As Autumn begins...
A wonderful start to my Autumn 2017 season! A great wedding ceremony at one of my new favourite venues…Captains Wood Barn in Maldon. A beautiful woodland setting off the beaten track. Sam and Carl put so much attention to detail into their big day and I have to say the bride looked stunning as she walked towards her new husband. Their friend played the processional music as a surprise to the groom on acoustic guitar and it was so heartfelt, everyone had tears in their eyes, including the celebrant!
This is what I love about the role, every ceremony is so different, but all are equally beautiful because we are celebrating the love that two people have for each other in such a personal way.
On Saturday we lit a candle in memory of their grandparents and had a table bedecked with photos of them, it was such a fitting tribute to a generation that had gone before and played such an influential part in the lives of this gorgeous couple. After the vows and ring exchange they sealed love letters into a box (which had been loving made by the brides father) along with a couple of bottles to be opened on the occasion of their 5th wedding anniversary. Photos under the old oak tree rounded off the ceremony before they retreated to the barn for afternoon tea…Oh and they had a cracking idea, a bucket list jar..everyone was invited to leave them a challenge, big or small, that they could tackle in future years, such a fun idea…guess what I suggested? hehehe. A wonderful sunny day, and memories made to be cherished for a lifetime.
On Sunday I had the pleasure of conducting a naming ceremony for a beautiful little girl, who is about to turn 1. I’m lucky to know the parents and grandparents of this little treasure and have watched her grow into the smiley faced, confident little girl she is becoming. It is such an honour to be able to be able to play a small part in milestone celebrations such as these and I look forward to sharing a few photos of the little lady and her big day.
So as we move forward into September at the same breakneck speed the rest of the year has flown past in, (where has it gone???) I can see the trees haven’t quite turned yet but I can imagine that in a month or so they will be stunning. Autumn is sooooo my favourite time of year, the colours and even the smells especially an open log fire…Heaven! So I personally can’t think of a better time of year to be thinking of tying the knot or celebrating life.