So… I am getting married next year [shy]. David proposed in July in what used to be Westminster Library…

I haven’t really been hitting the wedding magazines and blogs because I know exactly I (sorry we) want. We are getting married in Mumbai and it’s going to be really simple and balmy and magical. However, one site that I do find myself returning to over and over is BHLDN (Beholden) the amazing online bridal venture by the geniuses at Anthropologie. Subtle, poetic and expensive, BHLDN has a constantly evolving collection of stunning contemporary bridal and bridesmaid gowns and accessories and my favourite, a mind-blowingly inspirational edit of decor options.

Beautifully styled and with snippets of decorating tips and fun articles, the site is a pleasure to navigate and explore. One lovely snippet of information that struck me was a brief history and culture of the wedding band…

“Circa 3000 BC: The first reported wedding band wearers were Egyptians. For theirs, they’d twist plants into small circles”

“Swedish women wear three bands: One for engagement, marriage and motherhood”

Read more about wedding bands here. 21001821_001_a

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Author: Rohini

3 Comments on Beholden

  1. amberbewrong
    Sunday, August 7th, 2011 11:47 at 11:47 am (10 years ago)

    I love those flower garlands! I’ve been thinking my role in this wedding needs an official name…maybe something like handmade beautifulness manager? Xx

  2. Fiona
    Monday, August 15th, 2011 15:45 at 3:45 pm (10 years ago)

    Am sure you have already come across the amazing wedding website that is – if not, visit NOW! It provided tonnes of inspiration for my friend Flo’s wedding, and hours of idol browsing through all the gorgeous (mostly American) weddings on there! Enjoy (and good luck)!

  3. Rohini
    Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 21:06 at 9:06 pm (10 years ago)

    I have Fiona I have!!! I love the wedding blogs, hours of entertainment, thanks!!

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