Hello and welcome to the brand spanking new Leave Me to My Projects! To kick off the new and improved site, I’m going to get all New Age and tell you how to choose the right moon phase for your wedding, and point you towards the most unspeakably gorgeous bespoke wedding rings on earth.
Papa Bear and I are getting married on August 31st of this year. We chose the date because the most important element in our wedding was the moon, and on that night we could have our dreamy full moon wedding, and have it on a day that did not shock my mother with the unconventionality.
If you have ever worked in a bar on a full moon night, you know the energy it brings out in people. Seeing as we met while both working at a bar and fell in love while toiling away lo those crazy nights, we knew we had to make the moon the focus of our beginning of the next step in life.
Moon Energies for Weddings
- Waxing Moon (growing): As the moon grows, so do other energies. It is a good time for beginnings and for starting to grow.
- Full Moon: When the moon is full, energy is high. Positive and creative forces are at their strongest. It is a good time to start big dreams and projects (like a life full of awesome together?)
- Waning Moon (shrinking): As the moon shrinks, energies wind down and dissipate. It is a time for letting go of the negativity in life, and is better for endings than beginnings.
- Dark Moon: The moon is dark for three days, and during that time energies regenerate and begin anew. It is a good time for reflection and inner journeys, rather than the outward expression of marriage.
Getting married is a gigantic step, and one that nearly every waking thought and ounce of energy from the time your got engaged has gone into. With all of that energy pouring into that one short period of time, on that one singular day.
It certainly wouldn’t hurt to go with the flow.
Bespoke Wedding Rings
I’ll bet you’re wondering the same thing I was when I first heard this term. What the hell is “bespoke?”
a : custom-made <a bespoke suit>
b : dealing in or producing custom-made articles
Yes, that helps quite a bit. Why is bespoke the best thing since sliced bread? I ask you, where else could you find a ring like this?
Because the moon is the main element in our wedding, I thought it would only make sense to check out moonstone wedding rings. If you are not “wedded” to a diamond ring, you can get a lot of bang for your buck with a moonstone.
The moment I saw this ring, I knew these were the people I wanted to make the ring I will wear for the rest of my life. The problem is, I hate wearing rings. They feel like tiny finger handcuffs, kind of a small-scale claustrophobia thing.
I cut hair for a living, and constantly have my fingers dug into people’s hair. Little clippings permeate every part of my life, and the various product goops get everywhere. I can’t have a ring with any protrusions, recesses or grabby edges, because no one wants their hair pulled…in that way at least.
The wonderful April at HKJ took every insane request of mine in stride, and put together four of the most beautiful designs to choose from that I have ever seen, with a starting inspiration of the above design.
Even her handwriting looks like a work of art. I don’t know if I am allowed to share her sketches, but I feel that at the very least I should wait until the ring arrives. I shall have to see what she says.
Will the phase of the moon affect your wedding date choice at all? If your date is already set, which phase is it in? And I’m dying to know, are you “wedded” to diamonds for your ring, or are you too bucking tradition?