‘Something Olde, Something New …’ a rhyme for luck on your wedding day.
Let Mystic Barrels provide the ‘something olde’ in authentic drinks-related furniture, steeped in history, so lucky you can focus on enjoying the most powerful energy force in the universe, love, on your wedding day!
The Universal Force of Love
The genius Albert Einstein dealt in the greatest physical forces of Nature, and he considered love to be the greatest of all. In a letter to his daughter about the universal force of love, he wrote:
Love is Light, that enlightens those who give and receive it.
Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others.
Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness.
Love unfolds and reveals.
For love we live and die.
Love is God and God is Love.
Love, Marriage and Weddings
Marriage is a bond of love that allows us to escape a sense of aloneness, to walk the path of life with another to whom we are bonded physically, mentally and spiritually. Marriage is about love, mutual respect, sacrificing ego in pursuit of togetherness.
A wedding is the way people show the world that they love each other so much, and so completely, they are willing to enter into a social and legal bond that ties them one to the other. Weddings bring together the family and friends of the bride and groom. They are opportunities for people to share the joy of love. Steeped in emotions, weddings are an integral part of human experience.
And a silver sixpence in your shoe.
This traditional wedding rhyme has long been followed by women on their wedding day in the pursuit of good luck for their marital future.
Historically, having something old at your wedding was a way to ward off the ‘evil eye’ that could make a woman infertile, a way to protect a future baby. Borrowing something from a woman who was already happily married, and a mother, was believed to communicate happiness and fertility to the bride. Something blue, often blue garters, was associated with purity of love, fidelity, and warding off the ‘evil eye’. A silver sixpence in the shoe was about good fortune and prosperity. It was also believed that the bride should stand on the left as another way to protect the marriage from the ‘evil eye’.
This is the story behind the tradition, but today having something old is about continuity, a way to say thank you to the past for bringing you and your loved one together. Something new blesses the moment and your new life as a married couple. Something borrowed is about linking your happiness with that of another’s. Something blue references love and its purity, and a sixpence, or similar, in the shoe is about stepping into a life of good fortune.
The Mysticism of Weddings
We at Mystic Barrels know all about mysticism, including that of weddings. We know that the old wooden barrels we use to make our furniture are steeped in history from years spent lovingly nurturing whisky or wine as they brewed or fermented. Our barrels know about time and patience and the fulfilment thereof. Our barrel furniture evokes good emotions of merriment, love, nostalgia and hope for the future – perfect for a wedding!
What better way to bring something old into your wedding ceremony than Mystic Barrel furniture? Our authentic used barrels and our handcrafted barrel furniture look good; the wood grain stained rich amber or rose red by all the whisky or wine the barrels have given safe haven to. Polished to perfection, the wood grain running through our barrels links past to present to future. The wood, and the after-effects of its contents, give our furniture a pleasing scent. And the barrels and furniture feel good. There is that naturalness, that woodiness and earthiness. Our furniture will bring warmth to your wedding. We nurture our barrels, lavishing love and care in recycling these old wine and whisky barrels, with so many stories to tell, into functional furniture to speak for the future. Let Mystic Barrels provide the ‘something olde’ for your wedding. Let us provide the theme for your wedding, a theme of love, care and revelry, by artfully placing our barrel furniture at your venue. And don’t worry, we can ensure that one of our barrels is on the left of the bride, just to safeguard all that good energy!