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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Wedding present


When our friends Jake and Elizabeth started dating, she seemed very guarded, and he worried that she might never fall for him. Looking for encouragement, he asked three of her friends about her, and here were their crazy answers...

Her first friend's answer: "Dude, she's a tough nut to crack."
Her second friend's answer: "She's an uncrackable egg."
Her third friend's answer: "She's an impenetrable fortress."

How hilarious is that? And he had asked them all separately!

Well, against all odds, Jake did woo her, and when they got married last year, my sister gave them a present of these three original commissioned prints by Erin Jang. (See how the nut is cracked, the egg is cracked, and the fortress is open?) How cute is that?

91 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a thoughtfull gift! I bet they totally loved it! Kisses, Joanna

wallflower said...

That is amazing.

Katie + Philip said...

so sweet!

katie

Victoria @ Confessions of a Twenties Girl said...

Love that!!

Amanda said...

What an amazingly thoughtful gift!! This is one of those gifts that the receiver will never forget and will be explaining to the grandkids... great job to your sis!!!

gemma said...

a-dor-able. love.

Olivia Leigh said...

So cute! I love these.

Elizabeth Benfield said...

such a cute story ... and what a great wedding gift!

Amanda @That's What She Said said...

Wow. This makes a gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond look super lame. Love it!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this is one of the cutest stories i've ever heard. so perfect!

Sara Szatmary said...

So creative!!

Abby said...

:) Love makes everything (and everyone) softer.

Nicola said...

ah, very cute. :)

Emily Wilson said...

Wow I love this story and the prints are awesome! I love the retro graphic feel and they are so playful yet professionally done! Wonderful!

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JoAnn @ http://idratherbeshopping.wordpress.com said...

this is the sweetest, most thoughtful wedding gift! and such a wonderful story...made my day!

xo,
joann

EMILY said...

I absolutely love this love story.
It's too darn clever; really. Cute, cute, cute! x

Brooke said...

Ohhhh, this does my heart good. What a lovely story.

size too small said...

that's super cute and clever

Briel79 said...

Haha, that's super cute!

annawithlove said...

That is adorable! What a lovely story!

http://www.annawithlove.com

my name is lauren. said...

that is the most thoughtful wedding gift ever! love this!

Caroline said...

Wow. What a perfectly adorable story!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

How wonderful and heartfelt.
xo

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

So clever! I bet that was/is their favorite wedding gift!

Anonymous said...

oh how sweet! i love it.
p.s. you should post more often! i check this blog like 4 times a day for new posts. although one a day really isnt even that little.

rachelinaustin said...

So so cute!!!

ola appletea said...

really nice! I love these and other illustrations of Erin Jang :)
BEST!

Heart Charlie said...

Awww adorable!

Kristen said...

love this. GREAT present idea!!!

Helen - Lilac and Lily said...

What a lovely story and a cool present

monkeyandsquirrel said...

that... is... awesome!!!

Emma said...

That really made me smile :)

Julie said...

They will love these forever! I just imagine their kids asking them to tell the story of the nut/egg/castle posters again and again....

Anonymous said...

hello Joanna love your posts!

When can we hear more about your adorable husband and your newlywed adventures? I miss those postings on glamour=(

Nicole
Yappy1654

Dreaming of Palm Trees said...

Wow. What an incredible anecdote to the start of a relationship. Sounds meant to be. :)

xoxo,
Dreaming of Palm Trees

KiraLynn said...

This is so funny! It's also one of the most amazing wedding gifts I have ever seen. Your sister is so thoughtful. I'm sure they will be cherished.

nadia said...

Aww, I love that story!

xo Nadia

nadia said...

Aww, I love that story!

xo Nadia

Krameymartin said...

This is so cute, and personal! I love wedding gifts that are out of the ordinary and off the registry! :)

Elizabeth said...

I love this story...and to have prints to go along with it!

Manu said...

Sooo sweet!! Besos

Cass Mooney said...

Now those--are darling.

Dancing Branflake said...

This is by far the best wedding gift ever. Kudos to your sister. It comes to show you that awesomeness is absolutely in your family.

heidi adnum said...

Love that story! Great gift.

the lil bee said...

This is the best kind of present! They will cherish these prints for a lifetime.

1-2Punch said...

way cute!

The Gourmet Traveller said...

I love it. A very sweet gift.

Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

this is adorable & perfect!

Anonymous said...

Amazing gift!!!!

carina said...

What a thoughtful and amazing gift!

Anna said...

such a lovely, personal gift. kudos to your sister

outsmartener said...

cute!

Brittany said...

a lovely and thoughtful present. much better than a toaster!

Polly said...

This is absolutely adorable. and really nice images too. xx

adorninc said...

This is the sweetest thing I've seen in a LONG time!

Mimi said...

Aw! What a meaningful present! I love them...when a present actually means something it makes my heart explode with happiness...

TheSensesFive said...

UGH! That is amazing, it's so awesome when you know people well enough to give them a truly meaningful gift.

Wendy said...

Brilliant idea!

homemade grits said...

that is the cutest story i've heard in a long time. here's to cracking eggs!

17 Perth said...

That is so sweet. I love it.

Jenna said...

i absolutely love it! wow, how amazing is that?!

Jacob said...

We COMPLETELY love it. Also, it reminds us of how creative our friends are! Also thanks to Lucy for the encouragement -- to not give up.

bussbuss said...

So clever and so original. You and your sister both sound awesome!

Elisa Shere said...

What a heartwarming story! Isn't love funny?

lizzie [love your way] said...

that is such a sweet gift! how sweet that they remembered...the prints are completely beautiful.

g. said...

so amazingly thoughtful and sawww-eeet!! i need to make up a few for my husband! :) xo.

Lady Grey said...

What a sweet & thoughtful gift... and very clever too!
oxo

Stephanie said...

This is the sweetest story i have heard! The prints are lovely too!

My Beautiful Life said...

Your sister is so thoughtful.

I was just going through my wedding album tonight because we will be celebrating our *10th* anniversary tomorrow! True love is such a beautiful thing.

peimin said...

I ADORE THIS. cute, meaningful and sweet. perfect presents!

ashley cooper said...

I love those cleaver works of art! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!! p.s. I LOVE YOUR BLOG! xoxo

D. Marie said...

Funny, Sweet and oh so personal. I love it and no one else will ever have these and have the sweet story to tell! <3

amynicole said...

This is so sweet! Very clever, funny, and so lovingly thoughtful! This makes you wonder what sort of things are said about you [me].

Anonymous said...

This is amazing!!

Joanna Goddard said...

aw, nicole, you are sweet! i will post about our california trip soon, and then i'll post more this year about alex and our adventures together. that's a good idea! :) thank you for your note! xoxo

ana said...

such a sweet idea. Great graphic work by Erin

Conan Carpenter said...

i know how this feels

Becka Robinson said...

I love this.

Ana* said...

This gift was so thoughtful and according to the occasion, I love it.

stephanie said...

so so so cute!!

Bethany Susan said...

that is just about the coolest, sweetest gift i ever did see.

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Wow! That is incredibly cute!! And to make them into prints fantastic! She found a winner!

Anonymous said...

the story behind the art is the best~ thanks for sharing!

Lidia said...

this is the cutest story ever...and such a cool present idea!!!!

ladybonq said...

so incredibly thoughtful. it'd be the perfect wedding gift for me too! :)

baballa said...

Great present from your sister congrats!

Shreya said...

What a sweet, thoughtful gift.

Espen said...

lol, this is sooo cute.
such a perfect gift for them

Sonica said...

Really well done for the blog.these are so sweet and pretty!
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sanjeev said...

very cute gift for pairs.This perfectly suits for wedding wedding planner

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