An unusual love story...ending in a Wedding at The Garden of the Future!
Ebony and Simon share an unusual passion for young people…lawn bowls! It is becoming a more popular pasttime for the younger generation and it is very important to these two…
They met during a lawn bowls tournament.
They initially started chatting about lawn bowls.
Lawn bowls gave them the opportunity to keep meeting.
Simon proposed on the balcony of a lawn bowls club.
Simon works as a greenskeeper.
The wedding day
After stormy weather the day before Ebony and Simon were lucky to have a near perfect day for their wedding at the Garden of the Future! Simon looked handsome in his navy attire and, although a little nervous he enjoyed chatting with family and friends as he awaited the arrival of his bride.
The first to arrive were a very cute trio…little Allira was escorted down the path of the Garden of the Future by her two older cousins as page boys. They held tightly to a hand each which was probably a good idea as Allira had enjoyed exploring the vast gardens during the rehearsal .
Ebony looked stunning in her gorgeous gown as she arrived on the arm of her proud dad. The picture she made was enough to bring a tear to Simon’s eye.
Just as we started the ceremony a strong breeze began to blow Ebony’s veil all over the place. I put my hand out to brush it back and the whole lot came off in my hand. Thankfully Leah came to the rescue and a crisis was averted! Ebony just laughed…she was such a gem to work with!
Ritual: Sand Ceremony
The rest of the wedding at the Garden of the Future was less eventful, although Allira had to be coerced to take part in the Sand Ceremony. If the finished product is indeed a symbol this little family will never be separated as Allira gave it a really good shake and mixed the layers to create a unique blend. Room was also left for any future additions to this lovely family!
It was indeed, a magical day!