There’s a freedom and spirit of individuality to marriage these days that resonates deeply with who we are. A myriad of ways we can make it our own, from wildly romantic elopements in far-flung destinations, lavishly planned celebrations, spiritually imbued ceremonies or those that honour religion. As non-conformists, we revel in the freedom to choose personal resonance, over tradition. We hold the belief that it matters not how that marriage takes place – whether it’s formalised legally, or by a simple promise between two lovers that is just as binding. For us, it’s the ritual of ceremony that holds a profound beauty and deeper importance.
The power of a ceremony to bind two people lies in the intention behind it, and the symbolic details that solidify that promise; words carefully chosen, eyes that speak a language only two can understand, hands that intertwine two souls, precious metals in circular, infinite shapes that say forever, purposefully placed on left fingers – veins that lead directly to the heart.
“Here’s to all the places we went. And all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you.” – John Green
There’s freedom in not allowing ourselves to be consumed by the complex task of planning a wedding, pressured by the intricate details. In stripping everything back to focus on the simple beauty imbued in the act of ritual. In partnership with Tiffany & Co., we’ve selected some of our favorite engagement jewels; tangible symbols of promise. Blank canvases from which to create rituals of our own.
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