The History of Something New ✨ #thehistoryofseries

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Happy December, my lovely detailers!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgivings with their loved ones & full bellies! Mine was very much laid-back & low-key, & I spent it with my husband & father-in-law down at his cabin about an hour south of us. I made the most delicious twice-baked triple [vegan] cheese mac & cheese, seriously- IT WAS INCREDIBLE. I combined Daiya Deluxe Cheddar Style Cheezy Mac, their Deluxe Alfredo Style Cheezy Mac, & heavily topped it with their Mozzarella Style Shreds. That got seasoned with a bit of garlic powder & black pepper, then baked twice at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. & let me tell you guys…there wasn’t a single spoonful left!
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With the holiday season in full swing, I know I’m not the only one feeling like they’re juggling a million things right now. Somehow, I feel like I’m managing this juggling act well, but I could always be better! Starting with getting back to you guys, & being more proactive about being more open, personal, & of course giving great insight & tips for your weddings & events! I’m kicking it off by turning back the clock a bit to the tradition of that infamous old English rhyme:
For good luck on your wedding day and marriage, you need
Something Old
Something New
Something Borrowed
Something Blue
& a Silver Sixpence in Your Shoe
The idea of something new symbolically represents optimism for the future. You’re about to enter into this awesome new chapter of your lives & why not spring on the little token of good luck for your future? Usually these “somethings” are trinkets of love often passed down from mothers, sisters, grandmothers, & other relatives, but they can also be the new pair of shoes you sprung for your big day, an additional band for your ring set or other jewelry. It can even be a picture of you & your soon-to-be hubs/wifey tucked away (because your union is also something new!)
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The best part about your Something New is that it can be virtually anything you can imagine, which makes it even more special because your something new is uniquely yours. So don’t be afraid to think outside the box for this one!
That’s all for this rendition of #thehistoryofseries; I hope everyone is staying warm & safe this holiday season. Be in touch ✨
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The History of the Legend of the Knife & the Penny ✨ #thehistoryofseries

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Hello my lovelies!
I’ve been absolutely LOVING my new job, and if I do say so myself, I’m pretty stellar at it ✨ Besides getting to help out amazing couples build their new lives together, it’s continuing education for me as I learn about different products and vendors, what’s trending in the industry, and what’s on its way out. I love getting to learn about the history and evolution of the items that make a home, and I learned an interesting tradition that I thought I’d share with all of you!
The knife was one of the first ever tools forged by man, and has come a long way since our more barbaric ancestry. Throughout time and civilization, the knife evolved into a tasteful piece of flatware, with time spent creating and marveling at the precious metals and intense sharpness it is notorious for. Although an essential kitchen item that will be utilized for years to come, the idea of gifting a knife as a wedding present is often seen as a bad omen, and a poor reflection of the relationship between the gift giver(s) and receiver(s)!
The gift of a knife, especially as a wedding present, has been made infamous for generations as symbolic of severing the relationship ties, even to be believed to have the potential to sever the bonds of marriage. To prevent the bad luck omen, a tradition arose of including a coin with the gift, specifically a penny taped to the blade of the knife! Why on Earth, you ask, would you tape a penny to the knife to prevent bad luck from happening? It became common to include a penny as a form of payment for the gift receiver to give back to the gift giver, as if to represent paying for the knife instead of receiving it as a present! Essentially, they found a loophole. Plus, it makes for an extremely memorable gift!
There you have it, folks! As always, any questions or comments you have, I’m available to answer!
Best, Chelsea 

The History of Something Old ✨ #thehistoryofseries

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Super excited to share the start of this brand new series by getting to share a little more knowledge and insight into some longtime wedding & special event traditions, and hopefully in the process give you some inspiration to participate or to give your own take & modern spin on it! Without further adieu, I’m beginning right at the Alpha of a classic handmaiden’s tale:
For good luck on your wedding day and marriage, you need
Something Old
Something New
Something Borrowed
Something Blue
& a Silver Sixpence in Your Shoe
The idea of having a Something Old is symbolically reminiscent of your life prior to meeting your significant other, and whatever life experiences you had that you will bring into this new chapter in your life. In some folklore, this Something Old was also to protect any future children the couple would bear together. Your Something Old should be a symbol of the continuity of your past self molding with your newly-married future self, whilst staying true to your roots, always remembering where you came from and who you are, and never forgetting your moral values or your character.