We are Under Lucky Stars, we make beautiful star maps showing the alignment of the stars in a place and time chosen by you.
Everyone has that special moment in their life that is worth making into a star map.
We asked you to tell us about yours.
Here are some of our favorites stories.
By Cristina H
This was the date and time my husband and I met each other.
Silly story, but we actually met in Defensive Driving School. We joke saying it was the most expensive first date ever. We went out to lunch that day and immediately connected. I knew within a week I was going to marry him. I was 18 and he was 21.
Nearly 16 years later, almost 14 of them married, and we are still going STRONG!
Published on June 13, 2019, 2:51 pm
By Thongdam C
On April 23, 2019, I married the love of my life.
We met in 1996, and I knew then, at the ripe young age of 17 that she was the one for me. She was not so sure yet, and was too busy chasing girls. Life took it's course and we went our separate ways. All along, I told everyone I met that I knew that if there was one person I truly belonged with, it was her. I hurt many girlfriends' hearts by admitting that I would only ever be IN LOVE with her. She is now and has always been my person.
In 2015, we reconnected and she proposed to me on her birthday, November 24, 2016. Life's obstacles got in our way, and we again postponed our wedding.
This year was THE YEAR. We finally made it to Las Vegas, just the two of us. We searched for the best Elvis impersonator to marry us, and as planned, we got married on my grandparent's 64th wedding anniversary.
It was the best day of my live, hands down. I am so proud to be her wife. It only took us 23 years!
Published on June 13, 2019, 2:36 pm
By David S
This is where I met the love of my life and future wife, Kathy.
We had both previously been married and gone through a divorce. We also both had custody of our children, she had a boy and a girl and I also had a boy and a girl. We had both promised our kids a trip to the beach, little did I know that this trip would change everyone's life.
I arrived at Zuma beach with my two children around 10:00am driving around the parking lot trying to find a spot. The first spot I found was too far away from the restrooms, so I looked for a spot closer to them, I did. I pulled into a spot and the kids ran down to the ocean to get wet while I unloaded our chairs and blanket. At around 11:00 I noticed my children were playing with two other children, when a beautiful woman walked up to me and asked if it was ok for her kids to be playing with my kids and if we were hungry. I asked her to join me on the blanket and she brought over some food and all of us sat down to have some lunch. As the kids resumed playing in the water, Kathy and I just sat and talked for several hours, until it started to get late and we all had to leave. As we packed up our belongings and walked to the parking lot, I asked her for her phone number, which she gave me. To our surprise, we were actually parked next to each other in the lot, go figure the odds on that.
I know you're supposed to wait a few days before you call a woman you just met, but I just couldn't wait, and I called her as soon as I got home to ask her out to dinner, she accepted my invitation. The following Friday, we met for dinner and had a wonderful night.
A week later she moved in with me, which was the beginning of a new life together that lasted 30+ wonderful years.
I still go to the spot we met to remember the great times we had together, until she passed away from a surgery accident.
Published on March 25, 2019, 6:41 am
On this very special moment, my little baby girl was born. As someone who always lived the free life and never had any interest in kids, I was a little reluctant. How wrong could I be...
From the moment I looked into her eyes and felt her in my arms, my life totally changed. The feelings I got were so overwhelming, words cannot describe them.
Since then she completely changed my way of living, my ideas, my behaviour and my thoughts. She made me a better version of myself and I will always be grateful for that.
When I came across Under Lucky Stars, I thought that this was the perfect commemoration for this moment.
I gave it to her with these words handwritten on a card and had her decide where to put it up. She wanted it above the dinner table. Every evening, when we enjoy our dinner together, we look at it and remind ourselves how grateful we are to have each other.
Published on March 22, 2019, 9:46 am
By Tanya S
The day was like any other day and the evening went very well on this day, and this particular morning my grandson was born.
He was the love of my life and my very first grandchild. But the good Lord wanted him a month and 4 days after he was born so I ended up doing the lucky stars for my daughter, he was her son.
That day will always be in my mind. RIP Noah Allen.
Published on March 19, 2019, 1:21 am
By Jennifer C
Unfortunately, this wasn’t a day of celebration.
This is the exact moment my grandpa took his final breath. And although it was a very sad day and one of the hardest days of my life, we all found comfort in knowing my grandma was waiting for him in heaven. So this is not only time he left us, but the moment he was with the love of his life again.
We are holding on to the fact that Grandma was waiting for him.
I gifted this to my dad and my aunt. Their mother, my grandma passed away 28 years ago. And losing their father, my grandpa, was extremely hard. This brought tears in their eyes both sad and happy ones.
Thank you for letting me tell my story.
Published on March 18, 2019, 5:15 am
By Kimberly G
Three/four years ago, my step father had a double lung transplant. It was a 7 month battle that escalated very quickly at the end, luckily he received a donor just in time.
Two years after the surgery he started getting very sick again, they didn’t understand why. October of 2017 we heard the words no one ever wanted to hear, cancer. Later found it was mesothelioma.
My mom and and step father got married in the chapel of the university of Pennsylvania on January 26, 2018, he lost his battle and we lost him, one year ago today. March 8th, 2018. My mom had to celebrate her first anniversary without her husband, so my sister and I decided to make it special for her and get her a map of the stars on the day and time they were married.
There are no words to help heal her, so we are doing our best to help her cope and keep his memory alive. She absolutely loved it, so thank you for your wonderful business!
Published on March 18, 2019, 3:02 am
By Natalie S
In 2014, I tragically lost my hubby and the father of my kids, in a car accident.
The kids were 1 year old and 2 months old. I spent the next almost 4 years trying to piece my puzzle back together. On October 19, 2017, I met a man who would change my world and the world of my children! He will forever be my gift sent from above.
I chose the Under Lucky Stars as a gift to make him see how incredibly unique and special he is.
Published on March 15, 2019, 2:37 am
By Elrika S
Our wedding happened on this day at NG Kerk Weltevreden.
As my brother drove the car to the church, excitement is making me: Elrika, giddy with the knowledge that today is the start of forever and beyond. It is the day where you make the promise before God; your soulmate; family; and friends, that you will love and cherish each other.
My Dad helped me out of the car; kissed me on the forehead; told me he loved me; that I look beautiful; and will always be his princess - that was the best gift. And yeah, with all the excitement I slipped when we started walking down the aisle! Izak saw it and had started to rush up a few pews, but dad was quick to make sure I didn’t tumble and supported me for the last time.
Marrying your soulmate; best friend; lover; and support system, is the most wonderful thing you can ever do. The piece we picked for the priest was 1 Corinthians 13 to base our wedding on, as it is about LOVE and with that we have kept that alive in our marriage as well. Therefore, we included that as part of our constellation on the canvas. (Incl. a wedding photo.) Now on to how we met.
It was in June of 2002 at a social. I went to a dance school to learn Latin-American and Ballroom dancing more professionally. Izak, well he wanted to learn to dance for a wedding, as weddings do not only have Rave music. I was sitting with my friends, chatting away and, yeah, waiting for men to ask us to dance. Izak walked into the hall and caught my eye, and boy, did he leave me breathless and in awe.
He caught us ogling him whilst me and my friends were showing our moves on the dance floor. Well, needless to say because our group was lively, he decided to join us. I still don’t know how he got me to open up that night and shed my shyness. We danced, talked and even though I needed to go home, I was adamant to stay and talk with him. He had captivated me. To make sure that he was safe and not a danger to me, I went to the school’s administrator about him to make sure he could accompany me home. With only good things to say about him, I felt safe for him to take me home as I had a curfew while living with my parents. That night we were talking about everything even swapped out ghost stories and suddenly, at 02h00 in the morning, there was a light signal for him to go home. We both got very quiet and the next moment, we burst out laughing.
Then, yeah, I had to explain that it was my dad's way of telling me it was time for bed and my visitor should go home. (So to explain our home, it is build like in a u-shape and the living room has a big mirror on one wall, the opposite wall has a big window to the outside. I was sitting on the couch under the mirror and Izak was by the window. So on the other end of the u was an outside light for the courtyard. So my dad had switched the outside light on and off while we were in the midst of a ghost story.)
This was the start of an amazing friendship; dating; engagement; then our wedding and I believe there are many more years to come.
Published on July 16, 2019, 11:16 am
By Sara Andreia R
It was a surprise ... A true surprise.
I had this friend, we worked together for five months then, and our friendship had become quite strong, daily long conversations. She quickly became a confidant and I could swear we had known each other in some sort of past life. She got me in ways I didn't know it was possible and I was amazed with how she made me feel. We talked for hours, about work and about every single aspect of our lives. I gotta admit, she became an addiction and she brought out the best in me, I wanted to protect her from all sorts of harm's way and I needed to make her smile, that would be the only way my day made any sense. With all this, however, I never thought of anything else except of how great our friendship was.
But, our workplace arranged for a Christmas dinner and we went together, she was even my ride! We had a lot of fun and I got pretty drunk, she took care of me. But it came to a point where I held her hand in mine and it just made perfect sense, like it was the most natural thing in the world. Then we had to leave, she drove and stopped when I needed fresh air. She held my hair and made me look up when I said I was becoming queasy, and my God, she looked perfect when our eyes crossed. I couldn't even stare at her. We from her eyes and her touch, We stayed outside, talked for hours, and then we hugged, one of those hugs that can repair broken hearts. And, with the stars as our witnesses, we kissed... and it was the most magical thing ever and we haven't stopped kissing, hugging and loving ever since.
She makes me the happiest woman on the face of the Earth.
Foi uma surpresa... Uma verdadeira surpresa.
Eu tinha esta amiga, nós trabalhávamos juntas há cinco meses na altura e a nossa amizade tinha crescido e tinha-se tornado bastante forte, com longas conversas diárias. Ela rapidamente se tornou numa confidente e eu podia jurar que nos conhecíamos há uma vida passada. Ela compreendia-me de formas que eu não sabia ser possível e eu estava maravilhada com a forma como ela me fazia sentir. Falávamos durante horas, sobre trabalho e sobre todos os outros aspectos da nossa vida. Tenho de admitir, ela tornou-se um vício e favorecia o melhor de mim. Queria protegê-la de todos os males e precisava de a fazer sorrir para o meu dia fazer sentido.
Contudo, com tudo isto, nunca pensei em nada mais a não ser o quão incrível era a nossa amizade.
Mas, a empresa organizou um jantar de Natal e nós fomos juntas, ela foi a minha boleia. Divertimo-nos muito e eu alcoolizei-me, ela tomou conta de mim. Mas o momento chegou em que segurei a sua mão na minha e tudo fez sentido, como se fosse a coisa mais natural do Mundo. Depois, ela segurou o meu cabelo e obrigou-me a olhar para cima, quando comecei a precisar de ar fresco, e Meu deus, ela estava perfeita quando os nossos olhos se cruzaram. Fugi dela, mas ficámos a conversar durante horas, até que nos abraçámos, um abraço capaz de reparar corações partidos. E, com as estrelas como nossas testemunhas, beijámo-nos. E foi a coisa mais mágica de sempre, e desde então que não paramos de nos beijar e abraçar.
E ela faz-me a mulher mais feliz à face da Terra.
Published on July 16, 2019, 11:10 am