And to make it fun, we decided to paint the Folly Beach Boat -- a boat that washed inland during Hurricane Hugo. It's on the main road that heads to Folly Beach in Charleston. Many years ago somebody randomly painted it -- and it soon became a tradition. People paint it for a number of reasons - happy birthday messages, congrats messages, save the dates, etc.
Here's a snippet from the Folly Beach website about the boat:
So on a chilly morning back in January, on my fiance's birthday to be exact, we headed out to the boat with paint brushes and cans of paint and spent the morning painting the boat... it was a lot of fun and it turned out great!
Everyone who comes to Folly Beach for the first time asks about "the boat". It is a very curious thing.
In September of 1989, Hurricane Hugo washed this boat ashore. It still sits today right where Hugo left it.
No one ever claimed the boat – so a year or so after Hugo, someone had the smart idea of painting a message on it. And ever since, layer upon layer of paint has been applied. Many very artistic! For birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, "I love you’s", "marry me" and just about every other message you can imagine. The Folly Beach Boat has become a landmark here on Folly and will probably be here for years to come.In the early summer of 2005, the paint became so thick it just fell off in huge chunks. But that didn't stop them....they just kept on painting.
And yes...that would be a Michael Jackson song quote on the back of the postcard -- my fiance is a HUGE Michael Jackson fan...seriously, lol...and so it's appropriate, trust me.
Finally all 200+ (yes...you read that right) Save the Dates are in the mail! Whoo hoo!
Up next... how I asked my bridesmaids... stay tuned. :)