There are a number of St. Valentine’s (2 dozen plus a Pope to be precise) but legend tells us the St. Valentine associated with 14th February is officially known as St. Valentine of Rome.
The legend contends that in the 3rd century Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, so he outlawed marriages for young men. Valentine, realising the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When he was discovered Claudius had him beheaded. In keeping with many gruesome legends, the red roses signify his blood!
Saints are certainly kept busy in the afterlife. People call on him to watch over the lives of lovers but also for interventions on behalf of beekeeping, epilepsy, plague, fainting and traveling, as well as being patron saint of engaged couples and happy marriages.
A great start to any happy marriage is a wonderful wedding day. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes and need to be perfect for you. Here at Cheadle Bride, we try to offer a diverse choice of dresses from the fairy tale to the boho with lots in between.
HOW ABOUT ONE OF THESE DRESSES FROM OUR LATEST COLLECTIONS?
ROBYN IN IVORY WITH A SLEEVE
ROBYN IN BISCOTTI AND IVORY WITH NO SLEEVES
Small changes can give a dress a very different look. the choice is always yours
We pride ourselves on helping brides of all sizes and cultures, so feel free to book an appointment to suit you. We are open Saturday and Sundays and offer late appointments on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we look forward to welcoming you soon.
So, if your beau uses this St. Valentine’s Day to pop the question or if you want to get married at this romantic time of the year in the future spare a thought for all those young lovers kept apart by Claudius II and count your lucky stars.
Love and Best Wishes From the at Team Cheadle Bride xx