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Posted by Maree Harper on

With Wedding season upon us it got me thinking about Bridesmaids and the history and how they even came about?    

I came across some weird and funny traditions when I did a search, here are just a few:

There was a lot of shoe-throwing in the old days. In Anglo-Saxon times the groom “symbolically" struck the bride with a shoe to “establish his authority.” Brides would throw shoes at their bridesmaids (instead of a bouquet) to see who would marry next. Whoever caught it would throw her shoe at the men, and the first guy hit would be the one to wed.

Ancient Roman law required 10 witnesses to be present at a wedding, which is considered a precursor to the bridal party tradition. Bridesmaids and groomsmen had to dress just like the bride and groom to confuse vengeful spirit presences (or real-life jealous suitors) who might try to harm the newlyweds.

Part of the job was to walk carefully: If a bridesmaid stumbled on the way to the altar, the superstition was that she would never marry.

Nowadays, people have bridesmaids for all sorts of reasons. For some people, it's a way to incorporate close relatives into your ceremony. For others, it's about making your friends part of your special day and some choose to forgo bridesmaids all together. Being a Bridesmaid is a real privilege and should make you feel very loved and fortunate to play a large part in the Bride and Grooms day.

Traditionally Bridesmaids organise the hen’s party which these days is far from just a boozy night out with the girls.   Lavish weekends away to a beautiful beach or lake to be pampered in preparation for the big day are high on the agenda.

The Bride will often buy a keepsake for her Bridesmaids to commemorate their special day and jewellery makes the perfect gift.

Our LoveHearts are dainty and delicate and can be engraved with the Bridesmaids initial, priced from just $89. Shop the collection here.



Rose Gold Love Heart

Silver Love Heart

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I absolutely love, love, love Christmas!

Posted by Maree Harper on

I absolutely love, love, love Christmas!  

I start writing my gift list for the children and family months in advance and the list just grows from there.  I tend to set a budget for Ruby and Flynn with 1 main present each and then a few toys and clothes under the tree.  The worst bit is having to wait up for excited Children to fall asleep so that the Santa sack can be snuck in, sometimes I give up waiting and go to bed, then set the alarm to go off around 3am!

I’ve been a bit stuck this year with gifts ideas so I have been enjoying the Christmas catalogues that have been coming out.  Check out this great shopping guide in the OHBaby! Magazine for some inspiration, http://ohba.by/2A2QzcR

Our dainty LoveHeart necklaces are the perfect gift for any age, and starting from just $89 they make a great stocking filler and like all of our necklaces they come in our gorgeous LoveLoops jewellery box.


I really enjoy having Christmas at home and I get great pleasure in planning the menu (also done weeks in advance).  We always have a Christmas lunch which includes Ham on the bone, various salads and whatever we have growing in our garden – new potatoes, beetroot, beans, peas, pumpkin.  Although I love preparing our lunch I don’t like being stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying their presents and beverages or swimming in the pool.  I make sure my menu is focused on food that can be prepared in advance then all that leaves is the ham to cook, veggies on the boil and a tasty platter to whip up on the day.

We always have a real tree and it is a family tradition that we must all go to pick it.   When it comes to decorating the tree I’m happy for the kids to help out, I don’t worry about how ornaments are placed, I let the kids go wild (and no I don’t go back and re arrange everything).

Often Mum’s are so busy looking after everyone else at this time of year they forget that Christmas is for them too!  Make sure you spoil yourself this Christmas or leave a hint with hubby and the kids to make sure they know you would love a LoveLoop this Christmas. It doesn’t matter how big or small your family is there are options for everyone.  You can have as many Loops as you like when looped straight onto the chain or up to five when attached to a link.

Adria is wearing our Darling set in yellow gold.


Darling 9 carat yellow gold LoveLoop and chain set

Our LoveLoops aren’t just for the people we love, they also symbolise the love we have for our four-legged friends; the perfect way to celebrate the unbreakable bond we have with our ponies or pets.  What a great Christmas gift idea, our PonyLoops collection includes our new PonyLoops jewellery boxes.


LoveLoops PonyLoops Delight sterling silver set

I do hope you have a wonderful Christmas and are lucky enough to spend it with family. 

Bring on summer!

Lots of love Maree x

Merry Christmas from LoveLoops engraved in NZ from precious metals

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