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  • Hand fasting ceremonies


    by Natalia

    Lynne Kennedy is a wedding and elopment  photographer who lives in a wooden house by the sea next to the Isle of Skye known as cloud island in Old Norse. Lynne captures the magical moment and connection between two people in the most beautiful natural scenery- on the Isle of Skye and the Highlands of Scotland. Today we talk to her about where she photographs and the handfasting ceremony -  a ritual of binding the hands together with ribbons in existence since the Celtic times.

  • 5 Valentine’s Day ideas that will keep your loving sweet


    by Natalia

    At My Billet Doux - we believe that small gestures are the ones that are often the most powerful in a relationship and are the ones that are remembered. These should be done everyday buy why not bring it up a notch this Valentine's day. Here are 5 simple ideas that will bring you closer.

  • Lest we forget - handwritten love letters from the First World War


    by Natalia

    During the First World War, letter writing was a vital mode of communication between people and their loved ones on the front.

     

    The letters that have survived to this day, are essential to paint a portrait of these horrible times but they are also a testament of the love and passion exchanged, the connections between families and of course were a great morale booster.

     

    According to the Imperial War Museum in London, more than 2 billion letters were delivered during the war.

  • Songs with love letters you should listen to


    by Natalia

    Love is one of the biggest themes in song writing - sometimes spurred on by the lyricists own experiences. These songs come in all genres from ballads to rap and are a “letter” for us to cling unto, in times or romance, joy, hardship, or grief.  We often play a song again and again, touched by the voice, the melody, and the words.

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