On one side I embroidered the first initial of each of the happy couple. The colours used were lilac and purple - the theme colours for the wedding.
Suspended in the tassels hanging from the bottom of each heart are nuggets of rose quartz and amethyst. These two stones are rich in mythology, combining beliefs of true love and protection. The happy couple had scattered them on the tables at their reception.
I think this is a beautiful sentiment, and knowing that their wedding rings are engraved with "roots and wings", I wanted to incorporate it into the gift.
I needle-felted some purple mohair wool into a flat piece, before cutting it into a wing shape. This was then felted onto the heart, along with some cotton knitting yarn to create the "roots".
This whole piece is filled with meanings that are very particular to this couple. I hope I have done them justice, and I hope that this ornament is a symbol of the shared joys of their combined hearts for many years to come.