Bev and Barney’s Wedding



There was so much love and laughter in Torbay Barn, Devon when Bev and Barnaby celebrated their wedding with their family and friends.  It was extra special for me as I had known Bev and her family for years and was so touched when she asked me to be a part of their wonderful day.

Even the rain didn’t dampen their happiness as Bev walked down the aisle with her dad to greet her new husband, Barnaby.

 

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After exchanging rings, the couple had chosen to have a Hand Fasting ceremony and promised to share each other’s laughter, and look for the brightness in life and the positive in each other

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Bev’s dad, Chris, tied the knot…..

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…..before Bev and Barnaby read their heartfelt Vows to each other and signed the certificate.

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They walked back down the aisle to cheers and confetti to I’m a Believer by Smash Mouth

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Their beloved dogs also joined in the ceremony!

“Thank you Sarah, it was the best day ever” – Bev and Barnaby

Have a wonderful life together and remember that being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

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Chloe and Rob’s Festival Wedding



The scene was set for a festival themed wedding at Holsome Park near Diptford, Devon.

For Chloe and Rob, attending gigs and festivals together is a regular occurrence included attending V festival, Glastonbury, Reading and even Benicasim in Spain. Camping, dancing and having a great time in a field clearly linked to their chosen venue.

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Chloe and her bridesmaids walked down the aisle to Times Like These by The Foo Fighters with all of their guests joining in with the chorus.


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Their mothers lit a candle each before Chloe and Rob lit the main candle representing the coming together of their two lives and going forward into a shining lifetime together.

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Chloe and Rob love spending time by the sea so the Sand Ceremony was perfect for them.  There was sand from Gwithian Beach, the beach where Chloe and Rob got engaged and sand from South Milton, their local beach that they regularly visit together.

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They had also decided to have a Blessing of Rings so, as the box containing their rings was passed around the guests for their blessing, You’ve got the Love by Florence and the Machine was played.

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It was also a moving moment when they exchanged their rings.

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Chloe had made their hand fasting cord from three strands, including red for love, to represent the qualities they wanted to invite into their relationship. Once their hands were tied, they read their heartfelt Vows to each other.


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After signing the Certificate, followed by their witnesses, our lovely couple kissed to cheers and applause before walking back down the aisle to I Bet you Look Good on the Dancefloor by Arctic Monkeys.

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The celebrations continued well into the night, perfectly captured by Mark the photographer from Evolve (www.evolvephoto.co.uk)

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Chloe and Rob sent me the following testimonial:

Thank you Sarah for our incredible ceremony, it was exactly what we wanted.

It was so nice to be able to have a ceremony that was truly personal to us as a couple. You really captured our life together in words. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful it was.

You were very supportive throughout the whole process, providing recommendations for our vows and ideas for the ceremony.

I cannot recommend Sarah enough!

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Steph and Morgan’s Wedding Video



Here is Steph and Morgan’s video for you to copy and paste.  Enjoy!

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Steph and Morgan’s Oak Tree Wedding



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.

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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.

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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.

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The happy couple then placed their flowers in this bouquet as a symbol of their unity with their new families.

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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.

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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.

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Their mothers were called forward to tie the knot……

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…… 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!

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After signing the certificate together…….

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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

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A beautiful ceremony for a wonderful couple!

 

Katherine and David’s Wedding



Katherine and David celebrated their love with a beautiful Wedding ceremony at The Lavender House in Ashburton in front of their family and friends.   Katherine’s son accompanied her down the aisle and they chose roses for the Flower Ceremony, pink and white which symbolise new beginnings, happiness and completion.

Their hand fasting cord was made of three strands;

Red for passion, courage, and determination, Black for positivity and protection and White for wholeness and inspiration

Katherine and David invited these qualities and elements into their relationship and affirmations for their marriage.

This amazing couple had been through a lot to be together and chose this poem, read by Amanda.

Love Isn’t Perfect 

It isn’t a fairytale or a storybook

and it doesn’t always come easy.

Love is overcoming obstacles,

facing challenges,

fighting to be together,

holding on and never letting go.

It is a short word,

easy to spell,

difficult to define,

and impossible to live without.

Love is work,

but most of all,

love is realising that every hour,

every minute,

every second of it was worth it

because you did it together

Anon

Happy Ever After to you both!

 

Matt and Pip’s Wedding



With it’s rich history, effortless charm and elegance, Bovey Castle in Devon was the perfect venue for Matt and Pip’s Wedding Ceremony.  After welcoming everyone to the Cathedral Room, both mothers, Linda and Sabine, came forward  to light their son’s candles, representing the love and support of their families.

I then invited Matt and Pip to take their candles and light the centre candle to represent the coming together of two lives to become a relationship that strengthens the individual through love, honour and respect. 

After exchanging their rings, I described their Hand Fasting cord and why it was so important to them both.  The hand fasting cord was made of three strands;

White for wholeness, completion and inspiration, Blue for calmness, understanding and patience and Orange for good fortune, success and prosperity

Pip and Matt saw these as the qualities and elements that they invited into their relationship and affirmations for their marriage.

As I wrapped the ribbon around their hands, Matt’s sister Emma-Louise, tied the cords together and said a Binding Prayer:

Upon this day, your hands I bind,

A symbol of your hearts entwined.

To witness this, I ask of thee,

Your union forever blessed be.

After Matt and Pip had said their own heartfelt Vows to each other we listened to music played by the Harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

I closed the ceremony with the Blessing:

May the blessing of each of us be felt by you.

Go now to walk the ways of the world together, and may your days be good and long upon the earth.

Pip and Matt sent me these wonderful words: 

We will be forever grateful for the positive energy you brought to our day and in such a talented way! Thank you so much!
The beautiful photographs were taken by the Bristol Photographer Paul Roland Williams who captured their love and happiness.
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