That being said, our wedding day wasn't our date of choice.
He'd proposed one April in my living room as the children surrounded us. It wasn't just me getting married but a blending of two families. The ring he asked me with, was his grandparents wedding set. His grandparents were very special to him. He spoke often about them, remembrances of his visits with his grandmother at her home up in Clare or of the workshop his grandfather had. So we'd decided to honor them with the same date, September 18th. Of course as a teacher, I'd been required to be back in school before that date and my administrators didn't really feel it was a good idea for me to take time off in September right after school began.
I'd love to hear from you what customs you brought into your special day. Was it a date? The dress? A color? What did you do to make your day about more than just the two of you?