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…..
I’m delighted to partner and collaborate with the Hogarths Hotel Group – Hogarths Hotel Solihull and their sister hotel Hogarths Stone Manor (nr Kidderminster) in their Naming Day promotion. Hogarths are offering a package to include the ceremony, finger buffet, cordial for children, bellini for adults, cake stand & knife, linen, an event planner – everything you need – including your celebrant to ensure your Naming Day is planned and delivered to perfection.
This whole article was prompted by listening to Justine Greene on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire this morning talking about weddings and funerals. There is a fair bit of media coverage recently prompted by the Sky News Presenter Colin Brazier’s request for those who attend his wife’s funeral not to wear bright colours. I totally respect his request and his feelings – a funeral is a time to say goodbye in a way that is right for each family, and the person that has died. The thing is, in my opinion, there is no right or wrong. There is only what is right for each family.