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Pimp your ring holder

I have a passion for glass boxes… and I get the impression that I’m not alone. There’s something a little magical about them that is perfectly suited to a wedding.

So today, here are four really simple ideas for doing things with your ring boxes to adapt them to your own tastes and the theme of your day. Each of these only required a maximum of 10 minutes of my attention, so it’s really nothing to get worked up about as far as organisation is concerned.

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No steps for once, just a few ideas from which you might get a bit of inspiration. The only thing to remember is to ensure that you have something to keep the rings in place so that they don’t end up hidden in the base of the box.

1. You can fill it with linen. There’s no need to make a little cushion (there’s nothing to stop you doing this, but it might take a while): prettily roll up a little square of old linen (I used the fabric of an old cloth belonging to my great-grandmother, you can easily find this kind of thing in second-hand shops), insert it into the box, and just thread a little tie on the top to hook your rings onto.

2. Cut a few branches of bright green fir and slip them into the box, by rolling them up. Pass the rings over one of the branches to ensure that they do not fall to the bottom, and there you go.

3. Use dead leaves gathered from the garden. Go for leaves that are red, green, or wine-coloured to give a pretty contrast with the gold. Use the stalk of a dry leaf to thread the rings together, and set it across the box once you have filled it with leaves.

4. Use shells you accumulated during your last holiday at the beach. Choose smaller shells and, if possible, try to maintain colour harmony (here, yellow periwinkles). Use a hollow shell to hold the rings (mother-of-pearl, fish operculum, scallop shells…), and it’s complete.

Where to find your box…

As is evident here, there’s not really anything complicated about this. The only difficulty is finding your box. Luckily, at the moment they’re quite fashionable. I had a quick search to give you a few leads, but there are definitely plenty of other sources to be found. I’ll pre-empt your question – the box used for the photos is from Urban Outfitters, but it seems to be currently out of stock.

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1. Urban Outfitters – €29 // 2. H & M Home – €12.99 // 3. Anthopologie  - £20 // 4. Le Petit Mariage (Etsy) – €41.36 // 5. Bee Jay Kay (Etsy) – €33.09 // 6. Zara Home – €35.99

Un beau jour : Charlotte & Jules

Today’s couple is so cool! And the marriage proposal is so nice (read it, it’s so sweet). The photos show a day with an amazing atmosphere, and believe us when we say that this is all that counts on a wedding day – do everything so that people enjoy themselves, and don’t get too obsessed over centrepieces ;)

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“Julies asked me to marry him on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2013. As he didn’t have a present, he really threw himself into it (true fact). Marriage had never been a childhood dream for him, but for me it definitely had been, and I had a proposal like something out of ‘Pretty Woman’.

A chauffeur in a black sedan came for me, with the order of not telling me anything. I crossed Paris and arrived in front of a hotel in the 16th arrondissement. I didn’t know that it was a hotel. They made me take a seat before taking me to the room. There was a message: “Get into the bath”. I opened a door and discovered an enormous round bath with foam up to the ceiling. I complied with the instructions, and I saw him arrive. He got down on his knees, but I presumed he was just getting down to the level of the bathtub, he got out a box, and I thought it was just a Valentine’s Day present. I could never have imagined that it was a proposal given that he didn’t want to get married, until I saw the ring! That day, I had the flu, fever, a bun of greasy hair on top of my head, and Biafine cream on my nose. I fainted, through a combination of the fever, the temperature of the bath, and all of the emotion”

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For a brief history, Lifestories Wedding was born in 2008 in Sydney and grew up between Australia, Japan and France, where we have been settled since 2012! “We” are Yann and Naoko, a French-Australian-Japanese duo. Yann is a photographer, specialising in portraits and reportages, always involved in creative projects or occupied with capturing everything around him! Naoko is the “designer” of Lifestories, a craft expert, always with plenty of creations to finish, carefully occupying herself with mock-ups of Lifestories’ magnificent albums – and it’s without a doubt what has made them so successful!

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1 – Think of yourself and nothing else on your big day – let it all just carry you along.

2 – Plan ahead, and think of all the little details so that you don’t get a nasty surprise on the big day.

3 – Relax and take time for yourself before the ceremony.

> The venueChâteau de Brindos in Biarritz

> Photography: Lifestories Wedding

> The clothes:

Charlotte: dress by Célestina Agostino, shoes by Sézane and hair decorations by Untamed Petals (on Etsy)

Jules: Suit by De Fursac, bow tie by Dior, shirt by Sandro and shoes by Mckainary

> Catering: the caterer at Château de Brindos

> Hair and Make-up: A friend, Jennifer Guibert

> Flowers: Maison Roumagnac in Biarritz

> DJ: Romain Garnier

> Co-organisation of the secular ceremony and activities: Pauline Bestaven.

It was really great – our witnesses sang, they played a film extract, the readings were really relevant, and the projected films were hilarious.