Words could not have prepared me for a day of such incredible emotion and giving and receiving the token of true and everlasting love. I felt pure joy, happiness, devotion and above all trust not only in love, but in life.
This day changed me,
I did the impossible – I beat my crippling shyness, every day I need to remember just how far I’ve come.
When choosing my wedding shoes I was underwhelmed – I just
couldn’t decide on a style. I had considered wearing my Hunter wellingtons, but
still dreamed of something more ‘Cinderella.’
I wanted magic and sparkle, and by pure chance and excellent
savviness in the form of Gemma - I had found my dream Ice Cream shoes!
Scouring the Internet one day I spotted a photograph of a
celebrity wearing these shoes (the black version) and instantly knew they had
to be mine! After months of stalking and hoping, Gemma gave me the ultimate tip
off when they hit ASOS.
The moment they arrived I was smitten. I have never
been a ‘shoegal’ (like my heroes Carrie Bradshaw and Alex and Char), but this
shoe changed my life! The fact I wore them on my wedding day obviously gives
them royalty status among my shoddy counterparts.
But also the fact I only get
them out on V.Special occasions (like seeing Lady Gaga last night Live.)And the way I carefully and precisely pack
them away in their allocated dust bag and shoe box, means I have finally found
my one shoe love.
Sometimes you catch a film by pure chance, and it suddenly captures
your whole heart and entire imagination. Water For Elephants is this in a
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon play firm leads, and
both equally sparkle. I love the kind nature of this film, it reminds me so
much of The Notebook – how the story of true everlasting love is told in such a nostalgic
and magical way.
The undeniable star of the film is Rosie – the elephant,
seeing such a towering animal on screen made my heart skip a beat. I became so
enticed by her presence, and grand entrance, I felt a great urge to research
Discovering this film, coincides with planning a very exciting travel adventure for 2015. I’m absolutely saddened to learn that so many elephants
are unfairly treated in the world. With this thought it mind it has made me
more determined to visit a dedicated sanctuary which cares for elephants in a positive way
and give them the gratitude and respect they truly deserve.