What was your ceremony like?
We had the ceremony in a little private garden at the same venue as the reception. It was so intimate and beautiful. We are not religious so we agreed we would have a symbolic ceremony. It was important to have it centred around our relationship and children and the journey we have been on since we met.
We really wanted it to be personal and include our family and friends. With this in mind we prepared each detail ourselves with the help of Lucy Fox, our celebrant. Lucy left no stone unturned! She sent me endless questionnaires asking for every single detail of our relationship. She really got to know us on such a personal level that the ceremony so was heartfelt and genuine. She included heartfelt words from family and friends she has contacted without us knowing and the whole ceremony flowed like a little personal story. We added personal touches such as this poem our son read out..
“She is the girl he never saw coming,
The unexpected one who calms him and centres him.
She is the surprise love of his life.
She gets him, really gets him like no one ever has.
She is his best friend and soulmate all wrapped up in a beautiful package.
She is unforgettable,
She is like no one,
Which is why he adores her,
She never leaves him no matter what,
Because she too, knows how rare the connection is.
She has never had anyone stick to her like that before.
He is her safe place.
He is soft for her no matter how hard life gets.
He is there for her and his feelings never change.
He instils her with confidence and tells her she is beautiful.
He buys her flowers even when it’s not her birthday.
He loves her fiercely and she feels his love deep in her bones and soul.
She is my mam.
He is my dad.”
We also bought some thick rope to use in our ceremony to “tie the knot”. It was nice to put all of these little touches to things and see them on the day, it made it a little more personal.