Since I had known Kasie and her family since Primary School it came as no surprise when our first meeting included her partner, Dean, two of their children and Kasie’s mum and dad. It wasn’t hard to see that this ceremony needed ideas to include as many family members as possible.
To start with Kasie and Dean included many family members in their wedding party. Kasie had her two sisters, Dean’s sister and their four daughter as bridesmaids, junior maids and flower girls. The groomsmen included Dean’s brother, Kasie’s brother , friends and young son and nephew as pageboys. Kasie’s mum and Dad both walked her down the aisle to meet Dean. Both sets of parents were then called upon to welcome their children’s marriage partner to the family.
During the ceremony Kasie and Dean made a beautiful pledge to their children which promised to nurture them and care for them as long as they need them. The family was visually represented by creating a beautiful sand bottle into which each family member poured a layer of coloured sand. In doing so, they made something new and beautiful but like any sand, difficult to separate…just like their family!
The ceremony concluded with a short reading by Kasie’s sister in law.
What a memorable day for all the family!