One of the lovely things about being a community celebrant is working with couples to create a ceremony that exactly suits them. For some this may be something on quite grand scale, including a variety of elements. For others, the emphasis is upon something simple but beautiful and meaningful.
At one ceremony I recently had the privilege to lead, the couple decided upon a candlelit wedding ceremony. The event was close to Christmas, and the ceremony area included a decorated and lit Christmas Tree. Guests were seated close to the couple in the intimate setting and the Bride and Groom chose to be seated for the ceremony. There was a real tingle and sense of magic in the air.
The bride entered with her father, accompanied by the couple’s children. There was a reading, chosen to be child-friendly, and a short prayer, both read by friends of the couple. The Bride and Groom then exchanged rings as they shared their vows. And of course, they ended their ceremony with a kiss!
It was a lovely example of how simplicity can be really beautiful and meaningful.
Afterwards the couple said; “Thank you again for our beautiful ceremony. It was even more personal, special and beautiful than we could ever have imagined”.
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