My last wedding for the year was today at Charlestown. It was a beautiful ceremony and involved the blended family's 6 children each having a part to play from flower girl to ring bearer to being involved in the hand fasting to being a witness to taking part in the sand ceremony.
Their mothers took part in the ring warming ritual which was very special as they cupped the wedding rings in their hands and bestowed upon them their blessings for the bride and groom.
The candle of life was lit.
The candle of the soul was lit.
Then finally the unity candle was lit to form the eternal light of love.
I am sure that the Lord of Air, Fire, water & Earth will guard this precious family's circle with their love and light.
I quote from the ceremony....
From spirit we come, and to spirit we go, from their union, the power of love will flow.
The winds of reason will stir the air, and temper their quarrels with respectful care.
Their bond is forged upon the fire and love will fill their hearts with steady desire
The waters of understanding will fill them up and they will drink together from wisdom's cup
the earth in her glory will smile upon this pair health, harmony and happiness will be theirs to share.
for what goes around, returns again, to those whom love, for the spirits of union reflects the pattern above.
Beautiful words for a loving couple and parents to a wonderful loving family. I wish them all the best and much happiness for the years ahead.
I also take this opportunity to wish all my past and future clients a wonderful and happy Christmas. I look forward to lots of fabulous celebrations next year. Actually the first is 11 minutes past 11 in the morning of the 1st of January, 2011. All the ones! 11.11.01-01-11. I think New Years Eve will be a quiet one for me!
Christmas Cheer everyone.
Stay safe & take care
Glenda Davison JP
Civil Marriage celebrant