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In this blog post, I’m going to be sharing a little of how we’ve tried to keep God at the centre of our wedding planning, and the way in which we were able to share His Word through some beautiful necklaces from Belle Fever. Keep scrolling for a 15% discount code.
It’s commonly said that “three’s a crowd”, but when it comes to our relationship, there is very definitely a third person. Without God at the centre of our relationship, we couldn’t have made it this far. God has always been at the heart of everything we’ve done, and therefore, wedding planning has been no different.
When planning a wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in the demands and expectations of society. It’s said that the average wedding in the UK now costs £30,000 and that’s a huge amount of money for something which, let’s face it, lasts a few hours and is over in a day.
Besides the fact we just don’t have that sort of money to spare, keeping God at the centre of the wedding planning process has given us a focus which draws away from the material aspects of the day itself. That’s not to say we don’t want it to be a nice day, far from it. Yes, we’re looking forward to delicious food, a lovely venue and a beautiful marriage service, but to us, those things would all be meaningless without God at the centre.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20.
I love that in my ESV Study Bible, for this verse in the study notes, it says, “It is no longer I who live does not mean that Paul has no personality of his own, (all his writings show that he does) but that his own personal interests and goals no longer direct his life; rather, Christ who lives in me now directs and empowers all that he does.” As a Christian, I want God’s will for my life, for Him to be at the centre of all things, all relationships and all that I do. For Him to work in and through me. As Paul writes in the verse above, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.”
The main focus for us throughout our relationship, through dating, being engaged and wedding planning, is putting God first, and for Him to be first in all that we do and in the centre of our relationship. This is something that we want to be visible throughout our planning, the preparation and at our wedding, to share God’s Word with others, to share God’s love and for God’s presence to fill the room.
“What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Mark 10:9)
Very early on in our wedding planning, we sat down and looked at the different ways in which we can share God’s Word with others during and after our wedding, and also looked at how we can share some of our favourite verses. We trust that God will not only bring David and I closer to Him, but that God will draw others closer too. Through readings, prayer, scripture and our love for God, we seek that He will bring the Good News of the Gospel and His truth, deeper into our hearts. We want our wedding to worship and praise God, to show all the goodness that He has done and all that He is doing.
I’m very happy and excited to share with you a wonderful brand who I am collaborating with for this blog post. “Belle Fever is a proud, family-run Australian company. What started out as specialising in creating gorgeous, yet affordable jewellery that’s the perfect gift for loved ones (especially those who already have everything), we have now expanded into formulating our own skincare and haircare products.”
Belle Fever very kindly gifted me 5 pieces of jewellery for our Bridal Party.
When looking through the many beautiful pieces and choosing a piece of jewellery, I knew straight away which was the perfect Bridal Party piece. I chose the Sparkling Love Story Necklace in rose gold. You can order them with the standard inscription already in the middle of the necklace, or personalise it for that extra special personal touch, along with adding the names of your loved ones at the bottom of the necklace.
David and I both thought about what we would like the middle of the necklace to say, we knew that we wanted to have a verse from the Bible. After praying and thinking together, we decided to choose some of our favourite verses, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
One of the things which makes these pieces of jewellery from Belle Fever unique is that they can be truly personalised. There are lots of different options to choose from so you can create a bespoke piece, perfect for your chosen recipient. You can choose from a range of metal finishes including silver and gold, as well as a two-tone option. Both packaging options are beautiful, but I really liked the Luxury Gift Box which is well worth the extra money. You can also choose a longer chain, or even have the piece made as a keyring.
You can really tell just how much love and care has gone into creating each piece of jewellery. From the ease of designing your piece online, to the delivery and the packaging, so much love has gone into the whole experience, allowing you to create a truly beautiful, personal, memorable and special piece of jewellery.
These necklaces were the perfect way for us to share God’s Word with those special to us, creating a unique memento of the occasion.
You can use my discount code which is CLEMLOVES15 to get 15% off Belle Fever’s store.