1.07.2011

the unity tree


in our backyard a small little tree is growing slowly but surely.  its roots are just starting to sneak their way through the soil.  as the years pass matthew and i will be able to look out our back window at this beautiful tree of ours and remember the promises we made to each other that special day.

like this tree we will age.  we will grow stronger and more sturdy.  we may experience a storm or two, but regardless, we will be rooted into the ground and stay strong forever and always.

one day our children will play around this tree of ours...lay under it for shade, swing from it's branches and climb up the trunk.  for them, it will be their dreaming tree...for us it will forever and always be our unity tree.

xoxo - lindsay

29 comments :

  1. that is such a cute and creative idea with such a powerful & lasting memory! i never thought of doing something like for our wedding.. ♥

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  2. Such a unique and wonderful idea!! x

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  3. I love that idea! I guess you better never move though :)

    A Whole Lotta Love,
    Adrienne

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  4. I LOVE that idea!!! I can't get over how cool that is!

    -Stephanie.

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  5. How cute is your blog!? So fun to see other newlyweds. :)

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  6. This is an awesome idea!!! I really think I might try to incorporate this into my day!

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  7. You have such great symbolism in your life. It must be a wonderful way to remember moments in you life!

    AubrieAnne @ http://whosyoureditor.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wow! This is such a cool idea! I LOVE it! I wish I had a place to plant a tree in our yard or my fiancée and I would totally do this. What a great idea!

    <3 Ashley

    AcuteObsession.blogspot.com

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  9. that is sooo beautiful :) hope you have a lovely weekend :)xx

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  10. I love the idea of a unity tree! I've always thought that I wanted to plant trees for my future children but the marriage tree is a great idea too that I've never thought of before!

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  11. What a cute idea! Beau and I painted a unity heart, he painted one half and I painted the other. But, since it rained all day it basically all washed away. It's definitely unique! haha

    Love the tree idea a lot!!

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  12. This is the first time I've ever heard of a unity tree. This is such a beautiful idea and a great way to keep your bond memorable. I love it!

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  13. What a longer-lasting idea than the unity candles that I've seen couples light at the wedding ceremony. How awesome!

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  14. i absolutely LOVE this idea. seriously....

    i think you and kendra need to be my wedding planners (I already told her she is planning) but now I want you to tag team it. Your ideas and creativity is just too amazing!!!! i'm soooo glad we are besties :)

    LOVE YOU!

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  15. This is such a great idea! I love it more than a candle because you can actually see this grow!

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  16. What a great idea! I love it! Your blog is looking fantastic too! :)

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  17. hey pretty and inspirational lady, i just wanted to let you know that i'm giving you a little award. you can read about it here: http://gigglemepink.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-guess-im-versatile.html

    you never cease to amaze me. your posts are so inspiring. and you have such a way of looking at life. i love it. have a great friday!

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  18. This post brought a smile to my face. A day dream set of mind; future children playing, lots of love.

    Thank you for sharing your tree.

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  19. love this idea! :)
    you're so great Linds!

    I hope you and the hubbers have a fantastic weekend! :)

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  20. Oh mylanta, I LOVE IT! Its like a love fern but BIGGER and better!:-)

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  21. This is the sweetest idea ever!! Totally wish we had started a tree on our wedding day.
    Completely beautiful.

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  22. Soooo sweet...you almost make me cry.....

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  23. this is too dang precious, I want to do this. as soon as we are out of the Army and buy a house a Tree is going up!

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