Let’s not beat about the bush, but 2020 has been a bit pants so far hasn’t it, so when I received a link this week to the highlights video of Eileen & Gary’s Renewal of Vows ceremony at Hampton Manor celebrating 10 wonderful years of marriage – I must admit that I shed happy tears!
C&S shunned formalities for a tipi wedding and a day filled with fun, food and frivolities. They opted for a Bring Your Own Cake, Mexican & Vegan street food, cheese boards & nibbles, fire pits & marshmallows and a playground of garden games.
A funeral service does not have to be held within the tight time constraints and regimented format of a crematorium with three prescribed pieces of music. Read all about Fred’s woodland funeral on private land to celebrate 101 years of life to incorporate his antique office chair, his decorated tri-walker with number plate, mementos, photos, his war medals, the decorated archway which framed his coffin, a beautiful memorial booklet, plus more…
Elegance, romance, champagne and a castle – is many a girl’s dream wedding. And it certainly was a dream come true for Simone and her groom Andy who flew in from Australia to have their wedding ceremony in the gardens of Sudeley Castle in the heart of the Cotswolds.
What do you get when a Kenyan bride and South African groom have a wedding at Hampton Manor? An awesome ceremony that includesBright colours, the bridal entrance to Game of Thrones (the groom’s choice of music), hymns, a rose ceremony, a heartfelt blessing by a family elder, a string quartet and Kisii tribal wedding traditions that included crowns, anklets, shells, a spear and a shield, plus more.
I am often asked if I cry at funerals; as a Funeral Celebrant it is my role to hold the space for each family in whatever way is right for them, to facilitate, to be their voice, to share stories and hold it together for their sake, so my answer is…..