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It’s been a tough week for everyone. Last Monday saw the devastating news that many couples getting married over the next few months would have to press hold on their wedding plans and move to a new date, either later in the year or next year.
This has been hard for everyone. Hard for the couples involved, for their suppliers and everyone in the wedding industry!
HOWEVER, out of this rather distressing situation I have seen many acts of kindness. From large scale to small. But every act of kindness helps us realise that the world is not all bad and even though the world is in disarray at the moment, people can still make a difference.
So today I would like you to read a very sweet email I have received from Carol at Pure Invitation, offering couples a completely free stationery service:
‘I’m sure you have so many brides that have had to comes to terms with the devastating realisation that they have to postpone their wedding day.
To help them I have set up a completely free personalised digital postponement notes. We are getting a huge response from our lovely couples who are so grateful for this.
If you want to share it the link is HERE
They don’t need to order through the website, simply choose a design and email us with their personalised wording. We will then create a bespoke pdf for them to message to their guests.
We want to help even if it’s just a little in these most awful of circumstances.
Carol (Pure Invitation)’
Hello you lovely people and how are you? How was your weekend? Did you manage to do anything other than stay indoors? Go for a nice walk? Enjoy Mothers day at all? We tried to keep ours as normal as possible (whatever normal is at the moment) and we are trying to make sure we get outside every day, but as far away from people as possible. So Saturday we went for a walk in the woods and then Sunday we went to Chatsworth House to have a walk round their gardens (again staying away from other people) which was a real treat for Mothers Day. Moving on with the week. I have a couple of Coronavirus wedding posts to share with you this week, along with some gorgeous weddings and supplier information. I will have Dexter with me now, as the schools have shut, which will make things more challenging then normal, but I will do my best to keep things here at the blog as normal as possible and make sure you get your daily dose of wedding pretty. We are starting off the week with the wedding of Gina and Per who had a gorgeous church ceremony followed by a lavender inspired tipi reception. Bursting with Country Chic decor and lots of beautiful rustic styling ideas. All captured perfectly by Benni Carol.
Well hello Friday! What a very strange week this has been! These are certainly very unsettling times for us all, this time last week things seemed very different, what a difference a week makes! With the closing of the schools this afternoon, I, like many of you, will be juggling working from home with child care as of next week. I will be keeping the blog running throughout and will do my best to keep things as normal as possible, but this is new territory for us all, so please bare with me if things aren’t as regular as they have been. I promise I will do my best to make sure you have a daily dose of wedding pretty to escape to each day. So on with today’s wedding and we have the gorgeous Natalie and Steven sharing their magical flower filled day with us. The colour palette is soft, natural and romantic. They have some absolutely stunning decoration, making their day super beautiful and ever so stylish. Big thanks to MLE Picture for the gorgeous images.
Natalie and Steven were married on 2nd November 2019 at Terrain Gardens, Devon, Pennsylvania. ‘I fell in love with Terrain when I visited the Glen Mills location. Such a magical, fairy tale place! Couldn’t imagine having my wedding anywhere else! We had 115 guests and it took just under 10 months to plan.’
Today I have the most adorable tipi wedding to share with you. It comes surrounded with beautiful English countryside as well as beautiful jewel tones which really pop against the green of the countryside. Hannah and Jack wanted a totally blank canvas to work with to make their wedding their own and this they got with Rookery Meadow. The stunning colours work so well with their country glam theme, the candelabras mixed with the cascading ivy, the iced doughnuts and the rustic touches. The whole wedding is totally beautiful from their outdoor ceremony to their late night dancing. Big thanks to Sally Rawlins Photography for the wonderful photos.
Hannah and Jack were married on 7th September 2019 at Rookery Meadow near Norwich. ‘We wanted a blank canvas venue, we found Rookery Meadow. When we visited the venue we fell in love with the meadow and were bowled over by the helpfulness and kindness of the venue owners, Gemma and Rob. We had 90 guest during the day and an additional 30 in the evening. It took around 18 months to plan.’
This afternoon it’s business as usual on the blog as we talk about engagement rings. Maybe you chose your own engagement ring, maybe your fiance chose it for you, or maybe you are still waiting for that special moment and in turn special ring. Whatever your situation the ring that you wear on your left hand can say a lot about you. Each colour of ring has a different meaning from blue sapphires to black onyx. Today we look at each stone and what it means.
If you have recently become engaged and catching yourself looking at your newly acquired ring perched on your left hand, you may be wondering what that particular stone and colour mean – after all, we all have one assigned to us at birth, each with a different meaning.
Diamonds are not the only option to pop the question with; there many other unique, rare and special gems also available. If you have a bright and stunning colourful jewel, we take a look at what it could mean.
Sapphire: A firm favourite with royalty, this regal jewel is considered a symbol of loyalty, faithfulness, and trust – making it the perfect choice for a couple starting their journey to married life.
Aquamarine: Similar to sapphire, what an aquamarine symbolizes makes it a fantastic ring to ask that all-important question with. The gem is believed to represent health, courage, and clear communication – all things important in every relationship.
White diamond: The white diamond is the most iconic engagement ring jewel and with it being a symbol of forever love, it’s not a surprise that it has cemented itself at the go-to engagement ring stone. It’s also said to purify any negative energy which has been stored in your body – meaning you will live a happy life filled with love.