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Cherish-Ceremonies shared Castle Flowers Ltd's photo.  Look!  More rainbows! Cherish-Ceremonies shared Cherish Funeral Celebrant's photo.  In case you didn't know, I'm also a funeral celebrant, and I have a separate Facebook page where I post poetry and such like for anyone who might want some inspiration or comfort.   Do feel free to like and share any information on the 'other' Cherish page (CherishFuneralCelebrant)   #WednesdayWords The words from the #Celebrant today aren't wedding words... I've chosen to share a poem about children which is SO apt for a Baby Naming, or an Adoption Ceremony... 

Do you like it? 

Do feel free to share it. I've lots more in the Celebrant Drawer ... (oops! did I do a rhyme there?!!) 

Children Learn what they Live - Dorothy Law Nolte

If children live with criticism,
 They learn to condemn;
 If children live with hostility,
 They learn how to fight;
 If children live with ridicule,
 They learn to be shy;
 If children live with shame,
 They learn to feel guilty;
 If children live with tolerance,
 They learn to be patient;
 If children live with encouragement,
 They learn to have confidence;
 If children live with praise,
 They learn to appreciate;
 If children live with fairness,
 They learn justice;
 If children live with security,
 They learn to have faith;
 If children live with approval,
 They learn to like themselves;
 If children live with love around them,
 They learn to give love to the world.

If you would like ideas for your baby's Naming Ceremony, give me a shout! I would love to help :)
Cherish-Ceremonies added 6 photos.  Confetti - all you need to know! 

#TraditionTuesday    This week, by request, we are talking about the tradition of throwing #Confetti.    Beloved by photographers, the confetti throwing originated in pagan times, when rice or sultanas were thrown at the  bride and groom, to bless the couple's fertility.    

Although rice is still sometimes used (and is a much more eco friendly alternative), it was overtaken by paper confetti... which any bride will tell you, finds its way EVERYWHERE !    

Nowadays, biodegradable rice paper is often used, and flower petals.   One of my brides last year had confetti made from petals from her grandparents garden - her nan had dried it all for her over the year.    

If you don't have the garden, or the inclination, you can buy beautiful confetti from Shropshire Petals, in any shade to match your wedding theme, or even a glorious mix.   

Flower girls today often have little baskets of petals to strew the way for the bride to walk on.... this dates back to ensuring the muddy path to a country church was dry and sweet smelling - often hay was used.      If you are doing this, 2 things to think about - the age of the children, and get them to practise, otherwise, they either hang on to their confetti, or they dump it all out in one go at the start of the aisle! 

Secondly, DO check with your venue whether confetti is in fact allowed.   Some venues have stamped it out because of the clear up - and who wants yesterday's wedding confetti at their own big day?!  

Another modern development is indoor confetti.  One of my couples this year had a cannon which shot gold and silver streamer confetti over them just as they finished saying their vows - it looked spectacular!   

Do check out Flumpy Buttons on Facebook too - they do confetti to order of all hues and you can even get personalised confetti as table scatters  

Finally, cheap confetti may not be worthwhile - it often contains dye, so if it rains, you may find the colour runs onto your dress....    

A lovely wedding idea - why not make a little confetti pouch to add to your Order of Service cards?    Or cones to add to the back of your chair sashes ?  You would need to check with your chair cover supplier if you are using pins.... Cherish-Ceremonies shared The Vintage Wedding Shop's photo.  I seem to be attracted to all things rainbow at the moment!  I'm picturing these for the 'maids and the boys in rainbow converse, or coloured gerbera buttonholes....   A very economical way to get the rainbow into your wedding!   Tomorrow is my 26th Wedding Anniversary!   We are going away for a weekend to celebrate later..   There will be champagne tomorrow tonight though with my lovely, patient husband Russ <3     

This time last year, we were at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons having the time of our lives.    We must get another lunch booked in soon!    

In the meantime, back to work for the busy #Celebrant.   This photograph was soon after we got engaged, at the Officers' Mess Summer Ball, RAF Sealand.
Cherish-Ceremonies shared The Hanging Lantern Company's photo.  If Bling Ain't Your Thing...  how about this?    I absolutely love this beautiful village hall wedding - so pretty, and all the table detail is just wonderful. Cherish-Ceremonies shared The Crafty Calf's photo.  Loving this Cuckoo Clock paper cutout.   n fact, I love them ALL on this page!  What a lovely gift for a bride, or a new mum, or a teacher, or someone back from a gap year... or just about anyone!     What a splendid day yesterday!  Andrew and Karen flew in from New York and we met at the Elvetham Hotel; the venue for their summer wedding next year.  This wedding ceremony is going to be amazing to write - a blend of old world and new, US and UK traditions, CofE and Jewish, traditional and modern, love and laughter.
Cherish-Ceremonies shared Milque Photography and Films's photo.  STAND BY!  CUTE FACTOR 10!!  I really need to finish off what I am doing now - but as I have just taken a booking for a wedding and baby naming ceremony .... I couldn't resist sharing this!    I've just carefully boxed up these crystal champagne flutes as a gift for a bride and groom.   They have glass charms, supplied in Cherish Colours by Joanna, of Charms by Joanna - who even delivered my order to my home, in case they didn't arrive on time!
The flutes are in lead crystal, with Swarowski Crystal embellishment, and are made by Royal Doulton, and these ones are called Cherish-Ceremonies shared ForageFor's photo.  How lovely are these buttonholes for a country, vintage wedding?  Perfect to make yourself, simply tied with twine...  although a florist will be able to condition the flowers for you so they don't wilt in this heat :)
Cherish-Ceremonies shared Mas des Comtes de Provence - Hôtel de Charme's photo.  What a clever idea!  Hats for the guests, with a printed hat band...    Another busy week in store!  A wedding meeting Monday, then chained to the desk writing all day Tuesday, and sending out scripts to several couples;  a funeral on Wednesday; a funeral on Thursday; a wedding on Friday and a wedding on Saturday!   Sunday?  That will be writing at the desk all day again!   :)      So different from my years working in Whitehall, when each day was pretty much the same....  

And as it is Sunday, here is a picture of a dog in a hat at a wedding  :)

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