It was a warm, sunny day as Steph and Morgan celebrated their wedding with their family and friends at Middle Coombe Farm, Tiverton.
The scene was set under the oak tree.
All the guests had collected wildflowers, ferns and leaves on their walk up to the glade and were waiting on benches as Morgan welcomed his bride, Steph by playing “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on his ukelele.
After welcoming everyone, some had travelled a long distance to be there from as far away as Newcastle, Carlisle, Swansea and Germany, their guests placed their wildflowers into the vase along with all of their hopes, best wishes and love for Steph and Morgan.
The happy couple then placed their flowers in this bouquet as a symbol of their unity with their new families.
Steph and Morgan exchanged rings, an endless circle of precious metal, as it symbolised that their love for each other will always be precious and never ending.
Their hand fasting cord was made of four strands, blue – loyalty and sincerity, pink – tenderness and romance, ivory – warmth and champagne lace for new beginnings. Steph had also woven a shell and 4 wooden charms, whittled by Morgan, onto the rope – a heart, a leaf, a mountain and a water drop. Each of these charms represents their life together and their love of exploring the outdoors.
Their mothers were called forward to tie the knot……
…… before Steph and Morgan read their vows to each other.
By special request, I wrote the next ceremony specially for them to celebrate their love of Scottish Elderflower beer!
After signing the certificate together…….
We ended the ceremony with…..
Scottish Wedding Blessing
May joy and peace surround you both,
Contentment latch your door,
May happiness be with you now;
We bless you evermore.
Go now to walk the ways of the world together, and may your days be good and long upon the earth.
Morgan, you may now kiss your beautiful Steph
A beautiful ceremony for a wonderful couple!