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.
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
Graham then kissed his beautiful wife!
After the cheers and applause, our audience drifted away and we continued to celebrate with hugs all round.
Read Part 9 (coming August 10th)