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.
Jumping the Broom symbolically represents sweeping away your single lives and jumping into your married future. The wooden handle represents the strength of your commitment, the straw represents family, and the ribbons hold you together. The act itself represent love, togetherness, loyalty and respect – all key ingredients for the recipe of a successful marriage!
With a cold winter upon us in England, I cast my memory back to one of my summer ceremonies of 2015 and Gemma and Stuart’s beautiful beach wedding and sand ceremony in Skala, on the island of Kefalonia, Greece.
A Humanist Celebrant and a Civil Celebrant are the same thing – right? Wrong! Justine Wykerd of Just Celebrations explains the difference between the two.