Check out the article I wrote for Spirituality and Health‘s weekly newsletter, about taking the time to reccomitment yourself to what is important in your life.
May is National Recommitment Month. It’s an opportunity to look at your life – your goals, your responsibilities, and your relationships – and see what can be improved on, what may be slipping through the cracks, and what you can recommit yourself to.
From the Royal Wedding Blog:
The bouquet is a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. The bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and draws on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family, the Middleton family and on the Language of Flowers.
The flowers’ meanings in the bouquet are:
The bouquet contains stems from a myrtle planted at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, by Queen Victoria in 1845, and a sprig from a plant grown from the myrtle used in The Queen’s wedding bouquet of 1947.
The tradition of carrying myrtle begun after Queen Victoria was given a nosegay containing myrtle by Prince Albert’s grandmother during a visit to Gotha in Germany. In the same year, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne House as a family retreat, and a sprig from the posy was planted against the terrace walls, where it continues to thrive today.
The myrtle was first carried by Queen Victoria eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, when she married in 1858, and was used to signify the traditional innocence of a bride.
It’s the end of 2010, and it has been quite a fabulous year for Eclectic Unions.
It was the first full year of my Celebrancy practice being my full time gig, AND the year that Dan and I got married. It was a great year of growth and learning and love and marriage and weddings. I can already tell that 2011 is going to be an equally as rewarding and fun year, and I look forward to working with the wonderful couples who have already booked with me – and can’t wait to meet all of the new ones who are planning for 2011, 2012, and beyond!
Here is Eclectic Union’s year – a photo from every ceremony I performed that I have a photo for! Can you find yourself?
Thanks to: Dan Blum-Gabriel, Kelly Prizel, Cindy Patrick, Sarah Postma, 1. Art Beauty Life, Black Dog Photography, CLB Photography, Vanessa Joy, Oh Darling! Photography, Tom Weiss Weddings, Creative Unlimited, and the couples themselves who provided me with these photos.
From my heart to yours, I wish you a wonderful holiday season, and an incredibly happy new year!
As soon as September comes around, I start looking towards the trees, waiting for them to explode with color, and become bright and red and orange and yellow. Fall is my favorite season – I love the slight chill in the air, the wonderful smells, PUMPKINS, apples, and that slightly soft and smoky scent you can catch in the air.
Now, take a wedding, and put it in the fall? Totally my favorite!
So this week’s Esty Friday is inspired by my favorite season – August can’t end soon enough! Autumn, I’m waiting for you!
I LOVE these little white pumpkin baskets, perfect for the flower girl to scatter petals out of, or even to have your bridesmaids carry with a small floral arrangement inside. Beautiful!
I love the whimsy of this delicate headpiece, the small pearls and soft creams and browns. It would be beautiful with a champagne or ivory dress!
I love this cake topper – it looks like it came straight out of a peak October! I think it would be beautiful on top of a cake, or as decoration on a guest book table or even as a centerpiece.
The colors are just awesome! I love the wire wrapping, and the texture of the rocks against the silver of the cake cutter. How cute would this be to cut a cake with that tree cake topper? Don’t they look like they belong together?
I love the natural and subtle feel of this hair comb. It really captures the feeling of autumn, and would be beautiful as a fascinator with an ivory veil!
The bright colors, simple felt cut outs, and adorable little acorn would be fabulous carried down the aisle by your ring bearer!
How much fun and personality does this little tree have! These would be great to seal envelopes, or to mark favors.
I love the combo of dried flowers, feathers, and silk eucalyptus leaves. The purple is an unexpected but beautiful color choice!
What’s your favorite season? Is your wedding drawing inspiration from it?
No, seriously. You have to watch this! Even my fiance loved it!
(And I TOTALLY cried at the end, when she danced down and he met her half way…)