Friday, 1 May 2009
What I love about weddings .....
I started my working life in the caring professions: nanny, nurse and then childminder, I then took hold of the creative part of me that had never been harnessed and trained as an interior designer. The fact that I am now working with beads, jewellery and tiaras was simply because someone asked "can you make me a ..." the day I made my first set of jewellery for a wedding was great. The buzz was huge and then seeing the photo's of a radiently happy bride wearing my jewellery was amazing.
Weddings are such happy occassions. I spend a lot of time "talking weddings" on a forum called Wedding Chaos where I love to see peoples plans unfold.
The amount of planning that goes into a wedding is vast. I got married 18 years ago and it was before the internet was buzzing. You simply used the practices that you had seen other people use. The invitations were mass produced designs that you chose from an album at your local stationers and your favours were almonds in net (the same as everyone elses) My whole wedding was planned and exacuted in four months.
Now a days you can put so much individuality into a wedding. It's almost an art form where you can embrace design and run with it.
Having a bride come for a meeting is so wonderful or to talk to them on the phone or through email. They exude happiness and it's infectious. You want to do your utter best for them. To create someting so perfect that will enhance their day and add to the overall magic.
I can honestly say thay on the day my brides marry I spend the day buzzing with excitement for them. I'm on tenderhooks waiting to see the photos and hear form them about how their day has gone. I have made so many friends who began as my brides.
Thank you to everyone who shares their wedding with me!