I mentioned in a previous post that one of my clients—a persistent caller named Mike—sent me an invitation which I used as inspiration for my wedding stationery: save the date postcard, invitation, weekend agenda, and program. Mike who was retired liked to call me every so often and one day we got to talking about how long I’d been with the company, where did I go to school, and so on. When I mentioned that I had been in Southern California (he lives in Beverly Hills) scoping out wedding venues, he asked for my address so he could send me this really cool, interesting invitation he had received. He would make a copy of it and forward it on.
I waited until after the wedding to send him all the wedding stationery that he had inspired. I enclosed a card thanking him for his thoughtfulness.
Here is the startling and heartfelt letter that I received in return. It was handwritten in perfect penmanship.
June 29, 2010
Congratulations on your marriage! I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world. Your destination wedding sounded wonderful and unique.
Unfortunately I have sad news to tell you – Mike died of pancreatic cancer. He fought a valiant battle.
I can only wish you a life like ours, 57 years of togetherness and pure bliss. Make every day something special.
My fond regards and thank you for sharing your wedding with us.