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Valentines Day – Legend, Myth or Truth

In England and France during the Middle Ages it was commonly believed to be the beginning of birds’ mating season on February 14th thus, the idea was borne that this should be the selected date whereby one could express love and romance to their partner. Although a further theory is that, dating back to the Roman era and the ancient fertility festival, known as the Feast of Lupercalia, also gave birth to this idea. The festival took place at the beginning of spring and was held to honor the Roman God of fertility. However, the most common belief of the legend for the Valentines celebration derives from a legendary priest. He was the Patron Saint of this legend and during the third century in Rome he performed secret marriages for young couples. Marriage was at this time outlawed by the Emperor who wanted to make all men into better soldiers. The priest was seized by this cruel and unforgiving Emperor, Claudius II, and was sentenced to death. Thus St. Valentine became immortal in the hearts of all young lovers and 14th February became the day to pay tribute to this great sacrifice of Saint Valentine.

Valentines Day – a day of celebration

For centuries this celebrated date has now become a unique day dedicated to the unconditional love between two mortals. The whole day is dedicated to those whom have had their hearts pierced by cupids arrow and express and indulge their undying love and affection from the most simplest form to the most extravagant lavish gifts. The need to shower ones partner with love on this day and fulfil the experience of demonstrating the extent of feeling is done with the sending of cards, gifts of love and especially red roses. It is a day of togetherness. A day of devoting time your loved one, candlelit dinners and unbroken dreamy gazes into each other eyes with romantic words of endearment spoken softly. This day seems to open floodgates as the ideal opportunity to express unspoken thoughts and often to proposals of marriage.

Romantic Weekend Breaks

Did you know that Valentines Day is the second most celebrated day, Christmas being the first. It is a day that is celebrated throughout the globe. A gift on Valentines Day is pure demonstration of ones affection. It is recorded back to the seventeenth century where hand written love notes were exchanged. This was replaced in the eighteenth century by simple greeting cards being exchanged.

In the present day Valentines Day is marked for dating and extensive gift giving customs. The size of the card, gift or the act undertaken to demonstrate the amount of ones affection to their partner has become limitless! The whole environment wears a festive look literally! Shops and stores are filled with varieties of clothing and underwear adorned with hearts and cuties, all in a rich red colour.

The most traditional and popular way to demonstrate your love and affection is to send a single red rose. More often than not a poem is included as a note and there will be no name attached as the recipient should know from whom it has been sent, not always the case but this then enters into the fun element of the day.

proposals of marriage

Valentines Day is also the most popular day when proposals of marriage are made. Again here strikes the element of not only surprise but also romantic destinations are highly sought and are very much in demand, such as authentic Chateaus in France, Grand Manor Houses in Denmark or guaranteed warm climates at this time of the year such as Tenerife. Many couples which may have been parted find themselves uniting on this day, the distance one may have to travel to be with ones loved one is irrelevant.

It is the perfect date choice not only to demonstrate the depth of your love to your cherished one, and to then ask to spend the rest of your lives together.

Recently, it is also becoming a frequent fashion to begin demonstrating ones love a few days prior to Valentines Day, this is a fairly new idea and appears to be more in line with those intending to pop the question! It begins with perhaps a box of chocolates a day or so before. This would be followed by a bouquet and a love note, all leading to that one big surprise of a trip away to a Romantic Venue and the end gift being a red envelope enclosing details of that romantic venue for two.

Quote:

“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

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Weddings in Paradise

Weddings in Paradise

Wedding venues

Living in this age of super technology, we all spend hours surfing the web. Whether its things we need or want, out of interest, browsing at things we can’t afford or things we believe we can only dream about.

It’s a twenty four seven compulsion that anyone with a computer has access to and this has to be the most used product in the World!

I have spent months looking at wedding venues, wedding menus, wedding cars, limousines, horse and carriage, bouquets and flowers, not to mention the wedding ceremony itself and the formal attire for the Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids and page boy.

Anyone sourcing this information, will, I am assure, be of the same opinion, it’s very “WEDDING TIME” time consuming!


Wedding locations in Europe

With the aid of my PC, I have been around the World in 80 hours! travelled through England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. I have also surfed in Thailand, America, Italy, France, Cyprus, Denmark,  Greece, Spain and the Caribbean. You name it, I’ve been there! Close to home, wedding venues on my doorstep and far, far away places with fairy tale castles, exotic surroundings and white sandy beaches with crystal clear seas.

How to get married in Tenerife, Spain

I don’t know the how’s, why’s or wherefores, but these clever computer technos had me hooked and linked into the hotel Ritz Resorts no matter what I seemed to be searching for within their engines, they had it all, kept popping up all over the place! Good for me, I did make an all important decision and chose my destination. A place not so far away. One that coincides with my own personal wish list and fulfils every quality for that all important special day, My wedding.

Guys…..I´m off to Tenerife

Living the Dream.....

Living the Dream.....

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