Here is a step by step retelling of how Peter proposed and his symbolism behind each detail:
I opened it to find this vintage Instamatic camera and picture of Peter holding up a chalkboard sign reading “I love you, Merry Christmas” in french….
Peter’s symbolism explained:
Symbolizes: Your love of vintage cameras and my encouragement and desire to share in your passion for photography.
Reminds us of: Our first date to Not Your Average Joe’s. It was the first gift I ever gave you, the three vintage cameras, and it was the first day you said “I love you.” A day I will always remember.
Symbolizes: Our shared love of Amélie, and movies in general.
Reminds us of: The first real conversation we ever had. We discussed Amelie, and discovered not only that we shared tastes in movies, but we discovered that we shared HOW we enjoyed movies. We both analyzed movies, we both applied movies to life in general. And I knew already that I loved talking to you and sharing art with you.
(Not only is the sign in french/styled like our favorite movie Amelie - but the instamatic is the same camera Amelie has/falls in love with in the movie too!) ♥
Peter’s attention to detail is so amazing :)
Symbolizes: Our shared love of board games, laughter, fun relaxing times, friends.
Reminds us of: One of the first things we did together. We played Scrabble before we even met each other. And I knew already that I loved spending time with you.
Symbolizes: Our shared love of music, and how we use music to express our emotions to one another.
Reminds us of: How on that terrible day, I encouraged you and brought you a little joy by singing to you. How we share tastes in music, and also share a love of analyzing music and using it to express ourselves.
He painted on each one of those leaves that are hanging “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and adore you” - a quote from Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice
(He originally used these leaves in my birthday card that he made for me)
Symbolizes: Our shared love of fall, and our shared love of good quotes.
Reminds us of: That birthday card, the amount of time and effort we both put into showing the other how deeply our love goes. Watching our favorite movies and QUOTING them to each other time and again.
7. A VERY detailed Cinderella carved out of an actual “Cinderella Pumpkin.” I started calling Peter “my Prince Charming” so he calls me his “Cinderella”
Symbolizes: My dedication to finding unique ways to show my love, my dedication to spending time to show my love, our love of fall, and you being my Cinderella.
Reminds us of: Pumpkin carving while we laugh, quiet walks through the orchard.
8. This pumpkin reads “Love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears” - favorite quote from Mumford and Sons’ song “After the Storm”
you can see the details/light shining through better in this photo…
Symbolizes: My love for you, that will NEVER end, NEVER fade, NEVER wither. Eternal love that sparkles in the sun and doesn’t lose any of its brilliance in the darkness. Forever. Always. You are mine and I am yours.
Foretells of: A brilliant, beautiful life filled with love, joy, and respect, that will ALWAYS last.
still teary eyed - and SO happy ♥
j’ ♥ macarons :)
Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel
Midnight in Paris was simply magical…
not to mention the greatest movie poster of all time + the cutest ending sequence [as shown above]
Mountain Village in France
where exactly in France is this “Mountain Village” located? and when can I leave to go there?
i think I loved the French countryside the most while traveling through France. So quaint and beautiful! <3
I know I posted this once before but I love it so much I had to re-post it.
I j’♥ Paris!
EF - Live The Language - Paris (by Albin Holmqvist)
I will be recreating this with some dried flowers (lavender) and pictures I took while in Paris and Avignon! *swoon* I miss France so much! </3
Ok, why didn’t I know about Victor Noir’s grave statue while I was in Paris?! I went to this cemetery and everything! Oh well…just another excuse why I must go back to France one day very soon ;)
Dita von Teese posed on top of Victor Noir’s grave statue in Paris, 2003
There is a myth about the statue of Victor Noir that has made it legendary. The sculpture has a very noticeable protuberance in Noir’s trousers. This has made it one of the most popular memorials for women to visit in the famous cemetery. The myth says that placing a flower in the upturned top hat after kissing the statue on the lips and rubbing its genital area will enhance fertility, bring a blissful sex life, or, in some versions, a husband within the year. As a result of the legend, those particular components of the oxidized bronze statue are rather well-worn.