So much has been happening lately. So many weddings & such bad weather to cope with but on the whole it doesn't dampen the couples day. Maybe that perfect picture taken on that sun drenched beach cannot happen but the memories that the couple have of their special day are there forever.
I would like today to share with you my beautiful wedding at Rhododendron Park at Mt. Pleasant last Saturday morning. Luckily it was a beautiful sunny morning, more than I can say for my second wedding back on the coast in the afternoon.
The ceremony was attended by about 40 friends & family.We stood in front of the pond that was covered in water lilys and with ducks swimming aimlessly around. A lovely setting.A trio of stringed instruments played the wedding procession. The bride walked towards the Groom & myself looking radiant, he having a smile from ear to ear. You could tell he was so happy & proud to be marrying his beloved. During the ceremony they said their personal vows to each & the guests were all involved in a ring warming ritual.
After the ceremony & the formal introduction of the now Mr & Mrs I witnessed something very new to me, the Bridal Waltz following the presentation of the couple. I introduced the couple to their guests & asked them to please have their first dance together as Mr & Mrs.....
What a touching moment when they took to the "grass" and danced in front of the pond to the sounds of Beyonce's "Halo". After a while I then asked the guests to please join them AND they did! Just to stand back and watch all these people dancing to a beautiful song in a park at 11.30am in the morning was something I will never forget.
Until next time guys & hopefully next weekend will be full of sunshine
Glenda Davison JP
Civil Marriage Celebrant