Milky Way Wedding 6 – Cheers and Cake



Jo and Monique planned their gorgeous Wedding Celebration at The Milky Way near Clovelly, North Devon.

After their Ceremony, Jo and Monique walked down the aisle together as everyone stood and cheered!  Their guests made an arch for them to walk through as Savage Garden was sung by Yazzy.

Their glorious cake was made by their friend Graham – lemon drizzle and carrot cake, chosen by Jo and Monique after a lengthy tasting session.  I had created and performed Graham and Sue’s Wedding Ceremony 18 months before and it was so wonderful to see them again!

Jo and Monique’s wedding was full of laughter, tears and so much love and I felt privileged to be asked to create such an amazing ceremony and to be a part of their celebrations.  They continued to celebrate into the evening as we all had a turn on the Dodgems as part of  The Milky Way Adventure Park.

Congratulations Jo and Monique!!

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live

Milky Way Wedding 5 – Cocktail Ritual



Jo and Monique planned their gorgeous Wedding Celebration at The Milky Way near Clovelly, North Devon.

Jo and Monique also LOVE Cocktails so, of course, I wrote a Cocktail Ceremony just for them!

Everyone clapped as their Wedding Planner and best friend Charlotte pushed the Cocktail trolly down the aisle accompanied to Yazzy playing Havana.

Each ingredient had a special meaning to the couple including the Grenadine, a sweet syrup made from pomegranates, to represent knowledge, learning and wisdom.  After much laughter they drank their new cocktail The Saunton Sunrise which represented living the dream in North Devon and having such wonderful and loving family and friends.

Milky Way Wedding 4 – Wine Box Ritual



Jo and Monique planned their gorgeous Wedding Celebration at The Milky Way near Clovelly, North Devon.

As Jo and Monique love their wine, they chose a Wine Box Ritual to celebrate their Wedding.

Each wine matures until it is ready.  It waits patiently until that perfect moment when it is finally right to be savoured and shared

On the anniversary of your wedding it is important to remember the love you feel today and the commitments you will make.  By drinking this wine together each year you will renew your vows and express your love.

They placed their Hand Fasting cords and Vows in the box.

Monique and Jo told me that they will add beads every year to their Hand Fasting cords for the new breaks they have surfed.  Every year they will read their vows to each other again – just a reminder!!

Milky Way Wedding 3 – Hand Fasting



Jo and Monique planned their gorgeous Wedding Celebration at The Milky Way near Clovelly, North Devon.

They exchanged rings then I performed their Hand Fasting Ceremony.  Hand fasting is a wedding ritual in which the couples’ hands are tied together as a symbol of their lives being joined together.

They had made their cords from 5 different strands including a red ribbon which was decorated with dog paws representing their beloved dogs Kai and Fin. 

They also included a yellow throw line (Let’s hope they will never have to paddle a river and need rescuing 20 metres apart as their new 20 metre throw line is now a few feet shorter!)

Surfer Nalu beads were attached from every beach they have surfed together and they had also woven into the cords a silver compass bead and the SAS badge which represents Surfers Against Sewage their clean beach charity.

After I had tied the knot, Jo and Monique read their Vows to each other amidst much laughter and tears.

Milky Way Wedding 2 – Sand Ceremony



Jo and Monique planned their gorgeous Wedding Celebration at The Milky Way near Clovelly, North Devon.

Once everyone was welcomed, including family who had come all the way from New Zealand and Switzerland, I told the story of how Jo and Monique met – it involved a nudist beach, a plastic bag and a dog!!  As Jo and Monique are surfers and love beaches they chose a Sand Ceremony layering sand from Man Sands and Saunton in Devon.  They then blended their sand together:

“You have now blended your families into a new family, as you start your journey in marriage, loving and strong, as inseparable as these grains of sand”.

 

Milky Way Wedding 1 – Arrival



Jo and Monique planned their gorgeous Wedding Celebration at The Milky Way near Clovelly, North Devon with attention to detail.  Their seating plan for the Ceremony and the Order of Events were amazing.  By 3pm everyone was sitting and waiting for Jo with her Best Woman Debs to arrive followed by Monique and her god daughter Ellie.

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