesy of Lasting Impressions Weddings / Event Coordination and Design: Lasting Impressions Weddings

  • Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    A map provided guests with the opportunity to share where they traveled from to celebrate with the couple and also give their travel advice to the jet-setting bride and groom.

    Photo courtesy of Michelle Leo Events / Event Coordination and Design: Michelle Leo Events

  • Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Lauren and Austen came up with a fun and quirky bicycle-built-for-two theme for all of their printed materials.

  •   Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Amanda and Blair are huge animal lovers, and they decided to include their furry friend, Kona, in the ceremony as the ring bearer.

    Photo Credit: Davin G Photography

  •  Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    These diehard Broncos fans added a fun twist to "I now pronounce you husband and wife..." by having the priest hold up a cheeky sign.

    Photo Credit: Hoffer Photography

  • Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    This couple shared their favorite desserts from a bakery that they visit on a regular basis.

    Photo Credit: Bethany Carlson Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Mango Muse Events

  • Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    Share Your Interests and Hobbies

    The bride, an avid gardener, gifted wildflower seed packets that she designed herself.

    Related: 30 Favor Ideas From Real Weddings

    Photo Credit: Clay Austin Photography / Event Coordination and Design: Ooh La La Events

  • Include a Special Saying

    Include a Special Saying

    One couple's favorite saying is "I love you to the moon and back," so their event planner, Michelle Leo Events, created an escort card display for them that corresponded to moon-themed table numbers (each table was named after a different moon phase).

    Photos courtesy of Michelle Leo Events / Event Coordination and Design: Michelle Leo Events

  • Include a Special Saying

    Include a Special Saying

    Jackie and Omar's dual favor spoke to their personalities.

    Photo Credit: VeroLuce Photography

  • Include a Special Saying

    Include a Special Saying

    The couple used the groom's last name, Lemon, as the inspirational jumping-off point for their escort card display, cocktail napkins, and more.

    Photo courtesy of Lasting Impressions Weddings / Event Coordination and Design: Lasting Impressions Weddings

  • Include a Special Saying

    Include a Special Saying

    This backdrop was created for newlyweds who are dessert fanatics. As a nod to their sweet obsession, Something Events incorporated both the English and French word for desserts — the bride is from California and the groom is from France — as well as "Zerts," a catchphrase from the couple's favorite show, Parks and Rec.

    Photo Credit: Jennifer Emerling / Event Coordination and Design: Something Events

  • Incorporate Where You Come From

    Incorporate Where You Come From

    The bride is originally from California and the groom from Texas; their cakes told the story of their interstate love.

  • Incorporate Where You Come From

    Incorporate Where You Come From

    At this wedding, each table number was designed after a different state that meant something to the couple.

    Photo courtesy of Lasting Impressions Weddings / Event Coordination and Design: Lasting Impressions Weddings

  • Incorporate Where You Come From

    Incorporate Where You Come From

    A raw seafood bar was a must-have for a Minnesota groom.

    Photo courtesy of Lasting Impressions Weddings / Event Coordination and Design: Lasting Impressions Weddings

  • Incorporate Where You Come From

    Incorporate Where You Come From

    This couple wanted to pay tribute to each of their own home states and, in turn, created a monogram that incorporated both Ohio and California. They applied this monogram on everything from invitations to a custom bean bag toss set to tell the story of their heritage.

    Photos courtesy of Kate Whelan Events / Event Coordination and Design: Kate Whelan Events

  • Incorporate Where You Come From

    Incorporate Where You Come From

    At a Southern wedding, the newlyweds highlighted an old tradition in South Carolina dating back to the Civil War. Southern women would weave palmetto fronds onto roses and pin them to the lapels of their loved ones before they went off to a war, as a symbol of strength. The couple put their own spin on it by asking their guests to wear palmetto roses as a sign of their love.

50 Ways to Share Your Love Story at Your Wedding

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