Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A wedding in the US....

I was on a weekend with friends in Waiheke Island when I received an email that melted my heart and made me stare at the computer with a silly smile and teary eyes.....let me tell you the story....
Marshall, a lovely man from Minnesota who fell in love with Lucy, a lovely lady from Wellington, was writing the words. Marshall met Lucy while travelling/working in New Zealand a year ago and it was instant, their love grew as it does in these cases, knowing no barriers, no distances and filling your tummy with butterflies, so they decided to get married and start their life together! The wedding yet to be, was taking place in the US, and being forced to be apart until visas were ready, they decided to do so while engaged rather than when already married; so here he was, working long days and long hours back in the US,  getting ready for the arrival of his beautiful lady (wife to be!!) while they were waiting for the visa process to conclude. And he thought, given that not everyone Lucy loves was able to travel to the wedding,  how special it would be if they had something that they could wear on that day and think of each other as they were together, so he decided he wanted to give them that something special to represent their bonds and be together beside the distance. In his words: "I was wondering if you could create something to affirm their strong bonds and unrelenting love even though they are many kms apart." 

This surprise was not just for Lucy, but for her mum, and two grannies as well. So 4 pieces were commissioned and let me tell you, I loved making each one of them!! Each one individually created, designed and inspired in his words, entirely handmade by me, a personalised range of jewellery in which each one of the roses I made from scratch, petal by petal, for them to represent each one of the ladies and their love bond. Hope you fall in love with them as I did!

Marshall saw my work on a Kia Ora magazine while on a plane in one of his visits to New Zealand to see Lucy (Kia Ora Magazine, Feb 2014). He wanted the personalised jewellery to be made in Aotearoa.

A 100% handmade personalised  little rose ring for Lucy. AROHA word engraved inside and the initials of the 4 lovely ladies.

A 100% handmade personalised  Rose & rosebud ring, for Nancy, her gran from dad's side. The Roses represent Lucy and Nancy. The initials of Lucy, Nancy, her husband and son (Lucy's Dad) are engraved inside.

A 100% handmade personalised  rose & rosebuds ring for Suze, Lucy's mum, representing the 3 ladies together, Mum, Daughter and Grandaughter, their 3 initials engraved inside.

A 100% handmade personalised  roses & rosebud Necklace for Penny, Lucy's gran from mum's side, representing the 3 ladies again, and their initials in the back of each flower.

Lucy, Peggy, Nancy & Suze's personalised range of jewellery, unique as each one of them!

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