I first met Angelique and Drew after they spotted me on Facebook. We talked about their ideas and came up with some lovely inclusions for their ceremony. These included a traditional Celtic Hand fasting with a gorgeous reading and an elemental blessing. For those who may not have heard of Hand Fasting it in the origin of the saying “tying the knot”. In olden times it was often used to signify the couples intentions . They would then live together as husband and wife until a clergy man could be found to complete the deed. Today it adds a beautiful element of difference. It is a moment to treasure in the words that are said and the symbolism of “binding together in marriage.” I also used the knotted cord to bind and decorate the ceremony book after the wedding!
As Drew was waiting for Angelique to arrive I asked him to turn his back. Angelique wanted him to turn and see her when she was at the arbor. I couldn’t help but smile as I witnessed Angelique’s uncle serenading her as she stood waiting for her cue to proceed down the aisle. He sang to her all the way as he escorted her to Drew’s side! Such a delight!
Angelique and Drew had provided lots of information about their relationship which entertained some of the guests. It allowed Drew and Angelique a few moments to relax and breathe.
The ceremony went off without a hitch! (pun intended) and our couple were overjoyed to become husband and wife! Afterwards the lovely Christine (Christine Treacy Photography ) and I conspired to ask the guests to stand and blow bubbles as our couple proceeded back down the aisle to be greeted and congratulated! What a wonderful ending to a beautiful ceremony!