Drink, Read, and Be Merry: The Ceremony Tradition to Last a Lifetime

Nothing ages quite like true, lasting love, except maybe wine. A lesser known but truly heartwarming ceremony tradition is the wine box love letters. The bride and groom each write love letters to each other and put them in a box with a bottle of wine. Later down the road, when the honeymoon ends, and things start to get more difficult, the couple pulls out the box, sips the wine, and reads those sweet affirming letters to remind each other of the love they felt on their special day.


Here at Sapphire Blooms, we were delighted to have the opportunity to design a gorgeous floral arrangement on a beautiful engraved keepsake box for Kevin and Carlye Burbine. Using pure, white flowers to create an arrangement on top of their wine box for the ceremony, we were excited to work on such a different and new arrangement idea. We designed the box to specifically match the style of furniture they have in their home. Another feature of this box, in particular, is that it can also be used as a planter for succulents in the couple's home afterwards, which happens to be Carlye's favorite. Sapphire Blooms is always excited to get to do new, unique, and out-of-the-box custom arrangements for our clients. Why stick with just bouquets and boutonnieres when there’s so much more in the world of weddings to be explored?


Marriage is a life changing and wonderful commitment for a lifetime together of love, laughter, and happiness, but it is also a commitment to share struggles, burdens, and hardship. Preparing in such a reaffirming way on the wedding day with sweet letters reminding of all the love and hope a couple shares is a fantastic way to carry the feelings of that special moment throughout a long and happy marriage.