I Do At Cowrie Island


The sun smiled and a gentle sea breeze blew as Matt awaited the arrival of his “gorgeous” bride…..
They were to be wed at Cowrie Island, Shellharbour NSW.

Legend has it that the Cowrie shell represents * “Goddess protection which is very powerful and connected with the strength of the ocean.” Indeed Cowrie Island itself is surrounded and bathed by the Sapphire waters of the Tasman Sea.

Further, * “the Cowrie has symbolised the power of destiny and prosperity throughout Africa and South and North America “and this mysterious and exotic shell is *“thought of as the mouth of Orsisas, believed to have taught stories of humility and respect.”

Did you know that “Since ancient times the possession of Cowry is considered to bring wealth, all round prosperity and love and for this reason it became part of the marriage attire of brides.”……

All these favorable qualities and beliefs in the power of the Cowrie no doubt augur well for the future of our bride and groom …. Mel and Matt.

To the magical and uplifting notes of Pachelbel’s Canon, the enchanting bride in a cloud of white satin and glittering jewels radiated the sparkle and shimmer of the ocean, vying with Mother Natures’ beauty with the glow of her love.

Matt’s pride and devotion to his “gorgeous” was evident and the loving couple hand in hand sealed their commitment to each other with their personal vows, written by themselves, which truly reflected their romance, hopes and aspirations for their life journey together.

In conclusion, what more fitting than to quote Corinthians 1

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, But the greatest of these is love…..”
And of course the mystery and fascination of the Cowrie………

© Jenny Butler-Grech CMC.,JP
Celebrations with Flair
Website: www.celebrant4you.com.au
Email: jenny@celebrant4you.com.au
Phone: (02) 9589 4346 Mobile: 0408 611781

* Quotations regarding Cowry from Africa Imports; www.africaimports.com

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