Bridal Dress Plunging Neckline Tulle
Is there anything more exciting than counting down to a special occasion?!  While shooting for Bridal Indulgence last week, I started thinking about why so many of us love to commemorate some of life's most special moments, such as weddings.  Personally, I've never held back from sharing with you just how much I love to throw myself into special occasions, including seasonal changes, events and national holidays. Anything and everything.  I can appreciate many simply don't get the hype.  But here's the thing: if we don't celebrate special occasions, what separates one day from the next?  Sure, you don't want to wish your life away, but as we've all heard at some point:

''Don't look back, you're not going that way.''

... and so why not start looking forward?
Summer Wedding Bouquet Wild Blooms PinkAs it so happens, now is a pretty good time to be thinking about the calendar's special occasions.  Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday (hello pancakes) and the day after is Valentine's Day.  Although, my guess is you probably already knew that!  I'll have many people around me tomorrow evening and so plenty of pancakes drizzled with chocolate and/or maple syrup are on the menu.  However, Valentine's Day is a different story.  It's a special date on the calendar, and yet seemingly not so when you're not coupled up in a big ol' bundle of love. But why should that stop you from celebrating?  I picked up two bouquets of roses today, some champagne truffles and you bet I'll be knee deep in rom-coms come Wednesday evening!  My point is, these special occasions don't have to rely on company or circumstances, they're there to be enjoyed.  They're moments just waiting to be created, celebrated and remembered!      
Cinderella moment on Bridal Dress Photoshoot
I'm super interested to hear your thoughts on the topic - do you go out of your way to celebrate the calendar's special occasions?  Will you be doing much this week for Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) or Valentine's Day?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x

All photography shown in this post is by Mercedes Evans Photography and Bridget Baxter Photography.  Photoshoot for previous collaboration with Bridal Indulgence.  Finishing edit by yours truly.