. . . We want our wedding to be fun, happy, uniquely us and recorded for posterity. (from our wedding manifesto, it’s a good thing we wrote that thing.)
Main Entry: uniquePronunciation: \yu̇-ˈnēk\Function: adjectiveEtymology: French, from Latin unicus, from unus one — more at oneDate: 1602
1 : being the only one : sole <his unique concern was his own comfort> <I can’t walk away with a unique copy. Suppose I lost it? — Kingsley Amis> <the unique factorization of a number into prime factors>
2 a : being without a like or equal : unequaled <could stare at the flames, each one new, violent, unique — Robert Coover> b : distinctively characteristic : peculiar 1 <this is not a condition unique to California — Ronald Reagan>
3 : unusual <a very unique ball-point pen> <we were fairly unique, the sixty of us, in that there wasn’t one good mixer in the bunch — J. D. Salinger>
via – merriam-webster.com
I don’t remember what made us pick the word unique the day we wrote the manifesto, but I think it works well with our combined personalities and aesthetics. It does however create a bit of pressure to be more different than similar to our peers. So I sometimes, in my wedding research, see things that catch my eye and I think “we could do that,” which is quickly followed by, “hmm but is it unique enough?” It’s a fine line, isn’t it?
I’m hoping that as we get closer to the design synthesis stage, our own ideas will emerge out of the collection of disparate elements we have on the table before us. You’ll have to wait and see.
p.s. I’m pretty sure we’re almost done on that recorded for posterity part.