How To Successfully Feng Shui Your Wedding Day
Massi Harwood has been studying and practicing Feng Shui for the past 20 years. She first became fascinated by it in the Nineties when she lived in Hong Kong and Singapore, where the Chinese art is a way of life. She studied under the grand masters of Feng Shui and when she returned to the UK she continued her training and now offers Feng Shui consultations for people all over the world, to help them transform their lives.
3 tips from Massi to help you focus on the areas where Feng Shui can help on your wedding day
Choose complementary and auspicious colours
Be mindful about choosing the right colours for your wedding. According to the Feng Shui colour philosophy there are certain colours that you shouldn’t mix together as they are clashing and can cause disharmony. The colours that should not be chosen together are : red and blue, red and metallic colours, green and metallic colours such as white, grey, silver and gold, earthy colours and any shade of blue.
The auspicious colours to use for any occasion especially for weddings are the colours that create harmony and bring joy and happiness to any party. The Feng Shui colour combinations with good energies are: yellow, cream, beige, ochre, terracotta, orange with any shade of red or pink. You can mix any metallic colours such as grey, silver, gold with any shade of blue, you can mix any shade of blue with any shade of green and finally you can mix any shade of green with any shade of red or purple.
If you don’t want to mix colours together, you can choose the colour of your choice and mix it with different shades of the same colour.
The classic black and white is also a perfect Feng Shui colour that is suitable for any occasion.
The flowers that are mostly suitable in traditional Feng Shui weddings are : roses, chrysanthemums, peonies and tulips. [Ed note : of these, for 2016 the luckiest flower is the chrysanthemum].
Location, Location, Location
Your location is very important, and you should choose one for your wedding that is surrounded with beauty and nature, such as a stately home or by the beach. As you are both the centre of the universe on that day, everything should be beautiful, shiny and sparkling.
Traditionally, brides and grooms wear something gold on their wedding day which is to signify beauty, elegance, abundance and also protection, as gold is one of the best metals on earth for health and protection. By the way, it does not have to be real gold – as long as it’s gold-looking, shiny and beautiful.
Use round tables at your wedding and if possible only invite people who you both love and respect.
A few weeks before your wedding day clean and detox your home before you begin life there as a married couple. Do this by firstly decluttering all your old stuff that doesn’t serve you any longer. Have a look at your belongings as you go through them and ask yourself these questions:
Do I love it?
Do I need it?
Do I use it?
If you absolutely love them and use them it’s good to keep them, if not you can either give to your family/friends or otherwise give them to charity which in return brings you good fortune. Remember the word clutter means to clot and that means stagnant energy, being stuck in life and a lack of abundance. To counteract this we need to create a flow in our homes. Your wardrobe and cupboards should only be half full and never stuffed with things so that you can’t find anything. Before you go shopping to buy more stuff, give away few items in advance to create a space.
This is one of the most important aspects of starting a new life with another person : to start a new life together with freshness and newness. Never bring your old bed from a divorce or separation to this new life. Beds carry so much energy with them, so it is vitally important that you have a new bed that you both love and chose together. When purchasing new items for your home always decide together so you don’t build any resentment. Share your ideas and goals with each other. After your wedding, keep the romance alive by going somewhere special for a romantic outing at least once a month.
Your favourite wedding photograph
Choose one of your favourite wedding photographs with the two of you together and have it framed beautifully. Place it somewhere in your bedroom, so you can see it every day to remind you of your special day and your love for each other.
If you would like to benefit from one of Massi Harwood’s consultations, please send the contact form below, and if you would like to talk about your wedding photography with someone familiar with Feng Shui, please contact me and I’ll be very happy to help.