Wow, this is dead on! There is nothing as special as feeling completely accepted by the person you love. Seeking to accept and understand others despite our natural differences as individuals is the most fulfilling and love filled way to live.
Beautiful center pieces or just around the house- rocks, flower of your choice (maybe string it to a rock by the stem so it doesn't float) in a vase, fill with water, add small candle and voila-on the mantle?
Use craft letters or a sign to add an extra dimension to your engagement photos. The photos serve a multitude of purpose: You can display them at your bridal shower, turn them into a guest book, or use them for your save-the-date. Love the idea.
Floral arch - As we're getting married outside, on the garden, I thought would be nice to have something to be the "altar". Depends on the cost of everything, I rather the floral arch than the lavender aisle