Barbel just shot some engagment portraits for Rhea and Tyler and learned an interesting story about the couples wedding. I asked Rhea to write a paragraph about how they are planning to pay for their wedding. It is remarkable.
My parents run a business in which my father travels from one landfill to another crushing waste metal into large bales to be recycled. It’s amazing the amount of appliances, car parts, and sheet metal from buildings and so many other things that accumulate in a short period of time. When it came time to plan our wedding, my father realized the amount of waste aluminum, such as radiators, semi wheels, and siding, and its value if recycled. He began sorting the aluminum from these metal piles in order to pay for the wedding. While most wedding budgets assign a specific amount of money to a specific vendor, ours has assigned pick-up loads of aluminum to cover the cost of each expense (i.e. wedding dress is 1 load, Ceremony/Reception site 2 loads, Photography 1 1/2 loads.) By the time we have the wedding, every expense will be paid in full. It has been a lot of fun for us each time a new load is ready to recycle. I guess one man’s junk really is another man’s treasure.
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