Make your Valentines day special…
St Valentines alert!!! It’s only three days until the most romantic holiday of the year! I hope that you have already booked the best restaurant in your town, a new cocktail dress awaits and your planned surprise gift to your Valentine is all prepared…! Just kidding….I am not going to write another blog post about what is normally expected of you on this day so I will do my best not to sound like ‘tips and tricks for prefect Valentine’s day’ but maybe you would like a touch of inspiration?
Love is the most precious thing you can give to anybody, and it doesn’t need shape or color, special time or event as a reminder, it’s the love that matters whether it is Valentine’s day or not! Here at I DO, we are lucky because we see love all the time, wedding ceremonies are priceless, or should I say instead that we can actually offer a variety of ceremonies with a very cost effective price range!! But the moment when couples exchange their vows, this is priceless.
Valentine’s Day also serves as a reminder to all previously married couples of the vows they took. According to one legend St Valentine would have performed clandestine Christian weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. At that time The Roman Emperor Claudius II supposedly forbade this in order to grow his army, believing that married men did not make for good soldiers…imagine that! Saint Valentine supposedly wore a purple amethyst ring, this was customarily worn on the hands of Christian Bishops with an image of Cupid engraved in it, a recognizable symbol associated with love that was legal under the Roman Empire. Roman soldiers would recognize the ring and ask St Valentine to perform their marriage ceremony for them.
In addition to this legend, in order to remind these men of their vows and God’s love, Saint Valentine is said to have cut and made hearts in the form of parchment, giving them to the soldiers and persecuted Christians.
It’s obvious that this Saint was fighting for love and believed in the importance of marriage, don’t let him down, this year his day is on a Saturday, the perfect day to turn off your mobile phones and find some quiet time just to say “THANK YOU” because you are gifted with the presence of your love-one!