Adventures of a Celebrant in Venice – Part 8



Daisies are the flowers that symbolise a Fifth Anniversary, a small flower with a large meaning, depicting innocence, loyal love, purity, love that conquers all, beauty and simplicity.

I guided our couple to exchange the daisies.  In so doing, their gift to each other is the gift of love.

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As a close and loving family, Graham and Naomi chose their son, Devon, to be their witness and to sign the certificate of this ceremony, which he did with great seriousness and gravity.

After saying the Closing Words, I ended with a beautiful poem just perfect for their marriage:

Once in a lifetime

Once in a lifetime you find someone

Who touches not only your heat, but also your soul.

Once in a lifetime you discover someone who stands beside you, not over you.

You find someone who loves you for who you are, and not for who you could be.

Once in a lifetime, you find someone…

As you have found each other

Anon

Graham then kissed his beautiful wife!

After the cheers and applause, our audience drifted away and we continued to celebrate with hugs all round.

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Read Part 9 (coming August 10th)

Halden Belvedere Wedding



 

Bryan and I wanted to thank you so so much for performing our wedding ceremony. It was the most incredible , amazing day

The ceremony was everything we could hoped for and was truly beautiful, that was absolutely down to your planning, development and sensitive guidance for the proceedings. 

Helen and Bryan celebrated their wedding with their family and friends at Halden Belvedere near Exeter. Bryan had written a poem to his beloved Helen and I was privileged to read it on the day. The Flower Ceremony bound their families together and, after the Hand Fasting, Bryan and Helen read their Vows to each other with tears and laughter.

A bespoke ceremony written with love for a very special couple.

 

Steam Train Ceremony



The Station Master’s Parlour, Corfe Castle railway station in Dorset was the venue for a beautiful wedding for Rebecca and David.

Attended by family and friends, David’s son read a small speech welcoming Rebecca into the family and they celebrated with a Tulip Ceremony, exchanging of rings and saying the funniest and most personal of vows ever!

We drank a toast with so much laughter which amazed and delighted passengers on the 2.40pm train.

Best Wishes for a long life together.

Kitley House Hotel Ceremony



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Kitley House Hotel was the venue for a very special Renewal of Vows ceremony. I was honoured to be asked to conduct their ceremony and delighted to join in with the Afternoon Tea afterwards and chat to their family and guests. Sharon and Andy wrote to me a few days later:

“Thank you so much for conducting our Renewal of vows, It was beautifully put together and everyone was really moved. The flower ceremony worked a treat and your sensitivity and professionalism impressed everyone. It was Brilliant!”

TAMSIN AND ALEX



The wedding of Alex and Tamsin at Middle Coombe Farm was glorious!  They led their guests through the woods up to the clearing after their marriage ceremony in the barn.  In keeping with the setting they had chosen a Wildflower Ceremony which brought their families together followed by Hand Fasting.

Their hand-fasting cord was made from three strands; blue for peace and tranquility, trust and harmony, Green for health and good luck and silver for wealth and intuition.

All qualities that will be brought to their relationship and will stay with them always.

Photos by Emma Stoner www.emmastonerweddings.com

Photos by Emma Stoner www.emmastonerweddings.com

Photos by Emma Stoner www.emmastonerweddings.com

Photos by Emma Stoner www.emmastonerweddings.com

Photos by Emma Stoner www.emmastonerweddings.com

Photos by Emma Stoner www.emmastonerweddings.com

Renewal of Vows at Kitley



Dear Sarah

Thank you so much for conducting our renewal of vows last weekend.  It was beautifully put together and everyone was really moved.

The flower ceremony worked a treat and your sensitivity and professionalism impressed everyone.

I was glad you could help us with the cream tea, we were all fit to burst afterwards!  

9156aThanks again Sarah IT WAS BRILLIANT  

Love

Sharon and Andy

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