This is a great time to get married. The symbolism works in so many ways. Spring is a time of regeneration and rebirth (and generation and birth)! The flowers are fabulous, all pastels and bright greens. You can use branches leafing out and create the promise of spring and tie that promise to the promise of new and renewing relationship.This theme works whether you’re young starting out on a first marriage, renewing vows that have been your support and pleasure through the years or embarking on a new and healthy relationship after earlier relationships have passed.
Persian New Year is at the Spring Equinox. In some ways it makes a lot more sense… When do you want to promise to give up popcorn… in January where you’ll be cuddled up on the couch for the next 3 months or in the middle of March because you’re suddenly interested in waking early and taking walks? I’m not going to the mat here in support of transfats! But I am saying that comfort is an important part of living our lives… live with the rhythm of the year and you’ll be so much happier.
So, while you CAN throw a luau in the middle of March… I’m not sure it’s really appropriate. AND there’s nothing wrong with the season you’re in. I played dress-ups and with dolls far longer than many of my friends and loved it. My newly acquired granddaughter was astonished at how quickly I could make clothes for her paper doll… But reality, particularly when you’re getting married, is a wonderful thing.
Pussy willow, forsythia, daffodils and tulips, leafy branches, pastel colored eggs… celebrate the subtle promises of love that lead to the life giving transformations of marriage. Bringing your life into sync with the rhythm of the Earth simply makes you more powerful. (Obviously my friends in the Southern Hemisphere are going to be a full half-turning of the Earth behind!)
You can do this too! Your love deserves nothing less!
Believing in you and your love,