A Celebrant Led Wedding
The beauty of this Celebrant Led wedding is that, from the outset, these two gorgeous brides were clear they wanted to use a colour theme of lilac, in remembrance of Kirstine’s beloved Mother, Wendy, who had passed away, and their ceremony to take place in her special place where many fond memories were held.
Both gorgeous brides were walked down the aisle individually by their fathers. Kate and Kirstine had opted to have a heart shaped piece of Wendy’s wedding dress inside their dresses and a special memory table next to the ceremony area.
There was also a special message from sister in law, Katrina, on behalf of the family in Australia who couldn’t be with them that day.
Their beautiful love story, from meeting on adjoining sunbeds in Sharm-el-Sheikh, to their friendship blossoming into love, Kate and Kirstine soon became inseparable.
A year after they met, they went on a short break to Beadnall in Northumbria and Kirstine had planned to propose during a romantic evening walk. She had packed a rucksack with champagne, candles and a Chinese lantern with their names and the date they met written on it to symbolise their love. It was, during that lovely moonlit September evening, that Kirstine proposed with the ring sparkling in the moonlight and Kate accepted.
Many ideas had been considered by the couple and they decided to incorporate a Handfasting Ceremony within the ceremony, symbolic of the bond which they share and the tie of commitment which they made to one another. This fastening of hands is steeped in tradition and magical meaning and is in fact where the saying ‘tying the knot’ originates from.
It was also perfect to include Kirstine’s daughter, Natalie as well as special guests.Wendy’s best friend, Jackie, was unaware that she would be invited to place the lilac ribbon in remembrance and was delighted to do so.
In writing a testimonial, these beautiful ladies made special mention of my genuine interest in their love story, wedding plans and their ceremony. As a professional trained Celebrant, I was able to give them many different examples of the types of ceremony and how they could include a tribute to Kirstine's Mum who had suddenly passed away earlier that year. By regular contact I was able to provide many different ideas and suggestions for them to consider.
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