Sunday, June 30, 2013

Where do you go to my lovely.....tell me the thoughts that surround you....

To the magical world of  blossoming flowers and fragrant love, whispering vows and rings and music and where I went this a June wedding......

The earth laughs in flowers..... said Ralph Waldo Emerson.

.....and indeed the happy weekend was filled with two laughing flowers...the  young couple so in wonder the language of love is is the language of laughter, of joy, of happiness!! 

Another sentiment of love is the wedding  ring. According to legend, the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings comes from ancient Egypt, about five thousand years ago.

The circle represented by the shape of the ring is a symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end. The hole in the center of the ring also has significance. It is not just considered a space, but rather a gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown. To give a woman a ring signifies never-ending and immortal love...and a new togetherness into unknown territory. (Maybe that is why some people get 'cold-feet' just before the ceremony!?)

Interesting Fact:  In many countries, even today, including Norway, Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland, Austria, Germany, Portugal and Spain, the wedding ring in worn on the ring finger of the right hand and not the left. In Jewish tradition, the groom places the ring on the bride’s index finger, and not the “ring” finger at all. 

Pictures are an amazing tool, wouldn't you agree? With them we can travel where ever we want and from the comfort of where ever we 

wish to be!! The magic of photos made me Google search this.Maybe it interests you too. 

The history of photography commenced with the invention and development of the camera and the creation of permanent images starting with Thomas Wedgwood in 1790 and culminating in the work of the French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826.(Wikipedia).

So, here I am, all ready for the week and here's an Irish saying for those who have weddings in June .....

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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