Over the weekend our family hosted a couples wedding shower for my youngest brother and his fiancée. We kept things pretty casual, making it a fun gathering for the wedding party and immediate family members. The weather was perfect for the outdoor occasion.
I wanted to come up with a unique gift for their special day. After browsing the Internet, I came across several good ideas but this wine bucket stuck out. Knowing my soon to be sister-in-law loves wine, I figured I could put together something pretty cute.
I had never heard of such gifts before, but what a fun way to celebrate their new life together. So I combined some of my favorite poems I found and made my own version. It was fairly simple and didn't take too long.
Essentially all you need:
a large basket, or ice bucket like I used.
few bottles of wine, 1 champagne and 1 sparkling juice
card stock and ribbon
Each bottle will have a cute poem attached. I typed these up on my computer and printed them. Then glued them onto the card stock. I incorporated their wedding colors; navy blue and tan. But you can use any colors you like.
These are the following poems I used:
The night you have dreamed of is finally here
The future surrounds you with hope and yet fear.
You've been to the chapel and married your soulmate,
So sip this wine and toast this date.
The night is meant for you each to share,
(Bride's name) and (Groom's name) -- perfect pair.
Whether in the mountains or at the beach
Be sure to keep this bottle within reach!
Take time to have fun: It's your honeymoon!
Sadly you'll be back before too soon,
You had a great time, but now it's done...
At least you have pictures to remember the fun!
First Dinner Party
Open your home to entertain and eat
Catch up with old friends and new ones to meet.
When the night is over share this bottle of wine
But don't sit down yet, it's clean up time!
Love as you might,
You'll have your first fight...
Drink this wine,
While you make up all night.
This past year has found you
In good health and good spirit,
So keep saying I Love You,
One always needs to hear it.
Raise your glasses to each other,
As you look back at year one.
There's so much that you've been through
Yet there's so much more to come!
The news that a baby will soon share your life,
Will make you a mother nit only a wife.
You'll see it through good times and sometimes bad.
(Bride's name) the loving mother and (Groom's name) the dearest dad
Even though she must toast with this sparkling juice.
In nine months she'll have bubbly with baby beside her!
Know anyone getting married soon? Maybe go in together with a couple friends and surprise them with this adorable wine bucket. They are sure to love it!