November 24, 2009

{All You Hold Dear}

Dear Bride-to-Be:
There are many ancient -- and some not so old -- rituals to choose from for your wedding day. But the ritual that may be the most intimate way to express your bridal femininity is the charming old rhyme,“something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence for your shoe.”

This familiar rhyme has connected and inspired and touched generations of brides to put attention on little details that are dear to women the world over. Bringing women together to borrow a keepsake to wear, or share an old-fashion notion, or hear a story about a wedding from long ago. Feminine exchanges of the heart.

Yes, the “something old, something new” folkloric ritual may inspire things for you to wear or carry on your wedding day. But the main point of participating in rituals -- including this quaint little rhyme -- is how they take you closer to the true expression of your heart, opening the way to make a lasting (and possibly healing) connection with family members and friends.

And when you participate in that spirit, rituals can invoke all you hold dear because they include a tender part of you!

Love. Listen. Let go.
...with love from Cornelia

[Photograph by: Julie Mikos]

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