Our photo prompt for this week was CAPTURE A HEART. Have you ever taken a moment to notice all the hearts that come into your life everyday? This week we were challenged to pay attention to our surroundings, think outside the box and capture a heart!
At first, I thought that this was going to be really easy. I mean, the Valentine's Day merchandise has been on store shelves since Boxing Day (December 26th). Hearts are EVERYWHERE! Right?
But how weird would it be though to walk into the local Hallmark or Dollarama to take photos of hearts? What kind of reaction would you get? There must be an easier way, I thought.
While looking for a pen in my desk drawer, I came across the little heart shaped tin that my cousin had used as table favours at her wedding last year. They had contained small, after-dinner mints in soft pastel colours.
It originally had a ribbon bow on it which went missing along the way, so I added a three dimensional heart sticker where the bow had once been. I filled it with cinnamon hearts, my favourite Valentine treat, for this photo.
The table centrepieces were heart shaped too; clear glass bowls from Pier 1 with bright, yellow daisies floating in water. They were very simple, yet elegant. I wish I had a photo of one to show you. The couple were married on a private chartered boat cruise on Lake Ontario with a select few family and friends in attendance.
I enjoyed taking time to remember that wedding this week. My cousin married for the first time at 50 years old. She'd spent so many years caring for her ailing parents and others that she had not allowed herself the time to find her own happiness. Now, she has, and I couldn't be more delighted for her.