A Rose on your Wedding Day

Eight months ago I got married.

The thrill of wedding planning is amazing! It’s fun, frustrating but fabulous! Especially fabulous when you have good people to help make your day. Of the countless faces that helped me, are three beauties – my bridesmaids.

Eight months later, my Maid of Honour and cousin is planning her special day. Cherrie Diedricks, on your wedding day you will truly become a Rose.

*Selwyn Rose, even I had a use for you!

The oldest fossil of a rose dates back more than 35 million years! How fitting, then, that this should be the symbol of everlasting love.

Che, you too, proved yourself popular and likeable to all who meet you – like this, the most popular flower worldwide. The rose, beautiful in all it’s colours, is just like you. A true beauty whether in jeans and pumps or heals and LBD.

So my message to you, comes from every colour of the rose:

I wish you many red roses, a symbol of courage and respect.

On your day I wish you all the white you can imagine, in honour of the secrecy, loyalty, reverence, purity and humility of your marriage.

May your journey together bring you yellow roses too – joy and deep friendship, knowing trials and tribulation you will face on this ride.

I pray for many pink roses, new loves, as you become a mother one day.

May your love stay like a purple rose, magical. 

And lastly, always aim for Blue – what the books call impossible.  

I am so excited for you! I’ve experience marriage to be spectacular. With someone at your side, your strength is doubled, your weakness halved. And your life, an adventure.

Happy planning. I don’t mind listening to you change your mind on colours or venues and themes a few times, and I certainly don’t mind seeing you smile.


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