Malta and Gozo have been waiting for this day for quite a few weeks now. The tourist season is officially open and Malta’s airport can get busier with multiple flights from all-over Europe welcome their first passengers coming here on holiday.
Following the sad news that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has passed away at the age of 99 this week we couldn’t help but remember his life and his fondness for Malta which he shared together with the Her Majesty the Queen, who also held the title Queen of Malta from 1964 to 1974. They had a soft spot for all things Maltese since they lived here for two years from 1949 to 1951.
When planning a wedding there are a lot of things which are beyond the your control. The weather for instance, mother nature could play tricks even in the middle of the summer season, when Malta’s afternoons could be unbearably hot..yes we do get the odd “refreshing” showers every once in a while…The photographer coming down with the flu right on your wedding day or any other vendor for that matter.
Gert Kasteel and Dolf Pasker went down in history when they married each other 20 years ago in what was the first one between gay couples.
Their marriage in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was the first in the world to be legally recognized.
Having lived this pandemic like many others around the world, i can say it has been one hell of a roller coaster ride. Some good things came out of it personally speaking but the negative impact has shaded anything good and the dragging part has not helped the process.
There is something about the main heath beam of warm climate after a long dim winter that holds a unique importance to our lives. Spring blossoms is a crazy showcase of tones, the strength of nature, and the soul of being born once more. Is there anything as courageous and cheerful as the rich delicate green leaves growing from the cold branches?
Covid-19 has secured all camping gear and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. But what are couples meant to do? Many have had enough of postponing or changing their plans and would much rather stick to the original idea of going abroad and have their much desired destination wedding.
In the forthcoming years, whether local or a destination one, weddings take on a special meaning on the value of thankfulness. It is a good moment to stop and reflect on the sacrifices of many these past 12 months, on the good health and safety of our loved ones, and the opportunity to finally be able to celebrate. Subtle acts of gratitude are incorporated in thank you notes, be it on place setting biscuits and beautifully decorated notes or a memorable souvenir.
2020 came with its fair share of surprises. At the turn of this next decade, no one could have forethought that things as we knew them would have to drastically change. Most events have had to be at the mercy of last-minute decisions, attendee cuts, and stricter health and safety regulations. It almost comes as a given that the hottest trends that rolled around at the end of 2019 came as a prevision of what was to come.
All in all it is a unique addition to the list of conventional vendors at your wedding. It adds a small element of sophistication while maintaining a fun and light-hearted vibe in the venue and allows the couple to directly transport something that has been made during their special day back into their home.