Saturday, 13 December 2014

Snow Way | Don't Dismiss Winter As A Time To Celebrate Or Commemorate

Tranquil Pure Beautiful
Winter is as good a time as any to get married, have a naming ceremony for your child or remember a lost loved one. Why wait until the sun is shining, the days are lighter for longer and the wind and rain subside? 

There’s just as much beauty and natural drama during winter as in the other seasons that get better press.

Costs associated with celebrations and commemorations are likely to be cheaper at this time of year too and it’s easier to choose a date that suits you with less competition from others.
I can create a beautiful and truly bespoke ceremony for you, using winter’s unique ingredients as a magical backdrop, that will give you happy memories forever and make you the envy of family and friends. 
Your wish will soon come true

It got me thinking about the meaning of snow during significant occasions in our life. This is what I discovered. Snow is a name that appears as ‘an inspirational winter baby name’ on one website I found. It could be unisex but I guess fairytale’s Snow White would put paid to many ‘out there’ parents calling their son after atmospheric water vapour frozen into ice crystals.

Other winter baby names, sitting alongside Snow on said website, are Noel or Noelle, Bianca, Holly and, wait for it, December, Winter, Frostine and Christmas!

When it comes to getting married, there are many beliefs and superstitions relating to the white stuff.

I love you because no two snowflakes are alike
* When December snows fall fast,    marry and true love will last

* Snow on your wedding day is a sign of fertility and prosperity. It’s also a   prophecy of great happiness.

* Snow on your wedding day brings    money

* Falling snow is said to bless a marriage with peacefulness and warmth

So snow, whether falling or blanketing the landscape, is a very successful marriage omen. 

No wonder Billy Idol found a hit with his iconic single It’s A Nice Day For A White Wedding.

Snow could also serve as a stunning background to a memorial service. It’s tranquil, pure and beautiful and these are lovely themes to weave into any ceremony to remember a loved one lost.

Snowflakes are kisses sent from heaven
It’s also rich in symbolism when you consider that snow is often associated with the end of the year and beginning of a new one, in colder climes at least. It signifies the end of crops, warmth and sun. Snow covers the world with a white blanket and in some cultures white is the colour of death.

So don’t be afraid to embrace winter when planning a memorable occasion and I will work with you to ensure it’s as unique as every snowflake.