Today, in the spirit of trying to find things that are a little different for your wedding, let’s explore some creative options for carrying your rings to the altar.
These most precious of objects need to be transported by your little ring bearer carefully down the aisle, in a container befitting this solemn occasion, so let’s try to find something other than a ring pillow – something that you could perhaps use after the wedding as a reminder of your day.
A custom made box by Hopscotch Couture
A woodland themed birds nest with little eggs from Rachel Walter
A ring bearer ceramic bowl which may be customised with words of your choice from Paloma’s Nest
A soft moss ‘pillow’ with twigs and grasses to echo a bird’s nest from Martha Stewart Weddings
Or a wooden block which can be customised on all sides with words of your choice from Urban Collective by Jennifer Raichman
Geranium – that most ‘old fashioned’ of flowers still has a place in our hearts. Most of us can remember our grandmothers having at least one pot of this bright cheerful flower sitting on the step or verandah, loving the hot summer sun.
So how can we use it as a nod to our favourite grannies, on our wedding day? Here are a few ideas to get you started.
A gorgeous way to use geraniums to add to a ‘vintage’ element – from Martha Stewart Weddings
Geraniums in a hanging basket from Garden Squirrel – love the colours! Imagine these in hanging baskets all along the perimeter of your verandah, flanking the entrance to the reception, or even hanging from tree branches in the garden.
Even the leaves are pretty and could add a frilly element to your bouquets or table arrangements – from Martha Stewart
To perfume your skin, rose geranium soap from Vegan Soap Kitchen
Have a relaxing pre-wedding bath with geranium, lavender and bergamot bath salts from Oliveen Organic Skincare
Perfume balm with geranium, neroli, ginger and bergamot from New Earth Soaps
There’s something beautiful about pearls. If you only ever wear pearls once in your life – make it on the day of your wedding.
Their colour, their lustre, their smoothness – all adds up to one feminine and precious adornment. And to think these extraordinary gems (i.e. ‘real’ pearls) are made by that little ordinary critter, the humble oyster!
Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearl earrings from Laur Rose Designs
Black marble pearl earrings with three different shades of 18 carat gold, and accented with rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds from Fernando
16 carat gold plated earrings with freshwater pearls from GoJo Designs
Pink freshwater pearls with sterling silver wire from Fleur Far Away
Coloured cultured pearls from Boutique Peony