I loved the rustic touches that they added, especially the table that we used to sign their commemorative certificate – no white tablecloth with creases there! Just a lovely old wooden desk that suited their style perfectly…
We included their love story as part of their ceremony, and then when it got the exchange of rings, they wanted to include their bridal party in some way. Up until this point of the ceremony, Sarah and Dan had been the focus of their ceremony (umm obviously!) standing in front of their ‘wigwam’ style wedding alter. I asked the bridesmaids and groomsmen to come forward and create a two receiving lines by standing on either side of the bride and groom creating a ‘V’ shape.
Sarah’s ring was passed up her line of bridesmaids, while Dan’s ring was passed up his line of groomsmen. They each offered a good luck wish to the happy couple before Sarah and Dan exchanged rings to seal the personal vows that they had written to each other.
It was so simple, yet so touching!
Sarah & Dan’s handfasting ribbons included their initials, a musical note, a black cat and a pumpkin to reflect Sarah’s love of Halloween parties (she does an amazing Halloween party each year!)
The black cat represents good luck, but it also had a more sentimental reason. Dan proposed by writing on the scroll that was housed in their car’s new collar and would normally have their contact details in case Nala got lost. How romantic is that? He knocked it out the park.
So you see? Their handfasting ribbons will become a lovely keepsake of their day and their story…
She has been such a pleasure to be in contact with during the lead up to our wedding as she is such a wonderful lady. She met up with us prior to our wedding to get to know who we were as a couple and what love meant to us. It has been such a fun process planning the ceremony with her – we choose to have a hand fasting ceremony which Justine made beautiful ribbons which we are going to get framed as our keepsake. It has also been a very special process too as we decided to write our own vows which Justine was so supportive during this and was very helpful if we had any queries.
We would like to say a massive thank you to you Justine…you ran our ceremony just perfectly!! Everyone after has said how wonderful the service was and how personal it felt.
We wish you all the best and will definitely be recommending you to our family/friends who are planning to marry in the future 🙂 xxx