Hi my lovelies,
How are you all? So I’m back from my holidays and already feeling sad about summer ending.. It’s August already! This year has went sooo fast, don’t ya think?
So true… 👏🏼 I particularly love that saying…I had never thought of it that way before. It’s a good one…
But anyway, it’s August- summer holidays are nearly over and it’s back to the daily grind for most of us butttt I for one am looking forward to the next few months! Not only because I love the dark evenings and all that comes with them- candles, cozy blankets, hot water bottles etc BUT also because I’m being whisked off to Paris for my birthday 👫🥂🛍🍻😁 I literally can’t wait!! If any of you want to hit me up with some recommendations on restaurants, bars, must see places please do get in touch! I’d love to check out some of your recommended places…🤗
But enough of that and onto other beautiful things – It’s August and that means we have a new featured birthstone and birthflower!
Gladiolus and Peridot are Augusts symbol stone and flower as featured on my insta https://www.instagram.com/everafterbynlt/ and they are just stunning- wait to you seeee!
Augusts birth-flower is the beautiful Gladiolus, this bright, showy flower captures the essence of sunny, late summer days perfectly…
The gladiolus represents remembrance, calm, integrity and infatuation. It is a truly beautiful flower, names aptly to indicate that the heart is being ‘pierced with love’, how fitting is that for a wedding?
The impressive flower spikes of Gladioli come in a wide variety of colours, which again is totally ideal for use as wedding flowers.
Although a relatively inexpensive flower, gladioli are a actually quite a tall flower which means they can be used to create the most prettiest floral arrangements…
Of course, gladiolus go well as can be seen above, with other flowers in the arrangements- But my favourite has to be this…
Gladiolus has became quite popular in weddings, especially as ceremony flowers, but also in bridal bouquets…
I’m sure you will agree that they are indeed a beautiful flower…💐
Peridot is the offical birthstone for the month of August. It is actually also the stone for the zodiac sign of Libra.
Isn’t it stunning?? What girl wouldn’t want a Peridot engagement ring! It is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace and good fortune. Its crystal healing powers include health and protection.
The characteristics of Peridot are said to attract love, calm anger while also soothing nerves. It is also said to be Cleopatra’s favourite stone…and we can see why!! It’s beautiful…
Peridot jewellery is actually extremely popular- I wouldn’t be a lover of the colour green, but seeing that glimmering Peridot set on gold tones is just breathtaking. Not to leave the men out below we can see some Peridot cuff-links…
A perfect accessory for your August born husband to be!
Your guests will be green with envy with this stone around…and you can go as subtle or a grand as you like in keeping with the green theme a bit like this…
After all Peridot is a nuance of green…and we know greenery is totally in for next season so it’s a winner!!👏🏼
So there we have it- August the month of the Gladiolus and the precious Peridot!
Be sure to tell me what you think…😊
Lots of love,