Low Impact Wedding Series - Ceremony

In the beginning we talked about having a sunrise wedding. Doesn't that sound so auspicious and romantic? But then we thought about the details - all the guests would have to arrive in the dark and you'd have to get dressed and ready at four in the morning!

So instead, we had a morning wedding ceremony starting at 9:00 am. The wedding breakfast followed at about 10:30 AM and lasted until about 1:30 pm. The real party for the wedding was the rehearsal dinner and we invited all the wedding guests to a BBQ at the ceremony location the night before.

Ceremony Area - The ceremony was held with the shelter as a back drop. It worked out perfectly because the front had a peek that served as a beautiful frame for the alter.

Ceremony Music - Again we’re thinking eco friendly, so canned music with speakers was out. We have a friend who plays the cello and that just seemed perfect. He agreed and we asked that he pick the procession and recession. He actually composed the music and gave it to us a wedding present. The walk in was "Å“Look, Isn’t She Pretty" and the walk out was "Å“Okay, We’re Done, You Can Go Now". I left the titles out of the program, but they make me smile. Our cellist friend was gratis.

Ceremony Officiant - The groom’s family is Catholic and mine is, well... a little bit of this and that. I have never been baptized and had no intention of joining the Catholic church so we were extremely lucky.

It was really important to the groom that Father Terry do the ceremony and Father Terry is one of the most open hearted and open minded priests I have met. He agreed to marry us "Å“in the Bride’s place of worship" which I decided was to be outside and he did a wonderful job. He basically read the ceremony we came up with and we gave 0 to the church as his payment. Search for officiants and celebrants in our wedding directory.

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You can get more ideas on how to conduct your wedding ceremony and the legalities of getting married in the UK by going to our advice pages.

Published: 30-06-2009

Published By: Rosie


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